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Why I Rate Books The Way I Do, And Why I Won’t Change It

So the one thing I hear more than anything else when it comes to my reviews is ‘You’re so harsh! These X-star reviews are killing me. You got the book for free/You said a lot of positive things, can’t you just cut the book some slack and knock it up another star?’ The short answer… Continue reading Why I Rate Books The Way I Do, And Why I Won’t Change It

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No Problem, Mr. Walt by Walt Hackman

No Problem, Mr. Walt is a poignant travel memoir written by father, businessman and easy-going voyager, Walt Hackman, about his travels throughout China during his extraordinary quest to build an authentic wooden Chinese Junk boat. Walt’s memoir is an account of personal tragedy and tenacious triumph. It’s about the adventures and experiences of making unlikely… Continue reading No Problem, Mr. Walt by Walt Hackman

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A List of Books That Suck… In My Opinion Anyway

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted over on The Broke and the Bookish. Freebie weeks are hard! I never know what to make lists about. But a lot of my lists have been positive, so let’s go in the opposite direction, shall we? Not every book is for everyone. And I have a tendency… Continue reading A List of Books That Suck… In My Opinion Anyway

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Rise: How A House Built A Family by Cara Brookins

After escaping an abusive marriage, Cara Brookins had four children to provide for and no one to turn to but herself. In desperate need of a home but without the means to buy one, she did something incredible. Equipped only with YouTube instructional videos, a small bank loan, a mile-wide stubborn streak, Cara built her… Continue reading Rise: How A House Built A Family by Cara Brookins

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Saturday Song: The Last Time ft. Gary Lightbody by Taylor Swift

Happy Saturday! As many of you likely know by now, I work as a music therapist. So I spend a lot of time listening to and learning music that my clients love so that I can use it in session. And every so often, I come across something I absolutely love. And that’s where I… Continue reading Saturday Song: The Last Time ft. Gary Lightbody by Taylor Swift

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The Magician’s Dream by LeAnn Mathis

There were sit-ins, bus boycotts, and laws demanding equality, but Franklin wasn’t surprised when people still shoved him into lockers and refused to socialize with him because of the color of the skin. It was the way things were. In his dreams, things were different. He had respect, friendship, and POWER! When he starts a… Continue reading The Magician’s Dream by LeAnn Mathis