Hello readers! I hope you all are well and having great summer. We are so desperately waiting for rain now. It’s getting too hot and humid in last few days. My week passed quickly. First couple of days went in resting and getting back to some routine and then last minute summer vacation projects of my kid. We had a lovely weekend with family get-together and met new therapist who will now help with my kid’s sentence formation. As I noticed, therapist also assured she doesn’t have speech problem anymore but she need to work on sentence formation, asking and answering questions that we will start from next week and thankfully we don’t need more session, we can practice what therapist says at home.
I’m also satisfied with reading and blogging as well. I was able to catch up with posts and read what I planned. I finally worked on Words of the week idea. I had this idea for long time but never exactly worked on that and if I did, I kept delaying writing the post. Now, that I taking notes of New words I come across in Notion, I’m thinking to write weekly post, every Sunday or include it in Weekly Wrap up post. I’m including them in at the end of the post for now but let me know if this is something you’re interested in.
Last week I read
Adult Assembly Required Abbi Waxman
I loved this book. Many said first book, Bookish Life of Nina Hill is more good but as I haven’t read that and couldn’t compare, I enjoyed this book even more. A simple story quirky lovely characters, nerdy facts and information, bookstore and bookish people, heartwarming and witty tone… I couldn’t have asked for anything better. I’m definitely going to read more books by the author in future. If you missed my reaview last week, check it out HERE.
Out of the Clear Blue Sky Kristan Higgins
I just finished this last night. This was slow most steady-paced read but I so much loved the story and the way author wrote it. It’s a perfectly emotive, touching, heartwarming and delightful story of betrayal, broken family, and Lillie- a newly divorced mother and midwife of the small town on Cape Cod whose life takes an unexpected turn because of her cheating husband. I wasn’t expecting to read the perspective of Melissa who stole Lillie’s husband and honestly it made the story stand out and even more interesting. I loved all the details on the characters, their background, past stories, their current life, and how Lillie deals with her feelings and navigates the new chapter of her life. I highly recommend this book and I so want to read other books by the author now.
The Beach Trap by Ali Brady
Two best friends torn apart by a life-altering secret. They have one summer to set the record straight.
When twelve-year-olds Kat Steiner and Blake O’Neill meet at Camp Chickawah, they have an instant connection. But everything falls apart when they learn they’re not just best friends—they’re also half-sisters. Confused and betrayed, their friendship instantly crumbles.
Fifteen years later when their father dies suddenly, Kat and Blake discover he’s left them a joint inheritance: the family beach house in Destin, Florida. The two sisters are instantly at odds. Blake, who has recently been demoted from regular nanny to dog nanny, wants to sell the house, while social media influencer Kat is desperate to keep the place where she had so many happy childhood memories.
Kat and Blake reluctantly join forces to renovate the dilapidated house with the understanding that Kat will try to buy Blake out at the end of the summer. The women clash as Blake’s renovation plans conflict with Kat’s creative vision, and each sister finds herself drawn into a summer romance. As the weeks pass, the two women realize the most difficult project they face this summer will be coming to grips with their shared past, and learning how to become sisters.
I’m always in for sisterly relationships and even more if that includes banter and romance. I can’t wait to see how Kat and Blake are going to get over their dispute all those years ago and be sisters and best friends again.
Next I might read
Thank You, Next by Andie J. Christopher
Alex Turner is never The One–but always the last one an ex dates before finding love–and now she’s determined to find out why in this hilarious new rom-com.
Single divorce attorney Alex Turner is watching reality TV when she sees her latest ex’s new fiancé picking out her wedding dress. Yet again, the guy she dumped went on to marry (or at least seriously commit to) the next person he dates after her. Fed up with being the precursor to happily ever after, she decides to interview all her exes to find out why.
Up-and-coming chef Will Harkness mixes with Alex like oil and vinegar, but forced proximity growing up means their lives are forever entwined. When Will learns Alex and her friends are going on a wild romp through Los Angeles to reconnect with her ex-boyfriends, he decides to tag along. If he can discover what her exes did wrong, he can make sure he doesn’t make the same mistake with Alex.
On this nonstop journey through the streets of LA, Alex realizes the answer to her question might be the man riding shotgun…
I sure wouldn’t like this idea in real life but here this sounds fun and entertaining. I can’t wait to read all about Alex’s exes and what Will learn through it.
Words of the Week
Conflation – the merging of two or more sets of information, texts, ideas, etc. into one.
Triage – decide the order of treatment
Arboretum – a botanical garden devoted to trees.
Quotidian – ordinary or everyday; mundane
Applesauce – Nonsense
Maraschino – a strong, sweet liqueur made from small black Dalmatian cherries.
Denouement – the final part of a play, film, or narrative in which the strands of the plot are drawn together and matters are explained or resolved / the outcome of a situation, when something is decided or made clear.
Goober – Peanut / Foolish person
hegemony – leadership or dominance, especially by one state or social group over others.
Waifish – thin and looking unhealthy or uncared for
Quisling – a traitor who collaborates with an enemy force occupying their country
Kablooey – Awry, suffer complete failure, everything go wrong
Luddite – person opposed to new technology or ways of working.
Puritanical – having or displaying a very strict or censorious moral attitude towards self-indulgence or sex.
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