Bright Burning Things

๐Ÿ”ฅ๐—”๐—จ๐——๐—œ๐—ข๐—•๐—ข๐—ข๐—ž ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ฉ๐—œ๐—˜๐—ช๐Ÿ”ฅ Sonya used to perform on stage. She attended glamorous parties, dated handsome men, rode in fast cars. But somewhere along the way, the stage lights Sonya lived for dimmed to black. In their absence, came darknessโ€”blackouts, empty cupboards, hazy nights she could not remember.Haunted by her failed career and lingering trauma from herContinue reading “Bright Burning Things”

My Mother, Munchausenโ€™s and Me

โœจ๐—”๐—จ๐——๐—œ๐—ข๐—•๐—ข๐—ข๐—ž ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ฉ๐—œ๐—˜๐—ชโœจ Ten years ago, Helen Naylor discovered her mother, Elinor, had been faking debilitating illnesses for thirty years. After Elinorโ€™s self-induced death, Helen found her diaries, which Elinor wrote daily for over fifty years. The diaries reveal not only the inner workings of Elinorโ€™s twisted mind and self-delusion, but also shocking revelations about Helenโ€™sContinue reading “My Mother, Munchausenโ€™s and Me”

Theyโ€™ll Never Catch Us

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐—•๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜„๐Ÿ‘Ÿ Stella and Ellie Steckler are only a year apart, but their different personalities make their relationship complicated. Stella is single-minded, driven, and she keeps to herself. Cross-country running is her life and she won’t let anything get in the way of being the best. Her sister Ellie is a talented runner too, butContinue reading “Theyโ€™ll Never Catch Us”

First Love, Take Two

๐—›๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐˜† ๐—ฃ๐˜‚๐—ฏ ๐——๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—™๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ, ๐—ง๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—ง๐˜„๐—ผ ๐—ฏ๐˜† Sajni Patel! On the verge of realizing her dream of being a doctor, Preeti Patel should be ecstatic. But between the stress of her residency, trying to find a job, and managing her traditional, no-boundaries family, Preeti’s anxiety is through the roof. Relationships and love aren’tContinue reading “First Love, Take Two”

The Heart Principle + Sudio NIO

๐ŸŽง๐—”๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ + Sudio ๐—ก๐—œ๐—ข ๐—˜๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฝ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐ŸŽง Are you looking for a great pair of wireless earphones?My new #sudio NIO are perfect.They come with detachable wingtips to create a custom fit for any ear while the deviceโ€™s 5.5 hour play time can be extended for up to 20 hours with the charging case.Also with IPX4 splash-proof protection,Continue reading “The Heart Principle + Sudio NIO”

When We Beleived in Mermaids

๐—›๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐˜† ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†! Josie Bianci was killed years ago on a train during a terrorist attack. Gone forever. Itโ€™s what her sister, Kit, an ER doctor in Santa Cruz, has always believed. Yet all it takes is a few heart-wrenching seconds to upend Kitโ€™s world. Live coverage of a club fire in Auckland has captured theContinue reading “When We Beleived in Mermaids”

Mid-Week Check In

๐—›๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐˜† ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†! ๐˜”๐˜ช๐˜ฅ-๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฌ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฌ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ:Howโ€™s your week going?Howโ€™s your health, mental and physical? Respect peopleโ€™s feelings, you never know the struggles another person might be facing right now, and we all handle stress diferently, so always be kind. ๐—œ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†! Do you use Instagram, Goodreads or Twitter? Letโ€™s follow eachContinue reading “Mid-Week Check In”

The Existence of Amy

๐—›๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐˜† ๐—™๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†!!! โ€œ๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜บ ๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ข ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ.โ€ Amy has a normal life. That is, if you were to go by a definition of ‘no obvious indicators of peculiarity’, and you didn’t know her very well. She has good friends, a good job, a nice enough home. This normality, however,Continue reading “The Existence of Amy”

Good morning, a good quote to start the day and also a good reminder for #mentalhealthawarenessmonth that itโ€™s ok to not be ok all the time. How are you feeling today?Are you ready for the weekend??I am๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ I hope you have an amazing Thursday! https://www.instagram.com/booksandcoffeemx/

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