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Emotional Intelligence 2.0
After I took the emotional intelligence test and recieved my score, I was a little upset that I was merely average in my score. I would like to think ...more
Jan 12, 2010
Jan 05, 2010
Reshaping It All: Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness
Even though this book is definitely centered around weight loss and healthy eating, it is so much more than that! Yes, it is Christian based and her f ...more
Sep 04, 2012
Aug 30, 2012
The Science of Evil: On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty
I find that this book could be a lot shorter than it is, for the fact that it is repetitive and offers a lot of hypothesis and questions rather than a ...more
Feb 26, 2012
Feb 23, 2012
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
I am only on page 90 and this book is driving me nuts. I usually don't review a book or make a comment before I have finished reading it but I have to ...more
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Feb 15, 2013
Gone Girl
I read this book because I wanted to see the movie and couldn't see it without first reading the book since it was already on my to-read list #Stubbor ...more
Oct 19, 2014
Jul 24, 2012
Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality
Don't let the title of this book shy you away from reading it. I realize that a certain percentage of the population may pass over this book because t ...more
Jan 03, 2014
Oct 22, 2013
Putting Together The Entrepreneurial Puzzle: The Ten Pieces Every Business Needs to Succeed
Mary Marshall's book, Putting Together the Entrepreneurial Puzzle, couldn't be more perfectly timed. The strength of our economy will depend on the gr ...more
Mar 04, 2014
Feb 09, 2014
Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well
When I look back on the feedback I have received over the years, I can't think of one instance when the feedback was delivered well. It was either non ...more
Jul 30, 2014
Jun 21, 2014
Living with Honor: A Memoir by America's First Living Medal of Honor Recipient Since the Vietnam War
If there is only one book that you read this year, make it this one. I laughed, I cried, and at times identified with Sal while he described growing u ...more
Jan 27, 2013
Jan 02, 2013
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
I really wanted to like this book seeing as it is wildly popular, I almost feel like there must be something wrong with me because of how much I did n ...more
Jul 15, 2012
Jun 27, 2012
Attack Your Day!: Before It Attacks You
Organization should be simple, if not, it won't be done. I do not have a perfect method of organizing my day but the stress level I currently manage i ...more
Feb 16, 2013
Feb 15, 2013
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
This book is presented to us in a reader friendly manner that makes this complicated story of true events easy to follow and the dots easy to connect. ...more
Nov 07, 2011
Dec 11, 2010
Purple Cow, New Edition: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable--Includes new bonus chapter
very interesting. I don't have much criticism, only wish it could lay out how. But I understand that there are infinite ways to go about creating a pu ...more
Sep 08, 2011
Aug 25, 2011
The Saints' Guide to Happiness: Practical Lessons in the Life of the Spirit
I grew up in the Lutheran church and I have only begun exploring Catholicism in the last year or so, and I would say that this book is one that border ...more
Nov 22, 2014
Nov 20, 2014
QBQ! The Question Behind the Question: Practicing Personal Accountability at Work and in Life
This book was introduced to me from my employer who brought in John's daughter to introduce us to the QBQ! method.

First off - I have no issues with th
Sep 25, 2014
Sep 22, 2014
Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture
At first I was skeptical of this book. I grew up loving my relationship with the Disney princesses, (Namely, Belle from Beauty and the Beast) so I was ...more
Apr 17, 2011
Apr 14, 2011
The Mind of Thuse!!  Thriving Within Effortlessness
As a person who struggles with anxiety, perfectionism, and procrastination, I found this book to be so insightful! Finally some answers and insight in ...more
Mar 19, 2013
Mar 14, 2013
Slow Love: How I Lost My Job, Put on My Pajamas, and Found Happiness
While this book lacked a good plot line or easy to follow story (it seemed to jump around a lot and was a bit scatter brained) it had tokens of charm ...more
Oct 16, 2010
Oct 11, 2010
Brag!: The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn without Blowing It
In a nutshell, this book is about elevator speeches. If you have studied up on this subject before than this book may not prove to be all that ground ...more
Sep 23, 2012
Sep 23, 2012
Uglies (Uglies, #1)
I could hardly stand this book!


First of all it is way to futuristic for me, that was just a style issue on my part.

I felt that the autho
Sep 08, 2010
Aug 22, 2010
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Catching Fire wasn't quite as strong as the first book. I enjoyed it but felt that at times the book went at a slow pace, or sped up so fast that it d ...more
Jan 13, 2011
Jan 09, 2011
Same Kind of Different as Me
This book was so good it's hard to believe that it is non-fiction! The story of Denver and Ron touched so deep into my soul I don't think I'll soon fo ...more
Nov 08, 2012
Oct 29, 2012
Three Little Words
The story of Ashley-Rhodes is a heart wrenching story which follows her journey through the foster care system and brings to light how flawed our syst ...more
Jan 2013
Nov 26, 2012
Big Data at Work: Dispelling the Myths, Uncovering the Opportunities
I read this book to gain a better understanding of how Big Data can benefit companies who develop intentional efforts to harness all that big data has ...more
May 11, 2014
Mar 31, 2014
The Art of Racing in the Rain
I am not even a dog person and I LOVED this book. I picked it up not really knowing exactly what the story was about, just knew it was becoming quite ...more
Jan 09, 2011
Oct 20, 2010
The Letters of Vincent van Gogh
Art has been one of my passions for as long as I can remember and I had always heard stories about famous painters and the lives they lived having bee ...more
Jan 07, 2011
Oct 17, 2010
Eating Animals
First off, I'd like it to be known that I am an Iowa girl, I've lived in this great state my entire life. Clearly an ag state and the number one produ ...more
Aug 15, 2012
Mar 04, 2012
Something Blue
If I could give this book 2.5 stars I probably would but settled on 3 to round up.

I had read the first book of this series and loved it so I figured
Jul 21, 2013
Mar 18, 2011
Changes That Heal: How to Understand the Past to Ensure a Healthier Future
The easiest way for me to discuss my thoughts on this book would be to break it into two categories of pros and cons.

I absolutely loved the first
Nov 11, 2012
Sep 22, 2012
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
I would have to say that this book ended up surpassing my expectations. When a book becomes wildly popular or raved about in the media it is easy to g ...more
Jul 27, 2013
Mar 13, 2013
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