Last Anniversary-Book REVIEW

La semana pasada termine otro libro más de la autora de Liane Moriarty.Este quizá es el  cuatro libro que he leído de esta autora , y este libro quizás ha sido uno que considero mas o menos.Ni muy bueno ni muy malo.Admito que  si me mantuvo entusiasmada la mayoría del tiempo especialmente al principio.Luego pensé si se lo que va pasar y al último término algo muy confuso pero si fue un final al fin.

 

Pequeno resume

La historia toma lugar en Sydney ,Australia y la mayoría de los eventos pasan en una isla ficticia creada por la autora se dice que la autora fue inspirada por una isla fuera de sydney “danger island”.Pero en su novela ella creo scribble gum island.Nuestras protagonistas son Sophie una mujer que está al borde de cumplir cuarenta años y no tiene ni novio,esposo ni hijos,sin embargo es una exitosa mujer en su carrera todo cambia cuando su ex novio Tomás le hace una llamada.Ella claramente sabe que Tomás no le habla para tratar de estar juntos de nuevo cuando él ya ha hecho su vida con otra y tiene un linda hija.Luego tenemos a la tía connie que ha vivido en scribble island toda su vida y justo a muerto y su muerte ha dejado nuevos cambios en su familia.Luego tenemos a Grace una hermosa mujer que acaba de dar a luz a un hijo Jake, y tiene un esposo guapísimo que la adora y también es una exitosa escritora de novelas de niños.Estas tres mujeres cruzan caminos y el paso grandes secretos son revelado dejando a la familia en adventura turbulenta.La historia tambien trata el gran misterio del bebe abandonado de los Moren.

Esta historia está llena de la combinación de humor,amor,y el toque de misterio que la escritora Moriarty le gusta añadir a sus historias,definitivamente recomendo este libro aunque debo admitir que es poco largo,es uno de los primero libros que ella escribo pero aun no deja de ser muy bueno,mi recomendación es adquirir en tu biblioteca local.

 

 

You are a BADASS by Jen Sincero Review

You are a Badass by Jen Sincero is a loving vibrant, bouncy and fun self help book that truly makes you want to follow the advice.The big message in this self help book is  love your self.Jen Sincero makes it a point that we are awesome and have to work to live our most awesome life yet.Love every second of this book learning new things about myself and how others work. I’ll share below some quotes that I found truly helpful and yes this is a book you want to get a book of and get a good laugh and learn a few things along the way.


Quotes 

“What other people think about you has nothing to do with you and everything to do with them.”

“There’s nothing as unstoppable as a freight train full of fuck-yeah.”

“Never apologize for who you are. It lets the whole world down.”

“maybe, if you put your disbelief aside, roll up your sleeves, take some risks, and totally go for it, you’ll wake up one day and realize you’re living the kind of life you used to be jealous”

“Hang out with people who are living on purpose, who meet their challenges with a step aside, suckers attitude, who are dating super awesome people, making exactly the kind of money they want to be making (or working toward it) or taking the kinds of vacations they, and you, want to be taking, and you’ll not only see what’s possible for you,”

“Your life is your party. You get to choose how you invite people and experiences and things into it.”

“The only failure is quitting. Everything else is just gathering information.”

“If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.”

“Making a big fat deal out of anything is absurd. It makes much more sense to go after life with a sense of, “Why not?” instead of a furrowed brow. One of the best things I ever did was make my motto “I just wanna see what I can get away with.” It takes all the pressure off, puts the punk rock attitude in, and reminds me that life is but a game.”

“I can pretty much guarantee that every time you tearfully ask yourself the question, “WTF is my problem?!” the answer lies in some lame, limiting, and false subconscious belief that you’ve been dragging around without even realizing”

“The people you surround yourself with are excellent mirrors for who you are and how much, or how little, you love yourself.”

“Take care of yourself as if you’re the most awesome person you’ve ever met.”
“What other people think of you has nothing to do with you and everything to do with them.”

Option B:BOOKREVIEW

Recently a friend recommend me to read Option B.I had seen t many propaganda on it and was truly excited to read it .I was thinking this books definitely looks like I can learn a thing or two about grief. I waited and waited for it to be available at the public library originally I was considering purchasing it at target. I got finally got my hands on Option B and was eager to read i.e. will admit that this book was not one of my favorites even thought I learned a thing or two I overall felt some type of way about it.

Grief is a hard topic for people to digest and go thru. Grief comes in all shapes and sizes grief is not just the loss someone. The author highlights on the importance of building resilience, which is very important the author gives a narrative from her struggles. The author turned the pain to a book and something for others to learn from, I totally get that. Sheryl Sandberg wrote,

1) Let’s show up for each other in grief

2) Respect your own feelings in grief

3) Although all of us have different circumstances – rich, poor, privileged or not, employed or not

– We all have the opportunity to kick the shit out of option B. (less)

Yet still the book wasn’t enough for mi. don’t want to take away from you reading this book but, I would recommend borrowing it from the library instead of purchasing it for retail $18.00

Cinder:Book Review

Cinder by Marissa Meyers

Who doesn’t love the story of Cinderella?Well I know I do.I loved it so much in first grade I had this beautiful cinderella bracelet unfortunately I lost it during a school activity paint day.Nonetheless let me not bore you with my boring story of how I like cinderella.This month our book selection was Cinder by Marissa Meyers ,cinder is the first book of the lunar chronicles series.Let dive into this review!

Quick Summary

This story follows the Cinderella story we all know and love with  similarities.However this story is  a tad different takes place many ,many years in the future post world war five.Where people live on the moon and there are sideboards and droids live among us.Our main character cinder is a young teenager mechanic she meets the prince and yes there is a ball.Yes you find yourself with the “evil step mother”.This story is a must  read the story is left in suspense leaving you with the feeling “I need to continue reading the remaining books”.

I don;t want to give much detail on  the story but like I said its a story that will quickly tie you into its story and good narrative.

The Husband Secret:BOOK Review

The husband’s secret by Liane Moriarty

 Last month book club book was the husband’s secret and yes another Liane Moriarty book but trust me when I say this is the book you want to read from her list of books.Keep in mind that this was her breakthrough book so it’s really worth reading.I was the one that had selected this book for the book club I had read a lot of outstanding reviews on it and after reading this book I can truly say it was worth it.

Quick Summary

There are three women,Cecilia,Tess, and Rachel. The story focus mostly on Cecilia and her Husband hence he’s the husband with the secret.The other two women are have some sort of connection to the secret ,Rachel more than Tess.During the story you get to know all three women and how this secret affects their lives before its release and after its release.The suspense of what the secret maybe blows you out of the water.However after the secret  is revealed it also turns into something very anticlimactic.The book is not perfect yet has some minor flaws but overall this is one of my favorite Liane  Moriarty books.A major theme in this novel is the idea of pandora box, why well pandora box was meant not to be open and this exactly what happens to cecelia what leads her to find out her husband secret that wasn’t meant to be known.

Loved this book , it was a book that left me wanting to keep reading and wanting to finish it and of course trying to guess the secret throughout the novel.My total rating for this book comes down to a 4 out 5 why simply because I liked it a lot the book had its good share of twist and turns.But here comes my confession my least favorite characters keeping it spoiler free Felicity and tess.Okay now go grab this book either at target,barnes and noble or your local library .

Truly Madly Guilty:Book Review

 

Truly Madly Guilty,Novel by Liane Moriarty

Another book review because why not right this is my third Liane Moriarty novel and I must admit it was so long.How does 432 pages sound like  literally a lifetime if you ask me.Is this how long Harry Potter books usually run?

 

Quick Summary

The story follows two best friends ,Clementine and Erica. They both have been friends since their early childhood almost dates back to kindergarden.Story takes place somewhere in Australia.Both friends are in their adult life clementine and erica are both married happily clementine is a mother of two.All is great until they are invited to a bbq where their lives take a twist of events.Oh and there is a death involved that makes things a bit  complicated but worry no this is no spoiler.

 

Overall the book was one of my least favorites for many reasons.One it was too long of a book I felt  i was  dragged out  through some parts of the book.The characters overall had very little character growth.I felt the story was very plain and that it was overly stretched.I had a hard time understanding the book in the first couple chapters.If you have been wanting to read this book than go grab it if not go read another laine monrarity book because this one is a tad long and not really worth the reading.In conclusion I’d give this book a 3 stars and it’s a 3 because i really enjoy the author’s book and i was so excited to read this book but i was left with “well that’s it feeling”.

 

One plus one by Jojo Moyes( BOOKREVIEW)

One plus one

Finally another Jojo Moyes after reading “Me before you”,it has been about a year when I finished “me before you’ and cried my eyes out.I had heard many bad reviews from its sequl “me after you” and never picked it up but recently I came across this beautiful green covered book.Please don’t  judge a book by it’s cover if you ever seen jojo moyes books you know she tends to pick a very beautiful font with beautiful colors.

Quick summary

One plus one is the story of two different people that their life crosses in a very particular way.You have Jess a mother of two a teenager,and a  brilliant 8 year old.Jess has many hardships working against her but despite all that she juggling she is still the most optimistic person, she believes and  works really hard to provide for her children in the best way she can.Then you have Ed who seems to have it all in terms of money, but is currently deal with a divorce and some legal issues.Both characters life cross roads and take a crazy love adventure you don’t want to miss.

I def recommend getting this book especially if your looking for a light love story that will make you believe.I also love this story because its based on  characters many people can relate to, its characters that go thru real things and people can often find themselves very connected to.So i give this book a solid 4 out of 5 stars because it kept me wanting to know where the heck this story was going and how it would end and I must admit I was pretty pleased.