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Coping With Death & Destruction by Arrison Kirby (Book Review #150)

This review was kindly requested by Arrison Kirby.  Coping with death and destruction is a collection of fictional stories written with the intent to make you smile, cry, and ponder as you read. This twelve-chapter book, blends in with the deaths that occurred in 2016 losing people like David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Prince, Carries Fisher and more. The stories are written to bring out the sense of endlessness and to provide comfort. Each story is a standalone short segment of what surpasses to []

THE FINE ART OF SAYING NO by BIBIANA KRALL

THE FINE ART OF SAYING NO | BIBIANA KRALL We have all been there…wanting to do more, get more accomplished and helping our community. What we are not necessarily taught is how to say no with tact and mindfulness. Before you consider this a negative post and walk away, please just listen for a moment. Life for all of us in 2017 is busy, excruciatingly busy. Focus has become a rare gem and what we are left with is a frazzled mess []

To Trust a Wolf – by Danielle Hardgrave (Book Review #74)

  Helen is an archivist working in a museum and she is in charge of an annual event where she collects money from donors to keep the museum running. Her job is very important to her.  A historical discovery regarding a Viking hoard attracts a lot of people, and that causes an increase in her responsibilities. Unknown to her, there is something hidden in the artifacts which put her life, museum, and everyone else in danger. Here comes Rune Helsen, a dashing []

String the Cranberries by Kim Troike (Book Review #66)

String the cranberries is a short story written about Brandon and Leia. It is a love story and written as a Christmas Novella. Brandon is a 25-year-old bachelor that happens to hear of an advertisement asking for help at a farm from, his friend Sam. Brandon asks Sam’s advice as he trusts him and takes a step towards applying for the position. Brandon travels to Wyoming. As he arrives, he meets Tracey, a hardworking man that keeps to himself. He takes Brandon []

The Gift Of Noah by Victor Wilkie (Short Book Review #45)

  When a blessing knocks on your door do you return it or keep it? It is almost Christmas and Jayce has been reflecting on her life and situation for a while. She has everything she wants and needs; however she still feels a void in her life. One snowy evening as she is praying to God asking him to show her the way and to give her a sign she hears a knock on her door. A small baby named Noah []

June Short Book Reviews (Part Two)

Lean Stone Book Club kindly requested these short book reviews. Etiquette: A Guide to the Most Common Etiquette Rules and Social Situations where Etiquette Matters by Niel Schreiber Etiquette is a wonderful book written about how you should behave and interact in social situations. Whether it is a family event or an official work related gathering, this book attempts to inform you on basic civil behavior that would increase your likeability and social calendar. The only thing that I could recommend in []