| Checked Out: May Book Review II- Know My Name: A Memoir |

Chanel Miller was a college graduate, a businesswoman, a creative, a wonderful sister, girlfriend, and daughter. Her future was as bright as the California sun, but when Stanford University student Brock Turner sexually assaulted her one night at a college party, her life took a backseat to his own. The court system saw this claim […]

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| Checked Out: May Book Review- The Tea Girl Of Hummingbird Lane |

Full disclosure: I added “The Tea Girl Of Hummingbird Lane” to my Goodreads list because the name was beautiful and the reviews were high. I had never heard of Lisa See, bestselling author of “Snow Flower,” “The Secret Fan,” and “On Gold Mountain;” It was one of those instances where I was sifting through genres […]

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| Checked Out: March Book Review II- Open Book |

Today, you are going to learn a few new things about me: I followed the ‘unpopular vote’ when it came to growing up in the 90’s and early 2000’s. While everyone was learning N’Sync’s dances and memorizing the lyrics to the Backstreet Boys’ newest song, I was scouring Tiger Beat for photos of 98 Degrees. […]

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| Checked Out: February Book Review II- The Alice Network |

You can probably tell by now: I am turning into a big historical fiction fan. This last year has moved me in and out of some extraordinary pages, highlighting truly remarkable stories about some of the lesser-known aspects of women at war. Reading books like “The Flight Girls,” “The Lilac Girls,” and others have taught […]

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| Checked Out: February Book Review- The Couple Next Door |

I was in Austin earlier this month for work and my flight was boarding in just a few short hours. I knew that the city’s popular book store, “Book People” had a kiosk in the airport but you know me by now- I wanted to venture to the real thing. So I jumped into an […]

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| Checked Out: January Book Review- The 5 Love Languages |

  This Valentine’s Day, let’s have a little conversation about love. Truth be told, I am a classic Libra: I love… love. I am at my best when the world is in balance and all facets of life mingle in perfect harmony. This has always included my relationships. I remember reading “Men Are From Mars, […]

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