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Tabitha Vohn | 164 comments Do you have a favorite indie novel that you read this year? Sad that you couldn't vote for it on the GRC awards? Give them a shout out here!

My absolute favorite indie novel that I read this year was The Ribs and Thigh Bones of Desire by Sandra Hutchison . It was engrossing, lovely prose!

I would also like to give a shout out to The House They Couldn't Build by B. Mamatha , a fresh, witty collection of Karfka-esque stories.

Way to go, indies!

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Corinne (corinnebooks) | 7 comments My favorite indie non-fiction I read this year was The Seeker of Well-Being.

What happened on 13th Nov. in Paris was about to send me into a severe depression, but I recalled how I’ve decided to take charge of my emotions, by reading optimistic & constructive books. So, the following morning I started to read this book again, and, within an hour, it lifted my spirit.

A quote from this book that fits well to the disaster in Paris, and has given me the strength to see the event in a different light:

'Emergencies send sparks to the darkest corners of us. They wake up our hormones and neurotransmitters. They remove the rust from our body and mind, and they show us we can still handle crises with poise.

Emergencies push us to our limits. At those limits, the best inside us comes out. The eyes of our mind open, exceptional vision occurs to us, and we have a chance to become extraordinary.'

That's what is amazing about the eternal and universal wisdoms contained in such constructive books: they fundamentally change our perspective on life, so we become autonomous to take charge of our emotions, and move on by taking proactive actions.

My review :

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Tabitha Vohn | 164 comments That's lovely. Thank you for sharing!!

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