August Reading Recs

August 14th, 2015

On family vacations when everyone is outside doing something active -- hiking, walking the beach or even sightseeing -- I can usually be found sitting inside, curled up with a book. This has happened so often that the phrase "...or you can sit inside and read like Emily" has been added to the end of every option list of activities. [caption id="attachment_3641" align="aligncenter" width="640"] My…

Summer Reading Recommendations

July 6th, 2015

Are you looking for a fun summer read? Here are my five favorite light-read books from my 2015 library, so far. Big Little Lies: Set in Australia, a group of women become friends when their children attend school together. There is a mystery strung throughout but you have to wait until the twisty ending for the big reveal. The Knockoff: A Novel: A fashion magazines tries…

Book Review: Leave Your Mark

June 29th, 2015

This is a quick read, behind-the-scenes dish from the original DKNY PR GIRL on Twitter (@dkny) telling how she got her start, her secrets for success and her early leap into social media as a brand. I have enjoyed following DKNY PR GIRL for years (and been jealous of her adventures), but I never knew the story behind the handle. It was a fun read…

Book Review: Better and Faster

March 24th, 2015

I experienced Jeremy Gutsche at SXSW this year. I say experienced because he was a performer and I was pleased to have been on the first row of this performance. I walked straight from his session to the SXSW bookstore to purchase his Better and Faster book. I read it cover-to-cover in one day. Rather than espousing theory and principles for building businesses from ideas,…

Book Review: #GIRLBOSS

March 23rd, 2015

I started and finished #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso in one sitting on a Saturday morning. Sophia is not only a great storyteller, but has a fascinating story to tell. She is honest, doesn't try to be something she is not and her writing style makes her feel more like a friend than a CEO of a company she built by herself. I am not a…

My Favorite Books of 2014

January 2nd, 2015

  I read 61 books in 2014. For comparison, in 2013 I read 90 books and in 2012 I read 60 books. But it seems that the books I read in 2014 were longer than books I have read in the past years; the graph below represents number of pages read each year: Though I didn't beat last year or come close to my goal…