summer reading list

One of my favorite parts of summer is having extra time to read. I have a hard time getting long periods of downtime to read during the fall and spring semesters, so I tend to devour books during my winter and summer breaks. This weekend I made my summer reading list and thought I would share it with you in case you are looking for some summer reading suggestions. (Amazon affiliate links are included in this post.)   Cut in… Read more »

steps to personal growth

If you’ve been following along on my journey of personal discovery this year, you will know that I have been looking deep into myself to find my passion and my purpose. For my whole life, I’ve felt like the purpose of my gifts and talents was so much bigger than the small towns to which they have been confined. Part of finding the answers to my questions this year has been confronting that nagging feeling that just would not go… Read more »

exposed in darkness heather sensor book review

  I first learned about Heather Sunseri after she published her first book, Mindspeak. I followed her work through the entire Mindspeak series and her second Emerge series. Both are in the YA genre with a biomedical/dystopian theme. So, when Heather said she was writing an adult book that was a crime drama, I pursed my lips and wondered how this would end.   It’s not that I did not believe in Heather’s ability as a writer, but I love crime drama… Read more »

This is a book review, but it’s not like a typical book review.If you’ve ever read one of my reviews, you’ll find that I don’t tend to give away a lot about the plot. I don’t like to regurgitate the plot or reveal all of the spoilers because I want you to read the book too. So, my book reviews focus more on the experience of reading the book and how it emotionally, spiritually, or mentally impacted me. Yes, I… Read more »

save money using Amazon Prime

This post also appeared today on my personal finance blog, Your Finance Professor.       In honor of Amazon Prime Day, I thought I would share some of the ways I use  Amazon Prime to save money. You can sign up below to get a free month of Amazon Prime and see if it is something that works for you. The regular membership rate is $99/year, which equates to $8.25 per month. If you have a .edu email address, you… Read more »

  Book Review Earlier this year, my son and I attended his musical theater festival in Atlanta. Jodi Picoult was one of the guests at the festival (along with Darren Criss, but that is a story for another day). She talked about the book she wrote with her daughter called Between the Lines and how they had turned the story into a musical theater performance as well. Here’s one of the songs we got to hear at the festival.  … Read more »