What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

If you’ve been following my blog or have read more than a few articles on here, then you may know that I’m not one for biographies or memoirs.  The number of biographies/memoirs I’ve read to date is probably less than five. However, sometimes, I come across a memoir or autobiography so intriguing that I can’t…

The Pilgrimage

The Pilgrimage (O Diario Un Mago), which is Paulo Coelho‘s first official novel published in 1987, describes his personal journey along the El Camino de Santiago or the Way of St. James. In 1986, after failing his spiritual initiation as a Master of the Order of Regnus Agnus Mundi (RAM), Coelho loses confidence in himself and starts…

Hector and the Search for Happiness

First of all, let me start by saying that this is my 100th book review and 200th post in general (what?! I have an extra 100 posts on here that aren’t about books?!?)!  I never thought I’d make it this far. To celebrate, (coincidentally) here’s a review of a book about happiness.  Enjoy, and thanks for stopping…

Dreams Come True…

You know how they say “be careful what you wish for?” When asked the question:  If you could get locked in to any store, what would it be? Easy:  Bookstore, of course! Well, that actually happened to me last Saturday, when, while in a bookstore   at the mall, unbeknownst to me, a robbery was…

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

November 16, 2011 Dear friend, I just finished reading this book called The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.  It’s a pretty short book, so it didn’t take too long to read.  Add to the fact that though I had a paperback copy in my bag, I read an e-book version  at work,…