Chances are, if you have any sort of problem, someone at some point has told you to try meditation for it. And maybe you even decided to give it a try, but quickly gave up when you were instructed to “empty your mind.” Perhaps you decided to try visualization instead, but kept populating your tranquil gardens with velociraptors when you got bored.
Those of us who read fiction set in either a historic period or a fantasy world inspired by history know that we’re getting a sanitized version of reality. For the most part, we don’t actually want to think about the reality of life before our currently level of food safety, medical science, and sanitation.
As we enter new relationships, we go in blind. For the most part, we trust until we are given reasons not to. ~ Kelly Smith, Signs In The Rearview Mirror Author: Kelly Smith Publisher: Sunny Day Publishing LCC My rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ Signs In The Rearview Mirror: Leaving Toxic Relationships Behind is a first hand account of how easily we can slip into the worst situations with the best intentions. In her novel, Smith reveals how the tiniest of choices – the ones we scarcely think about – play a large role in where we end up in life, but she shows, through […]
One reason why I was excited to start writing for this blog was that I saw tea reviews alongside the book reviews. I love tea and books about equally (and they go so well together), so I knew this was the place for me. I also knew that it was the place to review Darjeeling, which had been on my TBR list for a while.
About the book: You don’t need to be a physics major or interested in science at all to appreciate Kelsey Oseid’s What We See In The Stars: An Illustrated Tour of the Night SkyAs an illustrated guide to the sky, Oseid’s book aims to connect our human pasts with the great beyond – and the result is STUNNING.
Ellie looked for home and she made one in the arms of a French man. His accent drove her wild, his cologne a faint promise that clung to her clothes, in her bed, on her skin. She loved him, in every way a 22 year-old red-headed stripper from Baltimore could love a client. Years passed and she had a home but she did not want to return to it, to the empty arms of a French man who preferred work to her, to the smell of perfume on his suit, the dullness of his eyes when he looked at her. […]
Since the summer quarter of college ended, I couldn’t wait to get back into reading. There’s pleasure in reading because I want to and not because a paper is due next week. From the moment I stepped into my apartment, I slid a book off the shelf. The sound of it was relief, a wanting I could deny no longer, and as I turned the first page, a sacred ritual of sorts, a sigh escaped — I was home. Here is everything I’ve read since that day. THE RAVEN BOYS by Maggie Stiefvater “There are only two reasons a non-seer would see […]