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Channeling Your Power of Conduction – A Reflection on “The Water Dancer”

I recently finished reading “The Water Dancer,” Ta-Nehisi Coates’ debut novel. This novel was chosen for Oprah’s Book Club, and Ms. Winfrey herself described the story as powerful.  Although it took some time for me to take in and digest this novel, I can confidently say that I’m glad I took my time with this book. A gripping masterpiece like…

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Beneath a Scarlet Sky: A Review

Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan was a riveting and gripping novel. I just finished this last night, and couldn’t wait to publish my review in my small corner of the internet. Set in World War II Italy, in the city of Milan, the story focuses on the young protagonist, Pino Lella. This book was sitting on my Amazon…

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Michelle Obama’s “Becoming” – A Refreshingly Real Conversation

At just a little over two months since hitting the shelves, our Forever First Lady Michelle Obama’s memoir, “Becoming” is nothing short of iconic and unarguably an instant classic. With over 3.8 million copies sold and a book tour with ticket prices that could rival the “On the Run II Tour,” this must-have is 2018’s best selling book. I would…

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The She-King Series : A Review – A Novel of Ancient Egypt

I just finished reading The She-King, a four-book series by Libbie Hawker following the life of Hatshepsut, one of Ancient Egypt’s most renowned Pharaohs and one of history’s most badass women. Although, the story was exaggerated at moments to create a better plot-line, the entire subject of the series, Hatshepsut, and the mystery and allure that is ancient Egyptian culture…

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Their Eyes Were Watching God: Thoughts & Feelings

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston was a book that I had sitting on my shelf for about five months after picking it up at the local library’s annual book sale. I was drawn in not only by the cover art (1998 Harper Perennial Modern Classics paperback edition), but I was also attracted to the name on…

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