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A Bowl of Rice: A Book Review

A Bowl of Rice by Joan Leotta Today we welcome back fine artist/teacher and novelist Laura Azzi to Write from the Inside Out. Thank you, Laura, for sharing your reviews with us here. Laura lives in Raleigh, NC, and is extremely active in Wonderland Book Club, a monthly gathering of the NC Writers’ [...]

By | July 7th, 2014|Book Reviews|1 Comment

From Starving Artist to Rising Star

Today we welcome  back regular guestblogger Dave Baldwin who dissects the philosophy of Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers. Enjoy! Last month, I wrote about a burning question that’s been on my mind for years: how can creative people make more money from their efforts? Since writing that article, my gears have been turning about some deeper questions. What [...]

By | June 11th, 2012|Book Reviews|3 Comments

Never Eat Alone: Advice for Introverted Entrepreneurs

Today we welcome back regular guestblogger Dave Baldwin who shares his book review of Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi with us at Write from the Inside Out. As always in his blog posts, Dave provides you with valuable insights from his own hard-won experiences. Read on and we'd love to hear from you in the [...]

By | March 11th, 2012|Book Reviews|2 Comments

Stumbling on Happiness Review

  Today we welcome back regular guestblogger, Dave Baldwin. Dave shares his review of Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert. Enjoy and think about what brings you happiness. Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert does a great job exemplifying what it looks like to distill psychology into a practical layperson’s science. I’ve found that re-discovering [...]

By | November 14th, 2011|Book Reviews|0 Comments

One or Two Feathers Book Review

One or Two FeathersJo Barbara Taylor’s debut poetry collection, One or Two Feathers, contains imaginative, fresh writing that is full of color and soft sensuality. Nature is always at the center of these poems about personal love and loss, but not all of these poems are serious.  When Taylor’s wit is on display, she delivers [...]

By | October 25th, 2011|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Seriously Dangerous Book Review

My review of Helen Losse's Seriously Dangerous ran in Issue 65 of The Pedestal Magazine. Read the full length version here. Enjoy!!! What’s God’s intention? What is out there that we cannot see? In her new book of poems, Seriously Dangerous, Helen Losse meditates on God, Jesus, the passing of time, prayer, racism, and injustice, [...]

By | August 29th, 2011|Book Reviews|0 Comments

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Book Review–Guestpost

Enjoy this Guestpost by Mary E. McKay-Eaton! The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows Review by Mary E. McKay-Eaton My rating: 4 out of 5 stars   I reserved an entire day curled up in bed under my goose down quilt (an extravagant Christmas present from my [...]

By | March 14th, 2011|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Queen’s Pawn Book Review

The Queen's Pawn by Christy English My rating: 4 of 5 stars In her first novel, The Queen’s Pawn (Penguin Group, 2010) North Carolina native Christy English brings a pivotal, yet largely unknown historical woman to life. English introduces readers to the bright and inquiring mind of Princess Alais of France starting with the day [...]

By | March 7th, 2011|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Lies of the Heart Book Review

Lies of the Heart: A Novel by Michelle Boyajian My rating: 4 of 5 stars Michelle Boyajian’s debut novel, Lies of the Heart, is too slippery to be assigned one genre. It takes off in a prologue with the sentence, “It’s one of those surreal moments in life, sitting there in the courtroom and staring [...]

By | September 13th, 2010|Book Reviews|2 Comments