What I Took Away From Thrive by Arianna Huffington

What I Took Away from Thrive by Arianna Huffington

I've heard so much about Thrive and am a fan of the Huffington Post, and felt compelled to read Arianna Huffington's newest book. Arianna speaks about going beyond the usual two metrics of success (money and power), to her third metric.  This consists of four sectors, or pillars as she described them: well-being, wisdom, wonder and giving. As you read deeper into the book, she describes how to achieve each sector of the third metric with meditation, unplugging and more. I used to pride … [Read more...]

What Should You Read Next? These 9 Great Books!

Summer Reading Collage

*There are affiliate links in this post and I will get compensated if you purchase from them.  Thank you, in advance for helping to support this blog! If you haven't already realized by previous posts, I LOVE TO READ!  There's something about picking up a book and reading that is relaxing and invigorating all at the same time.  More than likely, you are in a calm, relaxed position. Most of the time I am laying on my bed or lounge chair but love to read just about anywhere.  I also take my … [Read more...]

INTERVIEW: Jane Tanner, Co-Founder of Bookroo

Bookroo Interview

There's something about reading that relaxes me.  Whether I am at home on a lounge chair out back, upstairs cuddled in bed, or on a plane, I crave a book's companionship.  I enjoy reading a variety of genres - from historical fiction like The White Queen by Phillipa Gregory to what I like to call "pink lipstick" fiction like the Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella.  I usually switch between genres so as to not get bored with one. Reading was ingrained into me since I was very little.  I used … [Read more...]

BOOK REVIEW: The Book of Joan

BOOK REVIEW- The Book of Joan Joan Rivers

Everyone knows of Joan Rivers.  Her career in comedy was known throughout the world.  I liked her.  Was she loud? Yes.  A bit on the obnoxious side?  Yes.  Rude at times?  Yes.  Funny?  Hell yea!  Joan Rivers was one of the hardest working female comediennes ever to hit the stage.  She was also a loving and supportive mother and grandmother.  When I was offered to read and review The Book of Joan, I was skeptical if it was going to be a truly good read or just one of those books written by a … [Read more...]

BOOK REVIEW: The Manny

Book review The Manny

When I first heard of this book, I thought it would be a take off of The Nanny, solely by the title alone. It had decent reviews, so I ordered it via Paperback Swap. When it arrived in the mail, I had just finished reading Me Before You. The Manny seemed to be a nice departure from the former book’s serious topic. It proved right! I’ll just tell you the premise so that I will not give it away should you want to read it. Picture a wealthy family in New York City. The husband, an … [Read more...]