Book Review: Running on Empty (Brand Spanking New Release)

Running on Empty: The Irreverent Guru’s Guide to Filling up with Mindfulness by Shelley Pernot Most of us have heard the sentiment expressed in the title of Shelley Pernot’s debut published work, Running on Empty. We have so much going on in our busy workdays and schedules that even when our go-go juice runs dry, …

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Book Review (Updated): A Rip in the Veil

A Rip in the Veil (Book I in The Graham Saga series) by Anna Belfrage This novel's review in its original form appears here. A Rip in the Veil is an indieB.R.A.G. Medallion recipient. Previously having read and enjoyed The Prodigal Son, third in The Graham Saga series, I approached this first book with assurance …

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Browsing Books: Frozen Fingers Edition

Several weeks ago I was in the midst of one of the harshest upper respiratory infections I have ever experienced--bronchitis-like symptoms that worsened after months of me trying to tell myself "it's viral anyway" paired with wheezing and burning, wrapped into that asthmatic cough that if not controlled, makes you ... sick. I mean, really sick. Having …

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950: 1066 Remembered, Guest Post: A Dynasty Denied (Rob Bayliss)

Now 1066 has passed, as has its 950th anniversary, and we look back upon the year, in some ways not unlike how its inhabitants might have. The Christmas coronation of William, who they later called the Conquerer, has occurred, and the old year passed into a new ... January becomes February, and time marches forward.  …

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New Genre Library: True Crime (Murder in Greenwich)

This new series explores genres new or newish to me as part of my 2017 reading challenge, to be discussed in an upcoming post. Murder in Greenwich: Who Killed Martha Moxley? by Mark Fuhrman I don’t typically include true crime on my list of preferred genres, though a couple of memories lingering in the back …

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