Goodreads Review of Vampires in the Lemon Grove

Vampires in the Lemon Grove: Stories by Karen Russell My rating: 4 of 5 stars The 8 short stories are overall good. The 1st short story Vampires in the Lemon Grove is one of my favorites and I assumed most of the short stories would be similar. As I read on they became a bit … Continue reading

Goodreads Review Daring Greatly

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown My rating: 4 of 5 stars I have seen Brene Brown’s TED Talk and had this book on my to reads list. Brene is very knowledgeable and her research is extensive. I enjoyed reading the … Continue reading

Goodreads Review Man’s Search for Meaning

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read this book if you have not read it, or re-read it. This was my first time reading the book and it was a very profound book. The timing of book is perfect. Asking myself a lot of questions lately and … Continue reading

Goodreads Review of Get Lucky

Get Lucky: How to Put Planned Serendipity to Work For You and Your Business by Thor Muller My rating: 4 of 5 stars The first part of the book was very good and the last part was so-so. Overall the book is good and the authors provide a good step-by-step guide which includes: Motion Preparation … Continue reading

Goodreads Review of Shaman, Healer, Sage

Shaman, Healer, Sage: How to Heal Yourself and Others with the Energy Medicine of the Americas by Alberto Villoldo My rating: 5 of 5 stars The book was recommended by a friend. After reading the book and taking it all in I came to the conclusion that like acupuncture (years back) only those few will … Continue reading

Goodreads Review The Handbook of Love

The Handbook of Love: A Guide to Unlocking the Secret to Growing an Enriched, Long Lasting Love Life by Bruce L. Thompson, Jr. My rating: 5 of 5 stars Beautifully poetic book. Some lines that stayed with me: from Love is a Revelation “The greatest way to receive love is by giving it.” from Love … Continue reading

Goodreads Review Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook

Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy, Social World by Gary Vaynerchuk My rating: 5 of 5 stars Quick read full of very good advice. Definitely appreciate all the examples provided – good and bad. “It is our job as modern-day storytellers to adjust to the realities of the … Continue reading

Goodreads Review Love 2.0

Love 2.0: How Our Supreme Emotion Affects Everything We Feel, Think, Do, and Become by Barbara Fredrickson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Fredrickson provides a good overview of Love. She is the Director of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Lab at UNC at Chapel Hill, so the book includes quite a bit of scientific … Continue reading

Goodreads Review: The Storytelling Animal

The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human by Jonathan Gottschall My rating: 4 of 5 stars Overall good book. Gottschall states we are storytelling animals and goes on to back that theory. Even when we dream we are telling ourselves stories. Interesting point on changing beliefs: “In fact, fiction seems to be more effective … Continue reading

Goodreads Review of MaddAddam

MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood My rating: 5 of 5 stars After a few months I have read the MaddAddam Trilogy. This last book in the trilogy provided a short recap of the previous 2 books (Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood). In MaddAddam we find out more about the mysterious Zeb and … Continue reading

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