Three Books To Gift The Writer In Your Life

Are you looking for a gift for the writer in your life?  If you are the writer in your life no doubt you can't get enough of good writing books.  There's nothing better than good advice and solidarity from shared experiences.  These three books cover something different and offer the writer a source of inspiration,... Continue Reading →

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The Choice by Edith Eger

I requested The Choice by Edith Eger on Netgalley because of Desmond Tutu's praise for this memoir: "The Choice is a gift to humanity. One of those rare and eternal stories that you don't want to end and that leave you forever changed." - Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate I'm new to the memoir... Continue Reading →

Review: Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

Meditations is a collection of twelve books of the personal writings of Roman Emperor, Marcus Aurelius.  Aurelius was a practitioner of Stoic philosophy and Meditations is the result of analysis of Stoic philosophy and the application of it to his life. Don't despair, the book isn't nearly as long, boring, or complicated to read as... Continue Reading →

2017 Edgar Award Winners

The Mystery Writers of America have selected the best in the mystery fiction and non fiction genre with the announcement of the 2017 Edgar Award winners. Best Novel - Before the Fall by Noah Hawley "On a foggy summer night, eleven people--ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter--depart Martha's Vineyard headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later,... Continue Reading →

Review: The Element by Ken Robinson

The Element is a popular personal development book about finding your element; the intersection of your natural talent and your personal passions.  This book is often included on lists about creativity and while it features the stories of many creative people, it is not actually about creativity. "The element is the point at which natural... Continue Reading →

Review: Writing Well by Mark Tredinnick

I first read Writing Well by Mark Tredinnick a few years back.  It has held pride of place on my writing book shelf because it is one of the most helpful and beautifully written books on writing I've read so far. "Writing Well is a guide to expressive creative writing and effective professional prose. The... Continue Reading →

2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners

In my part of the world the Pulitzer Prizes were announced at 9pm last night but no matter the time zone people all over were ready and waiting to hear the news of the 100th anniversary Pulitzer Prize winners. The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction: The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen What a year for Viet... Continue Reading →

Review: Langford’s Basic Photography by Michael Langford

Langford's Basic Photography was first published in 1977 and continues to be updated with the most recent 9th edition published in 2010.  This photography book comes highly recommended and is the prescribed textbook for some courses.  Michael Langford is a well accomplished and respected photographer and teacher. "Michael Langford, renowned author, teacher, and practitioner, is... Continue Reading →

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