Story Genius by Lisa Cron

As an aspiring writer with a lot of writer friends (some who’ve published their long awaited first books and even more, like me, who haven’t), the topic of crafting a riveting story comes up all the time. We’re constantly chatting about what makes a good story, what makes characters not only believable, but memorable and … Continue reading Story Genius by Lisa Cron

The Happiness of Pursuit by Chris Guillebeau

Sometimes when you pick up a book, you know you’re going to enjoy it before you even start reading. Maybe it’s something in the grit of the cover, the weight of it in your hands, or something about the title speaks to you. You can’t quite put your finger on it, but it’s there, nonetheless: … Continue reading The Happiness of Pursuit by Chris Guillebeau

Book Review: Little Paris Bookshop

Some books, like people, will steal your heart away before you ever know what’s happening. They’ll sweep your little cappuccino-drinkin’-self right off your feet and leave you smiling for days, reason unknown. The Little Paris Bookshop, by Nina George, did exactly that each time I sat down to read it. Originally a German novel, this … Continue reading Book Review: Little Paris Bookshop

Book Review: The More of Less

The More of Less, by Joshua Becker, is not at all what I expected when I first picked it up. To give you an idea of what I mean, let me start with what I thought I was getting: a simple book about how to minimize your possessions and consequently, live a clutter-free life. Here’s … Continue reading Book Review: The More of Less

Book Review: The Emotional Edge

Let me start off by saying that not all inspirational, self-help books are created equal. And more often than not, many authors spend the first two or three chapters convincing readers that she’s qualified to give you this advice, she’s struggled to overcome her past, she’s been depressed but pulled herself through and yada yada … Continue reading Book Review: The Emotional Edge

Book Review: The Breakbeat Poets

Every now and then I read a book of poetry that manages to jump out of the pages at me, pulling me into the heart of each poem and demanding that I pay attention. I mean really pay attention to what it has to say. The Breakbeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of … Continue reading Book Review: The Breakbeat Poets