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Reading about Reading

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Only a matter of time I would read books about reading books LOL! I came across this booking a bookshop here in Washington, DC called Politics and Prose.  Turns out the author writes reviews for the Washington Post, amongst other things.  I found Michael Dirda’s Browsings witty, relatable and a good reference for books I will read in the future.
-J
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6 months into 112 Books!

6 months in

I made the decision to read 112 books starting on my birthday: January 12, 2016. Today I am slightly over 6 months in and reading my 61st book! Here are a few things I’ve learned since starting this journey:

Goal Setting is LIFE:   (more…)

The Idea of Wellth

Wellth

Most of us want to work hard, achieve a level of success and build wealth.  At what cost though?  What is being wealthy worth if you don’t have a real life?  In this thought provoking book titled: Wellth: How I Learned to Build a Life Not a Resume the author, Jason Wachob explores the idea of wellness based on the following:  (more…)

Do You Talk Funny?

Do You Talk Funny

Generally, I do not have a fear of public speaking.  However, I do have moments of nervousness and uncertainty.  More so as an adult.  When I was younger, I was pretty fearless when it came to public speaking.  Now, especially in my professional life, I don’t always enjoy it.  This is for a couple of reasons: (more…)

Yes, Chef

Yes, Chef

I love reading memoirs, especially those of successful people.  The arena of success does not matter to me.  I just love reading about the hustle behind the come up.   I am familiar with Marcus Samuelsson and his accomplishments.  I know about his Harlem restaurant, Red Rooster.  I can think of the countless times I’ve seen him on the Food Network or read about him in a magazine.  This memoir takes you on a wonderful journey.   (more…)

March Book Club Selection

March 2016 Book Club

March is Women’s History Month.  To be specific, March 8th is International Women’s Day.  For this month’s 112 Book Club selection, I’m going to read Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay.  Here’s the intriguing description:  (more…)

Introducing the 112 Book Club

2 Black History Month Reads

After starting the 112 Books reading challenge, many have asked me to share my reads.  I want to continue my journey and share with others so….ladies and gentleman I present:

The 112 Book Club *throws glitter* *pops champagne*

Since February is also Black History Month, I’d like to kick off the 112 Book Club by introducing 2 books for the month.  Both by authors of color with very compelling, diverse novels: (more…)