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

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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

Review: 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 Review: 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 … 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…

Your Christian Bookshelves are So White!

One of the Instagram challenges for The Unread Shelf Project in March 2018 was to read books from your TBR by people of colour (POC) since its Black History Month in the US. I scanned my shelve and picked up a year old thrifted copy of Toni Morrisson's Sula. In January, I scolded myself for borrowing … Continue reading Your Christian Bookshelves are So White!

My Heart Belongs in Glenwood Springs, Colorado by Rebecca Jepson

Title: My Heart Belongs in Glenwood Springs, Colorado: Millie's Resolve Author: Rebecca Jepson Publisher: Barbour Books Publication Date: 1 May 2018 Genre: Historical Fiction, Christian, Romance This latest instalment in the My Heart Belong Series follows the life of Millie Cooper, a fisherman's daughter turned nurse/ midwife under the supervision of Dr.Murphy in the quaint … Continue reading My Heart Belongs in Glenwood Springs, Colorado by Rebecca Jepson