Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Book Review: The Dark Between Stars by Atticus

Two book reviews in one month? I'm starting actually going to become a book blogger for the Lone Star Literary Life! They are an awesome group of people who work with all kinds of Texas authors! Check them out with the button below.

Anyways, the point of me telling you that was cause I will be putting out more book reviews. May twice a month, but will still have my rainy thoughts. But enough about reviews, onto the review for today. Here is my review of The Dark Between Stars by Atticus.

                                 A Little Overview

Atticus is a very interesting person, one that I would love to interview *cough cough.* I say interesting because he doesn't talk directly about who he is on his website or social media. But I did find this interview that you might enjoy to find out much more about him. The gist, though, is that he is a Canadian poet who started writing short poems on his phone one day when he was walking the streets of Paris and then it kind of blew up from there.

The Dark Between Stars is a poetry book. It's a poetry book with lots of image/text. If you've taken an image/text class, show this to your professor as an example of what good image/text looks like.

What Was Enjoyable 

I don't really read poetry books, though I think that they are charming. This book, however, I was live up to the hype. This book lived up to the expectations that I had in my mind, from the smooth feel of the cover to the lovely pages of the inside.
really excited for. I even preordered. PREORDERED PEOPLE! I only ever preorder things I'm excited for a

If you've taken a text/image class, you'll appreciate this book! Lot's of different fonts, images, text placement, everything text/image is about!

The last, but not least thing that I found enjoyable were the different topics of poetry. I enjoyed the relatable, the unusual, and the classic. There's a poem for everyone and if you are feeling a way today, chances are, you'll find the perfect poem in this book.

What Was Least Enjoyable

The only thing that I would have to have to say is that I wish the poetry had more of a structure. It kind of did in a way, but if it was the same poems, but went through metaphorically like a story, that would have been even more of a bonus. Did that make any sense at all?


Overall, I really enjoyed this book and anyone who picks it up will probably say the same. Find your dark between stars and pick up your copy today with the button below!

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

A Sparkle of Silver by Liz Johnson

Georgia Coast Romance #1
Genre: Contemporary / Romance Publisher: Revell
Date of Publication: October 16, 2018
Number of Pages: 368
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Millie Sullivan plays a 1920s-era guest during tours of a palatial estate on the shore of St. Simons Island, Georgia, where her great-grandmother was a real guest ninety years ago. When Millie learns of a lost diary that may contain the location of a hidden treasure on the estate and reveal the identity of her great-grandfather, she sets out to find the truth of her heritage—and the fortune she desperately needs. But it won’t be easy.
When security guard Ben Thornton discovers her snooping in the estate’s private library, he threatens to have her fired. Still, her story seems too ludicrous to be fiction, and her offer to split the treasure is too tempting to pass up.
Get ready for a romantic escapade through dark halls and dusty corners that will have you holding your breath and sighing with delight.
“A mystery, a treasure hunt, and a split-time romance—all set within a beautiful chateau. What more could we want?”—Katherine Reay, author of Dear Mr. Knightley and A Portrait of Emily Price
“A charming romance about real people triumphing over real problems. Add in a dash of mystery, a treasure hunt, and old family secrets, and you have a story that will warm every corner of your heart.”—Victoria Bylin, award-winning author of Together with You
“Lovers of history will enjoy this treasure-seeking adventure through a historic estate, and readers will appreciate a story that turns up riches of the lasting kind.”—Denise Hunter, bestselling author of Honeysuckle Dreams


Liz Johnson is the author of more than a dozen novels, including The Red Door InnWhere Two Hearts Meet, and On Love’s Gentle Shore, as well as a New York Times bestselling novella and a handful of short stories. A marketing manager for a Christian film company, she makes her home in Phoenix, Arizona.
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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Rainy Thoughts: Date Your Best Friend

Hello everyone! Hope you are all doing swell! If you follow me on Twitter and Instagram, you may have seen that I went to see Wicked with my best friend. I wanted to see that musical with her because, well, the musical is about friendship. So naturally, I took my best friend to see it. My best friend and I have been bet friends since our junior year of high school and friends since the second grade when I went up to her and asked if she wanted to play and she looked at me dead in the face and replied, "No."

What do I mean by Date your best friend?

Simple. Date your best friend. Done. Do it! Trust me, you won't ever regret it.

Why Date Your Best Friend?

 Because you will find that dating your best friend will help you to see what you want in your next partner. When you're in a relationship, you tend to give in to what the other wants/does and you shouldn't settle. But when you date your best friend, you find out how you actually want to be treated and from then on, you wont settle for anything less than how your best friend treated you.

How Do You Date Your Best friend?

Take them on a date of course! First, change your status on social media, because nothing says official like Facebook official. When you're done with that, then you can do everything else in whatever order you like.

Go to the movies together. Cruise around at night listening to your friendship album. Go to Olive Garden. Spend the night at each other's houses watching weird indie movies, while drinking chocolate milk. Be the firs to tell them happy birthday on their birthday. Do things you both like to do and experience new things together. Travel together. And when you go on family vacations, bring them back a souvenir. Text them when your sad, your mad, or plain happy. Doe everything together and take pictures of it all to look back on later.

When should you date your best friend?

Probably before you get into your next relationship.

What happens after?

After you two have dated and you're both married to your significant others and you don't live down the street from each other anymore, don't forget about your best friend. Don't forget about the one person who taught you what love was. Continue to have dates nights every once in a while. Text each other when an old song comes on the radio that you use to cruise to. Tag each other in those "best friend for life" posts on Facebook. Give them gifts just cause. Let them know how much you appreciate their friendship.

If I could give you one piece of advice, it would be to date your best friend.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Book Review: Dreaming for Freud by Sheila Kohler

Hey everyone! Here is another book review right on time! I’ve been pretty active recently and have been dabbling myself in different things. Some things I stick to and some things are just a fad. But writing and doing this blog has been constant for the past two years, and I’m pretty proud of that!  Anyways, this is another book I found at the Dollar Tree. Here is my review on Dreaming for Freudby Sheila Kohler. SPOILER ALERT.

A Bit of Background

 Sheila Kohleris a south African author. She received her undergraduate degree in literature r the Sorbonne, then her graduate degree in psychology at the Institute Catholique. After raising her 3 children, she moved in the U.S. in 1981 and got her MFA in writing at Columbia. Sheila published her first story in the summer of 1987, "The Mountain," which came out in, The Quarterly, and won her the O'Henry prize in 1988. This story became the first chapter of her novel, The Perfect Place.

Sheila published Dreaming for "Dreaming for Freud" in 2014. This book is about Sigmund Freud's most famous patient, which he wrote a book on, Dora: An Analysis of a Case of Hysteria. Dora's father forces her to begin treatment with Freud in the fall of 1900, due to her being ill. Dora abruptly ends her treatment after only eleven weeks , just as Freud was on the edge of a true discover. This book explores what might have happened between the two.

What Was Enjoyable

What I found enjoyable about this book and the original reason I was intrigued on reading this, was that it’s about a historical figure. Who hasn’t learned about Sigmund Freud? It’s a very interesting take on the man behind the famous dream book.

Another thing that I really enjoyed about this book were the pages. The pages are meant to look like an old journal, and anyone who enjoys books and old books will appreciate the detail of the pages.

The last thing that I have to say was that it was interesting how the author portrays Sigmund Freud. Anyone who enjoys reading about historical figures, will enjoy this take of the father of dreams and how the author makes him seem before he ever got famous.

What Was Least Enjoyable

What was least enjoyable was that I found myself a little bored at the end. And when I say the end, I mean the last two chapters.  The last two chapters take a turn and I just didn’t find myself really and truly wanting to finish them.

Another thing was that the beginning took a bit to get into. One could feel that it sort of drags on a little too long for one’s taste.


Overall, if you like Sigmund Freud or reading up on historical figures, this is the book for you. If not, you might want to skip it.

Stay tuned for my rainy thoughts next week! Until then, Happy Reading!