Book Reviews, Misc

Book Review: I Love a Book by Joe Rhatigan

***This book was reviewed for Moondance Press via Netgalley   Rhatigan’s picture book for children on the delights of reading is quite the treasure. I read this with my cubs. While all enjoyed it (including this oversized bookworm), it is really geared to younger ages. Beautiful artwork dominates, showing snippets from all kinds of tales.… Read More Book Review: I Love a Book by Joe Rhatigan

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Book Review: A Journey to Yonder by Nidhi Kaur

***This book was reviewed for Reader’s Favourite Kuar’s A Journey to Yonder is raw, visceral. It is a pouring out of the soul in purifying honesty. Written as part prose, part poetry, Yonder tells the story of a life, as seen through different lenses. We follow Kuar through different aspects of her life, from childhood… Read More Book Review: A Journey to Yonder by Nidhi Kaur

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Book Review: Writing as a Path to Awakening by Albert Flynn deSilver

***This book was reviewed for San Francisco Book Review and Sounds True Publishing Via Netgalley DeSilver’s Writing as a Path to Awakening elicits a beautiful dialogue with the soul. Writing can help you find who you truly are. Combined with techniques of mindfulness and meditation, it can be a powerful catalyst. This book will teach… Read More Book Review: Writing as a Path to Awakening by Albert Flynn deSilver

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Book Review: Sons of Isan by William Reyland

***This book was reviewed for the San Francisco Book Review Sons of Isan, by William Reyland, is the true story of one man’s immersion in rich spirituality. At times mirthful, and brutally honest, it is a tale of introspection, and the journey to find deeper meaning in life. Having given away all his possessions, our… Read More Book Review: Sons of Isan by William Reyland

Book Reviews, Misc, Writing

Book Review: The Writer’s Lexicon by Kathy Steinemann

***This book was reviewed independently As a writer myself, both poet and author, I’m always on the lookout for new words, and new ways of playing with them. Reading writingcraft books inevitably sparks a flurry of writing or editing, and this book was no exception. I managed to get quite a bit done! I adore… Read More Book Review: The Writer’s Lexicon by Kathy Steinemann

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Book Review: Ann, Not Annie by Sage Steadman

***This book was reviewed via XPresso Blog Tours **mild trigger warning- rape/sexual assault, not fully explicit Steadman’s Ann, Not Annie is the quirky, at times sad, tale of Annie Grey. Annie, who prefers being called Ann, is going through that most awful time of life- high school. Following a terrible accident that shatters her fragile… Read More Book Review: Ann, Not Annie by Sage Steadman

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Book Review: Finding My Badass Self by Sherry Stanfa-Stanley

***Reviewed for the San Francisco Book Review In Finding My Badass Self Stanfa-Stanley takes us along with her as she spends a year, 52 weeks, doing a new, boundary-pushing task each week. Some tasks overlap, such as taking several belly dance lessons, and some are single shot, like spending the day on a ride-along. Stanfa-Stanley… Read More Book Review: Finding My Badass Self by Sherry Stanfa-Stanley

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Book Review- Orb Stones and Geoglyphs: A Writer’s Journey by Daniel A Smith

***This book was reviewed for Reader’s Favourite Smith’s short memoir Orb Stones and Geoglyphs: A Writer’s Journey is an exploration of one man’s drive to create, and the inspirations he found to do so. Smith admits a favouring of mathematics and hard science over writing, finding the latter confusing in its more chaotic nature. Writing… Read More Book Review- Orb Stones and Geoglyphs: A Writer’s Journey by Daniel A Smith

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Book Review: Women Within by Anne Leigh Parrish

***This book was reviewed for the San Francisco Book Review Constance Maynard is 92, and living in the Lindell assisted living home. When we meet her, she is druggy with prolonged Ambien use, and being cared for by the 50-something Eunice, and the 20-something Sam. Most of the story follows the independent-minded Constance as she… Read More Book Review: Women Within by Anne Leigh Parrish

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Book Review: Banged-Up Heart by Shirley Melis

***This book was reviewed for the Manhattan Book Review Banged Up Heart is a poignant memoir of life after the death of a cherished one. Of letting go, and learning to love again. And yet again. My heart went out to Ms Melis as I read. To lose not one, but two people so close… Read More Book Review: Banged-Up Heart by Shirley Melis