Getting Things Done-Goodreads Review

Who doesn’t want less stress and more joy? You can achieve this state when you learn to capture, clarify, organize, and execute all those tasks life throws at you. This book will not only help you manage your time, but face life with calm focus and still achieve your dreams.

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Facing Disappointment

Although we plan and dream, life may fail to meet our expectations. A dwindling bank account balance, a serious illness, or an unexpected responsibility may cause cherished goals to be shelved, scrapped, or revised. A lie, betrayal, or argument may ruin a relationship. “If there is one predictable thing in this life, it’s that you …

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How to write 500 words…when you have nothing to say

A writer expresses ideas, experiences, and emotions through words. Under the right conditions, those words might grow into a nonfiction book, a poem, a blog post, or (no pressure) the Great American Novel. In order to complete any of those projects, a writer must transform inspiration into a writing habit. Some days that task is …

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The Best We Could Do-Goodreads Review

After the birth of her child, Thi Bui attempts to form a closer connection with her own parents, refugees of South Vietnam. Her memoir details the history of the Vietnamese conflict as well as the family’s harrowing escape and relocation to the United States. As she learns her parents’ stories, she eventually understands their reticence and the emotional toll extracted by their experiences.

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I Owe You One-Goodreads Review

Sophie Kinsella’s first person heroines are bursting with personality, good intentions, and human foibles. As always I was swept up by Fixie Farr’s hopes, dreams, catastrophes, and triumphs. I cringed, cheered, worried, and laughed. I didn’t want to put the book down!

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