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Wow, it’s been a minute. Life has been rough the last couple of weeks, so I took some time to rest and recoup. My reading has taken a backseat, but now I am back and with an absolute must read!!! ▪
Any one who loves reading and/or works in the publishing industry will enjoy this book. ▪
Its called The Girl on the Page and the title itself is a little prod to the publishing industry, with books like Gone Girl, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl on the Train, having ‘Girl’ in the title is trendy! ▪
We have a sexy, self-destructive main character Amy, who is tasked with getting a contracted ‘best seller’ out of literary icon Helen Owen. Amy edits book to make them bestsellers, whereas Helen values her reputation in the literary world as an identity of herself. Helen is torn between handing the Publisher a book that will sell millions and a book she is proud to put her name to because those options have vastly different outcomes. ▪
For a blurb that really does not sound that exciting, this book is action packed, an utter page turner and written extremely well. I am about three quarters the way through and completely loving it. It is the perfect read to get me out of a slump! ▪
Usually I am drawn to crime and thrillers, but having been a victim of crime recently I might take a break from the crime genre. And as a avid crime reader I still highly recommend The Girl on the Page it is an excellent book and will definitely be one of my favourites this year! ▪
Unlimited Power by Anthony Robbins - ⭐⭐⭐⭐
A small but satisfying motivation book you gonna need to keep yourself on track
Good stuff: Powerful as always. I was listening to the audio book version of this book so I'm not quite sure if the book itself is the same. The audio book provides recording speeches of Anthony on stage giving his passionate motivations
Cons: His speeches were great at the moment but honestly didn't stick with me. Somehow my brain just couldn't registered all the powerful talks he gave. All I remember is it's not bad overall.
"The world had come to my aid and shown me that I could be so much more if I let my guard down and revealed myself. -The Yellow Envelope by @kimdinan1
This book resonated with me on a such a deep level. It revealed to me my desire to live with less, to feel like a part of something bigger, and to simply let go of expectation, comparison, and judgement.
I reflected a lot after I finished this book about why it's so hard for me to reveal myself and let my guard down. I already knew it was because of childhood hurts that made me feel less than but I realized something new. I was scared to reveal myself because of the person I used to be and to be clear I don't like that version of me at all. I was unkind, jealous, judgemental, entitled, self centered, lost, and made other feel terrible because, well, misery loves company. So because of that old version of me I was scared people would think who I am now is inauthentic or that I'm totally full of crap. Then I thought about what is in my locust of control and it's simply me. I can't control how others perceive me and frankly I shouldn't care. So I stopped worrying what people would say or think and just started being me. Started opening up about pain, loss, love, freedom, strength, silence, etc.
I've just started revealing myself and I'll continue to evolve as I do. But I wanted to say a huge thank you for following along. I'm hoping to build friendship and community. To teach and learn. To grow and expand. To let my guard down and let myself be revealed.
Hotel book selection goals... and also this lamp!
I love essays. Anyone who says, “so much has happened in my life I should write a book,” start with an essay. In this book, Megan melds essays into a memoir and it’s very well done. I needed this palette cleanser. #ilovebooks #bookrecommendations #booksforlife
A little free basket library. Which book do you think I picked to take home?
I took The Secret History with me on a family day out just incase I got time to read more of it and it ended up being the ideal place to take some photos!!
Not going to lie, I just put down this book for the night at page 204 and the moment I set it down I realised I was totally fine never picking it up again. I was enjoying it at the start but it’s a fairly long and dense book and just not for me. I loved the vibe and the setting but ultimately I’d rather use my time reading something that I enjoy.
I watched Kat’s (paperbackdreams) video on the book and read some comments from those who enjoyed it and I found the discussion and explanations way more interesting than the book itself, so I might look up some more discussion on the book this weekend in my free time!
My plan is to read something quick and light so I don’t get dragged into a slump and then read If We Were Villians which I’ve heard has a similar vibe, and hopefully I’ll enjoy that more!
What are your reading plans this weekend?? 🍁
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“That’s not the point, Becca. I’m not trying to hurt anyone. I’m trying to scare them into going away so I don’t have to hurt them. I just don’t like guns,” he said.
“That’s stupid! Oh, here I am - crazy man with a sword. Hopefully I scare you enough that you don’t have the wits about you to shoot me,” I replied sarcastically, mocking both Noah and his reasoning with which I simply did not agree nor understand.
“Becca, you just don’t understand,” Noah yelped, raising his voice.
“Why? Why, Noah? What’s there to understand? Shoot someone from ten feet away and stop him, or chase him down the hallway with a sword? Come on, why would I NOT choose a gun?” I yelled back.
“BECAUSE, Rebecca! You don’t know what it’s like to see someone get shot six times in the chest! To watch some guy get his balls shot off simply because it’s fun! To watch people laugh about it! I don’t like guns! Okay?” See what others are saying about Candy Apple Butterscotch: #onsalenow
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When the bookstagram community puts out a call, you answer. The ever-awesome @jennsbookvibes
was hacked and lost EVERYTHING. Her account, all of her photos, her friends, everything. I would be in a puddle of my own tears, but she managed to save her account name at the last second and has begun the process of rebuilding.
🌈 is for you, Jenn. I hope you spend the weekend reading, having a few drinks and getting ready for your epic return to bookstagram.
What is you’re favorite fall read?
Hey y’all! Do you like the first or second picture better? My camera was doing something weird with the lighting when I took the second picture but I kinda like it. It has a very Halloween spooky vibe🎃
I’m 60% sure I’ve already read Me Talk Pretty One Day, but I know for a fact that we don’t have a copy at home. I’m spending this evening finishing up Ariel Levy’s The Rules do not Apply (a good friend here in Boston just read it too and wants to discuss tomorrow) and then diving into some Sedaris. Do you have a favorite author that you know will always deliver, regardless of the topic at hand? David Sedaris is absolutely that author for me.
TRINITY by Louisa Hall "Louisa Hall, who also wrote the mind-blowing novel "Speak," is a master of the craft of capturing elusive truths through the weaving together of dissonant threads. "Trinity" resonated with me more than almost any novel I've ever read. Hall tackles powerful themes as the various narrators, most of them women, offer "testimonies" about the character of Oppenheimer, but for me the novel's magic is in the small emotions and moments. What is it to walk into a room with someone you never loved? To eat breakfast as an act of rebellion? To ask questions you know are cruel? The plots revolve around, but never quite touch, Robert Oppenheimer 'father of the atomic bomb,' a man so soft-spoken and full of foibles it is impossible to reconcile him with the devastating legacy of his work. "Trinity" is a novel about memory and guilt and the elusive beauty of connection in a violent world." - Clara
What are you reading?
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SOULMATE (Rascals #4
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Five guys. One bar. And a whole heap of sexy trouble...
Sawyer Landry is sexy, rugged, charming… and did I mention sexy? Back in college, we were best of friends - which meant I secretly hid an epic unrequited crush, while he dated every other girl on campus… and then told me all about it the morning after.
Now I’m back in Chicago for the first time in years, and Sawyer is determined to rekindle our friendship. I swore, I wouldn’t put my life (and heart) on hold for him again, but just one look at his handsome face and I know, he’s still the only man for me.
But this time, things are going to be different. No more sitting around, waiting for him to realize his dream woman is right in front of him. No, I’m going to make him see, I’m not just one of the guys anymore.
But can I really go from sidekick to soulmate? And will this playboy bachelor realize, true love is waiting - if he’d only take a chance?
Find out in the hot new standalone romance from Katie McCoy!
[review link is up in my bio!]
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My plan to post a book of the day have been somewhat derailed by my own internal dramas, but I decided to get started with this rather bleak little number by one of my favourite authors - A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh.
It summons up so perfectly the dissolute interwar years with its idle rich and carelessly cruel characters. Brenda’s faux pas over the death of her son is truly chilling as is the maniac deep in the heart of the jungle. A wonderful read from a truly skilled writer. .
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💕 For the Duke's Eyes Only by Lenora Bell 💕 ( Did a little tweeking to make my reviews more succinct and *hopefully!* helpful...) ⭐⭐⭐⭐..."Lady India Rochester doesn’t let her noble birth stop her from pursuing her passion for archaeology. Why waste time decorating ballrooms when she can unearth artifacts that prove strong women have been shaping the course of history since the beginning of time? (Yeah, girl.) Brilliant, tenacious, and no slouch in a knife fight, not much can shake India’s unflappable determination and focus. Except, of course, for Daniel, her former best friend and current nemesis.
Said nemesis, Daniel, the Duke of Ravenwood, works hard to convince the world that he’s a selfish, adventure-seeking, treasure hunter who’s only interested in ancient history for the glory and fortune. Yes, in so doing he’s alienated the only woman he’s ever cared about. But if India ever knew he truth about what he really does she could be in danger. And Daniel would die first. (Obvs.) But, wouldn’t you know it, circumstances thrust these bitter, bickering rivals together on a mission to retrieve a priceless stolen artifact before there’s a bonafide international incident. I wonder what might happen when these two adversaries are stuck with each other for an extended period of time in Paris? *Cue that sexy french music…*..." For my thoughts please check out the link on my profile for a full review. ❤️❤️❤️