I started titling this entry “Summer Reading List”, but then realized that it’s already August! Yikes! So I will call this my Late-Summer / Early-Fall reading list and hope I get through most of the books by the time the leaves start to fall.This is also my response to August’s Blog Challenge – what are you reading
And p.s…. Happy National Book Lover’s Day! Total unplanned coincidence!
The Human Alphabet by Pilobolus – can’t wait to use this one in creative movement class in the fall!
The Souls of Your Feet by Acia Gray – a tap book!
Twyla Tharp: The Creative Habit – I have been meaning to read this book for ages…
Creative Dance for All Ages by Anne Green Gilbert – this was recommended to me by a colleague as a springboard for developing creative movement ideas
The Fire Starter Sessions by Danielle LaPorte – I started reading this the other day and so far it is a nice change of pace from usual business books – it’s like a breath of fresh air!
Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon – a nice little book that promises to be full of inspiration, if its anything like his blog
Quick word about my affiliate relationship with Amazon so we’re all clear: If you click the links above and end up purchasing a book, I get a teeny percentage of the sale. If you don’t want to do this, you can search for the book on another site or use Amazon without clicking the links. Yay freedom of choices!
Wait. That should read: What? It’s August? What do you mean there’s only five weeks until classes start? Ack!
For me, August is the last chance for some time off from teaching (our summer classes only run until the end of July), which is when I do things like… go to the ballet, read dance books and catch up on SYTYCD. A.K.A. dance inspiration time!
So in honor of the inspiration that comes from the written word, and in honor of all the college students heading back in for a new year of reading and learning, August’s Blog challenge is to post about what you’re reading now, what you’ve read this summer or even just your favorite dance book, business book or children’s book.
Don’t have a blog? No problem! You can participate by leaving a comment below, tweeting @thedancebuzz or posting to our Facebook wall! Also follow my “Worth a Read” pinterest board, if you’re obsessed with Pinterest like I am into that kind of thing.
I’ll post my summer reading list shortly and I look forward to reading yours!