Wasn’t sure what to expect with Rants, Raves & Caves and thus went into the venture with an open mind. If you walk into any situation with an openWasn’t sure what to expect with Rants, Raves & Caves and thus went into the venture with an open mind. If you walk into any situation with an open mind you are sure to walk away with information, education, and if you are lucky, a spark of inspiration. This book is filled with all of these pieces. They meld together into a conversation with your subconscious, your craft and your soul mediated by M LeMont. People who read this book are looking for an adrenaline boost of inspiration and M LeMont does not fail to deliver! From day to day struggles, to relationships (the reality of being involved with a driven creative thinker), to marketing basics.
All of these nuggets (as he aptly titles them) are logic based and given to you in bite size portions. Allowing you to take them in, digest and retain those pieces fitting your life. Some nuggets will stick more than others. Reading this book at different times in your journey will give you different insights. M Lemont speaks to your inner dialog, allowing you to take what you need at that particular moment.
A book to keep on your desk, or your computer (yea for Kindle Cloud!) I find myself referring back to the book often when I am need of focus, direction, or just a simple revitalization of my fighting spirit or my goals. ...more
I was hesitant in reading this novel as it confronts in stark, realistic detail, the mania, rock bottom and everything between of a major depressive dI was hesitant in reading this novel as it confronts in stark, realistic detail, the mania, rock bottom and everything between of a major depressive disorder. While the main characters struggle with several different aspects of depression, anxiety and mania, the novel addresses all of the mental health conditions with a subtle rawness of a skilled composer. Jamie’s Children is a lovely novel about family, love and hope. It also shines a light on many of the dark corners we do not want to acknowledge. As a woman who has faced several different facets of depression from manic, to major, to suicide, with her immediate family, the descriptions of these debilitating diseases can at times be difficult to read. All of that being said, I would encourage anyone interested in understanding the meaning and depth of what is experienced by the person with any mental illness to read this book. While it supports the family it also reflects the struggles of living with someone experiencing mental illness. While mental illness is a theme in the book, the savior of creativity in all forms, music, written, and observed is a good balance to the heaviness of the topic. Handled with reverence and love, Jamie’s Children is definitely a labor of love by author Susan Moore Jordan and I applaud her on a beautiful and inspiring story! ...more
Derek and Violet are sweet and have immediate chemistry. The plot is simple with the focus on the two main characters. The supporting characters are aDerek and Violet are sweet and have immediate chemistry. The plot is simple with the focus on the two main characters. The supporting characters are a little cookie cutter but amusing. The pace is a little slow but overall it is a nice read. I wanted a little more darkness and a little less sweet. This is a personal preference and not a reflection on the writing. Construction of the Heart is a good romance I enjoyed discovering and reading....more