If We Were Having Coffee in October 2018

...I'd tell you that  I do not get Nairobi weather! What's a girl to drink in this heat?! Ok. Let's try out Java's infamous salted caramel milkshake. I can make up for it by walking home. I am trying to read myself out of a reading slump. Since I reached the 50-book mark, I really haven't … Continue reading If We Were Having Coffee in October 2018

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The Conversations By Olivia Fane

Title: The Conversations: 66 Reasons to Start Talking Author: Olivia Fane Publisher: Vintage Books Publication Date: 2014 Genre: Popular Psychology, Non-Fiction As I age, I am learning and yearning to have more intimate conversations. Yes, I still share a few anecdotes about popular culture or what's the latest YouTube craze. But nothing beats connecting with … Continue reading The Conversations By Olivia Fane

The Poppy Field by Deborah Carr

Title: The Poppy Field Author: Deborah Carr Publisher: Harper Impulse (A Digital Imprint of HarperCollins) Publication Date: 7 September 2018 Genre: WWI Historical Fiction, Romance Book Blurb A Young nurse, Gemma, is struggling with the traumas she has witnessed through her job in the NHS[National Health Service]. Needing to escape from it all, Gemma agrees … Continue reading The Poppy Field by Deborah Carr

The Moral Marketplace by Asheem Singh

Title: The Moral Marketplace: How Mission-Driven Millennials and Social Entrepreneurs Are Changing Our World Author: Asheem Singh Publisher: Policy Press Publication Date: 31 January 2018 Genre: Non-Fiction (Adult), Business & Investing In The Moral Marketplace, Asheem Singh charts the evolution of social enterprises, their structures and processes as well as the challenges that they face. … Continue reading The Moral Marketplace by Asheem Singh

Auschwitz Lullaby by Mario Escobar

Title: Auschwitz Lullaby Author: Mario Escobar Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publication Date: 07 August 2018 Genre: WWII Historical Fiction Despite being of Aryan descendent, Helene is not able to get her Gypsy husband and five children spared in Hitler's Germany. Hence, she joins her family when deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Her decision baffles Nazi officials: Aryan women … Continue reading Auschwitz Lullaby by Mario Escobar

The First Love By Beverly Lewis

Title: The First Love Author: Beverly Lewis Publisher: Bethany House Publication Date: 04 September 2018 Genre: Amish Fiction, Christian Fiction Maggie Esh is a young Amish woman who hopes to find the love of her life and settle down once she is baptised into the Amish community. However, her chronic illness makes feel her pitied … Continue reading The First Love By Beverly Lewis

Leaving Cloud 9 by Ericka Andersen

Title: Leaving Cloud 9: The True Story of a Life Resurrected from the Ashes of Poverty, Trauma and Mental Illness Author: Ericka Andersen Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publication Date: 26 June 2018 Genre: Nonfiction (Adult), Christian Rick Sylvester had the kind of childhood that no one would ever wish on their worst enemy.  Abandoned by their father … Continue reading Leaving Cloud 9 by Ericka Andersen

Update|Modern Mrs Darcy Reading Challenge 2018

September seems to be my reflection month. Probably because  October is my birthday month. Part of setting the reading refresh button involved reviewing my 2018 reading goals. I "signed up" for the Modern Mrs Darcy Reading Challenge because it seemed within reach. So here are the books that I have read this year.  I have … Continue reading Update|Modern Mrs Darcy Reading Challenge 2018

Setting the Reading Refresh Button

Let's face it. August/September has become the new January.  For those going back to school, the feel and thought of new stationery and books often signal the opportunity to write your destiny anew. For stationery junkies like me, it is the perfect excuse to get new pens and notebooks. Well, where I live in the … Continue reading Setting the Reading Refresh Button

Sold on a Monday By Kristina McMorris

Title: Sold on a Monday Author: Kristina McMorris Publisher: Sourcebooks Publication Date: August 28, 2018 Genre: 20th Century Fiction, Historical Fiction I have to admit that my favourite period in history has got to be 1900-1950s. Unfortunately, I hardly read about them except when reading about the atrocities of World War II, I decided to … Continue reading Sold on a Monday By Kristina McMorris