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Write Your Life Story – A Guide to Writing Your Autobiography and Tips on How to Get Published from The Learning Series by Nancy Smith (Book Review)

If you’ve been following this blog for the last few months, you know I began writing my life story. Well, my life story so far, anyway. It seems simple enough, doesn’t it? We know ourselves, we know our stories, and we know the chronological technical details. But, somehow, when you sit down to write it…well,…… Continue reading Write Your Life Story – A Guide to Writing Your Autobiography and Tips on How to Get Published from The Learning Series by Nancy Smith (Book Review)

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Give and Take by Adam Grant – Guest Review

“Success depends heavily on how we approach our interactions with other people.  Every time we interact with another person… we have a choice to make:  do we try to claim as much value as we can, or contribute value without worrying about what we receive in return?” The quote above describes the main premise of…… Continue reading Give and Take by Adam Grant – Guest Review

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The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick (Guest Review) – Tae Haahr

Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle is a dystopian alternative history look at the world in 1962, imagining that the Allied forces had lost the Second World War. The book, published in 1962, is the inspiration behind Amazon’s current running show by the same title (which, by the way, is amazing if…… Continue reading The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick (Guest Review) – Tae Haahr

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Thirty-Three Cecils by Everett De Morier (Book Review)

The year is 1992 and media coverage focused on the U.S. Presidential Election, the L.A. Riots, and Amy Fisher. These headlines dominated, but there was another story, and now over twenty years later, it is available in book format. It is the story of a disgraced cartoonist and a man who works at a landfill.…… Continue reading Thirty-Three Cecils by Everett De Morier (Book Review)

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What We Read Before Google

Everything old is new again. Vinyl is back. Vintage is back. Farm to table, moon phases, and helpful hints are just a few of the tidbits you can find within these pages. I bet you thought the Farmer’s Almanac was no more, didn’t you? In the last quarter of 2018, I picked up the 2019…… Continue reading What We Read Before Google

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Cherokee Dream by V.C. Sanford (The Story So Far Book Review)

The action begins in an instant and keeps an undulating pace. Like all good stories, the first line grabs you, yet it is a little too fast-paced for my taste, as it takes until the middle of the first chapter before I feel caught up with the story.  But, the grip I now find myself…… Continue reading Cherokee Dream by V.C. Sanford (The Story So Far Book Review)

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The Guardian by Dee Henderson (Guest Review)

There’s only one witness resulting from the murder of a federal judge, and somebody out there wants her dead. Thinking he was aware of what he was in for going into the assignment and the risks involved, everything changed for U.S. Marshal Marcus O’Malley after falling in love. The O’Malley series features seven orphans, Jennifer,…… Continue reading The Guardian by Dee Henderson (Guest Review)

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Cause of Death – The Story of Forensic Science by Frank Smyth (Book Review)

“Whatever the value to society of the advances in forensic science and, in particular, forensic medicine, it has provided me with a life of infinite variety of human interest.”  ~ Sir Sydney Smith, Mostly Murder from Chapter One of Cause of Death – The Story of Forensic Science by Frank Smyth. From the earliest pages…… Continue reading Cause of Death – The Story of Forensic Science by Frank Smyth (Book Review)

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Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell (Guest Review)

Nineteen Eighty-Four is probably the most iconic piece of dystopian fiction to date. Unlike some modern examples of the genre, George Orwell’s classic focusses more on the internal struggles of the protagonist than the external struggles of the people. We begin our story with protagonist Winston Smith. He is just an average, middle-aged man working…… Continue reading Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell (Guest Review)

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Only you can take charge of your mindset… Guest Review of The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks

The Big Leap provides us with valuable insight on how we can overcome the fears and habits that stand in our way of happiness and success. If you’re into personal development books, this one’s a winner. It aims to change our overall perspective, so we can embrace a concept that’ll help us achieve our full…… Continue reading Only you can take charge of your mindset… Guest Review of The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks