Reviewathon 2019

  Yes. This is an actual screenshot of my NetGalley review shelf.  I have to admit that I have fallen behind in my reviews. I love Netgalley as a resource and I am grateful for the opportunity to support authors while broadening my worldview. Nonetheless, I am reviewing my "book reviewing" process because I would … Continue reading Reviewathon 2019

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Review: Working in the Gig Economy by Thomas Oppong

Title: Working in the Gig Economy: How to Thrive and Succeed when you Choose to Work For Yourself Author: Thomas Oppong Publisher: Kogan Page Publication Date: 192 pages Length: October 2018 A 2015 survey by Ernst & Young shows that 25 per cent of businesses are expected to use over 30 per cent of contingent … Continue reading Review: Working in the Gig Economy by Thomas Oppong

Book Recommendations from BRICS Countries

Last year, I resonated with Okidokiboki's 2018 Read Harder challenge update. She was disappointed with BookRiot's recommendations for the BRICS challenge which got me thinking about what picks would have been. BRICS is the acronym for Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. These countries are pegged as the fast-growing developing countries and wield significant … Continue reading Book Recommendations from BRICS Countries

Salvaged by Roy Goble

Title: Salvaged: Leadership Lessons Pulled from the Junkyard Author: Roy Goble Publisher: NavPress/Tyndale Publication Date: January 2019Genre: Business, Christian, Personal Development Salvaged is a compilation of business and life lessons from real estate mogul and philanthropist Roy Goble. He merges lessons that he learnt growing up in his father's junkyard, running businesses and his Christian … Continue reading Salvaged by Roy Goble

Journey to a Promised Land|Allison Lassieur

Title: Journey to a Promised Land: A Story of the Exodusters ( I am America Series) Author: Allison Lassieur Publisher:  North Star Editions (JollyFish Press) Publication: 01 Jan 2019 Genre: Middle Grade, Historical Fiction Pages: 160 Hypatia "Hattie" Florence Jacobs dreams of being a teacher.  However, her parents are. former slaves struggling to make ends … Continue reading Journey to a Promised Land|Allison Lassieur

Why I Want to Read Less in 2019 and other Goals

2018 was a tough personal year for me which led me to seek solace in reading. Voila! I read 107 books and earlier shared my memorable books of 2018. As much as I enjoy requesting advanced readers copies (ARCs) from NetGalley, purchasing books and borrowing books from various locations, I was once again faced with … Continue reading Why I Want to Read Less in 2019 and other Goals

My Memorable Books of 2018

Happy 2019! I know that it has been a while since I posted a non-book-review. I attended the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) programme at the East African Regional Leadership Centre in Nairobi for the most of December 2018. I have to admit, it kicked my ass, in a good way. So I did not … Continue reading My Memorable Books of 2018

My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge by Pepper Basham

Title: My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge: Laurel's Dream Author: Pepper  Basham Publisher:  Barbour Books Publication: 01 Jan 2019 Genre:  Historical Fiction Set in 1918, Laurel McAdams dreams of leaving the mountains to go to college with the hopes of becoming a teacher. Jonathan Taylor moves from England to Maple Springs, North Carolina to … Continue reading My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge by Pepper Basham

The Foyles Bookshop Girls at War by Elaine Roberts

Title:  The Foyles Bookshop Girls at War Author: Elaine Roberts Publisher: Aria Fiction Publication Date: 15 January 2019 Genre: Historica fiction,  Romance, WWI Book Blurb: Working at the Foyles bookshop was Molly Cooper's dream job. But with the country at war she's determined to do her bit. So Molly gathers her courage and sets off … Continue reading The Foyles Bookshop Girls at War by Elaine Roberts

Review: Stitched with Love Collection

Title: Stitched with Love: 9 Historical Courtships of Lives Pieced Together with Seamless Love Author: Various Authors Publisher: Barbour Books Publication Date: 01 January 2019 Genre: Romance, Christian Stitched with Love is a collection of stories that are broken down into 3 somewhat overarching plots with 9 interlinked courtships. That was a mouthful. Let me … Continue reading Review: Stitched with Love Collection