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Inspiration… or something like that.

Good Morning Peeps!

I’m not sure where you’re living, but here in Michigan, we are covered in snow and frosty air.  I have Nat King Cole serenading me, and the coffee is flowing.

#Heaven

Am I ready for Christmas?  Hell no.  Do I care right now?  Nope.

I am done worrying when the bag of money is going to be dropped off on my porch, and trusting in the fact that everything ALWAYS works out.  Christmas will come and go, my boys will live to see another one, and all will be well.

After all, that faith is what Christmas is really all about.

So… Nine Women, One Dress.  Wow.  I want to personally thank Jane Rosen for writing this beauty that felt like the perfect little black dress.  It was charming, original, thoughtful, and left me with a feeling of happiness when it was over.  It reminded me of those movies with several plot lines that all merge in the end… Love, Actually… Valentines Day… He’s Just Not That Into You.

The writer in me was wondering how she kept it all straight and how in the world did she plot this out?  THIS is the kind of book I want to write, I thought to myself.

Sigh….

This week, I am going off on a tangent of some sort.  Honestly, this is a little late because I couldn’t decide on the next pick.  But I am learning to follow my heart, and this is what she came up with 🙂

You are a Badass is everything the title says.  It is in the self-help genre, but this is by no means a light and fluffy read.  It’s brutally honest, funny, and filled with expletives that left me giggling. I wish Jen Sincero was my friend I could sit and laugh over drinks.

AND if you get this as an audio book, you get to hear Jen read it herself.  I can’t tell you enough how much you should have her read this to you.  (Pssst… on Audible, the first book is free 🙂 )

By the end of this book, you literally feel like you can do anything you’ve every wanted.  Whether or not you take control of your life is completely up to you, but she is just the kick in the pants you need to get the ball rolling.

I can’t think of a better book to get you ready for 2017, no matter where you are in your life.

Whatever you are reading this weekend, I hope you’re cozy and warm… obviously with coffee beside you.

Or wine.  Wine is good too 🙂

Have a great week!

 

 

Nine Women, One Dress

Happy Friday Peeps!!

First and foremost, thank you for stopping by and checking this out.  More traffic is definitely a good thing 🙂

This week will go down as a very long one… longest in a while.  BUT the end is in sight (at least for me), and you know what that means….

COFFEE + WORDS + WINE = WEEKEND!

 Cue the choir.  Clouds parting, angels singing.

I’m wondering if anyone looked into last week’s #weekendread,  The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin.  If you didn’t, you should definitely put it on your list.  I was blown away by how much this book touched me and found myself re-reading paragraphs and highlighting quotes.

Why were we all hoarding love, stockpiling it, when it was all around us, moving in and out of us like air, if only we could feel it?

Why are we all hoarding love?  The moment I read that, a part of me softened to the world around me.  I tend to be a basket of resentment… but this quote, this book, makes me feel like I just need to open my eyes to what is real instead of what I think is real.

Does that make sense?

I’m rarely going to give anything away in a book review, mostly because I want you to read it and experience it on your own without my take.

But seriously, read this book.  It will break your heart and then heal it too.

So what’s next???  I thought you’d never ask 🙂

I have heard so many good things about this book, Nine Women, One Dress by Jane L Rosen and can’t wait to dive in. I’ve been waiting to get my hands on this book for quite some time now, and got it from the library just in time for the weekend!

Something about the title reminds me of my undying affection for the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, so already that’s a plus.  And of course the cover is AH-MAZE-ING.

Thoughts of this will definitely get me through this crazy Friday…

What are you reading?

#WeekendReads

Is there anything better than a good book?

How about time to read that good book in your favorite chair and cozy blanket?

This year has not been my greatest reading year… not by a long shot.  I had the hardest time finding anything that would capture my attention, then when it did, my life seemed to get in the way.  I know, I know, this is not a blog for complaining, so you’ll be happy with my next adventure.  Let me preface it by saying that if you asked me anytime in the last ten (or more) years ago, I would’ve told you that my dream job would involve reading books and writing.  So that’s what I’m doing.blog-forgettingtime

I am going to treat this as if I’m getting paid to read, because that is eventually the goal.  Embracing the whole ‘act as if’ rule to manifest the dream job is the adventure.  Sometimes you just have to take that step into the life you’ve always wanted, and fake it till you make it.

So… The plan is that every Thursday or Friday, I will be posting about #WeekendReads and the books that are on my TBR list.  I have always had a list of books to be read, and the stack of books piling up on my shelf is obnoxious.  Obnoxious in the best possible way though 🙂

This week I am reading The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin.  I literally found this just browsing books that were available on my Overdrive App, and after reading the first couple chapters, I was hooked.  The reviews on Amazon are equally as good.  I can’t wait to dive back into it this weekend.

If you’re interested, post your own #weekendreads on Twitter and tag me @coffee_andwords.  I would love to get more ideas for the next book choice.

Have a great weekend!