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The Sound of the World By Heart by: Giacomo Bevilacqua

the-sound-of-the-world-by-heart Publication date: April 11, 2017

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Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Non-Written Novels

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.


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.



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Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Things That Aren’t Books

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


I love this show and watch it with my daughter every season.  This is its last season and I will miss it!

sally-hansen-pacific-blue 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

jillian-michaels 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

hell-pore 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!!!!



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Wrap Up


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!

Happy Reading!!

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How to Murder Your Life by: Cat Marnell


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Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Underrated Books


“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.

Happy Reading!


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Juliet’s Answer: One Man’s Search for Love and the Elusive Cure for Heartbreak by: Glenn Dixon

juliets-answer Publication date: February 7, 2017

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