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The Half Year Book Report (#3)

January through June 2017

I didn’t read very much during the first half of this year. If you follow my blog, you know I’ve gone through a major life change and, as a result, haven’t had the concentration for reading that I normally do. 1,703 more words

What To Read

Embracing Radical Self-Acceptance

One of my favorite DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy) concepts is Radical Acceptance. It speaks to accepting something as it is, right now. Radical Acceptance reminds me of the title of an old movie ‘The Good, The Bad, The Ugly.”  It’s about letting go, not fighting against what is, and allowing things to be as they are. 329 more words

Book Review: Away by Amy Bloom (3/5)

The page-a-day book themed calendar I had in 2013 has struck again! This calendar filled my Goodreads shelves when I fist started using the software and there are many on there to this day that I have yet to read. 1,067 more words


The American Frontier

Years ago I gave myself permission to stop reading books that couldn’t hold my interest. Nonetheless, I still struggle with the idea that once I start something I should finish it. 237 more words


WWW Wednesday, 8-February-2017

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived here on Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. 511 more words


A New Month and New Things

This week has been very productive in some ways but not so much in others. I have sadly had to put Cthulhu Cat Cult on the back burner for the week as I have been trying to get used to my new timetable. 742 more words


Writing 101

Here’s an interesting combination: Any Bloom is both a novelist and a psychotherapist. Better yet, she thinks the two disciplines are related.

I confess I haven’t read any of her books, but my contemplation of the quote I am about to give you does tempt me to take some of my Christmas money and download a kindle version of A… 415 more words