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Book Review: The Positive Dog by Jon Gordon

Matt and Bubba… not exactly the names of talking dogs who deliver the benefits of being positive. And yet they do…
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Book Review: White Bears and Other Unwanted Thoughts by Daniel M. Wegner

Are you plagued by unwanted thoughts? Perhaps thoughts of what this review will bring? Continue reading “Book Review: White Bears and Other Unwanted Thoughts by Daniel M. Wegner”

Sunday Comics: Dark Night A True Batman Story by Paul Dini with Eduardo Risso

I vaguely remember reading something, last year maybe, about Paul Dini writing a Batman story based on events that happened to him in real life. It sounded like an interesting premise and I like Paul Dini (who doesn’t) so I thought, yeah I should read that. Then, in testament to my internet overstimulated brain, I promptly forgot all about it. Until a few days ago when Jim hands me Dark Night. I took a quick look at the cover and was like “ooooh a Paul Dini Batman story? Awesome!” “Um no. It’s not that kind of book,” Jim said, “it’s the book he wrote about his mugging. You want to read this.” Continue reading “Sunday Comics: Dark Night A True Batman Story by Paul Dini with Eduardo Risso”

Book Review: 32 Yolks by Eric Ripert

Have you ever picked up a book with the intention of just flipping through the first few pages and then coming up for air 30 minutes, an hour, or half a night later you realize you just couldn’t stop reading? That was how 32 Yolks started for me.  Continue reading “Book Review: 32 Yolks by Eric Ripert”

Audiobook Review: Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell with Patrick Robinson

Title: Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10

Authors: Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson (Contributor)

Narrator: Kevin T. Collins

Rating: 4 Stars

Reviewer: Jennifer

Books like Lone Survivor are not a go to for me because I prefer fiction to non-fiction. I typically only read non-fiction if it comes HIGHLY recommended by a friend. Enter said friend. On a recommendation I decided to give the audiobook a try. Lone Survivor was not what I expected … in a good way. Continue reading “Audiobook Review: Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell with Patrick Robinson”

Ten Questions with Nicole Kear

What do you do when you’re nineteen years old are find out that you’re going blind? Hide it from your friends and set out on a mission conquer your bucket list of course. Or at least that’s what Nicole Kear did. She’s the author of the touching, thought provoking, and let’s face it, super fun memoir, Now I See You and is also our guest for this week’s Ten Questions. Continue reading “Ten Questions with Nicole Kear”

Book Review: Now I See You by Nicole Kear

Title: Now I See You

Author: Nicole C Kear

Format: Kindle/Hardcover

Rating: 4 1/2 Pairs of Sunglasses

Reviewer: Jess

Summary:  Nicole Kear is just nineteen years old when suddenly she is given a life-changing diagnosis–she is going blind. Rather than falling apart, she decides on a bold course of action and makes her new motto “Carpe Diem” all while keeping her impending blindness a secret from all but her closest family. Continue reading “Book Review: Now I See You by Nicole Kear”

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