If only we each could be so lucky as to discover a book that has the profound ability to change the way we view the world. Each year I set a goal of how many books I’d like to read. And of those books, I’m always delighted when I encounter a book that literally shakes my foundation. I’ve read over a dozen books this year. Perhaps not a large feat to some and for others, this is a monumental thing. As always I’ve left my reviews and I’ve even had the delightful joy of meeting some pretty amazing Authors along the way… Christopher John Farley, Alisa Kwitney, even Anne Rice took the time to reply! The book that I read this year that shook my world? It’s such a tough decision that I couldn’t decide on just one, so I selected two…
‘The Secret’ by Rhonda Byrne http://amzn.com/1582701709 opened my eyes to a world with limitless possibility. Imagine just how your life will change once you realize that anything is possible for those that believe. The power of attraction is a very real thing. Think positive thoughts and great things will happen.
‘One Word that will change your life’ by Jon Gordon et. al. http://amzn.com/1118809424 will do just that. It WILL change your life. The book teaches the reader that each individual has the power to change his or her own life with just one word. The word I chose and focused on throughout 2014 was ‘Push’. I kept this word at the forefront of everything I did. In my personal life as well as my professional life. I pushed my children to do better in school. I pushed myself to love me first and foremost. I pushed the Authors of FreedomInk and I pushed me. In doing so I was able to publish 7 books this year. 3 titles of which I penned. This one word attitude is one that I plan to take into the new year with me. Nevermind the New Year’s Resolution. What one word will you choose to focus on in 2015? Leave your comment via this blog post. I want to hear from you!
Take a look at the books I read this year via my Goodreads Challenge https://www.goodreads.com/user_challenges/1183409
Email the CEO of FreedomInk Publishing. We’d like to know what life altering book you read in 2014. email@example.com
I recently asked the Authors of FreedomInk to reveal the book that they read this year that was the most memorable and/or life altering. Dawn Miller, Author of Darkness Before the Dawn states that all of the books she has read this year have touched her in a most profound way. Kenny L. Mitchell, Author of The Loves Me Not Trilogy and the Creator of The Askari Sisterhood read FreedomInk title, Angel Eyes: A Collective Memoir of Child Sexual Abuse, for a second time and commends the Author on her bravery in composing and compiling such harsh truths. When ‘Woman on Fire’ Author, Trinette Collier was asked what book was the most memorable and life altering that she has read this year, she responded, “Serita Ann Jakes’ The Princess Within, Restoring the Soul of A Woman. It showed me how valuable my life is and the importance of being a woman and a vessel for God. It gave me the courage to accept all of me, physically as well as spiritually!”
Introducing MOJO For Sale: The Art of Encouraging One’s Self by Katandra Jackson Nunnally. The book is the Author’s 5th published book to date. The book was just recently named as one of The Top 50 Non Fiction Titles of 2014 by Cyrus Webb at Conversation’s Magazine! http://cyruswebbpresents.blogspot.com/2014/11/cyrus-webb-presents-top-50-non-fiction.html Own the book… http://www.freedomink365.com/the_books
FreedomInk Presents Social Readia, the online FREE Literary Magazine! What is now easily assessed public domain was almost abandoned. Like some strange thing, the idea planted itself deep in my core. And just as strangely, what I felt so passionate about pursuing, it almost was aborted! Imagine that. Words lost forever. It took months, literally, to finally put effort behind the thought. Faith without works is dead… James 2: 14-26. Please take a moment to check out the very first issue of Social Readia. http://bit.ly/1z2msZE
Volume 1 Number 1 has… exclusive interviews featuring Nash Mitchell & Mellie Miller… A featured article written by Yvette Porter Moore… The Poetry Corner receives a visit from Dawn Miller! Stop by and see who got caught reading and please enjoy the first FULL chapter of Loves Me Not Volume 1: Beautiful, Broken Me by Kenny L Mitchell. The Letter from the Editor is quirky and heartfelt and leaves us all to continue pondering, just what is the future of books. http://bit.ly/1z2msZE
The ONLINE LitMag will publish monthly. That means I’m accepting all sorts of submissions which are due by November 25th. The next issue, A World Without Books, should stir up a Nation as we come to the close of a new year! So with that said… Enjoy Issue 1. *This months’ advertised reads feature some pretty amazing Authors! http://bit.ly/1z2msZE
Please don’t think the title of this blog entry cruel. By the time you reach the end of this tale you’ll see why I’m begging your forgiveness. I’m not some bitter insensitive bitch. I just didn’t know what else I’d title this update. One night last summer I was up late. Reading. As usual. Everyone in the house was asleep. All was well within my world. I was at peace. I became totally engrossed in the fictitious story that lay within my hands. Then it happened. The world shook. Everything. For just a brief moment. And in that moment my life derailed. I had no idea how to explain the phenomena. I was afraid. I woke everyone from their slumber. I had to know. Did they feel that. The entire house shake. They each looked at me like I had finally lost it. Delusional. Too many late nights. I noted the time. Well beyond midnight. Maybe I had imagined it. Each family member returned to their own dreams. I lay awake until I couldn’t hold my eyes open any longer. Upon waking the next day, my mobile device was chiming like crazy. The incessant singsong was like the chirping of a deranged aviary. I wasn’t the only one that had lost it. So I’m checking my Facebook newsfeed and all I see are my cousins. Every female born Jackson. My father’s side of the family. There was so much shock, hurt, pain in those posted words. There was an undertone of total disbelief. The only thing I knew to do was call my grandmother. She confirmed the nightmare I could have never imagined. My younger cousin by just a few short years, had been killed. Hit by a train. Accident? I’m not certain if the family ever found out or if we’ll ever know. I do know this though. Marcus’ departure from this world left a gaping hole in the hearts of us all. My grandmother told me that she received the call that informed her of my cousins death at the exact same time my world shook…
*I’m not really a fan of anything scary. I steer clear of scary movies, books. I’m not a fan of things that go bump in the night. I have really bad nightmares. The wake up, screaming, crying, too afraid to go back to sleep kind of nightmares! So when Mellie Miller set the criteria for this years’ All Hallow Eve Blog Hop, I had no idea what scary tale I’d tell. Please stop by these other blogs and check out the ghost stories the other participants are sharing!
All Hallows Eve Blog Hop at Facebook—> https://www.facebook.com/events/302040066666646/
Mellie Miller—> http://melliemiller.com/
CEO at FreedomInk Publishing, Katandra Jackson Nunnally