REVIEW: The Art of Social Media by Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick

Okay, so a) this is not a book for social media newbies. It says it right on the cover: this is for people who’re already pretty familiar with Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, etc. And b) it’s also geared more towards business owners/social media interns, aka people doing it for money or for getting more traffic so they can get more money. If you’re a business owner with a Twitter account, you’re set! The Art of Social Read More …

REVIEW: It’s Always Personal by Anne Kreamer

What I thought this book was about: how to deal with you and your coworkers’ emotions in a professional way. What it’s actually about: the science behind emotions and how we should be more forgiving when people turn out to be humans with feelings. So it’s not all that good of a “how to” book. It IS good on figuring out the whys behind crying, anger, fear, and anxiety. Basically: it’s because of science.

#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso

I don’t read business books for tips. I read them because I’m interested in the behind-the-scenes stuff! I like stories about people starting up businesses that take off like a rocket. Especially when they have such a great back ground as SA has! She was a freegan/gutter punk/anarchist shoplifter in her youth and now she’s running a huge business and buying expensive cars. The thing that’s most confusing about business is that a lot of Read More …

REVIEW: Women, Work & the Art of Savoir Faire by Mireille Guiliano

I choose to read this book mostly because of the cute cover, but also because I am becoming more and more interested in business-y books lately. I’m not sure why? I’m not usually a reader of self-help/advice books, but I suppose I must be starting my Grown Up life and that means I must read books that’ll help guide me down unknown paths. Or something. So actually this is not that good of a book Read More …

REVIEW NOTES: Those Who Hunt the Night, Anna and the French Kiss, Making a Living Without a Job

I want to finish up on 2011’s reviews so I can start 2012! So, very quickly: review notes of three books! – Vampires! Yay. I’ve actually started to like vampires again…sort of. – Vampires who do vampire-y things like eat people and be inhuman and stuff! Double yay. – Interesting detective character– one of those amateur detectives who get in over their head, but not in a cozy mystery sort of way. I like his Read More …