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Great Reads for April

Posted By: Randy GageApril 3, 2021

One of the great things about being a writer is that your other author friends often send you advance copies of their soon to be bestsellers.  And March was a great month for that, as four of my BFFs came out with fresh, delicious books.  If you’re ready for a break from Netflix and looking for some compelling reads, these are just what the doctor ordered. 

Risk Forward by Victoria Labalme

Victoria is a creative savant, and her book is the perfect demonstration of that.  It’s a fun, unique book that breaks the mold to get you thinking in courageous and adventurous new ways. If you’re stuck on something, need to develop a new creative project, or want to hone your lateral and creative thinking skills, you’ll love Risk Forward.  (Interview with Victoria here.) 

Mindset Reset: How to Retrain Your Brain and Transform Your Life by Lisa Jimenez, M. Ed.

We all need a fresh start now and then. And the best restarts come from resetting your thinking. If you’re ready for a mindset reset to unleash your energy, creativity, and productivity — Lisa’s message is perfect for you and your teams.  It’s a great companion read to my Radical Rebirth book. We both want to take your thinking to a higher plane, but approach it in wildly dissimilar ways.  (Interview with Lisa here.)

Mujer a Prueba de Balas: Vive tu verdad y regresa a tu Ser by Paula Morelos Zaragoza

My mom raised three kids by herself, so I’m a little biased for superhero moms like her and Paula Zaragoza.  (Paula is also binging up three kids by herself; one of them with special needs.) Her new book roughly translated is Bulletproof Woman: Live your Truth and Find Your Self.  It’s only available in the Spanish edition right now.  If you speak Spanish or want a great gift for someone who does, grab a copy.

A Man at Arms by Steven Pressfield

This is one of Steve’s fiction books, and like his others, a riveting page turner.   It’s an epic saga, beautifully written, about a lone reluctant hero, standing up against the Roman Empire as they try to squash the spread of a new faith called Christianity.  Writers: read this for the writing clinic it contains. Readers: read this for the heart-pounding plot line. (Interview with Steven here.)

Peace,

- RG

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One comment on “Great Reads for April”

  1. Ah books.. so many, so little time.. still haven't read Tolstoy.. going to start on Les Miserables this week.. loved the BBC series with Dominic West as Val Jean.. watched it on PBS and then the 25th anniversary of the musical which hurt our ears and we shut it off.. tried to get my ex to watch it as she's French and she had told me she read the book as a teen but said most TV series don't do it for her.. oh well.. I told her also to check out the series the Night Manager.. I gave her the book and was impressed she got thru it in her second language but she said that was a very hard book for me to get thru.. LeCarre is like that.. but like anything in life, the most hard things are the most rewarding.. cheers David

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    1. Ah books.. so many, so little time.. still haven't read Tolstoy.. going to start on Les Miserables this week.. loved the BBC series with Dominic West as Val Jean.. watched it on PBS and then the 25th anniversary of the musical which hurt our ears and we shut it off.. tried to get my ex to watch it as she's French and she had told me she read the book as a teen but said most TV series don't do it for her.. oh well.. I told her also to check out the series the Night Manager.. I gave her the book and was impressed she got thru it in her second language but she said that was a very hard book for me to get thru.. LeCarre is like that.. but like anything in life, the most hard things are the most rewarding.. cheers David

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