Posts Tagged ‘book’

May is a very special month for me. Aside from the fact that this is my birth month, it’s summer too! Pretty amazing huh. So this blog talks about why I was not able to update since I cannot remember the date of my last post. Fast forward to today, I am busy because of few things.

  1. I am a certified business woman now! Yes. I am a business woman now. It’s pretty much related to one thing that I ever loved! Apparels. Yey! I have a new business that’s called Renee’s Closet. It’s formerly known as Dress to Kill but that’s way too overused. I decided to have it named after mine. It’s more of a summer collection. You can check on my Facebook account to see more of it.
  2. I am a weekend warrior at the beach. Thank holy goodness for the weekend rest days! I get to camp at the beach every weekend. Surf. Eat. Read. Sleep. This is an ideal life. So the place I go to is a remote area and the connection is sporadic, I can’t find time to share with you my wonderful experience back there. I will make sure to post pictures soon.
  3. I am reading a lot lately. Sometimes what we need is something that’ll feed our minds and soul. One good thing about the new Blackberry Software Update is that I get to download from amazon.com. That was the reason why I have Our Daily Bread that I, take note, can also set to remind me every end of my shift at work. What a great way to start my day. (My work starts at night and ends in the morning.) I bought 10 new books. I have about 50 eBooks to read. And believe me, this is euphoric and so addicting.

There it goes. These are the things that fill my days. Fill me in with yours.

“We have a long way to go to
being the perfect couple, we certainly don’t live the fairy tale marriage, he
doesn’t shower me with rose petals and fly me to Paris on weekends but
when I get my hair cut, he notices. When I dress up to go out at night, he
compliments me. When I cry, he wipes my tears. When I feel lonely, he
makes me feel loved. And who needs Paris, when you can get a hug?”

I can’t help but smile today.

Read: Exodus 2:2. The scripture talks about The Birth of Moses.

1. Perception for our children. If you perceive something as special, you’re going to take care of it.
2. Protection.
3. Preparation.

For kids;
Honor your parents.
Being smarter doesn’t mean wiser.

For parents;
Guide your children. Perceive for them, protect them and prepare them to see the world.

Photo credits to Goodsalt.com

The Birth of Moses.

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Done!
I am so inlove with Rush!
I spent 2 days reading these books.

What can I say?
It’s a story of love with twists and turns as usual, but the way Abbi wrote it, It made a lot of difference for me. I fell in love with the characters. It made me ask for more. I even thought I had separation anxiety when I am about to finish reading it. That was kind of exaggerated, I hear ye. 😛

Here are some of my favorite quotes..

“Everyone always says that love was enough. It wasn’t. Not when your soul has been shattered.”

“When you find your reason for living, hold onto it. Never let it go. Even if it means burning other bridges along the way.” ― Abbi Glines, Forever Too Far

“You don’t have to love me. Just don’t leave me,” he said against my leg”
― Abbi Glines, Fallen Too Far

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“I’m starting to realize that people lack good mirrors. It’s so hard for anyone to show us how we look, & so hard for us to show anyone how we feel.”
― John Green, Paper Towns

This book is now listed as one of my favorites. I was kinda surprised how John Green can easily make you laugh by his metaphors. He is a genius and to me, the story is twisted, exciting, and funny.

There’s a puzzle, a mystery to solve. And everytime you turn the pages, you get excited to see how resourceful the characters are and wonder how J.G was able to write it. He is generous enough to make me wander in the U.S while I was just sitting in my office table. I felt like I am part of the story. I felt involved and made me think of my own longing for an affair to the world.

This is different from his other famous books, The fault in our stars and Looking for Alaska. That is quite surprising. I mean, after TFIOS, I cried a river. Hell..oww..

The ending is not bad. But I was kind of sad. How fortunate ironies can happen.

And Margo is such a strong girl, She loves mystery so much that she became one.(borrowed line from the book)

“You’re painfully beautiful and all mine. Kiss me.”
“Once I’ve had you, you’re mine.”

Finally! I’ve waited for this chance to finish reading the 800+ pages. I started last week and I tried to read it at the airport and while on board, but I got destructed by the air turbulence. Now I am hoping to finish it with no more interruption.

This Man is part of a series. One of New York Times Bestseller.

About the book: According to General Books online..

Series : Book 1 of “This Man”
Young interior designer Ava O’Shea has an appointment for a first consultation at The Manor with the owner, Mr Jesse Ward. She is expecting nothing more than an overweight, cravat wearing, well-­to-­do countryman, and on arrival, nothing would suggest otherwise. How wrong could she be? This Man is devastatingly handsome, charming and confident. He is also a conceited, hedonistic playboy, who knows no boundaries. Ava desperately does not want to be attracted to him, but she can’t control the overwhelming affect he has on her. Every instinct is telling her to run, so she does, but Jesse Ward is not so willing to let her go. He wants her and is determined to have her. She knows she is heading for heartbreak, but how can she run when he won’t let her?

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Sorry, I am still reading it. I can’t give you a review. Besides I am not good at that. I am only good at sharing what I am reading.

Also, allowing zero interruption is hard, especially if you have kids all over the place. Poor me!

If you can’t talk about it, then write about it.

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Book Cover”

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The Movie”

What I like most about watching a movie captured in New York is that I get to imagine my life in there.

Where unimaginable things happen. The luxurious life. Tall buildings. City lights. The people. I love liberal minds.

There’s just one thing I don’t like.
Since I have seen a lot of movies filmed in here, I learned how a New Yorker leads his life.

They are always out partying like nobody cares if they get drunk.
People are famous for being rich. Girls are well known in a fashionable society.

They don’t look at life the way I see it.
They are rich. They live in a cozy place. They are elegant.

While I prefer to be in Ohio.Or any place beside a beach. A country song. Birds chirping. Farm animals. Fresh air. Tall trees. Green environment.

So, what I like about the movie? It’s not bad. Everything that means luxury isn’t bad at all. It says everything that you can imagine, can happen.

Plus Leonardo Di Caprio is a real man. I lurvvve him.

So hey, it’s rest day again. My long wait is over. ( For the days I have been longing since Sunday!) You have no idea.

I have listed the things I will make sure to accomplish.

To watch movies. thank heaven for the movies I downloaded on a website. All HD.

The Book Thief. I hate to say it, but I wasn’t able to watch it on the big screen. Not to mention that I haven’t read the book yet.

Non Stop. I’ve heard a lot of good reviews about the movie so why not add it. I have it downloaded anyways.

300 Rise of an Empire. I am not a fan of violence or whatsoever but I’m a fan of sexy body. Goodness gracious, that Sullivan Stapleton and his amorous body. So hawt! hot!

Unfaithful. It’s a 2002 movie about married couple. A New York suburban couple’s marriage goes dangerously awry when the wife indulges in an adulterous fling. Sounds fun!

 

That’s about it for my A-List.
I’m still going to read books. On my list: If I stay by Gayle Forman, The Kiss by Daniel Steel.

And maybe that’s just it for now.
I still have a life to live outside my comfort home, I am going to have dinner with friends and family.

Sundays, of all days! I will attend the service. I’m kind of excited because we have a new series. Plus Pastor Jeff never fails to make me so happy, enlightened and fulfilled.

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Synopsis:
Stay, he says.

Choices. Seventeen-year-old Mia is faced with some tough ones: Stay true to her first love—music—even if it means losing her boyfriend and leaving her family and friends behind?

Then one February morning Mia goes for a drive with her family, and in an instant, everything changes. Suddenly, all the choices are gone, except one. And it’s the only one that matters.

If I Stay is a heartachingly beautiful book about the power of love, the true meaning of family, and the choices we all make. –From Goodreads

The story is almost unbelievable but the way the author made it, to sound and look so real is truly amazing.

It is not just because I already saw the trailer before I read it, but I can imagine it. Every word, every feeling, every details, it all came to life in my realization.

I can’t wait for the movie! I saved the date.
Trailer here.

People believe what they want to believe..

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“We are born with two incurable diseases, life, from which we die, and hope, which says maybe death isn’t the end.”
― Andrew M. Greeley

This book was just given to me by a friend last summer of 2011.
He said it’s a good book. I didn’t read it til today coz I almost forgot about it.
It was placed somewhere I couldn’t see. Plus I am not into reading the kind. I just made a promise to myself that I am going to read all the books I have in my bookshelf.

It is indeed a good story. The twists. The seduction part. The sins we commit and the idea itself. I didn’t knew I was hooked til I got to the last page. It is not just a novel. For me it speaks for the truth. Or who knew. (:

Synopsis: Playing the role of “devil’s advocate” for the Church, Father Laurence McAuliffe investigates allegations that John Cardinal McGlynn–a candidate for canonization–led a less-than-saintly life.