The Smell of Breath Review

I follow Conor and his partner(s) on Instagram and Youtube, so it's always a treat to read something written by someone I feel like I ... sort of know? I'll start with saying that I absolutely loved what Conor prefaced this work with: This is not fiction. But I'm also not sure if it happened [...]

Secret Garden Book Review and Words of Hope

One of the new things people began to find out in the last century was that thoughts—just mere thoughts—are as powerful as electric batteries—as good for one as sunlight is, or as bad for one as poison. To let a sad thought or a bad one get into your mind is as dangerous as letting [...]

Soar! T. D. Jakes

I was sorely underwhelmed by this book, no pun intended. Yak yak yak... well, ok, intended. Maybe my disappointment stems from my expectations for the book, I anticipated it to be not solely about entrepreneurship, but also about building a vision for your life and some spiritual tidbits. I am not ready to open my [...]

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance – Robert M. Pirsig

3/5 Stars Overall, I think this book was entertaining, and I do love a good philosophical read... however, it was slow to start and while I don't mind meandering around across the US as well as in the main character's mind, it became a bit excessive for me. After perusing some reviews on Goodreads I [...]

The Fault in our Stars – John Green

  3/5 Stars. Overall, I found this to be a fast and entertaining read. I liked how John Green captured the essence of teenage angst and attitude. This comes through despite Hazel and Gus being sick and made the characters more realistic to me, but in some other ways they seemed sort of unrealistic and [...]

Me Before You – Jojo Moyes

4/5, my grievances with this book were minor, and I read through it quickly, completely engrossed. I have some uncanny ability to select books to read at a time when they will help me in some way. Books call to me at "right" or "relevant" times in my life...  For example, I am usually about [...]

The Lost Boy – Dave Pelzer

5/5 I read A Child Called It, I think, while either in college or high school and this next book in the trilogy has been on my shelf for a while. I am not quite sure what exactly made me reach for it, during this Winter break from classes of my doctorate program, but I [...]

The Conscious Heart

I found this work very inspiring and useful both as a professional and as someone in a committed relationship and agree with the majority of the suggestions this couple present. To me, relationships should help inspire growth in both people, so they can become the best and truest versions of themselves. I recognize as a [...]