Book Review: How to Stop Time

Full Disclosure… I did receive this book for review. However, I did not read or really review it in a timely manner and this is 100% an honest review.

A couple months ago, I got an e-mail asking if i would be interested in reviewing a book, that essentially had “time travel”, history and a little mystery in it and my mind exploded, cause it mixed everything I LOVE into one. So, obviously.. I said yes!

Right off the bat… I will say the book was not at all what I expected ( like it doesn’t actually have time travel) but in the most pleasant way possible it is a very quick paced book, with a Benjamin Button-Esque vibe to it. The main character Tom is an anomaly, he is in a small club/genetic mutation of people who age extremely slowly. So although, he appears to be in his 40’s he is actually several hundred years old. What I loved most about this twist, is he is still human, he isn’t immortal by any means, just resilient.  The story line bounces back and forth between present day, and lives from Tom’s past.

Tom works for a secret society, meant to protect people like him, all the while searching for his daughter, who is believed to be just like him and battling with falling in love, when he know it isn’t a sustainable relationship.  All of this is very well written and as the pages kept dwindling down to the end; I couldn’t believe we were nearing the end! I honestly, want this to become a series, as I feel there is great potential for that. And that is my only gripe with this book.  It doesn’t appear to be a series (although, I hope I am wrong) So it felt, like everything kind of comes to a climax and conclusion in the very last pages. Which is something, I  actually hate when authors do. As if, they got tired of writing the story, so they try to wrap everything up as quickly as possible. This is one of those stories that the author could of easily added 100 more pages to the storyline and I would still be intrigued by everything going on.

What also, made it fun reading this book, was that I was also reading it, while actively watching ABC’s show Timeless. So, it just added a nice touch, in the historic aspects. I do highly recommend reading How to Stop Time by Matt Haig and would love to know others thoughts and feelings on how it ended.

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May Favorites 2018

I have not down a favorite on this blog before & that is mainly due to the fact that I usually don’t change my routine enough to have favorites; but this month their were quite a few items that I have been LOVING. So, I thought I would share them with you!

To begin… in May I began drinking Raw Apple Cider Vinegar

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and I LOVE IT! I know people tend to be scared of it, but I’ve found that, that is because people take it as a straight shot. Which you shouldn’t do! It WILL burn! So, I take it with a large glass of cold water and a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar and honestly, it tastes like diluted Apple Juice.  But it supposedly, has a lot of health benefits that I am totally here for.

The next thing I surprisingly began loving this month was Rompers. As someone who has quite big boobs and is short. Rompers are not usually suited for me. However, after having two babies… I have struggled with finding clothes to wear that I like and that are flattering to me and after trying a few rompers on I have found a style I like and that actually looks good on me. So now, I just want ALL the Rompers.

On the same line of rompers. I am loving high waisted, wide legged pants! Which are also very complementing to my postpartum body and they are just comfortable.

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The next thing I began to love in May was a TV Show called Deception.  Andrew and I watch a lot of TV shows usually on Hulu and we LOVE a lot of shows, but I am mentioning Deception because it was a show that snuck up on us. We began watching it just because we didn’t have any other episodes of our usually shows to watch, so we tried Deception out and began to throughly enjoy it. I would say the Pilot episode isn’t the BEST but intriguing.. however, stick through it and it has a very great storyline. Unfortunately, as I am typing this out I have discovered that the show was cancelled and did not receive a Season 2! Which upsets me, since this is like the 3rd show I like a lot that was not picked up for another season. Yet, somehow the game show Beat Shazaam was… #shade.

My other obsession in the month of May was the drink Izze’s. I am a big drinker of Coke and I am constantly looking for drinks that I like to replace my urge to drink coke. My biggest replacement for the caffeine is usually green tea, but I haven’t found anything flavored

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to replace it. Until a recent visit to Andrew’s Aunt and Uncle’s where I had a taste of Izze’s, we immediately bought our own when we got home and I am a huge fan of the Clementine and Peach flavor.

I’m sure I have a few more, but just like any other exhausted mother, my brain is beyond exhausted and my memory not as sharp.