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When Family is All You Have

Evicted. Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Matthew Desmond Harvard sociologist Matthew Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge. All are spending almost everything they have on rent, and all have fallen behind. All are going to…

What a Coincidence!

Connecting with Coincidence. The New Science for Using Synchronicity and Serendipity in Your Life, by Bernard Beitman We've all experienced or heard of surprising events and unexplainable coincidences - a spontaneous idea that turns into a life-changing solution, meeting our soulmate on a flight we weren't supposed to take, or families being reunited by…

Vampires

Amaranthine, by Lanie Jacobs Will we ever get bored of vampires? After the huge success of  The Twilight Saga, which book sales are estimated at 100 million copies, a big horde of blood-suckers hit stores and libraries all over the world. Personally, I don't mind reading about vampires and other night-crawling creature, but…

Get Smarter Now

Smarter. Faster. Better, by Charles Duhigg Three magic words: Smarter, Faster and Better. I'm sold, I need this book! As a newbie into the world of blogging, I'm trying to make my voice heard while blabbing about what I know best, books. Be an active blogger means I have to post…

If You Like Jane Austen’s Vibe

The Trouble With Emma, by Katie Oliver  I'm one of those people who believes that characters belong to their creators, I don't wanna see Anna Karenina strolling around Piccadilly Circus or Elizabeth Bennet clubbing in the Big Apple. That's why I was skeptic about this book and the Bennet family in the modern era. To my…

Books of the Week

  It's the end of the week!! time for me to sum it up and share with you the best and the worst of books that have been read and reviewed. During one of my incursions on Pinterest a nice quote got my attention: "Think positive & Positive things will happen". I don't…

Drink Your Greens

Green Smoothies, by Fern Green Green Juices & Smoothies” is the perfect book if you want to prepare yourself for the spring season, eating clean and getting rid of that extra weight you’re carrying around. This book will guide you through the jungle of juicing teaching you the right equipment, why you should detox…

How to Communicate Effectively

Transform Your Communication Skills. Speak, Write, Present with Confidence, by Steve Bridger A fantastic book you might want to keep at hand. Three essential yet very detailed sections: Communication Essential, Speaking and Presenting Skills and Writing Skills, that help you to develop compelling presentations, speaking with confidence and no stress, or to write…

The Little Book of Big Change

The Little Book of Big Change. The No-Willpower Approach to Breaking Any Habit, by Amy Johnson The Little Book of Big Change has an interesting approach to understanding and breaking all those unhealthy habits that keep us from achieving our own goals, especially when self discipline and willpower aren't enough. Our thinking determines…

All the Single Ladies

It's Valentine's Day! All the Single Ladies Put Your Hands Up!  ∼ Beyoncé docet ∼ Now, grab a good book and enjoy the day! Bossypants, by Tina Fey (Book) - (Ebook) Girls In White Dresses, by Jennifer Close (Book) - (Ebook) It's just a F***ing Date, by Greg Behrendt & Amiira…

Memento Mori

The Girls in the Woods, by Helen Phifer If you want to spend a few hours immersed in a good gripping thriller this is the right book. It all starts with an old album and a beautiful Victorian photo that captures three young sisters, staring silently at one another. Only the…

Incarceration Nations.

A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World, by Baz Dreisinger What does losing your freedom means in Africa, Thailand, Brazil, Australia, Singapore and Norway? When an English professor, criminal educator and criminal justice activist embarks on a 2 year pilgrimage to prisons around the world what you have is an…

Design Your Day Be More Productive, Set Better Goals, and Live Life On Purpose, by Claire Diaz-Ortiz

I’m a professional procrastinator. Seriously, I have my own talent doing everything at the very last second. Unfortunately, managing to get any project, assignment or job done within 5 minutes of the deadline is not a satisfying experience and can be quite stressful. “Design your Day” is based on easy concepts…
"We could all say that we're never gonna commit a crime. But we can never guarantee that someone will never accuse us of a crime.And if that happens, then, good luck in this criminal justice system." Jerry Butin, Steven Avery's Defense Lawyer 2006-2007