(at the end of this post there are two Book Review templates for you and your kids now that we will be spending more times indoors) Summary: I got this book at a quilter club I belonged to. It caught my attention as they were raving about it so I immediately ordered the book and was anticipating reading it. When I started reading I quickly … Continue reading Book Review: Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
Summary: The book summarizes Michelle Obama’s life, from her childhood in Chicago South Side through her journey to the White House. It is narrated by her, and making emphasizes her perspective, feelings, lessons learned, and opinions. It is an autobiography and as such we are witnessing her life as she narrates it to us. Her extraordinary journey is told with a modest voice that is … Continue reading Book Review: Becoming by Michelle Obama
What are you reading this month? Today I wanted to show you the books on my bedside table. It’s normal for me to have more than four books at any given time … What can I do?, reading is my entertainment every night and where I give myself permission to splurge. Becoming by Michelle Obama: I’m going halfway through the book and I’m totally at … Continue reading Book List: February 2020
We have a soccer player in the family (my 9-year-old son) and for years soccer has maintained a very important place in our lives. As a family and individually we love the sport. My dad recommended this book, he brought the book from Panama for me to read it. He spoke highly of the book and its author and I was pleased to agree with … Continue reading Weekly Book Review by Mari
I picked this book from my dad’s library in one of my visits to Panama. Actually, I picked book number 3 without knowing it is a 4-book series and started reading it. Soon enough I realized that I needed to stop and get books 1 and 2 immediately. I remember I was on a weekend getaway in Austin with my family and insisted I needed … Continue reading Mari’s Book Review – The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
With years of trying to perfect multitasking (and never really accomplishing), I have come to the conclusion that following a routine makes it easier for me to accomplish all that is needed to be done. I have a morning routine, a working routine, an afternoon routine, and a bedtime routine. I have already shared with you morning routine tips and now want to share tips … Continue reading 7 Tips for making a bedtime routine that works for you…
I have been revisiting my past journals looking for some inspiration and I found this poem which I wrote when I was 22 years old (it feels like a lifetime ago). It’s hard to connect with the feeling of sorrow and heartache that I felt at that time, but I can still feel the inspiration when I was writing it. There is no darkness … Continue reading A poem to share: A Short Story
“The Bookshop of Yesterdays” was an incredible read. It was funny, dramatic, sad, insightful, hopeful, romantic, and for the avid reader, an adventure through books and their meaning in our lives. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to have an adventure of self-discovery, forgiveness, resolve, courage and love. ♥♥♥♥ Four hearts out of five! Additional info as found in Goodreads Book: The Bookshop of … Continue reading First Book Review of 2020!