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Books to Read: Memorial Drive - A Daughter's Memoir by Natasha Tretheway

Found out about this book via the new HrdCvr newsletter and I am so looking forward to the release. Below is a brief excerpt found here: "In this beautifully composed, achingly sad memoir, U.S. poet laureate Trethewey (Monument) addresses the 1985 murder of her mother, Gwendolyn, at age 40, at the hands of her ex-husband, the author’s former stepfather. Over the course of the narrative, Trethewey, 19 at the time of the killing, confronts her wrenching past, which she avoided for decades, as she tries to undo the “willed amnesia buried deep in me like a root.” Born in 1966 in Mississippi, she recalls her childhood in the racist South, the daughter of an African-American mother and a white Canadian...

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What have I been doing: Reading The Four Agreements...

So I read four amazing books while I have been on a blogging break and one of those is The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.This book is practical and speaks to how I have tried to live my life for the past 7 years actually. It is also great when speaking with people who tend to over indulge in dramatics to say well you know I try to abide by the four agreements which are so basic it cuts right...

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Man's Search for Meaning...Wow...

So I have finished two books since last week "A Song Flung up to Heaven" by Maya Angelou and "Man's Search For Meaning" by Viktor E. Frankl. Man's Search for Meaning is now in my top 5 books of all time. It has reinforced some beliefs I have had all along and opened my mind to new ones. I have never been one to search for the cookie cutter tell me exactly what is the purpose of life type of...

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