Exploring Yourself & Life with “The Gratitude Explorer Workbook” by Kristi Nelson (e-ARC review)

I thank NetGalley and Storey Publishing for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. Publishing Date: 23rd November 2021 Rating: Five Lemonades  I was so excited when I got my first NetGalley read “The Gratitude Explorer Workbook”. Its beautiful cover in different shades of orange, yellow and purple with little sparkles drew me directly to it. This is such a beautiful book for diving into the adventure of gratefulness with journaling prompts, meditations and self-exploration questions. Its colourful design and many motivating quotes make it a treasure to have on your bookshelf.  First impression of “The Gratitude Explorer Workbook” Read More

Do You Read Translated Fiction?

Frank Zappa said, “So many books so little time.” and that is even more true today. We can read self-published authors besides all the traditionally published ones. And English language books are vastly available because English is a Lingua Franca. There is always South Africa or India or any other English speaking country if you are interested in reading books from abroad. So, surely, there is no need to go for books in languages you do not speak? I experienced translated fiction from a young age and was puzzled by the hesitation in the UK to read it. I grew Read More

One Book To Conquer Low Self-Esteem?

Hello, all you lovely people. How are you? I hope you are well and do not live with low self-esteem. But if you do, try out this book to conquer and rise 😉 . Title: Believe in Yourself ~ Boost Your Self-esteem and Feel Good in the Skin You’re in.  Author: Jasmin Kirkbride Published: 2016 via Summersdale Publishers Ltd Genre: non-fiction, self-help borrowed via Libby & local library Rating: 4 Lemonades Book Summary: “Believe in Yourself” by Jasmin Kirkbride is a concise book in 9 chapters. It starts with an introduction on why it is so important to have healthy self-esteem. The first chapter explains the Read More

Three Books I Come Back To When Life Gets Tough

Life doesn’t always play ball with our plans. We encounter all sorts of catastrophes, from our mental health to the laptop breaking down or losing our job.  Sometimes we deal with those challenges well, and we’ll get over the experience fast. But at other times, they grind us down; and we need some extra support to get over them.  Last week I wrote that I grab a book when life gets tough. It’s not the only strategy I use to improve my resilience but my favourite one. And today, I wanted to share three books that I go to when Read More

How To Eat A Frog And Other Productivity Strategies

“Eat That Frog!” – that title and the books blue cover with its cute frog did it for me. I simply had to have this book. For years I was struggling with my unorganised, procrastinating self. I did a lot but never seemed to get anywhere. Not that I have managed to change that much since I’ve read the book. I need a reminder, and lucky you, to recap, I review it for you 😉

Seven Ways to Choose a Book for Reading

In my life, I had times when I couldn’t find anything to read. What I read previously did not interest me anymore. And I hadn’t found other authors, series or genres that I would like to read then. In these times, I often asked myself how I used to choose the books I was reading and how I should do it then. You probably think that’s quite a first world problem to be bothered about, and you are right. However, I love reading and not finding anything that interested me bothered me a lot! I recently discovered audiobooks and am Read More

Book, E-Book or Audiobook ~ What Do You Prefer?

When I grew up, there were only books. You either bought them, or you went to the library and borrowed them. And, of course, you shared them with friends and family. You had two sorts of books: Hardcover and Paperback. And that was it. Then the invention of the world wide web changed reading forever. But which do you prefer? You’ll find my thoughts on this topic in this post.