Archive for the Inspirational Category


Helen of Sparta by Amalia Carosella

I love Greek mythologies! I love mythologies in general. The epic tales of heroes, monsters, magic, and trials are what Hollywood movies hope to recreate, visually. (Obviously I am on the “book” side of the book vs. movie debate) My prejudice aside, the story of Helen is not a new one. There are different versions/interpretations […]


Four Girls from Berlin: A True Story of a Friendship That Defied the Holocaust By Marianne Meyerhoff

To question or search for your identity your whole life seems tedious and disheartening. To be coerced to abandon your identity is just cruel. Marianne Meyerhoff’s poignant recounts of her life and that of her mother, Lotte or Mutti, points to the moralizing (and often conflicting) aspects of what it mean to be human. Marianne’s […]


Heartless by Gail Carriger

In all of the books, Heartless clearly illustrates Aleixia finally settling in to her social and political roles in Victorian London. Despite her ever increasing girth, Lady Maccon—mujah, female Alpha of Woolsey, and close friend of the fabulous Lord Akledama—continues to waddle around London investigating an assassination plot against the Queen. But first she has […]


“Save Me from Myself”

“Save Me from Myself” by Brian “Head” Welch is one of the most moving books I have ever read.  Having reached superstar status with KORN, Welch was one of the most recognizable faces in the music industry, but was on a path of destruction.  In this autobiography, Welch tells of how at the height of […]

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