January 20

Elyssa has challenged herself to read 30 books in 2020.
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She has read 8 books toward her goal of 30 books.
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July 07, 2017

Added a quote by Joseph Campbell
"If you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be."Joseph Campbell

August 28, 2016

The Jewel and Her Lapidary by Fran Wilde
rated a book really liked it The Jewel and Her Lapidary by Fran Wilde (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2016
I really enjoyed this telling and only wished it were longer! The brevity meant the story clipped along to the climax and kept me engaged, but I definitely was wanting more of this world when it was over.
You're Never Weird on the Internet by Felicia Day
rated a book it was amazing You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2016
As a creative person, I really appreciated getting insights into Felicia Day's background, creative process and how she eventually had a breakthrough success. Day has a unique personality, experiences and worldview, and I really enjoyed taking a walk ...more
Furiously Happy by Jenny  Lawson
rated a book liked it Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2016
A really engaging memoir, and an interesting exploration of how happiness and life satisfaction can look when you're working toward them with mental illness. Some of the chapters meandered a bit too far for my tastes (like the trip to Australia), but ...more