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    Reviewing my Recent Read: My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

    Title: My Sister's Keeper Series: Wsp Readers Club Author: Jodi Picoult Genre: Literary Woman's Fiction Publisher: Washington Square Press Release Date: February 1, 2005 Format: Paperback Pages: 448 Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. The product of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Anna was conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate—a life and a role that she has never challenged...until now. Like most teenagers, Anna is beginning to question who she truly is. But unlike most teenagers, she has…

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    Book of the Month for January 2018

    I just finished up a book that was bubbling to the top of my to-read pile as the Holidays passed by me at warp speed. The subject of stress does occupy many minds during the winter months and the up and coming income tax season. But as I began reading the following book I found that this book is a welcome read for any time of the year since stress comes in many forms. Title: The Upside of Stress By Kelly McGonigal, PhD File Size: 1321 KB Print Length: 301 pages Publisher: Avery (May 5, 2015) Publication Date: May 5, 2015 Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC Language: English ASIN:…

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    Book of the Month for October 2017

    The book that made my read pile for October is The First-Time Manager by Loren B. Belker, Jim McCormick, Gary S. Topchik. Many times, new managers, supervisors, and lead-persons are thrown into a leadership position with no idea of how they are supposed to manage. According to The First-Time Manager that is known as the sink or swim approach which makes this book an excellent selection for that newbie manager. Title: The First-Time Manager By Loren B. Belker, Jim McCormick, Gary S. Topchik Paperback: 240 pages Publisher: AMACOM; 6 edition (January 3, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 0814417833 ISBN-13: 978-0814417836 Rating: 4/5 Wouldn’t you like to know how to manage people…

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    Book of the Month for September 2017

    The latest book to make my read pile is The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People written by Gary Chapman and Paul White. Many times I’ve heard my co-workers complain that they don’t feel appreciated in the workplace which is why this particular book caught my eye and became my next to read selection and it offered a strong insight to why they were probably feeling this way for some time. Title: The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People Author: Gary Chapman and Paul White Pages: 222 Publisher: Northfield Publishing; Reprint edition (September 1, 2012) Publication Date: September…

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    My Sociological Adventure continues – Part II

    Chapter 2 . Ethnocentrism – judgment of others ways against our own. Cultural relativism – trying to understand a culture on its terms. Everyone has the tendency to judge other cultures against what he or she considers to be the norm. The way life engraves into our being from early childhood and when those things begin to change we naturally try to resist them, not many people like change. However, the change should be embraced. It is how we evolve not only as human beings but also as individuals. I once heard that there is no such thing as perfection. Perfection means to be at the end with no change…