Books Read in 2013 (so far)

  1. Under the Dome by Stephen King.
  2. Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
  3. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris
  4. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  5. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling
  6. Life As I Blow It by Sarah Colonna
  7. The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
  8. Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris
  9. MWF Seeking BFF by Rachel Bertsche
  10. I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
  11. Every Secret Thing by  Laura Lippman
  12. What Happened To Goodbye by Sarah Dessen
  13. Fallen by Karin Slaughter
  14. Somebody To Love by Kristan Higgins
  15. Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close Unknown
  16. It Looked Different On The Model by Laurie Notaro
  17. Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella
  18. Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen
  19. Full Moon Bride by Shobahn Bantwal
  20. Bossypants by Tina Fey

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    Cover of Snow Flower And The Secret Fan
  21. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
  22. The Next Accident by Lisa Gardner

I normally like most of the books I read.  But there have been a couple this year that I just couldn’t get through and/or just did not like.   The Dinner by Herman Koch got great reviews from critics and people I know but I just. couldn’t. hang.  I didn’t like the protagonist so I couldn’t commit to the book.   Another book I couldn’t stand was Full Moon Bride.  I read it for book club and that’s the ONLY reason I completed this book.  I was super interested in all the Indian culture and traditions but I could not STAND the protagonist.  And it was from her point of view which made me hate her even more.   She was just awful as a person.  A fictitious person, but still!  I don’t want to comment on Snow Flower and the Secret Fan yet because it is October’s book club book so I’ll stay quiet for now!

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September Ipsy Glam Bag!

My September Ipsy Glam Bag is here!  The theme this month is Classic Beauty.  photo  Click to enlarge photo.  In this month’s bag I received:

  • Full size Cailyn Tinted Lip Balm in Big Apple
  • 3 Freeman Paper Face Masks
  • It’s So Big Volumizing Mascara
  • Full Size Star Looks Kohl Eye Pencil in Obsidian (black)
  • Full Size NYX Eyeshadow in Deep Charcoal
  • And of course a cute bag

Basically it’s everything you need for a classic beauty look!

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