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review 2017-08-12 06:03
7 Dirty Lies (Tease) by Alexis Anne
7 Dirty Lies (Tease) - Alexis Anne

 

The game of peek-a-boo gets naughty when the heart is involved and the hormones are on high alert. 7 Dirty Lies has the makings of a dirty movie with the emotional pull of a tried and true romance. Falling in love has never been so wickedly good.

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review 2017-08-03 23:45
Lies We Tell Ourselves - Robin Talley

What a powerful read. This book really delved deep into the southern consciousness in regards to integration. I really liked how it explored both sides of the issue and the reasons why people believed what they did.

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text 2017-08-03 05:14
Reading progress update: I've read 303 out of 416 pages.
Lies We Tell Ourselves - Robin Talley
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review 2017-07-27 15:59
White Lies and Wishes - Cathy Bramley

Jo, Carrie and Sarah meet at a friend's funeral and are struck by the fact that time could run out for any of them at a moment's notice. Driven by the idea to seize the day, and helped somewhat by the fact that they don't really know each other, they decide to make a 'wish list' of aims to be completed by September. But what they've said they want to do, and what they actually want to happen might not be the same thing after all...

This is a very easy to read book, in that I soon found myself a third of the way through it after trying to decide which book to read between two choices. The storyline involves the trials and tribulations of three women who all have different aims in life, who want to support each other to get those aims, but who might not have been completely truthful with the others. There are mishaps and misunderstandings along the way. But also there was a lot of self-denial, each of the protagonists were misleading themselves as to what they wanted, and as to how they had got in the position they found themselves before they made friends. Carrie used self-deprecating humour as a defence mechanism but also failed to see her role in why she felt so sad and alone in her marriage. Sarah's determination made her quite selfish when she was trying to please everyone and Jo failed to see what was in front of her, so driven was she to run the family business well.

I did like the characters in the book. Carrie who's shyness hides someone who does not love herself at all, blossoms as her friendship with Sarah and Jo develops. She begins to gain confidence, self-awareness that allows her bubbly demeanour and caring nature to emerge. Sarah likes to be the one to organise, to control aspects of her life. She is desperately trying to juggle life so she can do best by her family. As she gets to know the others it becomes apparent that she in not in control and learning to let go sometimes. Jo is determined and driven, putting her own life on the backburner as she contends with keeping her staff happy and employed and believing she doesn't need close friends but learning that there are benefits to having them after all. All three women before meeting were somewhat loners, with seemingly few friends to rely on they all blossomed as their relationships developed. There were some parts of me I recognised in each of them, Jo's romantic side, Sarah's guilt at returning to work after having a baby and Carrie's lack of self-confidence. I did feel however that sometimes it seemed that there was too much guilt and too much lack of self-esteem from the characters. I sometimes wanted to shake Sarah and Carrie and tell them to look properly at their situations, tell them to talk to their husbands, though that of course would have cut the story very short!

This is an enjoyable, gentle read, perfect for a spot of escapism. I like Cathy Bramley's novels and her writing style and luckily I have a couple of her earlier books to keep me going before her next one is published.

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review 2017-07-08 12:50
A Christian jerk wrote a hatred filled anti-gay book
The Truth Comes Out: Laying Waste to the... The Truth Comes Out: Laying Waste to the Lies of the "LGBT community" - Lance C Wells

A waste of good paper to print this crap.

 

The funny story is in the link of this Christian jerk giving his own book 5 stars review while many other readers give it one star.

 

 

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