Eat Your Words was a really fun book! I love the food-centric story and the support of loving ourselves and our relationship with food! I think the author has done a wonderful job writing this story. It’s a topic that is delicate, and I think that she has approached it from a place of personal understanding and thoughtful compassion for others.Continue reading “Eat Your Words by Isabel Chiara”
Swagger: Unleash Everything You Are and Become Everything You Want by Leslie Ehm
Self-Help is a genre that continues to interest me. Swagger is focused on helping you to become your true, authentic self. As you go through the book, there are activities and ways to help you create goals.
I thought this was a really great book to help you become who YOU truly are. This is not about faking or pretending until you become what you think you are, it is about bringing out what is already inside you. The stories that are shared within this book are truly inspirational, and I found myself nodding over and over as I read them.Continue reading “Swagger: Unleash Everything You Are and Become Everything You Want by Leslie Ehm”
Don’t Give the Enemy a Seat at Your Table by Louie Giglio
Wow, I flew through this book! This was something that I really needed in my life, making it incredibly impactful for me!
Louie Giglio’s self-help book, Don’t Give the Enemy a Seat at Your Table, is a heavily Christian book. He prays at the beginning and end of the book, and the overall theme is not to let the devil have a seat at your table. Of course, the devil is not just the literal devil. He’s talking about how to stop letting anxiety, worries, fear take hold of your life.Continue reading “Don’t Give the Enemy a Seat at Your Table by Louie Giglio”
Dragons Don’t Dance Ballet by Jennifer Carson
This story, you guys, I was inspired by it! My kids adored it, but I did too! As a parent, I like it when a children’s book can be enjoyable for me to read, but I love it when I actually take something away from it!
Esmeralda Dragon works at the ballet company, running the spotlight for the dancers. Once the dancers go home though, she takes the stage and performs for no one but herself to the whistling of the janitor. When auditions open for the ballet company, the janitor encourages Esmeralda to audition. Everything goes a bit right, then a bit wrong for her, but at each juncture, she chooses to not give up. But, then she does give up, and she has a friend who reminds her not to.Continue reading “Dragons Don’t Dance Ballet by Jennifer Carson”
Four Faces of Femininity: Heroic Women Throughout History by Barbara McNally
What I Loved:
Can I just talk for a minute about how beautiful this book is?!?!?! Just from the cover, you get a sense of how amazing the artwork is on the inside. It is a feast for the eyes! I loved taking in each lovely page in Four Faces of Femininity.
What I Felt:
Feminism is a weird thing to me. I grew up in a family-owned hardware store, so I learned how to unload a truck, stock shelves, mix paint, and help any plumber or electrician that walked through the door. On the other hand, I learned nothing about being in a kitchen. I have, on multiple occasions, baked a frozen pizza with the cardboard still underneath it. I am also the sole-worker in our household, with my husband being a stay-at-home dad. So, I’ve never really felt stuck in a gender role.Continue reading “Four Faces of Femininity: Heroic Women Throughout History by Barbara McNally”
GET OFF: The Sordid Youth and Unlikely Survival of a Queer Junkie Wonder Boy by Scott Alderman – Book Review
What I Loved:
Get Off is written as though it is a conversation between the author and the reader. I felt like I was sitting down with Scott Alderman while he told me his story, and it was wonderful.
How I Felt:
I really enjoy reading memoirs because I find that they are packed with emotion. The author is telling their personal story, sharing secrets with the reader, and that experience is impactful for me, as the reader. Reading Scott Alderman’s book Get Off gave just the kind of experience I love.Continue reading “GET OFF: The Sordid Youth and Unlikely Survival of a Queer Junkie Wonder Boy by Scott Alderman – Book Review”