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review 2019-01-14 01:12
Book Review: Accidentally Amish
Accidentally Amish - Olivia Newport

Title: Accidentally Amish
Author: Olivia Newport
Series: Valley of Choice, #1
Format: ebook
Length: 788 pages (iPhone)
Rating: 2.5 stars

 

Synopsis: Escape the helter-skelter of the modern culture and join software creator Annie Friesen, hiding at the home of an Amishman. With her high-tech career in jeopardy, Annie runs from fast-paced Colorado Springs—and straight into the hospitality of San Luis Valley’s Amish community. There she meets cabinetmaker Rufus Beiler, and the more time she spends with him, the more attracted she becomes. When Annie finds she shares a common ancestor with Rufus, she feels both cultures colliding within her. But is her love for Rufus strong enough for her to give up the only life she’s ever known?

 

Favourite character: Ruth
Least favourite character: N/A

 

Mini-review: This felt confusing, not gonna lie. It’s four stories combined into one and the only thing really holding it together is their family tree, one of the stories taking place in the 1700s, which made it feel a bit…I don’t really know what the word is, but longer than necessary, I suppose. Then there was the fourteen different ways of spelling Beiler. It was also very stilted in writing, kind of like like the British or a robot or a British robot. Except for “I’m” there were no contractions, which you could expect from the Amish, but it’s everywhere and everyone, from the Amish, to the English, to the descriptions. It was “do not” instead of “don’t.” Which is fine, but when there’s one on every page, you start to pick up on it. It just doesn’t feel natural. Despite all of those things, I enjoyed it. I will most likely be finishing the series.

 

Fan-cast:
Annie Friesen - Jennifer Lawrence
Rufus Beiler - Kendall Schmidt
Rick Stebbins - Alan Ritchison
Franey Beiler - Brooke Shields
Myra Friesen - Laura Dern
Lee Solano - Stanley Tucci
Ruth Beiler - Billie Lourd

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text 2019-01-13 22:25
Reading progress update: I've read 562 out of 788 pages.
Accidentally Amish - Olivia Newport

The goal is to finish this tonight. Can I do it?

 

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text 2019-01-13 18:30
Reading progress update: I've read 318 out of 788 pages.
Accidentally Amish - Olivia Newport

Here is a quote from a ton of pages ago that spoke to me:

 

Convenience is for the individual. For us, the community comes first. If electricity or a phone carries us away from community, it also carries us away from God.

 

I just thought I'd share that. 

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text 2019-01-13 03:27
Reading progress update: I've read 14 out of 788 pages.
Accidentally Amish - Olivia Newport

Gotta love reading on an iPhone, you always have a ridiculous page number even though you can read a hundred pages an hour or less.

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review 2018-11-25 17:47
Dilettantes at Heart: "Deep Work" by Cal Newport
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World - Cal Newport


D Work?
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Hang on a second, I just need to head over to the RTP1 to check on the weather. The rain that was forecast ten minutes ago might not be coming after all. Oh look, there's a cat juggling mice. I wonder what Donald Trump is up to. And there's someone talking shite about gun laws in the USA. He's wrong, he needs to be corrected. He's wrong again. And again. And again. What do you mean, it's tea time? Focus on what? Oh, look, a squirrel!

 

 

 

If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review.

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