I had the chance to interview TEDx speaker and rare disease mom, Kristin Smedley, about her new book and how she is changing the way the world sees blindness. When both of Smedley's sons were born with a rare disease that caused them to lose their sight, she and her family chose thriving over merely surviving.
She's My Dad by Jonathan Williams and Paula Williams is a heartbreaking and poignant memoir that made me feel deeply for Paula and her story.
Title: If Dan Can Shred- You Can, Too! Dream It; Live It Author: Danielle Coulter Genre: Nonfiction/ Memoir Length: 169 Pages Available for free from Kindle Unlimited or from Amazon in Paperback! About Danielle (from her Amazon Author Page):My name is Danielle Coulter and I was born with Cerebral Palsy. At the age of 20,… Continue reading Book Review: If Dan Can Shred- You Can, Too! By D. Coulter #Disability #DreamBig
"I, Win," by Win Kelly Charles is an incredible book by an incredible young woman who is working to redefine the way the world views people with disabilities.
Title: soft magic. Author: by Upile Chisala Genre: Poetry Length: 122 pages My Review: I've been thinking a lot about poetry lately. What does it mean to write poetry? What does it mean to be a poet? What makes a poem? Many of my fellow English majors would argue that a poem is defined by form,… Continue reading Poetry Review: soft magic. by Upile Chisala
Title: Hermanas: Deepening Our Identity and Growing Our Influence Authors: Natalia Kohn, Noemi Vega Quiñones, Kristy Garza Robinson Length: 208 pages Publisher: InterVarsity Press Publication Date: January 15, 2019 I really and truly loved Hermanas: Deepening Our Identity and Growing our Influence. The word "hermana," is Spanish for "sister," and I wish that it were possible to reach… Continue reading Book Review: Hermanas- Deepening Our Identity and Growing Our Influence
Title: Influencer: Building Your Social Brand in an Age of Media Author: Brittany Hennessey Format: I read the Audible version (Also available on eBook and in paperbook) Length: 256 pages I saw the book Influencer, on a fellow book blogger's website. The review was so good that you could say I was 'influenced," by the blogger to purchase… Continue reading Audio Book Review: “Influencer” by B. Hennessey
Title: The Midwife of Borneo: The True Story of a Geordie Pioneer Author: Wendy Grey Rogerson and Barbara Fox Publisher: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Genre: Christian nonfiction/ Memoir I have always wanted to go on a mission trip to a foreign country. There was even a point during my college years when I seriously considered dropping out of… Continue reading Book Review: The Midwife of Borneo
Welcome to First Line Fridays! First Line Fridays a fun meme hosted by Hoarding Books! The aim of the game? Grab the book closest to you and share the first line! INSERT IMAGE FROM INSTAGRAM Title: The Midwife of Borneo: The True Story of a Geordie Pioneer Author: Wendy Grey Rogerson and Barbara Fox Publisher: Society… Continue reading First Line Fridays #2: “The Midwife of Borneo” by Rogerson & Fox