REVIEW: Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage by Elizabeth Gilbert

I'm in the minority of people who read Eat, Pray, Love and had a lukewarm reaction to it, so I wasn't eager to read Committed at first.  A few friends who are EPL devotees told me that although it can be read as a sequel to EPL, Committed is nothing like it, so I gave it a shot. Perhaps … Continue reading REVIEW: Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage by Elizabeth Gilbert

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REVIEW: Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet Mock

I was first introduced to Janet Mock via Twitter in 2013 sometime. I hadn’t read the 2011 Marie Claire article, so at that time I knew absolutely nothing of who Janet Mock was or what her journey was; just that she was tweeting humorous and witty posts on the same television show I was watching.  She replied to a … Continue reading REVIEW: Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet Mock

The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

This was a book club read for me.  Honestly, I wouldn't have chosen it to read if not for the fact that a prominent member of my book club group had a personal connection to the author; thus, she recommended it to the group. I rated this book 4 stars for the subject matter of … Continue reading The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

REVIEW: Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Although many readers I know hail this book as one of the best in the chick-lit genre, I did not enjoy it very much. I’m all for self-discovery, but how self-absorbed and indulgent can one person be?? It actually took me over a year of off and on reading before I finished it. I loved … Continue reading REVIEW: Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

REVIEW: The Conversation: How Black Men and Women Can Build Loving, Trusting Relationships by Hill Harper

This book was lent to me by a friend whose book club I was invited to attend.  Even though I DNF'd the book, it did lead to a very lively group discussion. I didn't finish the book for any other reason than it didn't bring anything to the fore that was new...at least not by the … Continue reading REVIEW: The Conversation: How Black Men and Women Can Build Loving, Trusting Relationships by Hill Harper