About

Welcome! This blog serves as a place to explore my interest in all-things-justice related with my love for reading. In many spheres of my life, I am committed to making this world a better place one intentional act of compassion, justice, and love at a time. I am passionate about raising awareness for human trafficking, modern-day slavery, refugee resettlement, and ethical consumerism.

In all honesty, this can be emotionally taxing and mentally draining work. So, I began writing book reviews several years ago when I realized that I needed to carve out time for me … just me. Writing reviews allows me to intentionally create space to periodically disconnect from the pressures of work, community, and family.

A cup of tea + a good book = the perfect three-hour escape from reality.

In addition to writing reviews for independent authors, I offer pre-release, tour-based, and ARC reviews for the following agencies:

(1) Baker Publishing/Bethany House

(2) Handlebar Publishing

(3) netGalley

(4) Litfuse Publicity Group

In exchange for a free copy of the author’s book, I offer an honest critique of the material. My ratings are pretty simple:  I use the old-fashioned academic grading system.

A+ = I thoroughly enjoyed the book, will read it again, and highly recommend it to others.

B = Good read, gleaned some thought-provoking information, may read it again, may pass it along to others.

C = Glad it was free because I wouldn’t spend the money on it, will not read it again, and will just donate the book (or bury it).

Feel free to poke around and leave a few comments.

 

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5 thoughts on “About

  1. Clark Burbidge says:

    Dear Su and Rob, Thank you for taking time to review my new book, ‘Giants in the Land’. I was especially pleased to see that you took time to really understand the characters in whom I put so much of my heart and appreciated the focus of the book. Since I am so close to my own writing I often feel my own opinion is unreliable so it is so satisfying when the heart of the message is identified so clearly by readers. If you would like some giveaways in connection with the book, please let me know by contacting me on my website, facebook or email. We have some great shirts that have been very popular with young and old alike. They have the message printed on the front “Live with the Heart of a Giant”.

    Thanks again,

    Clark

    • Su says:

      Mr. Burbidge,

      Thank you for your kind words and the offer to promote a few giveaways in conjunction with this review. I will send an email shortly. And thank you for writing a character who is kind, devoted, and wiling to do what is necessary even when fear or doubt settle in. Thomas is truly an admirable character. I am looking forward to the next edition in this series. 🙂

  2. Su & Rob says:

    Hello Mom,

    I think I’ve had this blog for about a year…? Maybe. I don’t update as often as I intend to, but I’m workin’ on it. 🙂

  3. Shirley DeLano says:

    Just found this. I just clicked on the kitty pictures and there it was. How Cool! How long has this been here? It must have taken you a long time to set up. I was wondering why you guys weren’t posting on facebook for a while there, was it at this time that you were doing this?

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