Admittedly, I've read very few "classics," probably especially for an English major. This one was a delight. Title: Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott Genre: General fiction Bought or Borrowed: Bought! Kind of. Cashed in some Plum Points on a "top-up" weekend, along with Rising Strong, for book club. Why did you pick this up? Book club! Also, I've been … Continue reading Little Women
Title: A Mind Spread Out on the Ground, by Alicia Elliott Genre: Non-fiction, essay collection, memoir Bought or borrowed? Borrowed as an ebook from Overdrive, using Libby. Why did you pick this up? On my ongoing mission to read more from diverse authors, I was happy to pick this up after seeing it recommended by friends and influencers … Continue reading A Mind Spread Out on the Ground
What makes Brené Brown's work so compelling and easy to read is her artful combination of autobiography and teaching, together.
It feels good to have crushed a whole book in one day. The big kick-start on me writing this book blog was actually because I was starting to read more on leadership and management and thinking, all related to my full time work. That kind of fell in the priority as I started to write about almost … Continue reading The Coaching Habit
Not that Festival City is wanting for celebrations, but Bruce Cinnamon's fictional Melting Day makes me kinda wish such an event was real. Title: The Melting Queen, by Bruce Cinnamon Genre: Fiction, magical realism Bought or Borrowed? Bought at Glass Bookshop, after the colourful cover caught my eye. Why did you pick this up? After the gorgeous bright … Continue reading The Melting Queen
This book spoke to my soul in a lot of ways, honestly. "...being a feminist shouldn't mean having sex "like a man," and it's high time men start to rethink what that means as well. All the empowerment in the world won't change the truth: sex is designed to make you feel, and some feelings … Continue reading Every Boy I Ever Kissed
Title: Young and Damned and Fair, by Gareth Russell Genre: Biography, British history, English Royal history Bought or borrowed? Gifted from Jessica (anhistorianabouttown) Why did you pick this up? Jessica sent this to me in preparation for Six, a musical that takes the six wives of Henry VIII, and puts them in pop singing competition of sorts. I'm grateful that … Continue reading Young, and Damned, and Fair