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#bookreview …Daddy by Danielle Steel (last book read on 2019)

Hello readers,

Here we are in the last day of 2019, and I just finished my last book for this year. I was eager to post the review before the end of this day. So I hope you enjoy it. At the same time I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year with a lot of health and happiness. If you decide to make new year resolutions make sure to chose something that you can accomplish, like this you won’t be disappointed at the end of 2020. Enjoy your night and I shall read you all in the new year!!! 🙂

Daddy by Danielle Steel

My rating: 2 of 5 stars ** spoiler alert **

I just finished the book and I want to write the review now, to get it over with. At the same time this is the last book that I read in 2019!!! Not sure if it’s a good or a bad thing but I’m happy I managed to get to the end of it.

This is the story of a father that has to sacrifice for his three children, after the mother decides to leave them to go back to university. I believe that because I’m a mother it was hard for me to understand her decision. I don’t understand why she had to go so far away from her kids. She could have left her husband but still try to stay close while following her dreams. At the same time I was able to understand that she felt trapped to a life that she never wanted. But from there to actually abandon your children…I don’t know.

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Untitled…🤷‍♀️😐

Happy Sunday to you all!

I’m here on my couch, vegetating (is that even a word? 🙄), like I’ve been doing a lot these days. It’s the holidays and I have 2 weeks off. I should…I don’t know…clean, do some outside activities, read…instead, the only time I get out is when I’m invited to some place. All the other days I’m just vegetating. And I don’t feel like doing anything else. Not even read, which is really sad. 😐🤷‍♀️

Lately I’ve met people that I feel are giving me signs to do stuff. To follow my dreams, to never stop and move forward. But I don’t have the energy to do it. These people that I’m talking about are talented people, with amazing gifts that can help with my motivation. I’ve been told that I’m on the right path, that I should let go of stressful situations, that I have some medium powers and that everything is exactly where it should be in my life. I’ve been told that the people close to me are part of my life because this is the way it has to be, that they are here to help me and guide me. While I believe in all these things, and I do know inside of me that I’ve come to this world to make some kind of change (not change the world necessarily, but do something more than just my 9 to 5 job) I can’t seem to move in any other direction but my couch.

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Overthinking Christmas

Hello there!

Christmas passed and now people, including me, wait for the New Year. They will make resolutions, not me 😜, that they will probably never keep and they will feel frustrated at the end of next year that they are somehow exactly where they were a year before. But that’s another topic.

Christmas…I don’t know about you but where I live this holiday become a lot about gifts, who has the best decorations and apparently family gatherings. Again, I don’t know about you, but for me these family gatherings are a lot of stress. Stress that I have to engage in conversations that I don’t necessarily want to be part of and/or stress that some people around that family gathering are going to drink too much and that conversation is going to become a fight. That fight might be the reason of a stressful new year, because after all this some family members are not going to talk anymore. Luckily the last part did not happen this year, but the first part did. So I was there at that family table wondering why am I there in the first place. And why can’t people just stop drinking if they know they become a horrible person when they do. And while I’m there with my “whys” I am also thinking about what Christmas is all about.

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Just a bit of bla bla bla…and love for books! 🤭📚❤📖💜

Hello blogging world!

Lately I feel discouraged by what I see around me. You know how people say that if you see only negativity is because maybe you are a negative person? I used to think that too but I realize more and more that it has nothing to do with me but everything to do with the world around me.

Irresponsible people bother me so much and unfortunately I’m surrounded by them, and it’s not the kind of people that you can just ignore, I’m talking about the neighbors for example. People that put the responsibility on others.

Anyways, where did I wanted to go with this?! 🙄🤷‍♀️

I wanted to emphasize why I love books. It’s really because books transport me in a different world in which I don’t have to cope with all this stuff. I sound like I need a therapist. 🤭😏 But honestly, don’t you feel so much better after you read a few pages of a good book? It’s like I forget the outside world, if only for a few minutes.

Ohhh, books are amazing. The best thing ever invented. I’ll go and put my nose in a book right now.

So good night…and stay away from negativity…if you can…🙄🤷‍♀️🤭

CB. 🧚‍♀️

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#bookreview … Marked (House of Night #1) by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

Marked (House of Night, #1)

Plot: After a Vampire Tracker Marks her with a crescent moon on her forehead, 16-year-old Zoey Redbird enters the House of Night and learns that she is no average fledgling. She has been Marked as special by the vampyre Goddess Nyx and has affinities for all five elements: Air, Fire Water, Earth and Spirit. But she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers. ( read more here )

Marked by P.C. Cast

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I normally don’t read reviews of books on Goodreads (1. I don’t really care about other people’s opinion when choosing my reads and 2. I feel like I am wasting my time.). But for some reason I decided to go ahead and read some and I was shocked. It’s ok that a book is not everyone’s favorite, it’s ok for a book to have bad comments and even 1 star from many readers. What I think is not ok, it’s when readers don’t attack just the book itself, but the authors (in such a hateful way) and the readers that do enjoy the book. So yes, I was shocked when a reader made comments about how the authors are stupid, or the way they should be killed and about how stupid the readers that enjoyed the book must be. I just don’t get it! Why do you have to be so hateful? You don’t like it, give the book to a charity or a library, leave 1 star and say that the book is just not for you and move on. But from there to actually put all this hate towards the authors and the readers that enjoyed it, I think it’s just too much and sites like Goodreads should not allow this to happen. But well, social media gets to me lately, so I believe that the solution lays in me taking a break from it. With that being said, here is my review for this book which I absolutely loved a few years ago and again today. 🙂

My Review:

After reading some of the negative reviews I must edit my review with this note: I don’t care if you didn’t like the book (for whatever reason) so stop yourself from bad commenting my review! Thanks!

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Why books are so much better than social media 🧚‍♀️💜📖

Hello everyone,

Have you noticed that everywhere you go on social media, people are fighting over something? Sometimes (most of the time 😏) I check the comments for minutes and it becomes overwhelming. I’m overwhelmed with people’s feelings of anger and hurt and this constant need to humiliate others. It’s like they feed on good energy while they spread all their bad energy.

Sometimes I comment on some posts, only to delete my comments because I realize that it’s not worth my time. And I end up unfollowing pages that I used to love because I feel that the people on those pages are just bad influencers.

Today, after a situation like the one just described, I went on Instagram instead of Facebook. On Instagram I follow only pages related to books and it’s incredible how I instantly felt so good while just looking at the book related pictures.

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Changing the world, one small thought at a time…

Hello everyone!

It’s been so long that I’ve been on WordPress that I’m not even sure if I know how it works anymore. It’s strange when you have a blog that you have to maintain. You see, every day I think about things that I could write about and I actually create these amazing articles in my head, only to give it up once I have a spare minute because I am too tired, or probably just too lazy.

There is a question that pops up in my mind often:

Do people still read blogs?

There are so many blogs out there, with so many different topics. While I enjoy reading and I really like to learn new stuff I find that my time is so limited that I tend to speed read when I’m on a blog. It’s not fair for bloggers that put so much hard work into their articles, but if I do it, do others do it as well? I guess it doesn’t matter because in the end writing, for me, is more like a therapy session. Sure, I could write a journal, but for some reason it doesn’t make the same ”ahhh” effect (maybe I do need a bit of attention 😀 ).

After a lot of thinking, the topic of the day will be: Why do women change their last name after marriage. And, should they?

The more years pass, the more I realize that I am becoming more…feminist…I write it like this because I am not sure if I am a feminist but what I do know is that there are many, many things that happen in our society and in the world, towards women, that really bother me. And this thing with the name changing came in my news feed (on Facebook yes! 😀 )so many times this week. I know, most probably because I responded at one article, Facebook decided to show me more of this, just to see when exactly will I explode 🙂 . The thing is that I’ve seen so many comments from women my age and even younger that defend this name changing after marriage like there is no tomorrow. The comment that bothered me the most was something like: changing your last name after your husband makes you a family!

I’m there reading all these ridiculous comments and yet this one sentence made me so mad. Really! A last name makes you a family? A man last name makes you a family? As in, you don’t need love, respect, care for each other…if you have his last name you are a family! So much garbage!!! So of course, I could not help myself and I made a comment about how not a man last name makes the family but love does. And I also wrote that I would never take my husband’s last name and that my kids have both our names, especially because having kids made me suffer (physical pain) and I think that it’s not fair that our kids be recognized as his kids only. One girl decides to tell me how she has more important problems to deal with in life so changing her last name is not such a big deal. Well, it is a big deal! It is a huge deal!!! Because why do women have to give up things all the time for others? Why do us have to change our names? Why can’t they change it? So, just to make it clear, there where men that were saying they changed their names and it’s ok with them. But then there were others that were saying that if a woman doesn’t want to change her name, or even worse 🙂 he has to change his, that means that he is not a real man.

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