Alone Time. Four Seasons, Four Cities, and the Pleasures of Solitude by Stephanie Rosenbloom

I read this book a few years ago, but I felt like it was a good time to go back and skim through it to remind me of its power. At this moment we are in the midst of a pandemic: alone time is more of a forced alone time rather than a choice. Once… Continue reading Alone Time. Four Seasons, Four Cities, and the Pleasures of Solitude by Stephanie Rosenbloom

Clearer, Closer, Better: How Successful People See the World by Emily Balcetis

The entire book is summed up on page 221: “In this book, I offer four strategies intended to quite literally reshape the way we see the world.  A narrow focus.  Materializing. Framing. A wide bracket.” (Italics from original) Of course, to get to the summary, you have to wade through the other 220 pages of somewhat… Continue reading Clearer, Closer, Better: How Successful People See the World by Emily Balcetis

Quote This Book- An Instagram Story

So a few months ago one of my closest friends approached me with her idea to create an Instagram to showcase our favorite books. The idea itself is very common: if you aren't already aware, an Instagram dedicated to books/reading, aka a bookstagram, is a scorching hot topic. What I thought was so original, was… Continue reading Quote This Book- An Instagram Story

Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Garcia-Moreno

Folktales are full of such coincidences that are never coincidences at all, but the brittle games of powerful forces. If you follow trends in novels, then you must have heard of this book by now, or at least the author's other famous novel Mexican Gothic. I put Gods of Jade and Shadow on my hold… Continue reading Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Garcia-Moreno

The Lynburn Legacy Trilogy: Unspoken, Untold, Unmade by Sarah Rees Brennan

Kami had been hearing a voice in her head all her life.  When she was eight, people had thought it was cute that she had an imaginary friend. It was very different now that she was seventeen.  Kami was accustomed to people thinking she was crazy.” –From Unspoken With witty dialogue reminiscent of the Gilmore Girls, the teenage… Continue reading The Lynburn Legacy Trilogy: Unspoken, Untold, Unmade by Sarah Rees Brennan