Dear Bookworms! Simple Eye Care tips.

As much as I am guilty of late night reading on my Kindle or even squinting in low light to finish an incredibly amazing book, I can’t deny that my eyes feel terribly worn out afterwards.Here’s a great video with some simple reminders and eye care tips specifically for Bookworms and fellow Book Lovers! Check it out and let me know in the comments If you can relate!

Things We Bookworms do that hurt our Eyes;

  • Excessive reading especially in low light.
  • Excessive reading on bright digital device(s).
  • Reading non stop for extreme long periods(up til 3am vamping).
  • Forgetting to Hydrate, not wanting to get up and out of our zone.
  • Stuck in book world so that we hardly ever BLINK!
  • Intense Staring at close range object (sometimes with small print).
  • Reading against a glare on the screen.

Check out the Video For some simple and easy remedies!

 

IMG_1999Dear fellow reader,

I know it’s hard to simply put a book down especially when it gives you everything you ever needed in a book.Without our eyes we really wouldn’t be able to read it.Show gratitude by remembering to care for it now so that we can have it all through our wise ages. I am just as guilty of abusing my eyes and forcing it to ride with me till dawn sneaks in. Lets aim to try harder to be aware of the costs that we pay toward our joy of reading. Get a cucumber slice or maybe a tea bag, and go give your eyes some loving and appreciation for all the hundreds of stories it has helped you live within.Go…. (Like & Subscribe to my YT Channel beeblissful and Twitter @blissful_beni while you are at it)

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22 Favorite Books on my 22nd Birthday!

Today is your birthday? False. Today is the anniversary of your birthday. - Schrute Facts (Dwight Schrute from The Office)

As cheesy as this type of post may be…I just hope it’s MOZZARELLA! ba-dum-tis! Turning 22 or any birthday within my twenties thus far has simply been anxiety and nerves and OMG I-haven’t-done-anything-with-my-life. So just to slow my roll a little bit, I’ve decided to share my favorite books so far in this physical life. Here we go!

Hunted Geekerella The Rose & the Dagger (The Wrath & the Dawn, #2)  The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1)  The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1) The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2) Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3) Heartless Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles, #3.5)  Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2) Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3) Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) We Were Liars Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, #1) Of Triton (The Syrena Legacy, #2) Of Neptune (The Syrena Legacy, #3)  Of Poseidon (The Syrena Legacy, #1) Eleanor & Park Attachments The Hating Game A Man Called Ove

I tried to think of the books that I may have most likely gushed over and I think I did pretty good though in actuality, I may have a much smaller and closer to my heart list but anyways, for any of you who wants to know me, these are a few of my favorite things.

Thanks for coming along this far with me, to those who might actually read my posts… I appreciate the support!

 

I arrived at 22! All thanks to the Lord who saw it fit to keep me here as long as this.

 

Summer 2017: Books to Read

So much can happen by the middle of the year. Some of us are nursing our broken hearts from Valentines day past.Some  are holding on tightly to long distance relationships as the summer separates us with mini vacations, Summer jobs,Camps and so much more.The summer heat can be frustrating but the bustle of energy, the sound of the ocean waves and the echo of laughter in the air can be a refreshing atmosphere for a broken heart or just as painful memory.

There is one guaranteed method however, a remedy that we have been using even without realising it. Between the pages of books we find worlds and people that we would never have imagined to meet. We are transported to any place in the world and our hearts are healed through daring adventures and sweet romances. There’s no other place to be than buried in a book to give your heart the much-needed time that it needs to heal. Here are a few of my absolute favourites that I believe can work for just about anyone, young , old, boy or girl.

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne  – The Hating Gamebrings the sizzle of summer into the work place. These rivals compete for the same promotion never missing an opportunity to sneak in passive-aggressive word battles toward each other. Their petty war is simply hilarious and as the temperature rises Lucy and Joshua are faced with undeniable feelings that they can’t seem to shake off.

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AttachmentsAttachments by Rainbow Rowell is also set in the work place environment.Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner are the absolute best friends you need right now. These women continue to share their personal emails at work ignoring the fact that they might be monitored by the new internet security in the building. Lincoln O’Neil has just been hired to monitor emails and he can’t believe these women’s complete dismissal of office rules.Before he realizes, he is drawn into their comical conversations and even more crazy… he find himself falling in love with Beth!

A Man Called OveA Man Called Ove by Frederick Backman is definitely not a hot summer romance, but not all of us like to be reminded of these first cute and sparkly moments we once shared. Instead, I introduce you to Ove, the seemingly grumpy old man next door who you can’t help but avert your eyes when he approaches. Ove is a man of principle and strict routines and so he is greatly annoyed when the new neighbors arrive filled with horrible parking and life. As you get to know Ove you will realise that beneath his layers is a man fully aware and knowledgable of life and loss. This book shows importance of being surrounded by family and loved ones in tackling pain that might be 10 years deep.

Here is more of what I thought of A Man Called Ove!

If you’re the type of person who re-watches Under the Tuscan Sun then you definitely need these two books below. WARNING: Keep your suitcase, your passport and that tempting, teasing savings book, very far away from you.

Love & Gelato

Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch. If the cute cover hasn’t convinced you already then allow me to try. Lina is not so thrilled to be under the Tuscan sun as many of us would most likely be. Who would want to spend time away from the friends for a no-show dad anyway? When she is given her mother’s journal, Lina is suddenly ignited with purpose and anticipation in uncovering all the juicy secrets of her parents and even…herself.

Here is more of what I thought on this juicy read, Love&Gelato!

 

One Night in ItalyOne Night in Italy by Lucy Diamond (because every great chick needs a great chick-lit). This book introduces you to three different women Anna,Sophie and Catherine who are united by an Italian cooking class. As they deal with the different issues in their lives, they find support in each other and solace in the enticing world of Italian cuisine and of course, gelato.

 

Book Thoughts : Hunted

HuntedHunted by Meagan Spooner

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Competed 1:56 am (couldn’t put it down). I wish this book never ended!!!! I am transformed! Where are the words to describe it! The writing ,the pace, it was perfection. I fell in love so many times that I may have sprained a heart muscle. I lived within every snowfall and breathed the forest. Oh the beast! I can’t imagine moving on from the feels I grew ,I don’t want to! I enjoyed this book so much ! oh my goodness

This Fairy tale retelling of Beauty and the Beast is hands down my absolute favorite so far! I never thought a day would come where I would have been able to state this. It was original enough and did not move too far from the traditional.It was as if I was  reading one of those secret histories, never-been-told about beauty and beast. I was so sad when I got to the end of this tale, so beautifully woven and so relate able. The feeling of constant wanting and never finding contentment is definitely something that I too have struggled with and it was easy to understand that feeling of having nearly everything but still missing something. Highly recommended!

 

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Book Thoughts: Geekerella

GeekerellaGeekerella by Ashley Poston

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was ssoooooo charming! I am a sucker for a simple ,beautifully written fairy tale retelling. It took me a while to get into this book, I did not feel part of the fandom as I have not done that level of fangirling as I know most people might have but as soon as I picked it up again and got to know these darlings, I was in for the Past midnight reading. I am always impressed with a book when the romance is filled with tummy butterflies and sweet blushes without the characters getting heated in the haystack (not saying I haven’t read my fair share).It was lovely and refreshing how they strolled into love and I definitely appreciated that.

*Not in Goodreads review*

Every time I get started on a fairy-tale retelling I usually expect the cliché  “guy gets with girl” ending. Some people always want a twist or turn or unique but to be honest the cliche IS WHAT I ENJOY THE MOST about it. I don’t know why I just – goodness – I just freaking enjoy simple and cute and sweet. I definitely like  a bit of newness to the plot of course, but  I like knowing what I expect in the end. That same swoon feeling that I get every time I watch Sam and Austen Ames !!! (I suppose I do know a bit about fan girling after-all) a cinderella story

I enjoyed this book ladies and gents. I know you will too.
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