2020 BOOKS!

Wow! I am starting to think I have some serious issues! LOL. Starting this year off with so many creepy reads… but … I can’t stop!

Behind Closed Doors. B.A. Paris. So creepy but  good read.

You. Caroline Kepnes. I am starting to think I have serious issues, lol. All these creepy reads.

2019 BOOKS!

I did a pretty good job reading in 2018, the problem was I wasn’t always the best at keeping good records. I know there were a few books I did not include in the list for 2018. The nice thing about goals, it is always a work in progress and all you can do is constantly strive to improve to the best of your abilities. Right?

Cheers to 2019  🙂

Becoming. Michelle Obama. Love her!

Before We Were Yours. Lisa Wingate. Heartbreaking, but a well written. I’d recommend.

Crazy Rich Asians. Kevin Kwan. Very Funny. Easy Read.

Ship Breaker. Paolo Bacigalupi. Interesting read. Actually a teen novel, lol.

Someone We Know. Shari Lapena. Page turner! Great read.

The Other Women. Sandie Jones. This book was not my favorite … just felt like it took forever to get to the point.

Where The Crawdads Singe. Delia Owens. Loved it!

2018 BOOKS!

This year I have made a commitment to reading! I do enjoy it, but in years past I could never find the time (or declined to find the time).

I will list the books below that I have read with a short review of the book. ENJOY!

The Alice Network. Kate Quinn. LOVE! What an amazing story. This author did an wonderful job of building these characters and taking you through their journey. She was able to successfully show how lives of individuals can be intertwined.

The Couple Next Door. Shari Lapena. Easy, quick read, with suspense and a few twist. But the ending … well … you can decide for yourself.

A Column of Fire. Ken Follett. FANTASTIC! His books are beyond amazing. Love them all!

Do Not Become Alarmed. Maile Melay. This book was not my favorite. It left me feeling sad and disappointed.

In a Dark, Dark Wood. Ruth Ware. I think I enjoyed this book better then her ‘The Woman in Cabin 10. Definitely suspenseful, but I felt like I knew who was behind the whole thing from the start. Just call me Nancy Drew, lol. Definitely a good book if you like a little mystery in your life.

Little Fires Everywhere. Celeste NgThis book was so thought provoking. Because of this book I am determined to join a book club. All I wanted to do was talk about this book and get others views and thoughts.

The Lost City of Z. David Grann. So Good!!!! I need to see the movie now.

Maestra. L.S. Hilton. Yikes. I am not even sure what to say about this one. The book was not terrible, it kept me intrigued. I have however, come to the conclusion I must a prude due to the fact it is difficult for me to review {insert laughter}.  I would say its like Gone Girl meets a darker version of Fifty Shades with a dash of Girl on the Train… This book is part of a trilogy. It intrigued me enough that I will eventually read the remaining two books, but maybe not just yet.

The Nightingale. Kristin Hannah. What an amazing book. It made me think about how people can be so strong and resilient. This was not a fast read for me. These stories were real life for so many people, it is hard to swallow the pain and horror they experienced. It was beautifully written. I would like to read more from this author.

The Woman in Cabin 10. Ruth Ware. I did enjoy this. Easy, quick read that has suspense. To be honest I was a little scared and had some difficulty sleeping, lol! It was not as good as Girl on a Train, but if you enjoyed that book you will like this one too.

Unbroken. Laura Hillenbrand. One of the best books I have ever read. What an amazing story.

Victoria. Daisy Goodwin. I love reading about the English Monarchy. It was entertaining and interesting, but slow. The last few chapters had all the passion I was looking for.


April, 2017

Not sure which one of my F’s to categorize this project under… I guess I’ll go with Fun, because it makes me happy and I did have fun recreating it!

I recently updated my office, and I have been looking for a small side table to showcase my mermaid lamp that my mom bought me for nurses week 😍

I found this beauty at my parents… She hasn’t used it in years… So I decided to give it new life…

**Benny helping me sand down the table… Don’t mind that he is covered in dirt… This kid plays hard 😀**

Ok, fast forward and here is the finished project…

A little sand paper and gold spray paint has helped this outdated and unused table become a brand new piece ❤️ It fits my mermaid perfectly!