Taking Stock: June 2018

Drinking: KETEPA's earl grey tea. This is not a paid mention but so far, I think its the best in the Kenyan market...so far. It steeps very well and the price point is VERY reasonable. Reading: more than 50 books before the end of 2018! I am so excited that I surpassed my Goodreads goal … Continue reading Taking Stock: June 2018

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Come Matter Here by Hannah Brencher

Title: Come Matter Here: Your Invitation to Be Here in a Getting There World Author: Hannah Brencher Publisher: Zondervan Non-Fiction Publishing Date:  May 29, 2018 Genre: Non-Fiction, Faith I was drawn to Hannah Brencher's work after watching her viral TED talk about sending strangers love letters. But what keeps me reading her blog posts as … Continue reading Come Matter Here by Hannah Brencher

What to Do When You Reach Your Goodreads Goal Before Dec 31st

Over the last couple of years, Goodreads goals have been a somewhat controversial topic in the bookish community. For the goal-oriented, Type A personalities, the GR reading challenge makes it easier to track one' s reading life with a couple of clicks. Those who oppose it field the argument that people will focus more on the … Continue reading What to Do When You Reach Your Goodreads Goal Before Dec 31st

When God Says ‘Go’ By Elizabeth Laing Thompson

Title: When God Says ' Go': Rising to Challenge and Change without Losing your Confidence, Your Courage or Your Cool Publisher: Barbour Books Publication Date: May 1st, 2018 Genre: Faith, Non-Fiction "God's call isn't about our age, our experience, our qualifications, our giftedness, our skill set, our appearances, our intelligence, our connections....". This is the common clarion … Continue reading When God Says ‘Go’ By Elizabeth Laing Thompson

Influencer By Brittany Hennessy

Title: Influencer: Building your Personal Brand in the Age of Social Media Author: Brittany Hennessy Pages: 256 Publisher: Citadel Press Publication Date: July 31st, 2018 Genre: Non-Fiction, Business and Investing In the digital space, an influencer is a person with social currency with high levels of engagement and will propel his or her followers to act … Continue reading Influencer By Brittany Hennessy

Takeaways from My 30-Day Blogging Challenge

April 2018 has come and gone. I attempted to make positive changes in my life including the challenge to blog during all the weekdays during in April under #AprilBloPo2018. Though I held the noble intentions of sharing my thoughts every day with this community I stopped after Day 16 out of the potential 22. Nonetheless, I … Continue reading Takeaways from My 30-Day Blogging Challenge

Beauty in the Broken Places By Allison Pataki

Title: Beauty in the Broken Places: A Memoir of Love, Faith and Resilience Author: Allison Pataki Publisher: Random House Publication Date: 01 May 2018 Genre: Biographies, Memoir, Non-Fiction Allison "Alli" Pataki never imagined that her babymoon trip would result in a hospital trip. Her thirty-year-old husband, Dr David Levy suffered a stroke while en route … Continue reading Beauty in the Broken Places By Allison Pataki

6 Microhistories on My Radar

The older I get, the more I want to read non-fiction books. Personally,  the 24/7 news cycle exasperates me and in most cases, the headlines are sensationalised and/or clickbait-y.  Granted that you can't always have books on the most current issues. I feel that it is better to first understand the backstory of a particular situation. … Continue reading 6 Microhistories on My Radar

Dear Kerry, Spanish is Your Thing

This post is for the second-guessers and anyone who wants to pick up a beloved hobby that's archived in the museum of procrastination As you have shared before, you have had a long-time affair with Spanish. Now it's time to make legit. Official. Thanks to Dottie James, you committed to stop half-assing things and changing … Continue reading Dear Kerry, Spanish is Your Thing

Dear Self-Published Authors, Be Kind to Your Readers…

As a blogger, I empathise with your need to share your message with the world especially when obstacles like rejection or financing have prevented you from pursuing the traditional publishing route. However, I would like to urge you, dear author, to be kind to your readers. In this fast-paced and screen-led age, we hardly have … Continue reading Dear Self-Published Authors, Be Kind to Your Readers…