Monday, September 15, 2014

A list of recent book reviews


This has been a very busy summer for writing assignments. Unfortunately I’ve made very few blog entries over the past several months. I vow to get better and start posting more regularly. For now, here are a few links that will take you to a few recent book reviews on Blogcritics.








Monday, March 31, 2014

A New ebook on Amazon

I am once again using the blog to blatantly  do some self promotion. I have a new ebook available on amazon.com. Here is a cover photo and the link is below it. 

If you want to take a look or purchase it for your Kindle, here is the link. 

http://www.amazon.com/Winning-Bids-Auctions-Patricia-Faulhaber-ebook/dp/B00HZ6CNZ2/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1396281500&sr=8-3&keywords=patricia+faulhaber

Monday, December 23, 2013

Planning to Write book and checklist for sale in Kindle Store

My newest book is for sale in the Kindle Store at amazon.com. The link is below.


http://www.amazon.com/Planning-Write-Patricia-Faulhaber-ebook/dp/B00H9HCINE/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1387822221&sr=1-1&keywords=planning+to+write

This is a short eBook that details how to use a Writing Plan Checklist to help plan and organize any type of writing project for any type of writer including new writers or more seasoned writers.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Books about Horses and So Much More

Why does a review post about books on horses belong on a business book review blog? Readers will be amazed at how horses are being used to teach leadership and communications skills these days.

I've been reading three books in particular in this first go around. They are not new books but they are representative of how horses are used to teach horse sense to humans.

Horses have played major roles around the world for centuries. They were a vital form of transportation until the invention of automobiles. Horses have fought in battles and wars and they carried people from the east coast to the west and southern coastlines to help build populations across the U.S.

Today, horse handlers are finding the characteristics of horses can teach humans many valuable lessons.

The three books I'm currently reading include:

  • Horses Don't Lie - What Horses Teach Us About Our Natural Capacity for Awareness, Confidence, Courage and Trust by Chris Irwin with Bob Weber
  • Dancing with your Dark Horse - How Horse Sense Helps Us Find Balance, Strength and Wisdom by Chris Irwin with Bob Webber
  • Horse Sense and the Human Heart -What Horses Can Teach Us about Trust, Bonding, Creativity and Spirituality by Adele von Rust McCormick, Ph.D. and Marlena Deborah McCormick, Ph.D.
These three books are only the tip of the iceberg on the topic of horse sense. Check them out at the library and let me know what you think of the lessons we can learn from these amazing animals. 

Friday, July 26, 2013

Celebrate National Paperback Book Day

Take note that July 30 is National Paperback Book Day and hopefully you'll go buy or borrow a favorite paperback book and take some time throughout the day to read it. 

The day was created, according to ayearofholidays.wordpress.com/tag/paperback-book-day, to celebrate the first day that Penguin Books began printing paperback versions of their books, July 30, 1935.

It's just another way to make reading books special to new and not so new readers. Where would we be without paperback books. They work for reading on the beach, they fit in carry-on luggage when flying and they can take getting read over and over again. 

And, admit it, you needed a reason to celebrate something as the middle summer month comes to an end. 

Friday, June 14, 2013

Summer Reading Programs

Summer is a great time to read! Take a book to the beach or sit on the deck and read. Reading is exciting and relaxing all at the same time. Many libraries across the U.S. offer summer reading programs for the kids and teenagers and some offer adult reading programs. Check out your local library for summer reading programs or book clubs, it's a great way to get excited about reading.

You should also heck out all of the great summer reading lists at Barnes and Noble, Amazon or at your local library. And, remember audio books make great entertainment for long car rides on the way to vacation destinations or on the airplane!

There are plenty of new business books available for reading over the summer along with all those biographies that you wanted to read last winter and of course you have to read a few mysteries or love stories just for the entertainment factor.

Here are some links to a few summer reading book lists including lists of books for the kids in your life:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/summer-reading/379003570

http://www.amazon.com/summer-reading/b?ie=UTF8&node=341154011

http://www.summerreading.org/booklists.php

http://www.readingrockets.org/calendar/summer/

Monday, April 01, 2013

Work/Life Books by Working Women

A short list of work/life advice books was published in the April, 2013 of The Atlantic magazine. The list was included as a sidebar to an article about Miss Education Why women's success in higher education hasn't led to more female leaders by Garance Franke-Ruta.

The article compares the success rates of women earning degrees  including master's and doctoral degrees to the low percentage of Fortune 500 CEOs that are women. A staggering low 4.2 percent of CEOs are women. The other end of the spectrum shows the majority of people over the age of 25 with college degrees are women.

Four highly successful women including the COO of Facebook, a radio talk show co-host, a former magazine editor and a former Hearst Magazines chair have written books with savvy advice for the working woman who wants to be successful both in their work and family and life outside of work.

The book list included the following:

  • Lean In Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO
  • Knowing Your Value by Mika Brzezinski, co-host of Morning Joe radio show
  • I Shouldn't Be Telling You This Success Secrets Every Gutsy Girl Should Know by Kate White, former Cosmopolitan editor
  • Basic Black by Cathie Black, former Hearst Magazines chair

I've read Knowing Your Value and it was informative and would make a helpful guide to any woman looking for success in life and in work. Check out these titles and post your feedback.