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AmyRebecca

AmyRebecca

Joined May 2019

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Mehso-so

Introduced as a Feng Shui book that focuses on the clutter clearing aspect, Kingston's revised work provides solutions for ditching our unnecessary stuff. Having read a number of Feng Shui books previously, I would have appreciated greater detail of the actual Feng Shui perspective. This seemed more like advice from a counselor on one of those hoarding tv shows. She touches on clearing out not just your home but your mind and your colon (um...)

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Mehso-so

This book is less about ghosts and more about seances and mediums, describing the techniques/tricks cultivated during their height of popularity. Aykroyd shares familial experiences (i.e., his grandfather's seances) as well as discussing mediums of notoriety. Although interesting, the work is disjointed with sloppy editing (missing footnotes, weak transitions, and general disorganization), creating a frustrating reading experience at times.

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“The absence of books in your life signals a deep and inexplicable void.“

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Very similar to other French lifestyle books. The American-born author takes the reader on a room-by-room journey of how the French design and live in their homes with practical tips and advice at the culmination of each chapter on creating one's own space. It's not a bad book, especially if this is your introduction to the topic. However, if you have read similar books, don't expect much new. Her biggest piece of advice is to invest in a bidet.

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Six steps to folding a fitted sheet. No excuses for a rumpled mess anymore.

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It | Stephen King
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A late birthday gift.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy belated birthday 🎂 7d
AmyRebecca @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you kindly 💜 7d
DaveGreen7777 Hope you had a wonderful birthday, Amy! 🥳🎂🎁🎈🎉 7d
AmyRebecca I did, @DaveGreen7777, thanks! 6d
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Why Not Me? | Mindy Kaling
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Alas, I reconsider extending an invitation to Mr. Cooper for one of my dinner parties.

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Why Not Me? | Mindy Kaling
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Writer/actress Mindy Kaling gives perspective on fame, friendship, dating, and her career in this funny and personal collection of essays. Celebrity expectations and the stresses of comedic writing, layered with her own anxieties and insecurities, show what a trajectory she has made during her years in Hollywood to evolve to the self-aware woman she is today. She's more than likeable, also relatable and able to inspire the reader to work hard .

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Why Not Me? | Mindy Kaling
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Yes, the last “lesson“ is great, but how about the first one? Too often we're told to simply appreciate when things are good and be content. To want to change things up or desire something more fulfilling for ourselves? That's selfish and risky! We already have something “good“, right? I agree with her. It's cool to want more for yourself, and even cooler to strive for your dreams and be who you want, no matter how “good“ others think you have it.

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Charlotte's Web | E. B. White
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Reading is more fun with a little friend

SW-T Gorgeous! 1w
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THE bee is not afraid of me,
I know the butterfly;
The pretty people in the woods
Receive me cordially.

The brooks laugh louder when I come,
The breezes madder play.
Wherefore, mine eyes, thy silver mists?
Wherefore, O summer's day?

SW-T Dickinson is always a joy to read. If you like poetry, you might like the #poetrymatters posts also. 1w
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Goodbye Tsugumi | Banana Yoshimoto, Michael Emmerich
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This story explores the inner journey of Maria as she experiences major life changes while moving into adulthood. Yoshimoto's writing effectively captures the nostalgia of leaving what is familiar behind. Her creative descriptions of physical settings beckon your soul to the seaside. No thrills here, just a gentle read that brings you into the emotions of the main character.

MrBook Wonderful review! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
AmyRebecca Thank you both 💜 1w
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