Category: Book Recommendations

Book Recommendation: Snow Falling on Cedars

Publisher: Vintage; Contemporary Edition Page Number: 460 I don’t even remember when I started reading this.  It was probably in 2018.  I bought this book because I wanted to see how a romance story would play out.  I also read it because I had…

Book Recommendation: The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump

Quote from The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump by Edwin B. Fisher “Delicate are the dynamics and nuanced are the judgments that may keep the world safe or plunge it into the abyss.” Publication Date: 2017 Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books Page Number: 360Before I discuss this…

Book Recommendation: Whoopi Goldberg Book

Quote by Whoopi Goldberg:  “Immoral is choosing not to act when you hold in your hands the power to create perfection.” (Non-read book on the left and my clearly used book on the right.  It’s true that over time the inside book covers can…

Book Recommendation: Comfortable With Uncertainty

Quote from Pema Chödrön “We can make ourselves miserable or we can make ourselves strong.  The amount of effort is the same.” Publisher: Shambhala Edition: March 27, 2018 Page Number: 152 While I do not adhere or belong to any organized religion as I…

Book Recommendations: First Seven of John Grisham

Quote by John Grisham “In life, finding a voice is speaking and living the truth. Each of you is an original. Each of you has a distinctive voice. When you find it, your story will be told. You will be heard.” The Firm was…

Book Recommendation: Heart Thoughts

Quote from Louise L. Hay “You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked.  Try approving yourself and see what happens.” Publisher: Hay House, Inc. Reprint Edition: March 1, 1992 Page Number: 256 If you haven’t realized it yet, I’m a multifaceted…

Book Recommendation: Loser Take All

Quote by Mark Crispin Miller: “Immoral is choosing not to act when you hold in your hands the power to create perfection.” Publisher: Ig Publishing Publication Date: April 1, 2008 Page Number: 200 ******* It’s amazing to think I had no interest in politics…

Book Recommendation: Description and Setting

“Everybody needs a pat on the back occasionally, even if it is self-inflicted.” -Ron Rozelle-   Publisher: Writer’s Digest Books Reissue Edition: March 15, 2005 (first published in January 2005) Page Number: 224  As I’m in the rewriting process of my first novel that…

Book Recommendations: The Bluest Eye and Beloved

“Sunk in the grass of an empty lot on a spring Saturday, I split the stems of milkweed and thought about ants and peach pits and death and where the world went when I closed my eyes.” (from The Bluest Eye) “She is a…

Book Recommendation for Writers: Revision & Self-Editing and a Few Quotes about Writing by Writers

“The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shock-proof, shit-detector.” -Ernest Hemingway- Publisher: Writer’s Digest Books (2nd edition) Publication Date: May 5, 2008 Page Number: 272 I did some soul searching this last weekend and this week as well.  I’m not…

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