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

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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

How Minimalism Has Changed My Reading Habits

Over the last couple of years, I have been making attempts to be more environmentally conscious through minimalism. I am nowhere near perfection and in some areas, I feel I am more successful than others. By re-evaluating my spending habits and seeking more of the experiences that I spark joy, I have made some headway in … Continue reading How Minimalism Has Changed My Reading Habits

When It’s Never About You By Ilene S. Cohen PhD

Title: When It's Never About You: The People-Pleaser's Guide to Reclaiming Your Health, Happiness and Personal Freedom Author: Ilene S. Cohen PhD. Publisher: Harte & Co Publishing  Page Count: 236 Pages Publication Date:  October 10, 2017 Dr Cohen would like readers of her book When Its' Never About You to recognise the difference between selfish and self-full … Continue reading When It’s Never About You By Ilene S. Cohen PhD

Give to Get By Vishal Agarwal

Title: Give to Get: A Senior Leader's Guide to Navigating Corporate Life Author: Vishal  Agarwal Publisher: Lioncrest Publishing Publication Date:  March 6, 2018 Genre: Non-Fiction, Business, Leadership, Personal Development In Give to Get, Vishal Agarwal compresses lessons from his 20+ years of corporate experience as a commercial negotiator (he is known for being the lead transaction … Continue reading Give to Get By Vishal Agarwal

How to Get a [Virtual] Mentor

Spoiler Alert! It will involve reading. "You need to find a mentor in your professional field" is advice that everyone will probably give you at least once in your lifetime. However, accessing them may not be as easy as one would anticipate.  That is why the author of Your Best Year Ever Michael Hyatt advocates … Continue reading How to Get a [Virtual] Mentor