Thursday, December 11, 2014

Literary Horoscopes - part 2

(June 22-July 22)

The coming year will bring increasing professional and financial success, as well as many more opportunities to have fun and socialize.

You might enjoy reading books that tell the story of successful entrepreneurs, such as The Innovators: how a group of inventors, hackers, geniuses, and geeks created the digital revolution by Walter Isaacson.

Or pick up something light and fun. Try a witty chic lit novel like Sophie Kinsella’s Shopaholic to the Stars or a humorous celebrity autobiography/memoir, such as Neil Patrick Harris: choose your own autobiography.

(July 23-August 21)

2015 will bring opportunities to travel to exotic places, learn about different cultures, and explore the world from new perspectives.

Try reading a travel story to inspire you, like Wide-Open World: how volunteering around the globe changed one family's lives forever by John Marshall. Or pick up a more practical travel guide, such as The World: a traveller's guide to the planet.

You might also enjoy reading fantasy novels that will transport you to exciting, imaginary worlds. Try Dreamer's Pool by Juliet Marillier.

(August 22 – September 23)

2015 will be a great year to get your finances organized. Consider things that are important to you in forming a budget.

To prepare, read a guide on personal finance or investing like Millennial Money: How Young Investors Can Build a Fortune by Patrick O’Shaughnessy.

If you prefer true crime stories, try Red Notice: a true story of high finance, murder, and one man’s fight for justice by Bill Browder. Or check out some suspenseful thrillers like The Accounting by William Lashner.

(September 24 – October 23)

The planets will be aligned to support you in learning new and unexpected things. Consider taking a course, starting a project, or joining a club.

Not sure where to start? Check out Blair Stockers’s Wise Craft: turning thrift store finds, fabric scraps, and natural objects into stuff you love for creative new ideas.

Or read about one woman’s revitalization through her passion for spinning and knitting in Terri DuLong’s novel Spinning Forward.

Want to go big? Explore the universe in The Cosmos [DVD], a BBC documentary series that seeks to understand the stars, planets, and our place among them.

(October 24 – November 22)

2015 will bring you a breath of fresh air! You may want to take advantage of this new boost of energy by making positive changes to your lifestyle.

Learn from Olga Kotelko, an inspirational 95-year-old athlete who shares her thoughts and tips on maintaining good health and fitness in her memoir Olga: the O.K. way to a healthy, happy life.

Get your pulse racing with Colby Marshall’s new thriller series, beginning with Color Blind. Dr. Jenna Ramey is a forensic psychiatrist with a rare neurological quirk that may make her the only match for a mass murderer with a partner on the loose.

Alternately, run headlong into Derek Sherman’s novel, Race Across the Sky, a powerful story of ultramarathons, biotechnology, and family.

(November 23 – December 21)

2015 will be a year to have new experiences and explore opportunities in your life. This would be a good year to develop your skills and hobbies.

Exercise your artistic side with Steal Like An Artist: 10 things nobody told you about being creative by Austin Kleon or enjoy a new pastime with Knitting for the Absolute Beginner by Alison Dupernex.

If you prefer fiction, try exploring the Friday Night Knitting Club series by Kate Jacobs.

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