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This I Know by Eldonna Edwards Book Review 

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Title: This I Know

Author: Eldonna Edwards 

Genre: Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Coming of Age, Literary Fiction 

Date Published: April 24, 2018

My Thoughts on This I Know

A heart-warming story of a girl who can predict the future.

Grace has the knowing, meaning she is able to see the future. She knows what will happen. If seen positively, it is a very wonderful gift as it can prevent disasters and even save lives. But her father, a preacher, sees this negatively as the devil’s work. She then gets scolded whenever she shows her ability.

Will she find a way to convince her father that the knowing is a gift and not a curse?

Beautifully written and elaborately told, this story will linger in your mind long after the last page has been turned.

Recommended Reading: 

All Things New by Lauren Miller Book Review

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do But You Could Have Done Better Book Review 

Find Your Awesome by Judy Clement Wall Book Review 



Special thanks to Netgalley for sending an ARC of This I Know by Eldonna Edwards in exchange for an honest review.

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How to Walk Away by Katherine Center Book Review 

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Book TitleHow to Walk Away

Author: Katherine Center

Date Published: May 15, 2018

Genre: Fiction, Romance, Women’s Fiction, Chic Lit, Contemporary 


Synopsis:

The best day of her life and the worst day are the same day. On the 14th of February, Valentine’s Day, Chip proposes to Margaret in the plane that he’s driving. Just after the proposal, when they both thought that the future is certain, the most unexpected thing happens. Will Margaret find her happily ever after?



My Thoughts on How to Walk Away by Katherine Center:

This is my first Katherine Center book and it’s one of my best reads this 2018!

Captivating, inspirational, and unputdownable, every page will keep you on your toes.

Let me share to you my top 3 favorite scenes.


Favorite scene #1:

At the rooftop

Two people are alone with a scenery. I don’t know about you but I find scenes like this very romantic. Adults are acting like teenagers, Ian shares about his past, meaning he gets comfortable with her and trusts her. You know you’ve got him when he lets you in to his life by telling you about his past. Not to mention he carried her piggyback through the hallways, made her wear his sweatshirt, and told her about his mistakes. Cutest scene in the book.


Fave scene #2: 

At the pool

Favorite Scene #3: 

Saucer smashing

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Breaking Up Is Hard to Do But You Could Have Done Better Book Review 

Find Your Awesome by Judy Clement Wall Book Review

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Today’s post is another Book Review from an eARC I received from the author and publisher of Find Your Awesome via NetGalley. I hope you enjoy it and have a nice day! 😄❤

Description


In a perfect world, maybe you wouldn’t need a 30-day challenge to find and fall in love with your most playful, imaginative, and colorful self, but we don’t live in a perfect world. We live in a fast-paced, high-octane society where feeling lost in the jostling crowd is the norm and finding our own significance is oftentimes the biggest challenge of all. 

Fearless love champion Judy Clement Wall will guide you through this challenge–to fill your well for 30 days and tap into the miracle that is you! When you learn to love and value yourself, your relationships with everyone else will change, because the person that you bring to the world will be the fullest, truest, best-loved version of yourself.

Using a stimulating mix of coloring, creative prompts, and other daily activities, master writer, artist and doodler Judy Clement Wall will help you uncover the undeniable awesomeness that is you.



My Thoughts on Find Your Awesome:

I like how it’s a challenge but in a fun way. I also like how there are activities where you draw stuff and color them which are so cute!

I like the idea of designing a book cover for my life story because according to the author, my life story is the one I’m writing every single day, from scratch, armed with nothing but my wits and big curious heart. She tells you to “Own it. Love it fiercely. And don’t let anyone else try to write it for you. Oftentimes, we let others dictate our lives without realizing it.” 

Doing this activity made me realize and itconstantly reminds me that I am the boss of my life and the author of my own life. 

It is a 30-day challenge and it won’t take much of your time in a day. All you need to do is carve out a few minutes each day to fully engage with yourself; reflect, and unwind. 


About the Author

Judy Clement Wall is a writer-illustrator who lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her words have been published in numerous literary journals and websites such as the Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, and The Rumpus. She is an illustrator for HCI Book’s popular Inkspirations coloring book series, and her doodly art is set to appear in lots of fun places, like lampshades and wine labels. She has a website – judyclementwall.com – where her mission is to make art, do work, and engage in shenanigans that inspire fearless love, soulful evolution, and wild creativity as a way of life. And if, in the process, epic quantities of cheesecake are consumed, all the better. 


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Blogtober Day 1: October Book Releases 

Blogtober Day 2: Ask Me Anything

Blogtober Day 3: Q and A with Flexi Reads

Blogtober Day 4: Book Haul 3

Blogtober Day 5: September 2017 Book Wrap Up

Blogtober Day 6: Books to Read This Fall 2017

Blogtober Day 7: The Billion Dollar Spy by David Hoffman Book Review

Blogtober Day 8: Relatable to Book Lovers 

Blogtober Day 9: Tea Haul

Blogtober Day 10: Favorite Lines from The Billion Dollar Spy

Blogtober Day 11: Stationery Haul 2

Blogtober Day 12: Fall Decorations for Book Lovers

Blogtober Day 13: Favorite Lines From The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

Blogtober Day 14: Why L. A. Pourquoi Paris? Book Review

Blogtober Day 15: Blogtober Update and Announcement

Blogtober Day 16: Google Translates Harry Potter Titles 

Blogtober Day 17: Books to Read When Goong Through A Heartbreak

Blogtober Day 18: Book Haul 4
Blogtober Day 19: Chill Autumn Playlist

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What Light by Jay Asher Book Review

Book Review: Counting Wolves by Michael F. Stewart

Book Review: All Things New by Lauren Miller

Book Review: A Short Border Handbook by Gazmend Kapllani

Book Review: Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami translated by Philip Gabriel

Book Review: All the Wrong Chords by Christine Hurley Deriso

Book Review: Beginning French by les Américains

The Billion Dollar Spy by David E. Hoffman Book Review


Thank you for reading and cheers to more books! 🍷📚💕😄

Love,

Flexi

Why LA Pourquoi Paris? Book Review


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Synopsis:


Why LA, Pourquoi Paris? represents a visionary approach to a comparative study of two major, contemporary metropolises. As a long-time resident of both cities and a successful entrepreneur, author Diane Ratican curates visual pairings of Los Angeles and Paris with a newfound appreciation for their similarities, differences, and eccentricities.

Why LA, Pourquoi Paris? features full-color illustrations by famed artists Eric Giriat (Paris) and Nick Lu (Los Angeles), highlighting the Yin-Yang relationship of everyday life between two of the world’s great cities. Primarily an art book, this visual publication playfully “connects the dots” between respective architectural icons, historical legends, fashion trends, and cultural peculiarities.



My Thoughts on Why L. A. Pourquoi Paris?

An illustrated story of Los Angeles and Paris with the added benefit of historic information, and cultural trivia, Why LA, Pourquoi Paris? is a unique visual guide for visitors to Los Angeles and Paris who want to experience the cultural milieu of these two distinguished cities.

It also contains quotes that are translated from English to Français and Français to English. It’s narrated in French and has English translations after two or three paragraphs and English is italicized so it’s easy to navigate when reading. I think it’s a great book for French learners in that you can read the texts in French first and then read the English translation to check your understanding of what you just read in French.



About the Author:

Diane Ratican received her bachelor of arts degree in History and Sociology from the University of California Berkeley, and then earned her master of arts degree in Sociology and Education from UCLA. She started her career educating gifted children, and then moved on to become a risk-taking entrepreneur. This background uniquely prepared her to engage in this latest endeavor, as writer, conjuror of images, and artistic director. Her vision of art telling a story comes from her innate creativity and her talent as a collector and curator of art. To her, educating is communicating, and that is what she strives for in Why LA? Pourquoi Paris? Sharing her enchantment with, and knowledge of, both Los Angeles and Paris has become a complex project with all the depth and nuances of a richly textured tapestry. Her drive is what has navigated her through this process.

Ratican approached this distinctive book just as she approaches all of life’s challenges: with passion, tenacity, attention to detail, drive, and a joyful exuberance to create something inimitable and meaningful. Ratican is a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, and she lives in Pasadena, California.


Special thanks to Netgalley for sending a copy of Why L. A. Pourquoi Paris? 


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Don’t Miss A Day of Blogtober! 😄

Blogtober Day 1: October Book Releases

Blogtober Day 2: Ask Me Anything

Blogtober Day 3: Q and A with Flexi Reads

Blogtober Day 4: Book Haul 3

Blogtober Day 5: September 2017 Book Wrap Up

Blogtober Day 6: Books to Read This Fall 2017

Blogtober Day 7: The Billion Dollar Spy by David Hoffman Book Review

Blogtober Day 8: Relatable to Book Lovers 

Blogtober Day 9: Tea Haul

Blogtober Day 10: Favorite Lines from The Billion Dollar Spy

Blogtober Day 11: Stationery Haul 2

Blogtober Day 12: Fall Decorations for Book Lovers

Blogtober Day 13: Favorite Lines From The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom


More Book Reviews: 

Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances

What Light by Jay Asher Book Review

Book Review: Counting Wolves by Michael F. Stewart

Book Review: All Things New by Lauren Miller

Book Review: A Short Border Handbook by Gazmend Kapllani

Book Review: Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami translated by Philip Gabriel

Book Review: All the Wrong Chords by Christine Hurley Deriso

Book Review: Beginning French by les Américains

The Billion Dollar Spy by David E. Hoffman Book Review


Thank you for reading and cheers to more books!
🍷📚💕😄

Love,


Flexi