Book Thoughts: Confessions of a Shopoholic

Confessions of a Shopaholic (Shopaholic, #1)Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

My rating: 5 of 5 stars 

I am so happy I decided to reread this book! after all these years I kept remembering the movie! oh how wrong. This book is amazing and will forever be one of my absolute favorite books of all times! Guaranteed to make you burst out laughing and smile! Amazing read!

I  am not sure if there is anyone in 2017 who had not read Sophie Kinsella but if you haven’t….WHY?? I reread this while being in a place where I just need a pick me up, burst out laughing type of book. I couldn’t have chosen a better book.  For me I am not in the season of rereading.New books are not calling out to me but remembering all the memories of Rebecca Bloomwood’s world keep playing in my head and that is when you know it’s time for a reread.

It had been so long that I was actually mistaken the book for the movie! For shame! I was pleasantly surprised at how Derek Smeath was not as horrible as the movie portrayed him and the romance between Luke and Rebecca had a much different take in the movie that the book. So if you are that girl out there saying “Oh I’ve watched the movie” Stahp. Go read the book.

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2017 Mid-Year Flip Out : Making Moves

 

I remember starting this blog 2 years ago(My First Post Here),Eagerly anticipating the life changes which I was certain would follow It was a roller coaster both emotionally, dealing with the disappointing reality and also physically not previously realizing that a successful blog was not simply going to form overnight.

I found myself constantly hitting the state of disappointment. Yes I was making moves, but why were they  not having any effect? Why aren’t they having any effect even now? Where are the results?

Making moves, I concretely believe is essential to creating ripples which turn into currents that graduate into the waves of opportunities that I so greatly crave. However, there is so much more behind the scenes. Elements like Patience, Longsuffering, hard work and smart work.

I have often been fooled by my dangerously enticing fantasies similar to a recent book I read “Geekerella”, where she wakes up one morning to find that one post has gone viral with amazing numbers that she cannot begin to formulate into words. This is just one example.These things don’t just happen.

Note to Self: Get down to earth level. Never stop making moves. In fact you need to make even more moves.Work harder but work smarter. Do not focus on the future but hit Today hard with Action, Hope and Motivation.      Get a job.

 

Book recommendation:

So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love

Matthew 6:25-34New International Version (NIV)

Do Not Worry

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]?

28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

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.

Want to know more of what I thought?Click here.

 

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.