The Marriage Mender by Linda Green

Originally posted on Blissful Scribbles:
The Marriage Mender: The #1 Bestselling Author by Linda Green My rating: 5 of 5 stars I thoroughly enjoyed this story from Linda Green. The book follows a relationship counselor through the journey of having to attend marriage counselling herself. There are plenty of satisfying flashbacks, twists and intrigue that…

Everywhere That Mary Went

by Lisa Scottoline An Edgar Award nominee (for her first legal thriller, Everywhere That Mary Went), Lisa Scottoline actually won the Edgar for her follow-up, Final Appeal. With five legal thrillers behind her, Scottoline–a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School–has joined the league of lawyers-turned-literaries. Her voice in Final Appeal is crisp and […]

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Originally posted on Mark it Right:
I just started a book a friend recommended some time ago and I’m really liking it. It’s a book about thinking about thinking, exactly the sort of thing I like to think about. To put it more clearly, the author analyzes intuitive, emotional thought and deliberate logical thought, complex…

Famous Rejection Letters

Originally posted on Cristian Mihai:
For any aspiring writer, a rejection letter, regardless of the provenience of said letter, is one of the most dreaded of objects. In this line of work getting rejected is considered a sort of literary murder – people are knowingly destroying something you’ve spent time on, and a lot of…

At War With the Rat Army

Originally posted on Longreads:
Alice Herdan-Zuckmayer | The Farm in the Green Mountains | New York Review Books | May 2017 | 11 minutes (2,896 words)  ? Below is an excerpt from Alice Herdan-Zuckmayer’s memoir The Farm in the Green Mountains. Having fled Nazi Germany, the Zuckmayers ended up spending several years of their exile on a farm in Vermont, where they engaged in…

John Steinbeck’s Search for America

Source: Scott Laumann TRAVELS WITH CHARLEY is the “non-fictional” account of Steinbeck’s road trip across America in 1960. (I put the word “non-fictional” in quotes because although Steinbeck portrayed his journey as a cut-and-dry retelling of actual events, much scrutiny has been put to its authenticity in recent years.) Steinbeck’s son has said in interviews…

Goodreads: Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks

review by Cindy Knoke Set before and during the great war, Birdsong captures the drama of that era on both a national and a personal scale. It is the story of Stephen, a young Englishman, who arrives in Amiens in 1910. Over the course of the novel he suffers a series of traumatic experiences, from […]

As a Man Thinketh by James Allen

followed the link from Mathias Sager’s website: Goodreads review The mind guides our footsteps as we progress along the pathway of life. Purity of mind leads inevitably to purity of life, to the precious love and understanding that should control our everyday acts and attitudes towards friends and foes. But where must one look for […]