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Sometimes Self Care Means Hiding with a Novel

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Two nights ago on my FB Live show we discussed self care. Often self care is portrayed as “spa days” and luxurious bubble baths with cucumber slices over your eyes. Dunno about you, but that’s not my reality. My self care requires hiding from children and sneaking in activities I love…. and a whole lot of silence.

One way I engage in self care is by reading. It’s definitely me time and depending on what I’m reading can also be a mental health break as well. I’m such a non-fiction reader these days. I used to devour fiction books like it was my job. I ran through chick-lit and literary fiction ‘like Grant through Richmond!’ (ok, that’s a saying from my Dad and I am not 100% sure what exactly it means, but I’m keeping it there.)

Nowadays I read non-fiction all the time. If I’m not reading something on health and wellness, then I’m reading about spirituality or business. So, spending some quiet alone time reading It’s Always the Husband was a nice break.

Here’s the review I shared on Amazon:
When a book starts with “Go ahead and jump, you know you want to.” You kinda know you’ll be binge-reading. The book is about a group of friends and follows them from the past to the present. These friends are more like frenemies, but you know how that goes. You’ve seen the cast of characters before, the nerdy girl, poor girl, alpha rich girl… like…we know them. We’re “comfortable” with them. But what goes down in their youth follows them through adulthood. There’s revenge, there’s murder…. I don’t want to give anything away, but the story is twisty and turny and a fun (yet dark) read. You’ll finish quickly and you won’t be let down when you’re done like you can be with some novels. The book reads like a lifetime movie (PS: I love lifetime movies lol) but isn’t as predictable as those can be. Overall It’s Always the Husband is a good book that will have you chuckling, gasping and cringing.

I have passed it on to two friends, who have already passed it on to other people. So… it’s that kinda book!

Pick it up today on Amazon or at Barnes & Noble and let me know what YOU think of it!

What books have you read lately?

What’s your go-to self care?






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