∧ Then ∧ Good Girl Bad Girl, Anne Girdharry
A stalker. A pact. And a deadly secret. How far must Kal go, to face the truth and find her missing mother?
A new, dangerous, psychological suspense thriller
Kal is twenty-eight years old and she’s no fool, though sometimes she might pretend to be, because hiding her strengths is a great way to extract information.
An expert in psychology and skilled in reading other people and their behaviours, she first learnt her craft from her deceased father. He was a man with dark secrets.
When her journalist mother goes missing, Kal investigates. A shadow’s been stalking her family for three generations. Kal will uncover a child trafficking network and to find her mother, she must face her deepest suspicions and a dread she’s been avoiding all her life…
I had to switch my reads again to squeeze this story into my schedule in order to get enough time to write a review for the blog tour. Good Girl Bad Girl was such a fast read that it would have been okay to finish Lawyers Gone Bad first, though!
≈ Now ≈ Lawyers Gone Bad, Vincent L. Scarsella
“Lawyers Gone Bad,” is the story of beleaguered attorney disciplinary counsel, Dean Alessi, and his trusty investigator, Stu Foley, in their fight against lawyers gone bad – that is, lawyers who commit ethical and criminal wrongs. In this case they’re investigation the local District Attorney who may have committed the ultimate ethical wrong – murder.
Novelist Vincent Scarsella draws on his over 18 years of real life experience as head of the Eighth Judicial District Grievance Committee in Buffalo, New York to craft a gripping, suspenseful novel about lawyers gone bad.
But the story is more than a crime novel. It concerns friendship, loss, unrequited love, and ultimately, justice. It seeks to answer the question, does what goes around, come around?
Because of Good Girl Bad Girl, I haven’t read more than 10% of Lawyers Gone Bad. The endless legalese reminds me how much I love the law.
∨ Next ∨ Furiously Happy, Jenny Lawson
In her new book, FURIOUSLY HAPPY, Jenny explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. And terrible ideas are what Jenny does best.
According to Jenny: “Some people might think that being ‘furiously happy’ is just an excuse to be stupid and irresponsible and invite a herd of kangaroos over to your house without telling your husband first because you suspect he would say no since he’s never particularly liked kangaroos. And that would be ridiculous because no one would invite a herd of kangaroos into their house. Two is the limit. I speak from personal experience. My husband says that none is the new limit. I say he should have been clearer about that before I rented all those kangaroos.”
“Most of my favorite people are dangerously fucked-up but you’d never guess because we’ve learned to bare it so honestly that it becomes the new normal. Like John Hughes wrote in The Breakfast Club, ‘We’re all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it.’ Except go back and cross out the word ‘hiding.'”
Jenny’s first book, LET’S PRETEND THIS NEVER HAPPENED, was ostensibly about family, but deep down it was about celebrating your own weirdness. FURIOUSLY HAPPY is a book about mental illness, but under the surface it’s about embracing joy in fantastic and outrageous ways-and who doesn’t need a bit more of that?
August is all about getting the right mindset to face the school year to come. That’s why I chose a book about anxiety. Of course, I’m not a masochist, so I picked one with a happy title and what seems to be a funny story to give the big A issue a lighter tone.
Yoga Beyond The Mat, Alanna Kaivalya
While many people engage in asana, or posture practice, yoga’s true magic lies in its spiritual and psychological transformation. Yoga Beyond the Mat shows you how to develop a personal, holistic yoga lifestyle so you can achieve lasting and permanent transformation.
Join Alanna Kaivalya as she explores a complete range of yoga practices, including:
– removing obstacles appreciating the present moment
– balancing the chakras
– healing childhood wounds
– creating your own rituals
– working with the hero’s journey
– transforming your archetypal energy
Through ritual, Eastern meditation techniques, journaling, and other spiritual practices, this book provides techniques for allowing the ego to rest, giving modern day yogis what they have been missing—the realization of personal bliss.
Another take at preparing myself for the hardships to come with the return of classes and stress. If I can’t find a teacher to bring me back on the path of Yoga, then NetGalley will do! *Takes her most teacher-like voice* I don’t encourage personal practice without any previous knowledge or a real class with a teacher. Believe me, you don’t want to do the pigeon on your own and the downward-dog pose looks like a butt exhibition without the right adjustments (with the right adjustments too, but at least it’s good for the body!) Since I no longer am a beginner I thought I’d pick Yoga Beyond The Mat to reinvent my mornings and find new ways of feeling better. So far I have never been convinced by a yoga book, but miracles happen! Let’s dive into this guide with an open mind.
Have you read any of these books? What is on your list this week?
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