Mindless Behaviors: Break Through Unseen Barriers by Beatrice Adenodi: an author’s portrait

Mindless Behaviors: Break Through Unseen Barriers by Beatrice Adenodi: an author’s portrait

Entertainment, Health
It’s no secret that every author pours some part of themselves in their works. Right from the introduction of her first book Mindless Behaviors, Beatrice Adenodi explains that this book was born from her own self-reflective journey. Let’s learn more about the author through what she shares in the book. Identity One important element of this book is identity: it is naturally at the heart of our human experience. Beatrice Adenodi is a first-generation Nigerian-American immigrant, one part of her identity that had considerable influence on her journey. She doesn’t go into details about her origins and family and how it shaped her own person throughout her life, but she does share one important event. In the last part of the book, she explains the tragedy that she experienced during…
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Save the Planet, Think Out of the Box

Save the Planet, Think Out of the Box

Entertainment
Best-selling author and children physiotherapist Lucia Matuonto is back again with another children's book titled Out of the Box: A New World. As a children's physiotherapist, Matuonto is known for creating suitable stories for young readers. Her books incorporate values and concepts younger readers will find helpful and relevant. Out of the Box: A New World tells the story of a 13-year-old boy named Noah. Noah, along with his parents, sister Mila, and dog Buster, currently resides in a polluted place called Gray Town. After accidentally stumbling upon Green City one day, Noah learns that there's much a better way of living than the one they currently have in Grey Town. Green City is the total opposite of Gray Town and resembles a greener place full of trees and clean air. Thanks to…
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Once a Princess, Always a Princess

Once a Princess, Always a Princess

Entertainment, Love
“I am a princess. All girls are. Even if they live in tiny old attics. Even if they dress in rags, even if they aren’t pretty, or smart, or young. They’re still princesses.” – Frances Hodgson Burnett. We often see princes and princesses in various forms of media around us; they can be seen in books, movies, television, and even talked about in the news. Usually, princes and princesses are associated with the concept of royalty, power, and elegance. As we have seen in typical Disney movies, princesses are beautiful, kind, brave, and free-spirited. There are already a lot of princesses out there, but certain qualities make each princess different from the other. Aside from beauty and grace, indeed, there is more to it than just beautiful dresses and gowns. Clyve…
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Laurel Anne Hill’s Plague of Flies: Revolt of the Spirits, 1846 Is Here

Entertainment
If you haven’t heard, Laurel Anne Hill’s new book Plague of Flies: Revolt of the Spirits, 1846 is finally here! Many readers who read her previous book back in 2017, The Engine Woman's Light which won over thirteen honors and awards have since been itching to get their hands on another adventure from Laurel Anne Hill. In The Engine Woman's Light, we met fifteen year old Juanita who had a mystical vision and set out to sabotage the railroad that took innocent victims to a murderous asylum. Plague of Flies: Revolt of the Spirits, 1846 takes a turn as we adventure with a new protagonist, Catalina Delgado, the heroine of this historical fantasy that takes place in Alta, California. Life as Catalina Delgado Knows It Is about to Make a…
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Taking the Unbeaten Path

Taking the Unbeaten Path

Arts, Entertainment, Travel
A continuation of the Babe in the Woods series Are you a fan of nature, art and self-discovery? In Babe in the Woods: Self Portrait, Yvonne Wakefield tells the story of how and why she lived in a log cabin as a young adult. After the unfortunate death of her parents, Wakefield uses what little money she has left to her name to purchase land and build a log cabin on her own. If you are coming from her first book, Babe in the Woods: Building a Life One Log at a Time, this story will be a satisfying continuation of Wakefield’s journey of self-discovery following the log cabin building project.  Caught between preparing the essentials of water and heat, and fighting off rogue bears outside her window, Wakefield finds…
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Come For The Mystery, Stay for the Drama

Come For The Mystery, Stay for the Drama

Entertainment
Joe Turner may eat from paper plates and keep his living room table perpetually messy but in the court room, he always delivers a clean, organized argument. In Good Lookin’: a Joe Turner Mystery by T. L. Bequette, Turner represents Darnell Moore who is accused of murdering Cashtown gang member Cleveland Barlow on March 22, 2021. After spotting Moore’s car on video at the scene of the crime, the police take him in for questioning. As Turner meets him for the first time and learns of all the mistakes he made, he realizes just how tough this case will be. With a growing mountain of evidence against him, it seems as if Moore enters the trial with his fate sealed. Having never lost an innocent client to life in prison,…
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