Madame Chic - A Triple Book Review

Jennifer L. Scott is the author of the three books staring Madame Chic below: Lessons From Madame Chic — 20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris At Home with Madame Chic: Becoming a Connoisseur of Daily Life Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic All three of these books are cute and quick reads – and have a lot to offer. In fact, I read Lessons from Madame Chic on the Plane to Europe! And then again this past… Read more »

10% Happier by Dan Harris (

This past week, I finished up reading 10% Happier by Dan Harris. As I’ve previously mentioned, I am in the works of planning my 2015 Adventure to Bliss. One of my wishes is to explore what happiness means to different people and why. My list of books to read is now at 26 for the new year – and I’m certain it will grow. Although, I’ll be honest, I’m not sure when I last read (for pleasure) that much… maybe… Read more »

The Happiness Project Book Cover Courtesy of Open Table

Gretchin Rubin can just go ahead and be permentently on my list of “inspirational writers.” On the recommendation of a fellow-blogger, I just recently (FINALLY) finished her (arguably) most popular work, “The Happiness Project.” Wow. I’ll be honest, I have tried reading this book many times. In fact, according to Amazon, I’ve had the book since January of 2012. And I literally just finished it this past weekend. So what was different this time? I honestly think it was just… Read more »

Lean In by Sheryl Sandburg Image Courtesy of

As Facebook’s COO and mother of two, Sheryl Sandburg knows what it means to be busy. She is a hard worker and, honestly she’s inspirational. In her book, Lean In, Sheryl makes it clear that change is needed for women in the workplace. In fact, change is really needed for everyone in the workplace (and at home). She emphasizes the importance of working towards a world where women and men spend half of their time focused on their careers and… Read more »

The Book of Awesome Cover Courtesy of Google Images

As a kid, I would receive one of the Scholastic Reader Order forms from my Elementary teachers and I’d go through and circle everything I wanted to read…it was almost always the entire form… silly me. And one of my first experiences with a library was taking a book out…and when my Grandma asked for me to return it…I just put it back on the shelf. It was all good and well till a few weeks later the library called… Read more »

Books by Unsplash

For my book lovers out there, do you ever feel as though you’ll never make it through that stack of books? Or do you ever buy books, even though you have plenty yet to get through…because, well, the book sounds delicious?! I do… I’m guilty as charged! In fact, several weeks ago, I was so fed up with the list of over 50 books in my “to-read” queue, that I made a promise to myself to STOP finding new books… Read more »

Book covers for The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect

Please note: I try to avoid spoilers at all costs…but they may still appear in the review for the two books listed, above. Be warned! Apologies!Graeme Simsion recently published The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect. My initial reaction to the bright and (in my opinion) neat looking covers, followed by an impressive star rating on Amazon and an intriguing book description all led me to download the two to my Kindle.Within the first few pages of The Rosie Project,… Read more »

Ashlee at Disney Land

If you were not aware – Disney is one of my favorite things. The Disney classics, Walt Disney World, Disney Land, the music and let’s not forget our dear friend, Mickey Mouse! All of these things were a large part of my childhood, and I’m not ashamed to say, a large part of my life today. All things Disney started with one dream: Walt Disney’s dream of a mouse. Although Walt had this dream, he had to face all sorts… Read more »

I want to be Bob Goff. If you have 10 minutes a day to spare…or every other day…or every week. I strongly invite and encourage you to read his book, Love Does. In it, Bob shares the idea that loving others is the right way to live. He shares his story of becoming a Christian and how he’s chosen to best connect with God. He strongly believes that love is not just feelings and thoughts – it is action! His… Read more »

Cover of People Can't Drive You Crazy If You Don't Give Them The Keys

  The title of this book was what won me over first – but that was only the beginning. In Mike Bechtle’s book, People Can’t Drive You Crazy if You Don’t Give Them the Keys, he writes about how each of us can change our day-to-day crazy, hectic, drama-filled lives by giving us a different way to deal with difficult people. He pokes, prods and uses good clean humor to help convey his point. In Part One, Mike helps us admit that… Read more »

In today’s world, many of us place emphasis on what we (or others) are doing wrong. You’re too fat. She’s too skinny. He’s too muscular. She’s too smart. He’s too nice. They are too focused on their careers.  Too! Too! Too! Why? Why are we wasting all this time focusing on what’s “wrong” with each of us? And who is to say what “wrong” actually looks like? We have this obsession with labeling everyone with a negative tone… I don’t… Read more »