Category: Reviews

Stranger Things Adapted For Fiction and Other Bookish News

Enjoying this new series? I’ll be back next week with the latest rumblings in the literary world! * Love the Netflix show Stranger Things? There’s a few books based on the hit show headed your way this fall. Check it out here. * NPR reported that in the last half a decade, the number of U.S. adults who are reading poetry has nearly doubled. … Read More Stranger Things Adapted For Fiction and Other Bookish News

Building a StoryBrand

Building a StoryBrand by Donald Miller Donald Miller’s StoryBrand process is a proven solution to the struggle business leaders face when talking about their businesses. This revolutionary method for connecting with customers provides readers with the ultimate competitive advantage, revealing the secret for helping their customers understand the compelling benefits of using their products, ideas, or services. Building a StoryBrand does this by teaching readers the … Read More Building a StoryBrand

New Publication: Interview With Angela Nunez of Solaris Stable & Yoga Studio

Just dropping by to share that I have a new publication out this week! Since the beginning of the year, I’ve been writing a monthly blog for Equine Journal called, From Pasture to Performance. This series is sponsored by Maxtra, a new series of saddle pads produced by Intreprid International. Each month, I’ve had the opportunity to interview cool equestrian professionals and ask them … Read More New Publication: Interview With Angela Nunez of Solaris Stable & Yoga Studio

Ghost Bully: Review and Interview With Author Brian Corley

Ghost Bully by Brian Corley Roommates can be hell. Like when they’re late with the rent, late on bills, or constantly trying to kill you. Jonah Preston thought he knew what he was getting into after signing the paperwork to buy his new home: yard work, a leaky pipe here and there, maybe the occasional squirrel in the attic. He just didn’t expect to … Read More Ghost Bully: Review and Interview With Author Brian Corley

Featured Poem: Nothing is Far

By Robert Francis Though I have never caught the word Of God from any calling bird, I hear all that the ancients heard. Though I have seen no deity Enter or leave a twilit tree, I see all that the seers see. A common stone can still reveal Something not stone, not seen, yet real. What may a common stone conceal? Nothing is far … Read More Featured Poem: Nothing is Far

Best Books to Bring to the Beach This Summer and Other Bookish News

  * Pop Sugar has put together their own list of the 25 best new books to bring to the beach this summer! * Time Magazine interviewed Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith here. * The 2018 O’Henry Prize Stories were announced. You can see the full list of winners here. * I read this opinion piece by novelist Jessica Knoll in The New York … Read More Best Books to Bring to the Beach This Summer and Other Bookish News

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Tower of Dawn

Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6) by Sarah J. Maas Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the Captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since the glass castle shattered, since his men were slaughtered, since the King of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but left his body broken. … Read More Tower of Dawn

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The Sun and Her Flowers

By Rupi Kaur From Rupi Kaur, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of milk and honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry. A vibrant and transcendent journey about growth and healing. Ancestry and honoring one’s roots. Expatriation and rising up to find a home within yourself. Divided into five chapters and illustrated by Kaur, the sun and her flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, … Read More The Sun and Her Flowers

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The Lost City of the Monkey God

The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston A five-hundred-year-old legend. An ancient curse. A stunning medical mystery. And a pioneering journey into the unknown heart of the world’s densest jungle. Since the days of conquistador Hernán Cortés, rumors have circulated about a lost city of immense wealth hidden somewhere in the Honduran interior, called the White City or the Lost City … Read More The Lost City of the Monkey God

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Jade Dragon Mountain

Jade Dragon Mountain by Elsa Hart On the mountainous border of China and Tibet in 1708, a detective must learn what a killer already knows: that empires rise and fall on the strength of the stories they tell. Li Du was an imperial Chinese librarian. Now he is an exile. In 1780, three years of wandering have brought him to Dayan, the last Chinese … Read More Jade Dragon Mountain

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Playing With Dynamite

Playing With Dynamite by Sharon Harrigan Sharon Harrigan’s father was larger than life, a brilliant but troubled man who blew off his hand with dynamite before she was born and died in a mysterious and bizarre accident when she was seven. The story of his death never made sense. How did he really die? And why was she so sure that asking would be … Read More Playing With Dynamite

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News of the World

News of the World by Paulette Jiles Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas, giving live readings from newspapers to paying audiences hungry for news of the world. An elderly widower who has lived through three wars and fought in two of them, the captain enjoys his rootless, solitary existence. In Wichita Falls, he is offered a $50 gold piece to deliver a young … Read More News of the World