If you want to be a freelance writer, one of the important aspects of learning how to write is to read. Most writers, copywriters, ghost writers and authors have extensive libraries across a variety of genres. Whether you want to write fiction or non fiction, you should work on diversifying your reading material. Below are some of my recommendations for books:
Spin This! All the Ways we Don't Tell the Truth by Bill Press - This book is hilarious. Regardless of your political beliefs you will appreciate how poiticians, press and the general public spin the truth to make a person or situation look better. It is an easy read and very entertaining. 4/5 stars.
Life of Pi by Yann Martel - A review will be coming soon!
The Second Oldest Profession: Spies and Spying in the Twentiet Century by Phillip Knightly - What I found interesting about this book is the theories regarding spies and why intelligence agencies exist. Comparing the theories to what we know...or what we've been told in modern times is utterly fascinating. It is interesting to note some of the world's most interesting spying blunders, the political corruption and agendas involved in all aspects of the spy game, misinformation, and the accomplishments of intelligence in the world, which does not actually account for much. Although this book was published in the 80's, the theories are still relevant today, perhaps more so. I really enjoyed this book and anyone interested in government, politics and the real world of spying should pick it up. I rated it a 4/5 stars.
The Tao of Pooh and The Te of Piglet by Benjamin Hoff - These are two of my all time favorite books. You do not need to be interested in Taoism in order to appreciate the simple truths found through the wise words of Winnie the Pooh. A classic book that is a must read for all. 5/5 stars.