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

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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

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 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…

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