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Book #53: Unbeweavable

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Mariah Stevens, at first read, comes across as annoying, obnoxious, too bossy and all mighty because she works at a publishing company and wears a nice expensive weave. But as you continue to read, I came to understand why Mariah has come to act as she did at the beginning of the story. I also discovered family secrets and the person Mariah has been blaming all those years for those secrets is not solely responsible.

Katrina Spencer is the author of one of my beloved favorites, Six O’Clock. The characters are easy to love/dislike and the story is easy to read. The story is about coming of age and learning to forgive. It is also about gaining confidence and self-esteem without the weave.

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Spencer is a former hairdresser and she was also very easy to talk to. I emailed her a couple of times and when I used to have a Facebook account, she was my friend there. She encouraged me to never stop writing, but sadly, she made the decision to stop writing due to her declining health. She would’ve been a best-selling author one day because she was talented.

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National Read A Book Day

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For National Read A Book Day, I want to share this story of a man and his horse who touched my heart recently.

Ridwan Sururi and his horse Luna hails from the village of Serang, in the Purbalingga region of Java island. Sururi is a father of five and a horse caretaker who desires to see the young ones reading. Since December 2014, he has been running a Kudapustaka (horse library) which sees him take the library around the village and nearby areas weekly (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday).

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To read more on what this beautiful being is doing for the future of reading in Indonesia, visit bbc.com and happy Read A Book Day!

365 Days of Writing

September 06th: Regrets, I’ve had a few

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What’s your biggest regret? How would your life have been different if you’d made another decision?

I answered this prompt a month or two back then, so why is it popping up again. To recap, I don’t have any regrets. Through the mistakes that I’ve made, I’ve learned to be a better person both mentally and emotionally. I am where God wants me to be so je ne regrette rien.

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