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Book Review: The Yoga of Max’s Discontent by Karan Bajaj

@KatieMcCoach About the book: In this captivating and surprising novel of spiritual discovery—a No. 1 bestseller in India—a young American travels to India and finds himself tested physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Max Pzoras is the poster child for the American Dream. The child of Greek immigrants who grew up in a dangerous New York housing […]

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Binge-worthy book series: The Selection by Kiera Cass

I recently tweeted this: I binge book series like I binge TV.   I struggle to find my way back to reality until I’ve completed the series. Well, that tweet was because of a book series in particular. The Selection by Kiera Cass. In the case of this review, I’m going to give a review […]

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Recommended Read For Writers: Stephen King’s On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

I recently finished reading, well actually listening to Stephen King’s On Writing: A Memoir of  the Craft.  Highly recommended for all writers! There’s a lot of conflicting advice about craft books for writers—some think you can’t learn from them, or that the best way to improve your writing is just by more writing. And I agree […]

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Book Review: Freefall by Linda Howell Betz

Freefall, by Linda Howell Betz is the story about a young girl Estelle, starting when she is 15 and at the age of crushes and exploration, and follows her through her life until she is around her thirties. The story begins in 1947 in Kansas City and I think the time period and age of Estelle makes this […]

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Book review: The Tao of the Alligator and the Crocodile by J.M. Garlock

I just finished reading a very interesting nonfiction book titled The Tao of the Alligator and the Crocodile by J.M. Garlock. I do not usually read nonfiction titles that aren’t narrative nonfiction or memoirs, but for some reason the synopsis intrigued me and I thought… hmm I honestly know nothing about alligators/crocodiles, nor any relation […]

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