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    GET IT DONE : THE 21-DAY MIND HACK SYSTEM TO DOUBLE YOUR PRODUCTIVITY AND FINISH WHAT YOU START BY MICHAEL MACKINTOSH | BOOK REVIEW

    Michael Mackintosh has consolidated some of the key concepts of productivity into a working template that can be tailored to facilitate the new routines that will help us get things done in 21 days. The book is divided into 3 parts with the first part taking us through 11 mind hacks to help us realign our perspectives and get a clearer picture of what we want. The strategies that are given to us in part 2 is the 21-day challenge with techniques and steps to help us get closer to our goals. Part 3 sums up everything by bringing together the components that are part of the recipe for ultimate…

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    GOING DOWN THE ACOTAR RABBIT HOLE……

    That's my face! Because, I can't even look at anyone right now. I am so embarrassed. I am 32 and I didn't even know or understand a fandom like this even existed!! I didn't know there was this massive fan base dedicated to creating all these memes and skits.. Where the heck have I been my whole life?? Also, more importantly, how do I catch up??? Also, how do I stop this madness?? Where's the PAUSE button??

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    FEBRUARY,  WRAP-UP

    FEBRUARY WRAP-UP

    Hello, fellow bookworms! How are you all doing? I don't know what's wrong with me, but I have been in a weird kind of reading slump that I don't even know how to get out of. Add to that a busy schedule of home-chores, kids, their schools, and exams, I am mentally drained by the end of the day. I have been so busy that I don't even know what to say. This month I planned to read 10 books. I know, I am late...Very late with this post... I apologize for my tardiness.. I am blaming my funk on this one...

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    THE FOUR WINDS BY KRISTIN HANNAH | BOOK REVIEW

    The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah is a historical, women's fiction that tells the story of a family's fight for survival during the Great Depression era and the Dust Bowl era. This story is set in Texas and we get to see how the drought and lack of rain damages and destroys the crops. On top of that dust storms ravaged the lands leaving more destruction behind. People in these states had to fight for their day-to-day survival against the war mother nature has waged. It's a family story, a woman's story that's going to burrow into your hearts and make you feel their fear, powerlessness, determination, and tenacity as…

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    WHY COUPLES FIGHT? BY MIRA KIRSHENBAUM | BOOK REVIEW

    Why Couples Fight? by Mira Kirshenbaum is a fantastic book for anyone who is looking for a relationship or someone already in a relationship. The author is a relationship expert and she gives us the reasons why couples fight and how to resolve conflicts among couples. If you are looking to add tools to your life kit toolbox, this book will help you do that efficiently. It is accessible and easy to read with practical examples to help us understand the underlying issues that most couples face. I believe the book has accomplished what it had set out to do. Overall, this is a book everyone should read and apply…

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    KOLOLO HILL BY NEEMA SHAH | BOOK REVIEW

    Kololo Hill by Neema Shah is the debut Asian Ugandan literature set in 1970's Uganda that will captivate you with its human story of love, loss, and desperation of families who were thrown out of their homes and country. This was such a familiar story, yet so different and important to be read in these times of division, hatred, and otherisms. It is very relevant to the times we live as conversations of race, inequality, oppression, power, and devastation are at the forefront of our lives. Overall, this is a story that sheds light on the expulsion of Asian Ugandans during Idi Amin's oppressive regime. This is a lesser-known history…

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    DAUGHTERS OF NIGHT BY LAURA SHEPHERD-ROBINSON | BOOK REVIEW

    Daughters Of Night by Laura Shepherd-Robinson is a dark historical murder/mystery/thriller set in 1780's England. I recently found out after reading the book, that this actually has characters from her previous book Blood & Sugar. We are following Caroline Corsham, a wealthy woman who is determined to find the identity of the murderer of Lady Lucy Loveless. Initially, upon discovering the brutally attacked woman, Caro realizes the Lady's attack was planned, and before she could get answers, Lucy dies in Caro's arms. The investigation gets picked up by Bow Street Runners and they stop s it when they realize the real identity of the woman who was murdered. The mystery…

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    HYDE BY CRAIG RUSSELL | BOOK REVIEW

    Hyde by Craig Russel is a police procedural style story that follows Captain Hyde who is investigating an unusual murder that resembles the three-fold death from the Celtic tales. The story is an intriguing take on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and talks about the duality of the nature of man, the good and the evil, and with RL Stevenson appearing in both the prologue and epilogue was quite interesting to read. Hyde is a gothic horror story that is steeped in Celtic folklore and tales that creates a haunting atmospheric setting and is quite fascinating.

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    A BEAUTIFUL SPY BY RACHEL HORE | BOOK REVIEW

    Rachel Hore's A Beautiful Spy tells us the story of an ordinary young woman from Edgbaston, who changes her destiny by working as a spy for the British Government. Young Minnie is expected to get married, start a family, and live happily in the role of a house-wife. But she has other plans. She doesn't want to live an ordinary life, with no excitement. So when a friend offers the chance to be something more and work for a cause, she jumps at the opportunity. Minnie is recruited by MI5 as a spy to monitor the activities of the communists in London. She works with all of her heart and…

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    BEAUTIFULLY IMPERFECT, FLAWLESSLY INCOMPLETE BY FIZA MEERAJ | BOOK REVIEW

    Beautifully Imperfect, Flawlessly Incomplete is a lovely collection of poems from the debut poet/author Fiza Meeraj. This was a beautiful book and I am happy to have read it. I am not much of a poetry person, but when I saw the chance to review it, I took the plunge. The book is divided into different sections by theme and there are sets of poems assigned to each section. The three sections are Societal, which is based on societal issues of our world, Personal which as its name suggests deals with personal conflicts, mental health issues, faith, ups and downs of life and lastly General Poems which are about general…