Reflections: Inspirational Quotes & Interpretations
Foreword by Nonnie Jules
“Reflections: Inspirational Quotes & Interpretations” is precisely what the title says and more. There are fifty quotes from various sources that Mr. Fioravanti explores the meaning of in thoughtful, detailed short essays. Many I found myself nodding in agreement. I enjoyed each quote, but I had my favorites that hit home for me. I was not only inspired but provoked to take a more in-depth look at life. I read this on my Kindle, but I will buy the physical copy because it is a book, I will enjoy reading many times. I highly recommend this.
Scenes of a Reclusive Writer & Reader of Mumbai
by Fiza Pathan
“Scenes of a Reclusive Writer & Reader of Mumbai” is a fascinating collection of essays that bring the reader into the daily life of Ms. Pathan. It’s a blend of the books she’s read and how they affected her and her personal life. I loved her trips to the different bookstores and libraries and how she interacted there. It was a place she felt so comfortable, and the thrill of finding that special book was something I could relate to on many levels. When she spoke of her personal life, it was heartbreaking that she carried her father rejecting her because she was born a girl. Her education, love of reading, and drive to write were the best response to that. She discusses many subjects including body shaming, health, rape, religion, political climate, and LGBT and women’s rights through the books she’s read or personal experience. I plan to read more by Ms. Pathan and look forward to seeing what life offers her in the next thirty years. I highly recommend this collection—especially if you love books and reading.
Love, Lattes and Mutants (Mutants #1)
by Sandra Cox
“Love, Lattes and Mutants was a fun YA Sci-Fi story. Eighteen-year-old Piper was living with her grandfather and a senior in high school. She did all she could to blend into the background so no one would find out her secret that she had dolphin DNA. Two new popular students, Holly and her twin brother Tyler, befriended Piper while the school bully targeted her. Until then, she’d maneuvered through school in her baggy clothes and big sunglasses, avoiding getting close to anyone. I enjoyed watching Piper unwillingly become friends with Holly and falling for Tyler, but I have to say it was her relationship with her grandfather I loved the best. Relationships aside, the most significant pull on Piper’s attention was the ocean. This is when she could ultimately be herself swimming with the dolphins. Although her secret was catching up to her which took the story from how she was dealing with high school to saving dolphins and herself. This is the first book of the series, and I can’t wait to see what happens next! An excellent quick read for YA and adults, especially if you love dolphins like I do!
Embrace your inner child by reading! D. L. Finn
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Another good list, Denise. I wish I could read more. Just don’t seem to have the time.
Thanks, Joan. I will never have enough time to read all the books I want, bit I’m trying.
What fabulous reviews, Denise! I just finished reading Fiza’s essays and have to say I was moved to tears more than once!
Thanks, Jan. I felt the same way, it made me very sad too.
Excellent reviews, Denise. I read and enjoyed John’s book. Also read Sandra’s entire series. Positively loved it. Congrats to all the authors!
Thanks, Mae. You can’t go wrong with dolphin people:)
Thanks, Mae. You rock:)
Lovely and thoughtful reviews Denise. A good combination! Thanks for sharing. Sandra’s book seems to be fun-read. 🙂
Thanks, Balroop:) Yes, it was a fun read for me for sure!
I appreciate the kind comment. Thanks, Balroop.
Great selection, Denise. I’ve read a bunch of Sandra’s so this particularly sounds appealing.
Thanks, Jacqui! I’ve never been disappointed by any of Sandra’s books and loved the dolphin theme in this one.
Great reviews, Denise. Thank you.
These are all lovely reviews.
Thank you, Robbie:)
Thanks so much for including me in your February reviews. You put a smile on my face and in my heart. Hugs
I really enjoyed your book. Sandra:) Glad to cause a smile!
Thanks for sharing these great reviews, Denise. My TBR list just keeps on growing.
Thanks, Soooz:) I hear you! I keep saying I’m not going to add another book until I catch up, then I do. ..lol.
I hear you, my friend. My willpower turns to mush when a new read beckons. 😊
These all sound wonderful, Denise. I think I may have to try Fiza’s story…
Thanks Jacquie:) I’m sure you will enjoy it!
Great collection and reviews, Denise. All of them are interesting books! I’m a great fan of reading inspirational quotes!
Thank you, Miriam! I love inspirational quotes, too:)
Me too, Denise. I used to memorized a lot of inspiring quotes.
All three tickled my fancy, Denise, but Love, Lattes, and Mutant sound like one I might try. Thanks for sharing your reviews.
Thanks, Diana:) You can’t go wrong with dolphins and humans!
Sounds like a winner. 🙂
Thank you, dear Denise. Your reviews are always insightful. Big hugs!
Thank you, Gwen:) Sending big hugs right back!
Loved the reviews, Denise!
Mu pleasure, Denise!
Great reviews, Denise! Now I just need time to whittle away at my TBR 🙂
Thanks, Julie. I know what you mean:)