Waiting on Wednesday: If The Shoe Fits

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Good morning everyone! 

Just stopping by to let you know about a book that I am currently Waiting On. 

Author: Julie Murphy
Summary from Goodreads:
After having just graduated with a degree in shoe design, and trying to get her feet on the ground, Cindy is working for her stepmother, who happens to be the executive producer of America's favorite reality show, Before Midnight. When a spot on the show needs filling ASAP, Cindy volunteers, hoping it might help jump-start her fashion career, or at least give her something to do while her peers land jobs in the world of high fashion.

Turns out being the only plus size woman on a reality dating competition makes a splash, and soon Cindy becomes a body positivity icon for women everywhere. What she doesn't expect? That she may just find inspiration-and love-in the process. Ultimately, Cindy learns that if the shoe doesn't fit, maybe it's time to design your own

Will you be checking this one out?

Happy Reading!

Book Date: The Authenticity Project

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Happy Monday! 

It's time for another book date...this my selection for today: The Authenticity Project. 

Author: Clare Pooley
"A story about a solitary green notebook that brings together six strangers and leads to an unexpected friendship, and even love--think Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine meets Love, Actually "Everybody lies about their lives. What would happen if you shared the truth?" This is the question that Julian Jessop, an eccentric, seventy-nine-year-old artist, poses within a pale green exercise book that he labels The Authenticity Project, before leaving it behind in Monica's Café. When Monica discovers Julian's abandoned notebook, not only does she add her own story to the book, she is determined to find a way to help Julian feel less lonely. And so it goes with the others who find the green notebook that will soon contain their deepest selves. It will also knit the group together In Real Life at Monica's Cafe, where they'll discover the thrill and sometime-risk of being completely honest--and, for some, find unexpected love. With a cast of characters who are by turns quirky and funny, heartbreakingly sad and painfully true-to-life, The Authenticity Project is a novel reader will take to their hearts and read with unabashed pleasure"-- Provided by publisher.

Have you read this one?

Happy Reading!

Book Review: The Spirit of Animal Healing

Friday, February 19, 2021

Author: Dr. Marty Goldstein
Summary from Amazon:
The Spirit of Animal Healing is the follow up to Dr. Marty Goldstein's bestselling book on holistic veterinary medicine, The Nature of Animal Healing.

It is chock full of the very latest integrative medical knowledge (which combines conventional therapies with complementary and alternative medicine). Coupled with the vast amount of specialized expertise and learning Dr. Marty has gained from his own practice over the past 45 years, the book takes readers on a journey to the leading edge of integrative veterinary understanding to achieve greater insight into the minds and bodies of their animal companions.

However, this book is not simply a new edition of Dr. Marty's first book with some refreshed content. It is a completely new book in which Dr. Marty turns the traditional approach to animal care upside down. The Spirit of Animal Healing provides readers with the most up to-date tools and knowledge they need to keep their dogs and cats healthy and prevent disease from occurring in the first place, instead of just treating their animal companions when they are sick.

Topics covered include:
*Nutrition and supplements
*Integrative remedies and harmful treatments
*Cutting edge therapies
*The truth about vaccinations
*The latest in cancer treatments
*The spiritual nature of animals
*True, mind-blowing cases from over the years
-And much more!

Personal Review:
The cover was what drew me into this book. Anyone who knows me, knows I am always up for the healing power of animals' stories. This one was very detailed and much more than what I could have imagined. I enjoyed reading it.

 Disclaimer: I was awarded this book through NetGalley. Though I did not pay for the book, the opinions are strictly my own.

Happy Reading!

Down the TBR Hole

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

 Down the TBR Hole

Created by: Lia at Lost in a Story
Currently active at: Zezee With Books
Description: A meme where we decide whether to keep or remove books on our TBR. The rules: Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf. Order on ascending date added. Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Read the synopses of the books. Decide: keep it or should it go?

Here are my five:

And I would still want to read all of them...so I guess I am keeping them! :) 

Happy Reading!

Singing Out Loud

Monday, February 15, 2021

Happy Mardi Gras! This one seemed to fit the bill so I hope that you all enjoy! :) I am still in process of reading it myself.

Author: Marilee Evans
Summary from Amazon:
Born during World War II, Marilee Eaves has long struggled to fit into the New Orleans elite―secret Mardi Gras societies that ruled the city―into which she was born. Then, as a student at Wellesley, she’s hospitalized at McLean psychiatric hospital, where she begins to realize how much of herself she’s sacrificed to blend into and be fully accepted by the exclusive and exclusionary white Uptown New Orleans culture to which she supposedly belongs.

In Singing Out Loud, Eaves tells of her journey to stand on her own two feet―to find a way to be grounded and evolved in the midst of that culture. Along the way, she wrestles with bipolar disorder, alcoholism, and the effects of her bad (heartbreaking, and sometimes hilarious) choices. Raw and funny, this book offers hope and encouragement to those willing to be vulnerable, address their issues, and laugh at themself in order to embrace who they truly are.


Happy Reading!

Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 13, 2021


Happy Reading!

Golden Girls Readathon

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Hey Everyone! 

Just stopping by to let you know about a fun event coming! 

12-15 Feb | #GoldenGirlsReadathon: Galentine's Weekend

A casual watch/readathon with prompts inspired by episodes from season one.

Happy Reading!