Big Book Breakdown. Rising Strong. Brené Brown.

Big Book Breakdown. Book 1, Rising Strong By Brené Brown. Episode 1, the Introduction. Welcome to Episode 1 of The Big Book Breakdown! [Book] Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love Parent, and Lead [Author] Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW. Researcher. Storyteller. Texan. This is something I have been wantingContinue reading “Big Book Breakdown. Rising Strong. Brené Brown.”

Books for the Holidays. Best Series to Gift!

Books for the Holidays is all about gifting your loved ones something timeless, classic, and revolutionary. A book is nothing if not a place to be free. #HerstunReads It is the very first Herstun Holiday and man has it been busy. I am new to so much in the #bloggingcommunity and #writingcommunity. And there isContinue reading “Books for the Holidays. Best Series to Gift!”

Author Spotlight — Zora Neale Hurston

“I have the nerve to walk my own way, however hard, in my search for reality, rather than climb upon the rattling wagon of wishful illusions.”      – Letter from Zora Neale Hurston to Countee Cullen life summary The above quote is the first thing featured prominently on Zora Neale Hurston’s Official Website. Hurston was bornContinue reading “Author Spotlight — Zora Neale Hurston”

Call Me By Your Name — Um. A Friendship?

The film’s title alludes to Oliver and Elio’s loving pact to call each other by their own names, recognising that, as [film director] Luca Guadagnino put it in a Q&A: “The other person makes you beautiful – enlightens you, elevates you.” This idea stems ultimately from Aristotle’s views on “true” friendship, but it echoes down theContinue reading “Call Me By Your Name — Um. A Friendship?”

“What Should I Read?” — Everyone Ever.

Any bookworm born before the internet knows that being a bibliophile can be both lonely and rewarding. Its an interesting conundrum to be faced with. On the one hand, you are never fully part of any conversation because the book grasps your attention. For example, you might spend all day working hard with the sameContinue reading ““What Should I Read?” — Everyone Ever.”

2019 Book Reviews Coming!

Reading is one of my passions. There is absolutely no better way to learn about the world than through books, literature, and words. I am convinced. Of course, as a writer, I am also kind of a suspect source for such input. 😂  2019 Reading Challenge — 75 Books — Sharing 27 of those titlesContinue reading “2019 Book Reviews Coming!”