Category: Book Recommendations

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…

Book Recommendation: The Anatomy of Motive

“There are certain crimes that are simply too cruel, too sadistic, too hideous to be forgiven.” -John Douglas- Publisher: Pocket Books Reissue Edition: July 1, 2000 Page Number: 432 There are many reasons why I read this book, but the main three were to…

Book Recommendation: Rising Strong

 “A lot of cheap seats in the arena are filled with people who never venture onto the floor. They just hurl mean-spirited criticisms and put-downs from a safe distance. The problem is, when we stop caring what people think and stop feeling hurt by…

Book Recommendation: When to Rob a Bank

“The most remarkable thing is that even after we figured out our eleven-cent contribution, we still felt good about the fact that we had saved a little patch of land as big as the room we were eating breakfast in.” -Steven D. Levitt- “It’s…

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