2019 Reads

Write With Confidence in 7 Steps

June 19, 2019

Seven Steps to Confident Writing by Alan Gelb Everybody could benefit from learning how to express themselves clearly and persuasively in a piece of writing. Unfortunately, many of us see writing as “the thing we had to do back in school that [Keep Reading]

Brill Building Historical Fiction

June 12, 2019

I’m Glad I Did by Cynthia Weil The Brill Building is a place where songwriting magic happened. Dozens of professional musicians worked there to churn out some of the most popular songs from the 1950s and 1960s. The author of this book was one [Keep Reading]

Technology Changed Everything in Music

June 5, 2019

Capturing Sound: How Technology Has Changed Music by Mark Katz This was an interesting read and I will write a few posts about the observations I made and things I learned while reading it. The 4 Minute Restriction “For seventy-one years [Keep Reading]

Your Kid Can Be a Money Genius

May 30, 2019

Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not) by Beth Kobliner I am absolutely terrible with money. I don’t know how to budget properly or save. I often ask myself where all my money went. I know that I can do better with my finances [Keep Reading]

Latest Graphic Novel Reads

May 22, 2019

Here are the latest graphic novels I have been able to read thanks to the public library. The Fiction I love the concept of this story, four childhood friends discover a book of strange books that lets them travel inside them to the stories. [Keep Reading]

Could This Really Happen?

May 17, 2019

Dry by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman This was an intense page-turner that captivated me from start to finish. It was horrifyingly real, but filled with heart and soul. I love how the authors told the story from multiple points of view. It [Keep Reading]

You Need a Total Money Makeover

May 15, 2019

The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness by Dave Ramsey I have never been smart with my money. I have managed to scrape by just fine but I often wonder where it all goes. I am not in control of my money and it isn’t [Keep Reading]

The Value of Boredom

May 14, 2019

I was supply teaching in a classroom a few weeks back that had a brilliant display on the wall about the English language. It was chopped full of useful information for students. I found myself wondering how often this display gets used. I know that [Keep Reading]

The 11th Doctor Still Travelling

May 8, 2019

Doctor Who – After Life This was the first comic book story for the 11th Doctor as played by Matt Smith in the television series. This was a one-off story that didn’t tie in to the series at all. I am glad that further series brought in [Keep Reading]

Crosstalk is a Great Read

May 3, 2019

Crosstalk by Connie Willis This book is set in the near future where it is possible to get an operation that helps you emotionally connect with a romantic partner. Trent suggests that he and his girlfriend get the procedure done to take their [Keep Reading]
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