Book Review


Dream Big by Kat Kronengberg is a lovely book for young readers.

Kat Kronenberg’s Dream Big was an accidental find for me. I was in search of a book by the same title to check off a genre on the PopSugar 2017 reading challenge that I’m having fun with this year. As I shared with you in my review of another book by the same name, anything with “Dream Big” resonates with me. And since Duane’s goddaughter is a twin, I figured I couldn’t go wrong with this particular impulse purchase.

Besides, the main character in this one is a monkey. 😉 There’s no way I was going to pass up that fun!

I learned about Leslie Zimmerman’s book, Dream Big, while I was reading George W. Bush’s Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors.

Dream Big by Leslie Zimmerman inspires children to dream of what they can achieve while living in the moment.

Zimmerman, an Army Sergeant, served as a medic in Kuwait and later in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. She returned home with PTS and depression and was spotlighted in the former president’s book.

Books and an ereader on a table.
Oh, the places you can go in the pages of a good book!

Who doesn’t like reading a good book? I’ve not ever tried a particular reading challenge, rather been tossed along as a pebble in a stream from one book to the next. Sometimes getting stuck in a rut and doing a marathon read of an entire series or settling into one particular genre or the other.

This year, POPSUGAR’s 2017 Reading Challenge came through my Pinterest feed right as I was between books, so I decided to add a bit of structure to my reading travels.

Quote from Jump by Steve Harvey with Louellen Coker skydiving.
Louellen on her first skydive jump.

I’ve been reading a lot of fiction lately, and with the new year, I thought it might be good to peruse a good professional book. One of my goals this year is to dust myself off and restart my goal of travel and lifestyle writing, and one of my favorite quotes is Jump, and the net will appear! It was only natural that when I stumbled upon Steve Harvey’s newest book, Jump, that I’d pick it up.

Honestly, what’s not to like about Steve Harvey? He’s funny, he’s direct and to the point, he makes mistakes (and fixes them) with grace, and he likes to help people. Love him or hate him, he’s an Everyman. As the author of several books, Harvey has embraced a personal goal of helping others.

You may ask yourself, just as I did,