Category: International Book Reviews

my story with books: a literary road trip

I owe my love of books to my dad, who has always been an avid reader.  Throughout my life certain books have remained in my memory, imprinted on me through the feelings they inspired by reading its pages, those feelings and emotions have stayed…

Book Review: the unexpected joy of being sober by Catherine Gray

This blog has personal input and you are invited to provide any comments at the end of the blog. Summary: I got this book as a recommendation in a book discussion in Goodreads… I ordered online and was truly anticipating its arrival. When it…

Book Review: the witch elm by tana french

At the end of this post there are two Book Review templates for you and your kids! Summary: I got this book at Barnes and Noble, way before the current mayhem took place. After a quick glance to the bI got this book at…

Book Review: Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

(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…

Book Review: Becoming by Michelle Obama

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…

Book List: February 2020

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…

Weekly Book Review by Mari

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…

Mari’s Book Review – The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

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…

7 Tips for making a bedtime routine that works for you…

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…

A poem to share: A Short Story

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…