Wednesday, December 30, 2015
I am in my Sophomore Year at BookSparks University and participating in this year’s Fall Reading Challenge - #FRC2015. Right now, I am reading All in Her Head: A Novel by Sunny Mera. Course Title: Psychology of Sexuality. Department: Women’s Fiction.
About The Book:
As a young girl growing up in the Midwest, Sunny experiences the shame and stigma of scandal when her father is banned from their church for having an affair with the pastor’s best friend’s wife. As Sunny grows older, she begins to build the life she’s always wanted: she marries, buys a house, enrolls in graduate school, and soon has a baby on the way. But when she experiences the psychological phenomena of orgasmic labor, it triggers a chain of bizarre events, and she gradually descends into a world of delusion and paranoia. As Sunny struggles to separate the real from the unreal, she relies upon friends and family to ground her in truth and love - and keep her from going over the edge into madness.
About The Author:
I’m a mother who writes and lives in Brooklyn, New York, where I landed by way of New Hampshire. I was inspired to write the book All in Her Head: A Novel after my diagnosis of severe mental illness and my battle with postpartum depression, psychosis, and delusional disorder. I come from a privileged, educated, and stable home; I grew up attending a small, private Christian school that my parents and their friends founded in our attic in Topeka, Kansas. Thankfully, medication is effective for me and I wasn’t criminalized for my illness. On my journey, the thing I needed was more role models to explain how to share. I needed to hear stories of people who told their stories, and see more stories explaining how to teach others to listen. This would have helped so much during my dark days and then during my early days of insight. I’ve spent the last decade writing a narrative I can live with. Now that I’m finished with this story, I can work on what I want: mothering and writing about things that aren’t centered on me. I’m sharing this story with the aspiration that others will share my real hope for building a reality that is a place we want to live.
Buy this book at All In Her Head on Amazon.
You’ve just bought your dress for a big event. It looks amazing, but now you’re faced with the classic conundrum: what bra to wear with your dress? Follow this matching guide to make sure your bra stays hidden while your girls feel supported!
Saturday, December 26, 2015
I am in my Sophomore Year at BookSparks University and participating in this year’s Fall Reading Challenge - #FRC2015. Right now, I am reading Postcards From The Sky by Erin Siedmann. Course Title: Integrated Aviation. Department: Memoir.
About The Book:
The aviation world is a man’s world - it always has been, and it continues to be so today. In fact, women make up a mere 5 to 6 percent of the total pilot population worldwide. But from the first time Erin Seidemann experienced what it was like to see the world from a small plane’s perspective, she was hooked - and she’s spent much of her time since then fighting her way into becoming one of that 5 to 6 percent. Postcards from the Sky: Adventures of an Aviatrix tells of the struggles and adventures one encounters as a woman in the male-dominated space of aviation. With humor and equanimity, Seidemann recounts her varied experiences as a female pilot - from the chauvinistic flight instructor she makes the mistake of falling in love with to the many, many customs agents who insist she can’t possibly be her plane’s owner (“Where’s your boyfriend?”) - while at the same time giving insight about just what makes flying so incredible and so very addictive. Frank, funny, and full of adventure, Postcards from the Sky is an entertaining foray into a world few women have dared enter.
About The Author:
Erin Seidemann was born and raised in New Orleans in Southeastern Louisiana, a part of the state often described as “South of the South.” She attended Loyola University New Orleans and graduated cum laude with a degree in English writing. Her writing has appeared on numerous blogs, as well as on al.com, aopa.org, laaviator.com, womenofaviation.org, wdsu.com, and News with a Twist, as well as in Women in Aviation magazine. She recently earned her commercial pilot license.
Buy this book at Postcards From The Sky on Amazon.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
I am in my Sophomore Year at BookSparks University and participating in this year’s Fall Reading Challenge - #FRC2015. Right now, I am reading Put a Ring On It by Beth Kendrick. Course Title: Commitment Crash Course. Department: Chick-lit.
About The Book:
Brighton Smith doesn’t do outrageous. As an insurance actuary, it’s her job to assess risk and avoid bad investments. But when her fiance calls to confess he’s married someone else on a whim (“I looked at her and I just knew!”), she snaps. That night, at a local bar, Jake Sorensen - hot, rich, and way out of her league - buys Brighton a cocktail. At midnight, she kisses him. And by dawn, they’re exchanging vows at a drive-through chapel. Brighton knows Jake is a bad bet, but she doesn’t care. After a lifetime of playing it safe, she’s finally having fun. Until the whirlwind romance gives way to painful reality and Brighton finds out the truth about why a guy like Jake married a girl like her. With her heart on the line and the odds stacked against them, Brighton must decide whether to cut her losses or take a leap of faith that this love affair is one in a million.
About The Author:
Beth Kendrick is the author of several novels, including New Uses for Old Boyfriends, Cure for the Common Breakup, The Week Before the Wedding, and The Lucky Dog Matchmaking Service.
Buy this book at Put A Ring On It on Amazon.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
There's no getting out of Christmas now, despite Katie rejecting Micah's marriage proposal. Cozy up this holiday season with Cynthia Ruchti's new novella, An Endless Christmas. The Binder family celebrates every Christmas as if it were their last. Too many people, too much snow, and too little room should be a recipe for disaster. But sometimes too much is just enough. Especially when it’s Christmas.
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Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on November 30th. The winner will be announced December 1st on Cynthia's blog.
The Winter Solstice happens every year around December 21st or 22nd. It marks the shortest day of the year as the Northern Hemisphere is angled the farthest away from the Sun on this day. On the Winter Solstice there are 24 hours of sunlight in the Antarctic Circle, and 24 hours of darkness in the Arctic Circle.
Monday, December 21, 2015
I just wanted to let everyone know I am still HERE and I am alive. I have been dealing with a headache for over a week, and finally getting in to see the doc today. Ugh, not a good time of the year to be ill in any way. Just adds more stress! Eeeks! I'll try to get back on track here soon! Promise! Thanks for sticking with me!
Saturday, December 19, 2015
Mitch Taylor, is a workaholic attorney and widowed dad to a 12 year-old son, Robbie. Lately, Mitch is in way over his head, trying to be a dad, appease his hard edged boss, and make partner, while juggling an impatient girlfriend. His son Robbie has problems of his own. The school bully has made Robbie his latest target, he is trying not to be a total nerd in front of the girl he likes, and to make things worse, he was cast as lead role in the Christmas Pageant unwillingly. Robbie really want his dad to go out of his way this year to make Christmas all it s cracked up to be. Mitch and Robbie definitely think the other has it pretty easy until a mysterious toy causes them to switch bodies. They are forced to find out what it s like to spend the holidays in each others shoes in Christmas Trade.
Friday, December 18, 2015
Christmas Tail is a loving Christmas tale about how adopting a dog can save Christmas. For Christmas, single parent Jack gives his daughter a Labrador retriever named Bear. But when the canine runs away, he's brought to the pound and adopted by single mom Maggie. When the families realize they've fallen in love with the same dog, will "joint custody" lead to broken hearts - or a romance between Jack and Maggie?
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