Friday, May 26, 2017

Open When: Letters to Lift Your Spirits by Karen Salmansohn - Book Review

30724248Open When: Letters to Lift Your Spirits by Karen Salmansohn
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Published March 7th 2017 by Ten Speed Press

Happiness expert Karen Salmansohn presents a unique interactive book that invites readers to literally open letters of encouragement, wit, and wisdom whenever they need a boost.

Inspired by the trend of -open when- letters sweeping the nation, Instant Happy author Karen Salmansohn has created a bound collection of 12 notes for readers to flip open whenever they need a pep talk. With categories like -Open when you need a laugh, - -Open when you're feeling stressed out, - and -Open when you need courage, - these little happiness-boosters are based on Salmansohn's viral posters that combine witty sayings with colorful graphics.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Handy Men by Jamie K. Schmidt - Book Review

34741847The Handy Men by Jamie K. Schmidt
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Published May 1st 2017 by Entangled Publishing LLC

Jack and Dean love each other, but they’re missing the woman to complete their triangle. When newly divorced Paige Richards buys a Bed and Breakfast on Hamlet Island and employs them to help her fix the inn up, Jack and Dean are sure they’ve found the one they’ve been looking for. Despite the playful, sexy clues they drop, luscious Paige is reticent about getting involved, even when they set the stage so she can stumble on them in action. They can tell by her responses she wants to join them, but rumors travel fast on the small island, and tales of a threesome could get back to the conservative, family vacation crowd who won’t patronize those with an alternative lifestyle. And the last thing they want for Paige is the B&B’s rooms…and her bank account…to remain empty. But Jack and Dean will stop at nothing to prove to Paige that she can have it all…with them.

Monday, May 22, 2017

It's Monday! What Are you Reading?

It's been a month since I decided that this would be my last year blogging. And while at the time I was probably thinking I'd be going out with a bang, in the weeks since I've been thinking why even go on. I feel like I already threw in the towel, like why bother continuing if I already decided that my time here would be ending.
Most likely culprit for this mood: for some reason last month I stopped scheduling everything. Back in September I tried to take up bullet journaling and while I'm not too crazy about how I'm doing it, (mainly because I don't feel like I have so many reasons to be doing it) I was pretty into the idea and was maybe hoping to grow with it.
But at some point last month I just stopped, which is too bad because a lot should have been written down. And as much as I wanted to start up again this month I couldn't get back in the habit.
Fingers crossed for June.

And fingers crossed that I get back in the writing mood too, because I am not done here. Yet.