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Reading to keep Sane

Sitting here tonight glued to the constant news channels, my anxiety is on level 10. I wasn't sure whether to write about what is happening or do a recipe or book review as though nothing outside is happening. I haven't felt very inspired lately, a lot of moody thoughts rambling inside my head. Reading cures these thoughts for a few hours or days, but sometimes I find myself too caught up in the reading and not living out in the world. Right now would be the best time to sit and read because the outside world is a little tense right now. But I feel restless. I am an introvert by nature and love staying home. I love being on my couch or wrapped up in my blankets watching movies or binge-reading a series about a kickass heroine or a romance that keeps me up wondering why the tension is lasting so many pages. I keep thinking about all the nurses and doctors that are risking their lives to help those who are vulnerable. The grocery store clerks and food servers that have to still show up to work because people need to still buy food, and so many others that are doing their jobs because society depends on them more now than never.

I want to finish this post by giving a book review because maybe you are sitting at home with moody thoughts rambling in your head and your anxiety levels are at a 10. I hope this book brings some moments of distraction.

We Were Liars written by E. Lockhart

A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth. We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. 

Read it. And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE


This book threw me for a loop and I was not expecting to like it as much as I did. It was definitely not what I was expecting. I'm not sure I will do the book justice by reviewing it.

When reading the reviews a lot of complaints were made about the writing style and looking through the book before purchasing it kind of threw me off but I was determined to read it. Yes, the writing style is unique but once you get started it flows easily and you get used to it. It reads like a rhyme in some parts and some parts I had to read twice to just get a better understanding of the narrator's message. The premise of the story is there is an island that a wealthy family goes to every summer, but one summer changes everything and it is all a big mystery. The power of greed,money and the efforts to destroy it all. It's not much of a description but if I give more it gives it away.

And then there is the ending which I was like WHAT the WHAT just happened!? This book is insane, heartbreaking and brilliant.

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