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#bookdeals …What to read on a Saturday

I always have a book in my hands. If I have a few minutes off, not happening very often, I open a book and start enjoying an adventure. Sometime I only have time for one page but it definitely makes a difference in my mood. Well…because books make me happy. 😀

Lets see a few book deals going on right now on Amazon:

1. Walking Through Fire: A Misbegotten Novel by Sherri Cook Woosley

Walking Through Fire: A Misbegotten Novel by [Woosley, Sherri Cook]

The end of the world begins as fire rains down from the heavens. Ancient gods are released from their prison, eager to reestablish their long-lost power. But Rachel Deneuve has bigger, more contemporary concerns than a divine war. ( read more )

2. Intrusion (A Relative Invasion Book 1) by Rosalind Minett

Intrusion (A Relative Invasion Book 1) by [Minett, Rosalind]

Lonely Billy’s excitement at having a playmate now turns to dismay. The frail and artistic Kenneth is hideously devious, Uncle Frank is an outright bully and Billy’s parents fail to see further than Kenneth’s porcelain looks to his darker soul. Those very emotions that enable Hitler’s rise – envy over strength, desire for new territory – now ferment in the Wilson home. ( read more )

3. Million Dollar Road: A Novel by Amy Conner

Million Dollar Road: A Novel by [Conner, Amy]

Shy and overweight in high school, Lireinne has become lean, resilient, and naïvely alluring from months of physical labor. Lireinne’s boss, Con Costello, is powerful, attractive, and used to getting exactly what he desires. Now that he’s noticed Lireinne’s haunting beauty, he wants her, too. But unlike all the other women Con has left in his wake—like his needy second wife, Lizzie, or his still-heartbroken ex, Emma—Lireinne isn’t interested. ( read more )

4. Soldier On (Hearts On Guard Book 1) by Vanessa Rasanen

Soldier On (Hearts On Guard Book 1) by [Rasanen, Vanessa]

Charlie and Meg Winters are no strangers to the military life and the challenges it brings. But when an IED rips through his convoy killing his friends, the loss proves almost too much to bear. Meg finds her trust in Christ wavering, and secrets she’s been keeping for years drive a wedge between her and her husband. ( read more )

5. Heretic Queen: Queen Elizabeth I and the Wars of Religion by Susan Ronald

Heretic Queen: Queen Elizabeth I and the Wars of Religion by [Ronald, Susan]

In this major new biographical study, acclaimed Elizabethan historian Susan Ronald tells the story of Elizabeth the religious leader. She sets the Elizabethan age within the context of the bitter Catholic-Protestant wars that raged across Europe throughout the latter half of the 16th century. ( read more )

Don’t know which book to start next? I feel your struggle. I might just add them all to my TBR list and make a random choice once I am done my 3…or maybe 4 books that I am reading right now. What can I say…too many books, too little time. 🙂

CB.

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Write from your heart like nobody is reading

Writing…So many do it so few actually feel it. And how many do actually put their entire passion in their words? As a reader I can assure you that the passion of a writer is felt in his/her words.

I am one of those that love to write. My mind is full of ideas that I can write about, ideas that come so alive in my mind I can actually see the words flying around me. And then I come in front of the screen and nothing. The magic is gone. The words transform in these random thoughts that might not impress no-one. So why? Why do I block when I come in contact with the writer in me?

You see I’ve been doing this job that I more or less don’t like (hate 😀 ) for years now. Every now and then I open Google and start reading about freelancing. I spend hours going from an article to another, trying to understand how to become a better writer, how to overcome my fears and why not become a freelancer. You see, the perfect job in my mind involves words and books. Many words and books. Never ending words and books. And I truly believe that through words and books we can do so much, we can share so much, we can learn and we can teach, we can live, we can actually be happy. I feel overwhelmed with joy when I think of words and books. So why? Why do I find it so hard to actually find a job that involves words and books.

I know why. But I am somehow scared to admit it. It is because I am scared. Scared to write from my heart like nobody is reading. I am scared of being judged, scared that someone that knows me might read something that I write and judge me, scared that I might harm someone with my words, scared that my writing is not enough, scared that my words are not worth to be read. I am scared to let go and put my heart on the paper.

And so I thought a long time about it and I think that is enough..Enough of being scared and insecure. Enough of not living my dream because of fear. As I am writing this I have a browser opened with information about freelancing. I am so scared that I am not good enough, though I am the one that says all the time that there are things that can be learned. I might not become what I want today, tomorrow, maybe not even next year. But at least I will know that I tried, that I left behind (really not, it will always be present in my mind 🙂 ) the fear and that I took steps forward toward my only real dream: be a writer.

So write..Write from your heart like nobody is reading!

CB.

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Lost in thoughts…

Feeling lost in thoughts

Thinking that you know who you are

Thinking that you know your values

Don’t recognize your voice

Don’t recognize yourself

Trying to understand what makes you happy

How about what makes you sad

Thinking about what you love

But do you love anything at all

Do you even love yourself?

Feeling lost in thoughts

How do you go back?

Can you find your way out of this

There must be a path to go back

At least to remember a part of who you were

How do you go back?

Can you move forward even if you are lost in your own thoughts?

CB.

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#bookreview … Famille futée 4 by Geneviève O’Gleman

Famille futée 4

Famille futée 4 by Geneviève O’Gleman

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love how easy it is to follow the steps. It makes cooking look so easy and like anyone can do it. My only struggle at times is knowing what spices or what ingredients to buy. I am not used with many of them however the book is explained very well and the ingredients are easy to find.

I like that it is explained how much calories we are actually eating and also they list all the healthy things for every meal.

This book is great for a busy mom like me. If I wonder what to cook I just pass some pages and I always find the perfect recipe.

Thank you girls for your passion for food. You make me love cooking, thing that was not happening for me so much since I started to cook.

Thanks for reading!

CB.

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Social gatherings or the comfort of my bedroom…why can’t we be who we are without feeling guilty

It took me years to understand myself. Years to understand ‘what is wrong with me’, why I can’t really fit anywhere, why I can’t really connect with others. It took me so long to understand that to be different is not wrong but it’s as normal as being like anyone else.

It took me years to understand that I am an introvert.

You see I don’t really like labels and I always think that people can be whatever they are as long as it doesn’t affect any other human or being. But I think that is very important for everyone to understand themselves and understand why they are different.

There is nothing wrong with you if you don’t like to go to parties, if you feel overwhelmed by big groups of people, if you feel drained of energy after a few hours of talking to others. It is actually very normal for an introvert to feel this way.

What I would really like for people to understand is that I am who I am and is nothing personal with anyone. Is not that I hate someone in particular, is that I prefer my bedroom with a book in my hands instead of a loud party with many loud people. Does that mean that there is something wrong with loud parties or loud people?! Absolutely not.

You can be as loud as you want if you let me be as quiet as I want!

It is hard to be an introvert in a world full of extroverts. But it is not impossible for us to be happy. We just have to understand and accept what we are. Understand and accept our limits. And stop feeling guilty for being who we are.

In this big world there is enough space for your loud parties and enough space for my quiet, book in my hands bedroom. It is just a matter of accepting me for who I am so I can accept you for who you are.

Thank for reading!

CB.

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Unconditional love…

My heart is full…full of pure love for you.

When I see your tiny faces my heart melts. Your voices make me stare at you in wonder.

How was I capable? How was this body of mine capable? How did my mind and soul become so full of love for you?

Ohhh my heart is so full…a thousand kisses, a thousand hugs can’t fill the emptiness that you leave me with when you are not close.

My tiny humans. Only you can make my heart so full. My tiny humans. Only you can make me hope and fight and live and love so full.

My beautiful, cutest, sweetest tiny humans…💕

CB.