#24 of 52: The Magic by Rhonda Byrne

The Magic by Rhonda Byrne is the third book in her The Secret trilogy. I had purchased The Secret from a Kabbalah Center back in 2007. The book had had an impact on me then. I experienced firsthand the effects of the dynamism that it espoused. However, for some reason, whether it was out of…

#23 of 52: The Lakota Way by Joseph M. Marshall III

In The Lakota Way, Joseph M. Marshall III shares the rich folklore of his people, the Sicangu Lakota Sioux, through his heartfelt storytelling taught to him by his elders. Mr. Marshall shares with the audience a bit of history about his people along with several entrancing tales that are emblematic of the Lakota philosophy for…

#22 of 52: Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

As I mentioned in my previous post, Mr. Booker T. Washington left me wanting to know more and subsequently, with an even bigger problem. I was having so much difficulty finding the right next book to read. I kept starting different books only to put them back on the shelf after a couple of chapters….

#21 of 52: Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington

Hello, WordPressers!!!! Yes, I know. It’s been almost six months since my last post. I’m terribly sorry. I cannot properly convey how much I have missed this community! My apologies all around for disappearing for so long. I’ve been swamped! I’m on track for meeting my 52 books for the year but as you already…

#20 of 52: The Diving-Bell & The Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby

The Diving-Bell & The Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby is the true story of a man paralyzed into “locked-in-syndrome” after having suffered a massive stroke. I wanted to say that it is an autobiography but more accurately, it is a telling of what happened to him that unlucky December 8, 1995, in the outskirts of Paris…

#19 of 52: The Journey of Desire by John Eldredge

As I was pasting my image to this post I realized four out of my five biggest loves in the world are present in this picture…Charlotte, yoga (pants), a book, and my reading hammock. Only my baby girl is missing from this photo. Oh, my reading hammock! Best money I have spent on myself in…

#18 of 52: Persuasion by Jane Austen

Persuasion by Jane Austen is the story of one woman’s struggle to keep her family and closest friend happy at the cost of her personal happiness. A tad too dramatic as an introductory sentence? Perhaps. But true! Anne Elliot’s father’s and sister’s frivolous spending have put them in a precarious financial bind. They must put…

#17 of 52: The Noticer by Andy Andrews

The Noticer by Andy Andrews is a fictional story about a man named Jones that provides some perspective to the people that he comes into contact with throughout the book. The book is comprised of several stories of people whom Jones helps. I’ll tell it like it is right off the bat…this book, for the…

#14 of 52: A Year By The Sea by Joan Anderson

I’ve been thinking lately about my most recent book choices. I know I already mentioned in a previous post that I was on a “self-help kick.” But I never mentioned why. My birthday is fast approaching; the summertime to be fairly precise but vague enough not to get too personal. With the last year of…

#13 of 52: A Weekend to Change Your Life by Joan Anderson

A Weekend to Change Your Life by Joan Anderson is another one of those “self-help” books I told you I’d be reading throughout these fifty-two weeks. Be prepared, there are plenty more where this one came from. As mentioned on the book’s cover, she is also the author of A Year By The Sea ….