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Is it really August first? July just flew by and at the same time dragged on. As for me, I’m still on the path to heal myself physically, mentally, and emotionally. And though I’ve made some progress I still face difficulties in these trying times.

Yet, I do have positive things that enrich my life like books. In fact I will be posting a couple of book reviews shortly. Reading is keeping me sane. Well as sane as I possibly can be in the year 2020.

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Happy New Year to all my readers. After a holiday break I feel refreshed and you’ll see some increased activity at the Book Self. I’m halfway through a book and hope to have a review up shortly.

I have a long list of books to read and review. Authors from all over the world are contacting me about reading and reviewing their books. It’s such an honor.

2019 was an incredibly difficult year, and not just for me. ┬áLet’s visualize 2020 to be a year of healing, kindness, compassion, sensitivity, giving, empathy, peace, creativity, healing and courage. Together we are strong. Goodness in action is greater than evil.

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A couple of months ago I applied for a job that totally had my name on it (and then some). Just found out I lost out the position to someone who doesn’t nearly have the education, talent, skills, and expertise I have. I keep telling myself it’s the company’s loss, but right now I’m feeling a mixture of anger and sadness.

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Is it really August 1st? Has it really been two months since my father died? Talk about a cruel summer. Thank goodness for my support system, my dear friends for being there in my time in need.

This blog has also been a place of self-healing and good care. In the next few weeks look for some book reviews, a publicity piece, and interesting book related news.


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I don’t often delve a lot on this blog when it comes to my personal life, just a few hints here and there regarding my off-line life. I’m a pretty private person, but you may have noticed a decrease in activity lately. Earlier this month my father died after a couple of years of declining health. So needless to say, I haven’t been in the mood to do a lot of writing. But books are a comfort so I’ve been doing a lot of reading and I hope to have some reviews up shortly.

Thanks for understanding and all of your support throughout the years. I truly treasure it.



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We’re in the middle of May and like a lot of you, I’m busy, busy, busy. I’m caught up in a whirlwind of activities, both professionally and personally-I’ll spare you the gory details.

And when it comes to this blog? Don’t fret. I’m stirring a steaming pot of posts, which you’ll see shortly. Yay!

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I want to thank everyone for their patience while I was on what turned out to be an extended break from my blog. After the craziness of the holiday season I got the worst cold and reading got put on the back burner.

But I’m on the mend and I have nice selection of books to read and review. I’m also going to post an interview with an up and coming writer.

Once again thanks for your patience. Hugs to you all.

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Hello everybody. How are you? Me? Oh, I’m battling a bad cold-runny nose, sore throat, hacking cough and all over aches and pains. I’ve been getting lots of rest, eating homemade soup and drinking lots of hot tea. I’m also indulging in the best medicine of all-books!

Speaking of books, I’m going to take a brief break from this blog until after the new year and read just for fun. I do plan a book review shortly and a Book Marks post by the end of the week. And I’ll post a few short but sweet things to keep in touch. But for the most part my part I’m going to take it easy. Thanks for understanding. I’m sure you understand.

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Leslie Caron BookJust a quick update on what’s going on in my life. Needless to say I’ve been busy, busy, busy with various personal and professional activities. One cool thing is I’ve been called to do publicity and marketing for my church’s little bookshop. So far I’ve written a publicity piece for the church’s monthly newsletter and I’ve designed a flyer. I’m also going to write a book review, which I will post at The Book Self asap.

And as many of you know I design jewelry and I’ve sold a couple of pieces and I’ve been commissioned to design more pieces. In the new year I hope to get further into my jewelry selling business, just have to figure out some financial issues together.

As for this blog, well I just finished reading three books and will post my reviews in the coming weeks along other book-related goodness.