What I Know For Sure

I have a habit (I won’t label it as good or bad) of buying books. I know I can check them out from the library, and sometimes I do. It would make sense to at least check it out from the library first to see if I like it enough to buy it. But I…

The Hobbit

The majority of the books we have read in our book group have been books that force you to confront hard realities, books that strip away the naive belief that we live in a fairy tale world, books that are like an older brother who tells you the truth about Santa when you are only…

Poisonwood Bible

When we finally reached the Redwoods after hours of driving, my kids were sound asleep in the back of the car. My husband offered to stay in the car first. So I put on my running shoes and took off. It felt good to run after being in the car all day. To feel the…

Blink

“A small miracle happened…they saw her for who she truly was.” That’s perhaps the best sentence to understand the power of this book. In reviewing this book, allow me again to quote from this thought provoking book: “The first task of Blink is to convince you of a simple fact: decisions made very quickly can…

That We May Be One

When I read books I often ask myself and wonder what makes one book speak to me more than another? And what makes one book successful or valuable? Why do I fall in love with some books and not others? Why are some books sold for years and years while others end up at the…

A Higher Loyalty by James Comey

There’s this ad on Facebook of a Life Coach proudly displaying all the books he had read in a year. Speaking to those who know the power of reading personal development books, and want to read all the books they possible can (as though reading personal development books is like doing reps at the gym)…

Inheritance

Over 35 years ago we were in the same Kindergarten class. I saw her yesterday and knew that I had met her before but I couldn’t figure out how I knew her. She put it together first. As soon as she said “I think we were in the same Kindergarten class,” the window to my…