As much as it is a guide to photography and sharing your world on Instagram, this book encourages you to pursue your creativity and take up space in the world with your story.
My 5 key takeaways after reading the Hashtag Authentic book are up on the blog (direct link in profile)
. #forallthingscreative #hashtagauthenticbook
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Can you ever have enough books? I have books stuffed in crevices and stacked on shelves throughout my house📚
I have Encyclopedias, college and grad school books I can never part with because I remember struggling to get them and so their mine forevvvvvvvva (Cardi B voice) and of course the yummy fiction & non-fiction reads from tons of amazing authors. Side Note: That’s my original Trust Me Not novel in the top right corner: It’ll be re-released soon**
I’m like a distracted kid in a toy store when I’m around books. But just having them takes me to my happy place. You too?
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁’𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸𝘀𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗳? 𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗱𝗼 𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸𝘀 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝗹?🤗
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Double tap if you have a hard time sticking to your self care routine or maybe don't know how to start your self care routine.
Join me in blocking time in your calendar for 30 minutes every day where you can get away to take care of yourself. Whether this be setting your alarm clock 30 minutes earlier than you normally wake up or staying up 30 minutes later. Do whatever time works best for you. Just make sure you get at least 30 minutes or about the time it takes your candle to to get a pool of wax across the whole top of the candle.
Next, grab a copy of Becoming by: Michelle Obama from the library or your favorite book store. During those 30 minutes everyday lets read and join each other in a discussion on my Thursday post every week during the month of April. Lets make this self care routine happen!
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Here's the seaweed in Spanish Point this morning ... you can still walk the beach though.
Sean's Bookshop is Open Today until 6pm.
💕 Just started Expectation by Anna Hope and I love it already. It follows three girlfriends in their early thirties. All at different points in their lives. One with a baby, one married who wants a baby and one Singleton who hasn’t got her shit together (I relate). Set around London Fields, it’s perfect if you’re of *that* age where everything changes and it’s bloody scary. 😂 Can’t we all be 25 forever?📖 Released in July.
Fatima is determined to save the day. She wants to help Grandma with her to-do list so that everyone will realize that she is a big girl now! But the errands don’t go exactly as expected…What did Fatima do?
Join us on Saturday, 30th March 2019 for our interaction with the author!
We are going to have a blast! Don't let your kids miss out!
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If you are intrigued by new authors then do give this book a try. It’s a short read, I read it on a 2-hour flight journey; the book is gripping and a perfect commute read for sure.
Paradise Towers is the Shweta Bachchan Nanda's debut novel. Unlike, most Indian novels having one or two protagonists, this book like its vibrant cover showcases different characters and variegated families.
Being from Mumbai myself, I can completely relate to this, a story around a posh apartment complex with characters from different cultures and many interconnected lives. The best part of this book was attention to detail.
Though the narration hardly includes any dialogues which make it a bit monotonous, the story is relevant, hilarious, shocking, delightful and at times predictable :p
If you are looking out for some fresh and light read for the week, then Paradise Towers won't disappoint you.
The Stillness Between Our Lives was a very enjoyable read. We are introduced to the main character Tanner, who is still grieving from tragedy that struck his life 3 years ago. Through descriptive writing, we get a glimpse as he struggles with everyday life. When his life seems to be at it's lowest point; Tanner unexpectedly finds love, giving him an escape from his grieving thoughts. Just when his life finally has a new purpose; he's faced with yet again, another tragedy. There were some parts in the book that were a little slow going but ultimately a great book and one I would highly recommend.
My corned beef is in the slow cooker and appetizer is made! Off to the Southside ☘️
Here's my meager collection of green books. I'll never understand why this color isn't more popular! Green books are my favorite. Are you celebrating St Patrick's day today?
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[Book courtesy of @tlcbooktours] I didn't think it was possible for me to like this better than Beartown, but it's a very tight race. Backman fans: which Backman is your favorite?
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Instead of reading on my own for the #RedefiningWealth podcast, I started a #PodClub of amazing women who want to read and grow WITH me! 🌱
We just finished reading #AtomicHabits by @james_clear and we all LOVED it! Still thinking about the great nuggets from our discussion last night. 🙌🏾🙌🏾
“It is so easy to overestimate the importance of one defining moment and underestimate the value of making small improvements on a daily basis. Too often, we convince ourselves that massive success requires massive action.”
“Be more concerned with your current trajectory than your current results.”
“Your outcomes are a lagging measure of your habits. Your net worth is a lagging measure of your financial habits. Your weight is a lagging measure of your eating habits. Your knowledge is a lagging measure of your learning habits. Your clutter is a lagging measure of your cleaning habits. You get what you repeat.”
This was the PERFECT book to kick the year off with since we’ve been talking about getting RESULTS - not just making resolutions.
Wanna join us? I’m announcing the next book this week. Check out www.iamapurposechaser.com for more details!
#partner@tlcbooktours - Before She Knew Him has been having a moment! It's a Book of the Month pick and sounds like it's got the potential to be a thriller that really works. The protagonist is an unreliable narrator- which we know can be hit or miss! Have you read this?
"Hen and her husband Lloyd have settled into a quiet life in a new house outside of Boston, Massachusetts. Hen (short for Henrietta) is an illustrator and works out of a studio nearby, and has found the right meds to control her bipolar disorder. Finally, she’s found some stability and peace.
But when they meet the neighbors next door, that calm begins to erode as she spots a familiar object displayed on the husband’s office shelf. The sports trophy looks exactly like one that went missing from the home of a young man who was killed two years ago. Hen knows because she’s long had a fascination with this unsolved murder—an obsession she doesn’t talk about anymore, but can’t fully shake either.
Could her neighbor, Matthew, be a killer? Or is this the beginning of another psychotic episode like the one she suffered back in college, when she became so consumed with proving a fellow student guilty that she ended up hurting a classmate?
The more Hen observes Matthew, the more she suspects he’s planning something truly terrifying. Yet no one will believe her. Then one night, when she comes face to face with Matthew in a dark parking lot, she realizes that he knows she’s been watching him, that she’s really on to him. And that this is the beginning of a horrifying nightmare she may not live to escape. . ."
Really though, is there anything better than a table full of books!? #bookswap
Thank you @openbooksltd for letting us use your beautiful space and @read.rewind for coordinating! If you're in Chicago (or just visiting), you have to check them out. Tons of books (used and new) and they do great things for literacy in Chicago! They have tons of volunteer opportunities, too. 📚
🎻I’ve officially overdosed on dystopia and I think it’s time for a major break. I have been looking forward to reading Station Eleven for yeeears. So much so that we selected this for our #notyomamasbookclub February buddy read pick. You know when something has so much potential and you see that finger about to pull that trigger and get super pumped...and then that shitty limp finger lets go of the entire gun and walks away to go do something lame instead??? Station Eleven was the limpiest of all the fingers. I expected a zombieless The Walking Dead, but my hopes were dashed with bouts of Shakespeare, far too many stringed instruments, a lame comic book, unnecessary characters and jumbled plot lines.
🏕Famous actor Arthur Leander drops dead on stage the same night that the Georgia flu runs rampant. Once contracted, you are dead within 48 hours. Fast forward to the now post-apocalyptic society where survivors band together and travel the world in hopes of survival and maybe even rescue. The traveling symphony is one of those groups which kindly graces their presence to small surviving villages and performs Shakespeare plays for their entertainment 🤮. As the symphony travels, they are met by people in seek of refuge and power hungry leaders looking to overtake this musical clan. Through flashbacks we discover how these people evolved into the saviors and the savages that we see in the present day defunct society. This vastly interwoven story through time and people shows the best and the worst in society and how we choose to persevere in moments of despair.
✈️It sounds pretty awesome right? WELL IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN!!! But alas, I sit here disappointed and confused as to where this all went wrong. Until then, I shall continue to relish in my love for The Road, The Passage, The Dreamers and even the freaking Hunger Games...while mourning Station Eleven’s 3rd fiddle, 17th guitar, 9th fife, pounds of rosin and a crappy comic book.