Hello, It's Me: I Was Wondering If After All These (Months) You'd Like To Meet

Saturday, 28 November 2015

I feel like I've over-annotated this post as it is so basically these photos are my life in squares and/or the food I ate in (semi) chronological order from July-November. 

In my tragically unexplained absence I did three things: 

1. Slept poorly, but what’s new. 
2. Overindulged in food (for which I’m now compensating with healthy cures procured from pinterest—apple vinegar shots anyone?). 
3. Grew way too attached to the word tragic and have since been using it unnecessarily and butchering the essence of the word. 

PSA: Please see end of post for the appropriate endnotes. This post has just become a joke.

Seeking Saturday's Read #31: Where'd You Go Berna-Jess? (Halt the Puns)

Sunday, 28 June 2015

In my mind, a horrible pun is the answer to everything. The humourless cover up aside, the question however does ring true. Some people say absence makes the heart grow fonder. I say absence makes the void seem easier. Because quite honestly, some days when you let go just a little bit, it gets much easier to forget. 

The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Publication Date: June 9th 2015 (North America) / June 22nd 2015 (ANZ) 
Publisher: Harper Collins Australia (ANZ) / Dial Books (North America
Purchase: Book Depository - Amazon - Booktopia - Bookworld 
Goodreads Summary: The Kevinian cult has taken everything from seventeen-year-old Minnow: twelve years of her life, her family, and her ability to trust.

And when Minnow rebelled, they took away her hands, too.

Now the Kevinian Prophet has been murdered and the camp set aflame and it's clear Minnow knows something. But she's not talking. As she adjusts to a life behind bars in juvenile detention, Minnow struggles to make sense of all she has been taught to believe, particularly as she dwells on the events that led up to her incarceration. But when an FBI detective approaches her about making a deal, Minnow sees she can have the freedom she always dreamed of; if she is willing to part with the terrible secrets of her past.

Powerful and compelling. this remarkable and brave debut novel reveals the terrible dangers of blind faith. And the importance of having faith in yourself.

(Jess did sob through the ending. Yes, she was in a public place.)