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F Is For Friday – 04 Feb 2022

Hola, Book Dragons, have you seen the epic preview of all the Netflix movies coming out this year, including The School of Good and Evil? The books are on my TBR but now I think I’ll move them up and read them before the movie comes out.

Man, this preview really is awesome.

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

How cool is this cover! 😍

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F Is For Friday – 28 Jan 2022

Well, January’s over, isn’t it? These remaining 3 days don’t count. Can I start over, please? I started this year with a mindset to change myself. But you know what they say about intentions – they’re only as good as the people who keep them so I must be pretty worthless because I haven’t managed to stick to my plan so far. Hmm, but come to think of it, on the blogging front, I’ve managed some consistency. I hope that will get even better.

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

This book! I just can’t wait! 😍

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F Is For Friday – 21 Jan 2022

Friday night in bed with a favorite book, hot green tea and chocolate cookies, what could be better? 😉 I feel happy reading one of my favorite series, The Mediator. I’m on book 2 and it’s been a hilarious ride so far.

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

I came across this book on a friend’s feed on Instagram and omg how gorgeous is this cover!

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F Is For Friday – 03 Dec 2021

Omg it’s finally Friday! Yes and the day is over, thank God. Oof, another day in hellhole done. How about you guys? How are you dealing with this new Omicron variant? Sometimes when the days are dark and devoid of hope, I wonder if this pandemic will ever end. There doesn’t seem to be a light at the end of the tunnel. Depressing thought, uh?

All we can do at times is endure, prepare for the worst and try, just try to have a tiny seed of hope. And be grateful for what we have, for the people we loce that are here with us.

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

Read this in one day, not because it was a novella but I just didn’t want to stop reading it. It was too short and I want more!

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F Is For Friday – 12 Nov 2021

Hey, guys, how was your week? Mine was “Days of Our Lives in Hellhole”. This week at work it was hard not letting the racial discrimination get to me. I wanted to turn into Hulk and smash everything and everyone to pulp. However, I abstained.

But I am darn glad the week is over.

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

This cover just drew me in. I hope I can read it soon.

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F Is For Friday – 08 Oct 2021

Hey, guys, how have you all been? September was a dreadful, trying month for me. It’s not until today that I finally found myself in a place where I felt like I could blog again. I hope ya’all fared better.

What better way to start blogging again than with a post about gratitude?

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

It’s finally out and hope I can read it soon.

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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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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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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