Publication date: April 11, 2017
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This is about all books that are not ‘written’ novels! So graphic novels, comics, manga, audiobooks, etc. Shed some light on books in other forms. -Goodreads Group post
Ok, this is a bit difficult for me and if you noticed, I skipped lasts week post because I didn’t really have anything to say about it.
I love Audiobooks but I can’t say that there are narrators that I love and must listen to.
This adorable woman is Lucy Knisley. She is my FAVORITE graphic novelist. I love her drawing style and her story telling. If you haven’t read any of her books, go and get them.
This has been around for many years and I have all of the books and occasionally still check the website. This is Postsecret. People from all over the world send post cards of their secrets anonymously to Frank Warren who started this project so long ago. Check out the website and the books. http://postsecret.com/
I know that this has some written word in them but they are the inspirations behind the tattoos. I love tattoos and I really like Kat VOn D’s work, so yes, I own these 3 books.
I absolutely love Jewel and have ever since I was in high school. She is so real and open and her poems touch a part of me that nothing else can. She has a few collections that she narrates on audio and she reads her words as she wants them to be heard.
OK, so not all was non-written books but this was what I could come up with.
Sometimes it’s nice to take a break from books and talk about some other things you’ve been obsessed with. These all don’t have to be in the same category. Mix it up! What TV shows have you been enjoying, makeup you’ve been wearing, food you’ve been eating, etc.?? Goodreads group topic https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/18447568-february-2017-topics
I love this show and watch it with my daughter every season. This is its last season and I will miss it!
This is not a new shade but it my favorite! Love the tone of blue. #Currentlywearing
I love this sticker shop on Etsy. I have purchased several designs from here and love them all. My favorites are the period drops and the yoga girls. Check it out https://www.etsy.com/shop/PlanToPlan.
I love yoga but can’t afford going to classes on a regular basis. I also really think that Jillian Michaels knows what she is doing when it comes to exercise. This is a great DVD to work out in the privacy of your own home. I can also yell and curse her out a bit without her knowing. LOL
This is a great pore cleaning mask type cream. It is similar to a Biore face strip but so much better. I got mine through Amazon.
See, I like other things besides Books!!!!
Happy 2017! This year is off to a good start reading-wise for me. Here are my stats:
Books Read/Listened to: 14
5 crown reads: 3
4 crown reads: 4
3.5 crown reads: 1
3 crown reads: 3
2 crown reads: 1
1 crown reads: 2
How did you do? Are there any that you really wanted to get to but didn’t? I had a few that I wish I didn’t read…oh well!
Description from the publishers through Netgalley
At twenty-six, Cat Marnell was an associate beauty editor at Lucky, one of the top fashion magazines in America—and that’s all most people knew about her. But she hid a secret life. She was a prescription drug addict. She was also a “doctor shopper” who manipulated Upper East Side psychiatrists for pills, pills, and more pills; a lonely bulimic who spent hundreds of dollars a week on binge foods; a promiscuous party girl who danced barefoot on banquets; a weepy and hallucination-prone insomniac who would take anything—anything—to sleep.
This is a tale of self-loathing, self-sabotage, and yes, self-tanner. It begins at a posh New England prep school—and with a prescription for Attention Deficit Disorder medication Ritalin. It continues to New York, where we follow Marnell’s amphetamine-fueled rise from intern to editor through the beauty departments of NYLON, Teen Vogue, Glamour, and Lucky. We see her fight between ambition and addiction and how, inevitably, her disease threatens everything she worked so hard to achieve.
From the Condé Nast building (where she rides the elevator alongside Anna Wintour) to seedy nightclubs, from doctors’ offices and mental hospitals, Marnell shows—like no one else can—what it is like to live in the wild, chaotic, often sinister world of a young female addict who can’t say no.
Combining lighting-rod subject matter and bold literary aspirations, How to Murder Your Life is mesmerizing, revelatory, and necessary.
“Give some love to those books that aren’t as widely talked about. Those hidden gems. Those books that maybe used to be popular but people have forgotten about and they still deserve some love.” TOP 5 WEDNESDAY GOODREADS GROUP
I absolutely fell in love with this series by Colleen Houck when it was released. She is still releasing more and there is rumor to be a movie for this series soon! YAY!
I still have to read the last one but I really enjoyed this series. I am not one for alternate universes and realities but this was done so well.
This is a fun series about a group of older women and their unlikely friendship. Ten Beach Road is the name of this series but Wendy also has some other wonderful books. She is an auto-buy author for me for sure.
This is the Valentine series by Adriana Trigiani. If you like to read about crazy Italian families, this author is for you and this is where to start. She always makes me laugh out loud and sometimes cry a bit.
I do not like everything James Patterson writes but I am a fan of the Women’s Murder Club series. This May the 16th one will be released and I have them all.
I hope that if you haven’t read these books or heard of these authors before, that you look into them and give them a chance.
Publication date: February 7, 2017
Description from the publishers through Netgalley
When Glenn Dixon is spurned by love, he packs his bags for Verona, Italy. Once there, he volunteers to answer the thousands of letters that arrive addressed to Juliet—letters sent from lovelorn people all over the world to Juliet’s hometown; people who long to understand the mysteries of the human heart.
Glenn’s journey takes him deep into the charming community of Verona, where he becomes involved in unraveling the truth behind Romeo and Juliet. Did these star-crossed lovers actually exist? Why have they remained at the forefront of hearts and minds for centuries? And what can they teach us about love?
When Glenn returns home to Canada and resumes his duties as an English teacher, he undertakes a lively reading of Romeo and Juliet with his students, engaging them in passions past and present. But in an intriguing reversal of fate and fortune, his students—along with an old friend—instruct the teacher on the true meaning of love, loss, and moving on.
An enthralling tale of modern-day love steeped in the romantic traditions of eras past, this is a memoir that will warm your heart.