Book Review: It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again by Julia Cameron, Emma Lively

Book Review: It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again by Julia Cameron, Emma Lively Review by Dawn Thomas 295 Pages Publisher: Penguin Random House LLC Self-Help, Personal Health, Aging The secondary title of the book is “Discovering Creativity and Meaning at Midlife and Beyond.” I have read several of Ms. Cameron’s books and thought this one was timed perfectly for me. At 54, I was wondering what I should do with myself since graduating from the University of Florida in 2014. Her advice that it is never too late to begin again gave me the confidence I needed to pursue other creative projects. The book is designed to be read over the course of twelve weeks. Each week is dedicated to reigniting a sense of something. There are several tasks to be completed during each week that continue throughout the course. These are Morning Pages, Memoir, Artist Dates, and Walking. The description for Morning Pages is to write three pages as soon as you wake up in the morning. There are no instructions or directions. She just recommends writing whatever pops into your head. I find this idea intriguing. When I first wake up I usually wonder what the day…

Book Review: It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again by Julia Cameron, Emma Lively

Book Review: It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again by Julia Cameron, Emma Lively Review by Dawn Thomas 295 Pages Publisher: Penguin Random House LLC Self-Help, Personal Health, Aging The secondary title of the book is “Discovering Creativity and Meaning at Midlife and Beyond.” I have read several of Ms. Cameron’s books and thought this one was timed perfectly for me. At 54, I was wondering what I should do with myself since graduating from the University of Florida in 2014. Her advice that it is never too late to begin again gave me the confidence I needed to pursue other creative projects. The book is designed to be read over the course of twelve weeks. Each week is dedicated to reigniting a sense of something. There are several tasks to be completed during each week that continue throughout the course. These are Morning Pages, Memoir, Artist Dates, and Walking. The description for Morning Pages is to write three pages as soon as you wake up in the morning. There are no instructions or directions. She just recommends writing whatever pops into your head. I found this idea intriguing. When I first wake up I usually wonder what the day…

Book Review: Broken Promise by Linwood Barclay

Book Review Broken Promise by Linwood Barclay Review by Dawn Thomas Publisher: Penguin Group Berkley, NAL/Signet Romance, DAW 512 Pages Mystery & Thrillers, Crime, Suspense, Literature, Fiction (Adult), David Harwood is a journalist but on the day he was to report for work at the Promise Falls Standard the paper closed the doors. His mother sends him on an errand to take food for his cousin Marla. What should have been a quick trip turned into one disaster after another. While he is with living with his parents, raising his son to do the right thing and looking for a job, his mother asks him to investigate a murder. He is unprepared when the former mayor offers him a job working. But a job is a job and the money is too good to turn down. Marla Pickens is still grieving for her stillborn daughter. She is caught up in others’ activities and is expected to take the blame because of her mental state. Agnes Pickens, Marla’s mother, is the hospital administrator. She has to be tough to earn respect and runs the hospital with an iron fist. She believes her husband Gill is having an affair. Dr. Jack Sturgess…