This was such an emotional, engrossing, and character driven story. A cautionary tale of how with every action we take in our lives we really need to think about what kind of ramifications we can expect to get back in return. A Good Neighborhood was written in a unique style in which the reader gets to read the story from the first person view, where the first person is WE, a.k.a. the Neighborhood. I think this is a first novel that I have read where an author uses this style and I wasn’t sure if it will work for me. Honestly, I was struggling at the beginning and I almost stopped reading; however, the author’s promise of a “tragedy” hitting the neighborhood kept me going. And I am so happy I did! This book turned out to be EXCEPTIONAL! Why? Because it made me feel. It made me anxious and uncomfortable. It made me gasp and it sent my heart racing, and I could not stop thinking and having feelings about it long time after turning the last page. .
I definitely recommend this book to anyone that can appreciate a unique writing style, well-developed characters, including ones that are very unlikable, and is ready to get emotional and heartbroken. .
Thank you Edelweiss, @stmartinspress , and the author for providing me with an ARC copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.
#Raffle Alert 🚨
There are so many books available on nearly any subject you can think of. The problem is many times the books are out “our” price ranges. I have been trying to figure out a way to make some of the more expensive books readily accessible to my audience. Starting today I will be doing monthly and bi monthly raffles for excellent books!
If you like this idea and are interested in participating in the raffle. Like this post and leave a comment.
Tickets for this first raffle are $1. The raffle will start tommorow and last for one week! I will pick a winner randomly #live next Thursday.
All of the raffled books will either be brand new or excellent used condition. I will also cover the shipping cost for the winner.
What is your current read?
Hello everyone! How have you been? I’m so excited to say that I got my fabulous rep package from @booknookcandles !! This is the first rep package I’ve ever received, so I was definitely super excited!
As for reading, I just recently finished I Hope You Get This Message, and wrote a review for it on Goodreads! It’s the first review I’ve ever written, so I hope it’s helpful! I also just finished This Book is Anti-Racist, which was a very insightful read! I can’t wait to hear what you all are reading!
brain: reading about cognitive biases, heuristics and decision making can be a bit stale, let's read something fun.
also brain: cool, here's a book about the legal system in the UK. #GoodreadsChallenge2020 : 7/30 #InYourDefense
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I told yall it was coming... CPAG Book Club wants you to join us NEXT THURSDAY for our first meeting.
We will be located at 3333 W Camp Wisdom Rd #122 , Dallas, TX 75237
Come thru READ & SIP and be apart of the conversation. This Black History Month is just different. See y'all then.
Originally performed at the Kennedy Center for the unveiling of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and later as a tribute to Walter Dean Myers, this stirring and inspirational poem is New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist Jason Reynolds’s rallying cry to the dreamers of the world.
For Every One is just that: for every one. For every one person. For every one dream. But especially for every one kid. The kids who dream of being better than they are. Kids who dream of doing more than they almost dare to dream. Kids who are like Jason Reynolds, a self-professed dreamer. Jason does not claim to know how to make dreams come true; he has, in fact, been fighting on the front line of his own battle to make his own dreams a reality. He expected to make it when he was sixteen. Then eighteen. Then twenty-five. Now, some of those expectations have been realized. But others, the most important ones, lay ahead, and a lot of them involve kids, how to inspire them. All the kids who are scared to dream, or don’t know how to dream, or don’t dare to dream because they’ve NEVER seen a dream come true. Jason wants kids to know that dreams take time. They involve countless struggles. But no matter how many times a dreamer gets beat down, the drive and the passion and the hope never fully extinguish—because just having the dream is the start you need, or you won’t get anywhere anyway, and that is when you have to take a leap of faith.
A pitch perfect graduation, baby, or love my kid gift.
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In this video, Ms. Rebecca reviews the first part of reading comprehension, phonemic awareness. Phonemic awareness is the ability to recognize and manipulate the spoken parts of words. Ms. Rebecca will teach you how to say the alphabet phonetically.
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Listen y'all. I didn't want to overshadow my own book release with this post but I can't help it. If you haven't, you NEED to read Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Oh my gawsh! Phew!
What a story teller she is!! I did the audiobook (also great job by Dominic Hoffman) and 37mins in of 13hrs I was ready to quit I was so in my feelings. Thank goodness I didn't!
They way this story carries the reader through generations, lineage, family, loss, loneliness, sense of belonging, and healing...Mayne. I can't wait for my physical copy I ordered so I can read it AGAIN!
Themes: family lineage, slavery, slave trade, civil rights, to name a few.
Just before I read this I was talking to my own mother about my grandmother's sister (my granny lived to be 101 😊) who is still alive, that is full of stories of our family history. Can't wait to get back to Tobago to meet her. (One of my future writing projects)
One last thing... if you've read it let's converse. If not, who wants to join me if I start a Providence book group and have this be our first read?
‘I am a happy person, always have been. But that's just my personality, which has nothing to do with this broken brain that periodically and very convincingly tells me that I'm a worthless person who doesn't deserve to live.’
I’ll leave you with this 🌚🌗🌜✨
Did I ever read Personal Development books before I started coaching? Nope.
Was I interested in doing that when I was told by my mentor that this was part of the job? Not really.
I’m more of a murder mystery type of girl - I mean I AM on book 16 out of 24 of the Kay Scarpetta Series by Patricia Cornwell 📚🔍
So anyways I trusted the advice from my Coach/Mentor and ordered the first book she recommended - The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy. I breezed through it and LOVED it. I loaned it out to my best friend and her husband to read too because it was so eye opening.
Then every time I finished a book she had another one to recommend. They’ve all opened my eyes and made me think in ways I never thought before.
Its like you think you have all the tools to get through life and you don’t think you need advice or help but let me tell you - you don’t know anything until you read from other’s point of view on “self help” or just general guidance.
I really feel like these books have helped me with my anxiety too in combination with daily workouts and a community of women behind me. It can be very helpful and HEALING.
We even had a call one night with a special guest speaker who poured into us for 30 minutes straight about self motivation. For FREE. His name is Trent Shelton and he is a former NFL player. Look him up - he is amazing.
So this coaching life is not just about me working out and posting my videos and drinking my shake - its also about my mindset and thats the BIGGEST piece.
We are hosting a SNEEK PEAK INTO COACHING next week - Wednesday Feb 26th at 8pm. You can watch from your couch with a glass of wine & decide if this is something you would want to do along side me!
It is a great way to keep yourself accountable to your health goals, work on your mindset, earn income and help others. You know I LOVE it and I wouldn’t invite you to something that wasn’t worth it.
Comment below or send me a message if you’d like to be added! Oh and what are the prerequisites? Just be willing to put in some hard work. You don’t need a huge social media following or to be at your goal weight. Anyone can do this and we will teach you how 💖
When I started this Instagram account I knew I wanted to share my love of books with others. And my favorite way of doing that is to give my favorite books away for someone else to enjoy! So, here we go!
Today I am giving away Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. To enter the contest here’s what you need to do... 1 - Follow this page
2 - Comment on this post
3 - Tag 1 person who might also want in on the fun!
I will pick a winner tomorrow and announce it here. And then I will send this book to the lucky winner! I loved this book and can’t wait to share it!
Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano
A story about a plane crash that kills 191 passengers except a 12 year old boy. It was inspired by an actual plane crash that happened in 2010 where only a 9 year old boy survives. The plot jumps back and forth between Edward’s life after the crash and the hours leading up to the crash. It may not have been the best story to read so soon after the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash, but i thought it was a well written book. I wish the author had gone more into the back stories of each of the passengers, but you get a glimpse into several of their lives.
This story is not only about the tragedy of the plane crash, but the story of Edward after the crash. How he gets past survivor’s guilt, creates new relationships, and learns to find hope in his new beginnings.
My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
HELP: Which 3 books you think I should pick to read from the featured stack? 📚
Stack of the week - February book haul ♥️
With so many new books added this month to my bookshelf and to already huge tbr pile, I'm damn confused with which one to read first! 🙈
So I decided to let you guys decide which 3 I should pick first! So let's see which 3 books get most votes from you amazing booknerds!! 🙌
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This book is very relevant to two of the major things we have been talking about this week . .
The impact of the media, good and bad, on people in #business and their personal lives
The “death of the #highstreet ” for major retail.
As you know I’m a huge reader ( #inspiredby#warrenbuffet who reads 80% of his day) and this is a great recommendation for all #entrepreneurs and #businessowners from @mirilnw3 😚
We can learn massively from the mistakes and wrongdoings of others too 💪🏻
I adore the story of Mulan and am so excited for the new live action movie coming out! When I heard that there was a new book about Mulan, I knew I needed it! This novel is set before the new movie and I love the beautiful cover!
Thank you to @disneybooks for sending me a copy of the book and teaming up with me for a great giveaway!
Q: Favorite Disney movies?
Mulan is definitely my favorite Disney movie! A close second is Beauty and the Beast. ❤️ I also really love Up, which is Pixar but I mean that’s also Disney.
Enter to win a copy of Mulan Before the Sword
- follow me, @disneybooks, @pacylin and @storygramkids
- tag a friend you think will be interested
For EXTRA entry
- visit @thereadingcornerforall ‘s account tomorrow and repeat these steps
- Giveaway will end Feb 24th at midnight EST
- US Only
- not affiliated with Instagram
-must be 18 or have parents permission
-must be a public account so I can verify entries