Book review – Big Magic Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert (author of Eat Pray Love)

I got the unabridged audio book using my Library’s Libby app.

I love audio books. I have eye issues, and it is easier to read this way, plus they read faster than I do, so I get more books read in a month. I still do not understand why people do not think it is reading? What about the time our parents read to us, did that not count as reading a book?

I love books like these, it is like having coffee with a friend, but in this case, they are doing all the talking.

I thought this book was really enjoyable. I even had a few aha moments because of it. I loved her idea on what ideas are. I thought it was creepy and fascinating at the same time. I will not say what it is, as I do not want to give any spoiler alerts. I loved how she used her life as way to explain things. Her ideas on how to get rid of fear, were refreshing, not the usual cookie cutter advice. By the time I was finished with the book, I wanted to start working on mine, I just loved how inspirational she was.

Elizabeth Gilbert did her own narration and I thought she did a wonderful job. Like I said before, it was like having coffee with a friend, tho in this case she was doing all the talking. The pace of the story was well done, and no interference from music or static, which I like. I never understood why they add music to a story.

If you need a dose of inspiration or a kick in the butt(can I say that in a blog) to get started on your creative project, then I would highly recommend this.

I admit I have not read Eat Pray Love, tho it is a best seller. I may have too now. I tend to cringe at the word pray, tho.

Peace and Luv, Renee

Ps..if you are a book blogger, here is a wonderful site to find more books to read, and to share your blog! Please, do not let the name fool you, any format is good,not just, audios.


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Renee is currently working as a book reviewer for, she has worked there for two years. She was a cashier for 20+ years, and is hoping to use her marketing skills as a writer, thanks to arthritis she can no longer be a cashier. She is also working on a novel. She loves to read, write, and teaching herself to draw.

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