Hold On, But Don’t Hold Still: Hope and Humor from My Seriously Flawed Life by Kristina Kuzmic
Plot: Delivering inspiration and “parenting comedy at its finest,”* here is one woman’s story of ditching her fairytale dreams and falling in love with her unpredictable, chaotic, imperfect life
Kristina Kuzmic has made herself a household name, speaking directly to mothers from the trenches of parenthood via her viral videos and social media presence. She is now bringing her message of self-acceptance, resilience, and joy to book readers. ( read more here )
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I loved this book so much. I don’t know if it was the fact that I actually got to listen to Kristina’s voice and I felt that she was speaking directly to me, but this book brought me a lot of joy.
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Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets, & Advice for Living Your Best Life by Ali Wong (kindle edition)
Plot: Ali Wong’s heartfelt and hilarious letters to her daughters (the two she put to work while they were still in utero), covering everything they need to know in life, like the unpleasant details of dating, how to be a working mom in a male-dominated profession, and how she trapped their dad.
In her hit Netflix comedy special Baby Cobra, an eight-month pregnant Ali Wong resonated so heavily that she became a popular Halloween costume. Wong told the world her remarkably unfiltered thoughts on marriage, sex, Asian culture, working women, and why you never see new mom comics on stage but you sure see plenty of new dads. ( read more here )
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
If you are shocked easily and offended fast, don’t read this book! It just might not be your cup of tea.
With that being said, I kinda liked it. I’m still wondering if everything that she says on the stage or that she wrote in the book is actually true or she is just trying to shock the world. If it is true, wow…just wow on her courage to share with the entire world the crazy things that she did almost all her life. I mean, not many of us want the world to know the embarrassing and disgusting things that we did as teenagers or worse…adults :)) .
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Love’s Avenging Heart by Patricia Matthews
Plot: Hannah wondered if her daydreams and nightly fantasies would ever come true. A captive, near-slave to Silas Quint, her brutal stepfather, she lived in squalor, suffering the indignities of poverty and shame. She knew only that she must escape, that must come first. Then to find the man and the lover who’d fulfill her dreams.
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My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This is one of those books that I love and hate at the same time. That is why I wondered so much how many stars should I give. And I feel confused because I am not sure what to write in this review. I suppose that you must read the book to understand what I am saying.
Hannah is a survivor, and even though she passed through many abusive situations I kinda have a hard time understanding some of her decisions. The story happens in 1717, and I suppose that in those times women did not have much saying in what men could do or not do to them. My problem with the story itself, it’s that she actually fell in love with one of her abusers.
I tried…but I have nothing more. :-s
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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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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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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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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…🙄🤷♀️🤭