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Hello, my name is Kelly and I welcome you to the Bookend Diaries book blog. I created this blog to share my own reviews of existing and new books, to discuss with other readers what we’re currently reading, update you on my book club picks, and of course, to ultimately support the work of the authors we all enjoy. I am addicted to reading and I thought this would be a great way to reach out to other readers who are as obsessed with books as I am.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Merry Christmas

I just love this image of Santa Claus reading, "The Birth of Jesus." Wishing you all, "A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year."

Friday, December 8, 2017

Christmas Window Display

I believe that even Audrey Hepburn would be dazzled by the holiday window at Tiffany & Company. It is amazing and so artistically done. There is not one detail that has been missed in this huge and wonderful display. All the hours of planning that were put into it, so that everyone could enjoy it during the hustle and bustle of the season. When I was a little girl my Mother & Father would pack us all into the car in our pajamas, robes, scarves, slippers, and mittens to look at all the window displays downtown. Everything was closed down except for the beautiful lite up displays in the windows that made up a magical city that unfolded in front of our very own eyes.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Wisdom of Sundays: Life-Changing Insights from Super Soul Conversations By: Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey says Super Soul Sunday is the television show she was born to do. “I see it as an offering,” she explains. “If you want to be more fully present and live your life with a wide-open heart, this is the place to come to.”
Now, for the first time, the aha moments of inspiration and soul-expanding insight that have enlightened millions on the three-time Emmy Award-winning Super Soul Sunday are collected in The Wisdom of Sundays, a beautiful, cherishable, deeply-affecting book.
Organized into ten chapters―each one representing a powerful step in Oprah’s own spiritual journey and introduced with an intimate, personal essay by Oprah herself―the Wisdom of Sundays features selections from the most meaningful conversations between Oprah and some of today’s most-admired thought-leaders. Visionaries like Tony Robbins, Arianna Huffington, and Shonda Rhimes share their lessons in finding purpose through mindfulness and intention. World renowned authors and teachers like Eckhart Tolle, Thich Nhat Hahn, Marianne Williamson and Wayne Dyer, explain our complex relationship with the ego and the healing powers of love and connection; and award-winning and bestselling writers like Cheryl Strayed, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Elizabeth Lesser explore the beauty of forgiveness and spirituality.
Paired with beautiful photographs, including many from Oprah’s private property in California where each episode of Super Soul Sunday is filmed, The Wisdom of Sundays promises to be a timeless keepsake that will help readers awaken to life’s wondrous possibilities and discover a deeper connection to the natural world around them.

I received a copy of this book to review and I love it. This would make such a great gift for anyone on your, "Christmas List." It is so well done, since it is paired with such beautiful photographs along with such wonderful teachings from the best of the best teachers in life. It will give you a great insight on life and leave you with a great sense of peace after reading it. There is no wonder why, this made it to the top of Oprah's favorite things list for Christmas.