My Reading Week: It’s Monday, What are you reading? #IMWAYR – October 23rd, 2017

For another monday, I've decided to participate in It's Monday! What are you reading?, which I found through Jen Vincent's Blog TeachMentorTexts.com, and Kellee's Unleashing Readers. Jen has children's literature as the subject for these posts, which she has defined as  "picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, anything in the world of kidlit..."  If you're interested in … Continue reading My Reading Week: It’s Monday, What are you reading? #IMWAYR – October 23rd, 2017

My Reading Week: It’s Monday, What are you reading? #IMWAYR

This Monday, I've decided to participate in It's Monday! What are you reading?, which I found through Jen Vincent's Blog TeachMentorTexts.com, and Kellee's Unleashing Readers. Jen has children's literature as the subject for these posts, which she has defined as  "picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, anything in the world of kidlit..." Since I tend to … Continue reading My Reading Week: It’s Monday, What are you reading? #IMWAYR

The Witch’s Uprising and The Staghorn Crown on Patreon!

Interested in young adult fantasy? Want to help an independent author publish? The Witch's Uprising and The Staghorn Crown are two yet-to-be-published young adult fantasy novels. Each novel is part of a larger nine-novel series called A Thousand Watchful Eyes. If you'd like to preview them or make their publication a reality, follow my Instagram and/or support me on … Continue reading The Witch’s Uprising and The Staghorn Crown on Patreon!

The Witch’s Boy: Mini Book Review

  Kelly Barnhill never ceases to amaze me. Awarded with the 2017 Newberry Award Medal for The Girl Who Drank the Moon, Barnhill has written a smorgasbord of books for young people, including the popular titles in both fiction and non-fiction. Her writing is magical in a literal, figurative, and literary sense. It is rife with joy … Continue reading The Witch’s Boy: Mini Book Review

Spark Joy by Marie Kondo

Marie Kondo's Spark Joy unravels the mystery of tidiness techniques in a very concise and comprehensive 284 pages. This is a book for anyone who would enjoys calm, insightful ways to rethink organization. The introduction opens with Kondo's philosophy on tidiness and cleaning, the differences between the two, and how the book can be used to inspire … Continue reading Spark Joy by Marie Kondo

My Beloved World

The inner workings of the minds of our government officials are often enigmatic, yet understanding and mapping the pathway from childhood to holding political office offers deeper insights. My Beloved World follows the latter via Sonia Sotomayor’s memoirs. Memoirs may explore the universal story of childhood, adolescence, or adulthood. Autobiographies often explore all three. Sonia … Continue reading My Beloved World

Awakening the Buddha Within by Lama Surya Das

  Intellectually stimulating, humorous, and enlightening - Lama Surya Das blends narrative and spiritual writing showing many facets of Buddhism and Buddhists cross-culturally. The book has a delightful structure, starting with the author's experiences and ending with meditations, suggestions, and his own insights on Western Buddhism. I would consider this book an essential to one's library, … Continue reading Awakening the Buddha Within by Lama Surya Das