March Book Reviews

Hey there! Double infraction here: 1) we’re already in April, 2) Instead of reading one book with 300 pages or more as per my 2018 goal, I read a few books with a couple hundred or more pages each. Honestly, after reading The Goldfinch, I wasn’t entirely sure I could immediately handle another large book with…

TMI Tag / Get to Know Me

Hi ya’ll!!  Happy Friday’s eve! I thought I might try something a little different today. In going through my Reader on WP, I came across Say Hello to Gorgeous ‘s “TMI Tag / Get to Know Me” post and thought it looked fun! So I thought I’d try it out as well. 1. What are…

Book Review: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Title: The Goldfinch Author: Donna Tartt Pages: 771 There is no middle ground here from which to part. The cons seem to outweigh the pros (now that I’ve demarcated them here). I seriously disliked this book but unreservedly loved the writing. I know…confusing. Let me explain. The author’s writing is literary and exquisite yet garrulous…

Book Review: The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz, Ph.D.

  Title: The Magic of Thinking Big Author: David J. Schwartz, Ph.D. Pages: 320 Over the years, I’ve taken a handful of permanent jobs and a slew of consulting jobs in every industry imaginable that have exposed me to a plethora of different personalities. The industries have varied greatly but somehow, I seem to run…

2017 Reading Challenge #Fail

Well….I failed to meet my goal of 52 reviews in 52 weeks by 12 unread books and a slew of books that I read but didn’t get a chance to review here. I read 40 books in 2017 but was only able to post 24 reviews. I simply had far too much going on. BUT…

Book Review: OnWriting – A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King is part mini-biography, part “how to” on writing. Ironically, I have never read a Stephen King novel. I found this book in the reference section at my favorite B&N down the street from my house. I don’t live under a rock. Of course, I knew…

#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…