Articles about Book Reviews

Book Review: First Things First by Stephen Covey

June 13th, 2013 / No Comments »

In  a time where change is all around us, do you ever find yourself struggling to figure out your priorities? How do you organize when everything is in motion? Where is the place to start? What is the most important thing to get to? With First Things First, Dr. Covey takes a closer look at [...]

Book Review: Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting

May 16th, 2013 / No Comments »

When Pamela Druckerman, former writer for the The Wall Street Journal, moved to Paris (France, not Texas) with her husband Simon, little did she know that she was about to embark on a fascinating exploration of the differences of parenting between Americans and the French.  In her fascinating, well researched and often hilarious book, Bringing [...]

Book Review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

April 12th, 2013 / No Comments »

Keeping with April’s “spring cleaning” theme, I chose this month’s book because it felt like a breath of fresh air.  Written entirely in the form of letters, the book explores the recovery from the Nazi occupation of the Guernsey islands off of the coast of England in WWII. The story is a tale of creativity [...]

Book Review: Sway by Ori Brafman and Rom Brafman

March 19th, 2013 / No Comments »

The subtle ways we derail ourselves. The incredibly bright Brafman brothers bring us a book that explains why we do the silly, illogical, irrational things we have a tendency to do. They examine everything from why we hold onto failing investments, to how our initial impressions can be totally wrong. They tear apart the typical [...]

Book Review: State of Wonder & Carry the One

February 13th, 2013 / No Comments »

The poignant beauty of tragedy I thought I would start our new year’s book review out with some interesting fiction, and I simply couldn’t decide which of these books I should review first.  Then, I realized, they actually go together in my mind!  Both are novels written in exquisite prose, using tricks of language that [...]