Launch Your Encore

Finzel, Hans. Hicks, Rick. Launch Your Encore: Finding Adventure and Purpose Later In Life. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books. 2015.

SUMMARY:
encoreAs Baby Boomers enter retirement more active than previous generations, many must decide what to do with their time. Helping readers discover how to make the next years the best years, Launch Your Encore steps through life after careers, choices which must be made while finding purpose and meaning in life, all coupled with personal stories and examples of people already launched. Everyone eventually grows older and retires but not everyone is ready when the time comes…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Retirement? Though more than a few years away, there is no time like the present to plan and save for it. With lots of time suddenly available, those moments must be filled so life can be enjoyed. Whether that time includes a second career, volunteering, mission work or striving to reach a goal, retirement will be what we make of it. I appreciated the ideas as I consider my own encore (much to my children’s chagrin…hmm…payback? LOL). I think readers will pull different aspects out of this book depending on their place in life. Definitely thought-provoking.

RATING:
4 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Launch Your Encore from Baker Books for my honest review*

Blame it on the Mistletoe

Magnin, Joyce. Blame it on the Mistletoe. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press. 2011.

SUMMARY:
mistletoeThe residents at the Greenbrier Nursing Home have been acting strangely. The residents are suddenly riding tricycles, finding themselves caught under the mistletoe and even needing the police to end a scuffle. Top it all off with a suspicious police woman named Mildred as well as an unusual Hawaiian Thanksgiving dinner…things are about to get crazy!!

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Joyce Magin provides the reader with a light-hearted novel that is sure to put you in the Christmas spirit. Put out your stocking, deck the halls, sip your hot chocolate and hang the mistletoe because you will be ready for the Christmas season after reading this book! You will find yourself chuckling as you turn the pages of this novel…who couldn’t giggle when reading about the crazy residents that have found a little spunk around the Christmas Season! (Be sure to also check out the other books which are part of the Bright’s Pond series.)

MY RATING:
4 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Blame it on the Mistletoe from Abingdon Press for my honest review*