Video Book Chat: We Are Water by Wally Lamb

Book Review of Wally Lamb's We Are Water

We Are Water by Wally Lamb   Check out We Are Water An intricate, complex story: at times disturbing, at times beautiful. Author’s Website: http://www.wallylamb.net/

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Video Book Chat: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty     Check out Big Little Lies An incredibly honest story with characters who aren’t always likable but are full of thoughts and experiences that are highly relatable! Author’s Website For more on how Big Little Lies affected me personally, allowing me to gain

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Video Book Chat: The Teacher by Meg Gray

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The Teacher by Meg Gray   Check out The Teacher A sweet, heartwarming, clean, contemporary romance with characters you’ll root for! http://www.meggraybooks.com/books/7-2/

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Stories are powerful.

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Stories are powerful. This is a truth I’ve believed for years because I’ve experienced it. As a child, the books I read took me out of my own world, my own fears, my own pain, and allowed me to find myself in other worlds. Worlds that, despite their inherent dangers, were

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Let Go of the Past

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It’s so easy to let the past cripple and define us. We hold onto experiences, beliefs, and heartache, thinking those things are still real, that they have control over us. But they don’t, unless we let them. Many readers of my novel, Skinny Me, focus on the main character’s weight loss journey

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Remember the ‘wonderful,’ and the road that got you to today

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If you’re reading this, and if you’re an entrepreneur, at some point you had to make a choice. Maybe you felt like you had no choices left. Maybe you just decided you needed something more. Maybe you knew you weren’t doing what made you excited to get out of bed

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Fiction Friday: The Thrum of Life

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This isn’t exactly a short story … well, it’s not. For Fiction Friday I’m posting a Fiction Thought, which is essentially the glimmer of a potential story. One such glimmer (even shorter than this), which I wrote about eleven years ago after a walk through the woods, has grown in

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If a spider can do it …

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My husband and I took a walk through the woods. As we travelled deeper the snow fell harder, eventually turning into ice pellets that stung our faces and clung to our coats. The world around us was beautiful, but also a little cruel. Then my husband, ever the observer, stopped

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Can happiness be measured on a scale?

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  It’s January—new beginnings, new goals, and for many, myself included, the need for a new pair of jeans. If you’re like me though, you don’t want to buy that new pair of jeans, rather, you want to fit back into your old pairs! I may be exaggerating a bit

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So you mean Communication is more than just words?

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Not many people would argue against clear communication being an essential part of any business. We go to workshops, take seminars, and pride ourselves on our ability to communicate clearly. Still, we sometimes forget that communication is a lot more than our ability to say the right words, use the right body language, or

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