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F Is For Friday – 06 Aug 2021

Finally Friday! I was in the mood to watch the Clash of Titans and Wrath of Titans movies so that’s what I’m doing this evening lol.

How is everyone doing on this Friday?

F – Feature your latest book obsession (it doesn’t have to be your current read)

I’m not a big fan of this author but I’m quite interested in this book. 😍

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New Book Releases – 03 Aug 2021

Hola, Book Dragons. Do you guys read Sandra Brown’s books? God, I remember my Sandra Brown phase where I devoured all her books lol. Here’s a newest release of hers, with a very intriguing storyline.

Blind Tiger – Sandra Brown

What about you guys? Any new releases you were anticipating today?

∼Lyn

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F Is For Friday – 16 Jul 2021

Hey, guys, I had a bad case of eye strain so I had to avoid my laptop for a while which meant no blogging. But I’ve started reviewing again and that felt real good.

How is everyone doing on this Friday?

F – Feature your latest book obsession (it doesn’t have to be your current read)

Oh my God, look at this UK cover of Vespertine! It’s gorgeous and I’m now obsessed with it.

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F Is For Friday – 02 Jul 2021

Thank God, I feel better today though I’m just glad the day’s over. I had to go to the office today and guess what, it poured just when I was leaving and what was I wearing? Sneakers, of course. There have been so many false weather predictions lately about the rain and thunderstorms that I figured today would be the same. So I forewent the boots and spent a miserable hour in soaked sneakers. *sigh*

So, yep, I’m just glad I’m home in bed, in comfy socks. Living in a basement as I do, it’s perpetual winter for me.

How’s everyone else’s Friday going?

F – Feature your latest book obsession (it doesn’t have to be your current read)

I’m not much for memoirs but Will Smith is one of my favorite actors and the co-author, Mark Manson is really good, so I can’t wait to read Will, which comes out on 09 Nov 2021.

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Posted in Mental Health, Miscellaneous

Am I DELUDED?

Hey guys, how’s it going? June ended up being a shitty month. You know how you let yourself go a day or two or three and suddenly the month’s just gone and you’re left bewildered over how you let that happen. If you’re wondering, that’s me right now. I hope ya’ all are faring better.

I’ve been thinking about something for awhile now. I don’t know if it’s the depression talking or if it’s just the regular-weird-old-me. Every time I’ve felt down, or someone made me feel inferior or I’ve been mowed down by adversity or bad stuff in my life, I’ve turned to inspirational quotes I’ve saved, or words of wisdom by people who experienced difficult traumatic experiences and came out of it stronger. It’s always boosted me and helped me stand up again.

But what if all this time I’ve just been deluding myself? What if the encouragement, the inspiration from the sayings and quotes wasn’t real? What if I was only trying to feel better about myself when in reality I’m just seeing things as I want them to be and not AS THEY ARE?

Just to give a few examples:
1 – It’s just a bad day, not a bad life. (But what if it is a bad life?)
2 – Believe in yourself and you’ll be unstoppable. (Yeah, right, give me a break.)
3 – There’s magic in you. (Nope, I’m just an empty shell.)

I can go on and on, and debug every inspirational quote especially the ones about staying positive, even in the midst of the most depressing moments in life.

The one quote I’ve always found, without any shred of doubt, to be absolutely true is something that Sherrilyn Kenyon always says, “There are three sides to every story. Yours. Theirs. And the truth that isn’t clouded by human emotions that filter everything.”

So I’m always going to be biased because I’m only seeing my side of the truth and not the unvarnished truth, the reality of my life. And my mind can’t accept that. My mind wants clarity and keeps questioning everything over and over again.

Why am I like this? Why do I do these things? Why am I so slow in everything? Why, why, why? Who am I really? Every time I think I know, something derails me and throws me in for a loop.

Have I sent you spiralling into an existential crisis yet? If you hang around, I’ll get to you sooner or later.

~ Lyn

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F Is For Friday – 21 May 2021

It’s finally Friday and I have a long weekend ahead of me. Yay! After the head cold and feeling unwell and crappy since last Saturday, I’m looking forward to just staying in bed and hoping I can read.

So post #9 of May. Ah well, these blog memes seem to be all I can do these days. *sigh* But I have a lot to feel grateful for.

F – Feature your latest book obsession (it doesn’t have to be your current read)

OMG, Margaret Rogerson will have a new book out on 28 Sept!!! It looks amazing! 😍😍😍

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F Is For Friday – 14 May 2021

Hey, peeps, can’t believe it’s already Friday and the week’s over. I got vaccinated on Tuesday – Pfizer, first dose. What about you guys? Are you taking the vaccine?

So post #8 of May. Was too bushed this week with stressing over the vaccine and then going through the side-effects so I couldn’t post at all.

F – Feature your latest book obsession (it doesn’t have to be your current read)

I just came across this book, has anyone read it yet?

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F Is For Friday – 07 May 2021

Hey, peeps, I’m binge re-watching S04 of 12 Monkeys. I had a hankering to watch it today though it’s been kind of a weird Friday. What about you guys, how’s your Friday going? Any plans for the weekend?

So post #5 of May. I wanted to do a post yesterday but couldn’t think of anything to write about. I really need to catch up on my reviews but for today, it’s time for FIFF. πŸ™‚

F – Feature your latest book obsession (it doesn’t have to be your current read)

Just saw this book on Instagram. Love the cover!

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Kdrama Review: Vincenzo

Synopsis:
The story of an Italian mafia lawyer who came to Korea due to the betrayal of the organization, wiping out the villain in a villain’s way with another lawyer.
At the age of eight, Park Joo-hyung (Song Joong-ki) went to Italy after being adopted by an Italian family. He later joins the mafia where he is subsequently adopted by Don Fabio, head of the Cassano mafia family. Park Joo-hyung was renamed Vincenzo Cassano and became an Italian lawyer, a consigliere for the mafia, and Don Fabio’s right hand man. After Fabio dies, Paolo, Fabio’s biological son and the new leader of the Cassano Family, attempts to kill Vincenzo. Vincenzo flees to Seoul and sets out to recover 1.5 tons of gold that he helped a Chinese tycoon secretly stash within the basement of Geumga Plaza. However, a real estate company under Babel Group has illegally taken ownership of the building and Vincenzo must use his skills to reclaim the building and recover his fortunes. Vincenzo becomes involved with lawyer Hong Cha-young (Jeon Yeo-been), the type of attorney who will do anything to win a case.

Rating: 2/5 🌟🌟

Genre: Comedy, Legal, Revenge

Review:

I first came across the actor, Song Joong-ki, in the Kdrama, Descendants of the Sun and I loved him in it. His acting was excellent and let’s not forget the main thing, he’s so cute! πŸ˜‰ So I had high hopes for Vincenzo.

He’s so cute!

Alas, that was not the case. Vincenzo is supposed to be this cunning, badass, consigliere for the Italian mafia and at first he seems to be just that at the start of the first episode. But as I kept watching, there were so many scenes where he wasn’t the super-cool badass anti-hero which dimmed my enthusiasm about the drama. There were many moments where a real consigliere would have been more ruthless and clever but Vincenzo just didn’t rise up to the occasion.

Hong Cha-young now, she started as this unscrupulous lawyer but things happened that caused her to change and fight for justice. I loved her style and her attitude. She wasn’t just feisty, she was snarky when needed. She became one of my favorite characters in the drama.

The overall plot-line had so much potential but scenes which should have had a more serious impact lacked a certain depth that rendered them inert and flat. In addition, the humor was too much at times and instead of appearing humorous, felt ridiculous.

That said, there were some scenes that I really enjoyed and gotta love the ending scenes with the comeuppance delivered with absolute ruthlessness, though the climax felt kind of rushed. The one thing that kept me going was how some of the scenes were so emotionally-charged, you couldn’t help but feel them. They made watching the Kdrama worthwhile.

So peeps, this makes post #4 of May. πŸ˜‰

∼Lyn