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Powersjo Book Reviews
Powersjo Book Reviews

Powersjo Book Reviews

As I read books I write reviews about them. This process helps me remember and reference what I have already read. It forces me to think critically of what I'm reading and what I choose to spend my limited time learning. Lastly, it helps me with my writing.


Review of The Sun Does Shine

20 Mar 2024 2 minute read 0 comments powersjo

The Sun Does Shine, How I found Life and Freedom on Death Row, is a powerful personal account from Anthony ‘Ray’ Hinton. Ray was on death row in the Alabama Judicial system for nearly 30 years, for a crime he didn’t commit. No one goes through life b...

Review of Everyday Millionaires

19 Feb 2024 2 minute read 3 comments powersjo

Everyday Millionaires is written by Chris Hogan and is based on the largest study of millionaires ever conducted.  10,000 millionaires were surveyed and studied to find out any common traits, circumstances or practices that lead them to achieve a mil...

Review of Hunting Discomfort

13 Feb 2024 1 minute read 0 comments powersjo

Hunting is Discomfort is written by Sterling Hawkins and is all about pushing through hardship while embracing the experience of your situation. Discomfort is necessary and you must go through it to come out on the other side. One of his first challe...

Review of Kings of the North, Elizabeth Moon

26 Dec 2023 1 minute read 0 comments powersjo

Author Elizabeth Moon writes the sequel, Kings of the North, to Oath of Fealty. If you have not read it, I wrote a review of Oath of Fealty here. Kings of the North picks up with King Kieri’s coronation and him attempting to find a wife. Like the las...

Review of The Mountain is You

5 Feb 2023 2 minute read 0 comments powersjo

The Mountain is You: Transforming Self-Sabotage Into self-Mastery is a short book written by Brianna Wiest. Overall, this is a good self help book that challenges you to look in yourself for issues in your life and find the resolutions. However, the...

Review of Battle Stations

23 Dec 2022 2 minute read 1 comment powersjo

Battle Stations: How the USS Yorktown Helped Turn the Tide at Coral Sea and Midway is written by Stephen L. Moore. There is a balance between positive constructive criticism and disrespect to people and events in history. With this in mind, I will of...

Review of Sun Tzu: The Art of War

16 Sep 2022 2 minute read 0 comments powersjo

Sun Tzu: The Art of War is translated by Samuel B. Griffith. This short book is a long read about some Chinese history and a translation of military knowledge by Sun Tzu. To begin with, we find out that a majority of the history is educated assumptio...

Review of The Elements of Style

30 May 2022 1 minute read 0 comments powersjo

The Elements of Style is an English collaboration that spans decades. It originated from William Strunk Jr. to aid his students at Cornell. Decades later, a prior student named E.B. White edited a version for the public. This fourth version adds a gl...

Review of The Richest Man in Babylon

1 May 2022 2 minute read 0 comments powersjo

‘The Richest Man in Babylon’ is written by George S. Clason and dates back to the 1920’s. Clason issued a series of pamphlets that were short stories penned with a biblical writing style. These became “Babylonian Parables” that were formed into this...

Review of Rhinoceros Success

29 Apr 2022 1 minute read 0 comments powersjo

Rhinoceros Success, the secret to charging full speed toward every opportunity is a short book all about your mindset. You are a rhinoceros and you don’t take any bull. You barrel on through every opportunity, wake up early and dominate your life! Th...