Life Update; January- February

Books review




Have you at any point been in a position where you have a great number of good things to convey yet you don't have any to deliver?


That is me at this moment. I have a ton of contents which I am working on, however, the finishing touch is what is needed to make it a readable content.


 Currently, I'm dealing with an article; I've been on this article for about 8 days. This has me feeling that; I am the slowest content creator ever! Well, the struggles are real. Enough of my whining and let me walk you through what I have been up to since January till now. Just so you know, I will publish the other article next week.


Toward the start of this year, I had intends to start a series on my life update. I was meant to publish this series at the end of each month but things altogether took a different turn.


My motivation and strength failed me on January 22nd 2019 when I learnt of the demise of my companion, sister, and guide. This event changed a lot of things for me.  It was like something died in me. I felt truly discouraged, I couldn't rest soundly. I generally felt a nearness around me which was awkward to me. The dread of the unknown kept leaving me unstable. I was continually having emotional breakdowns when I remember that I could never get the chance to call her as I used to. 

She passed on after the birth of her youngsters. she had twins and she died the following day. 



Before the 22nd of January, I was arranging a webinar on blogging which has not been successful in light of the fact that I still feel down. I am still working on it and I plan to launch it very soon.  I found myself trying to better my relationship with God during this period.  I also read 5 books in the month of January. 



My birthday was on the first of   February,  I got a lot of best wishes. I didn't get a lot of presents for my birthday and I was not bothered on the grounds that, we just completed Christmas and I got some great presents. As the spoilt baby, I can get anything I desire, yet I was not just about any celebration. 


In the period of February, I began and completed 21 days fast. It was organised by the Holy Bible App. It was truly astounding and I was blessed by this exercise. Right now,  I am reading Beauty and the Lawyer by Iris Morland. I am likewise following up with a daily devotional which can also be found in the Holy Bible App. It is called "Perfectly you".  I read 3 books in the moth of February excluding the devotional.


I also joined a group on Facebook. I don't know explicitly when I joined this group, yet it's been super helpful. It is a community for bloggers that is facilitated by Kimberlee Leonard. 

This group has helped me greatly in surviving the craziness around me. I made it a duty to always visit the group daily. This was not in the light that I wanted a professional training. It's just that it is anything but difficult to light up my face with a grin. Every now and then chuckling hard when I read some write-ups. I could impart my insight and interface with other People in a friendly environment. This helped me in getting my brain off the issues that were pestering me.

About the group; The BLOG-Out-Post


The following is the rundown of books I read between January to February and what I thought about them. You can look at them on Amazon on the off chance that you need to get a copy. 



JANUARY


Flip the Single Switch: 5 Days To Ditch the Duds and Create the Love Life Of Your Dreams
by Bonny Albo.
Pages: 50
Rating: 3 stars

Flip the Single Switch: 5 Days To Ditch the Duds and Create the Love Life Of Your Dreams by Bonny Albo.


My THOUGHT

This book is very practical! I felt like I was in a workshop with many ladies who were asking the same question. I liked the fact that the Author kept it short and sweet. Before reading the book I felt like I knew what it was going to be like but I was disappointed; the book took a very different turn which was a good thing. 

I am very sure the pieces of information within this book will work differently for different individuals so don't expect an overnight result. Bonny Albo in this book takes us on a ride with her five stages of how To Ditch the Duds and Create the Love Life Of Your Dreams.



Samuel's Journey: Choices and Changes (Samuel's Journey #2) by Emma Marie Trusty
Pages: 76
Rating: 5 stars




Samuel's Journey: Choices and Changes (Samuel's Journey #2) by Emma Marie Trusty





Angel Academy: The Fate of the Watchers Book III by R.W. Verner
Pages: 122
Rating: 5 stars

Angel Academy: The Fate of the Watchers Book III by R.W. Verner


MY THOUGHT

I love this book and I think one of the reasons is that I have a decent knowledge of my Bible stories. I truly love the way the Author could give characters and customisation to the events that occurred in the bible without changing the genuine story. 

This book is based on the prophetically catastrophic occasions that will occur on earth as recorded in the book of Revelations. In the event that you need to know what this occasion is all about, I think you ought to get a copy of this book to get an insight into what the event will be like based on the information gathered from the Bible. 

I don't suggest this book for younger readers. This is in light of the fact that it can leave a sense of fear in the hearts of one who is not matured enough. Particularly, if the individual has practically zero information on the things of God. 

I prescribe this book to Christians who have a decent comprehension of these occasions. The Author also made efforts in making things very clear to his readers as he mentioned that he made some changes to the genuine information which was recorded in the Holy book. 


COMPLEX (Outsiders in Eron): A Christian Romance.
by Rose Fresquez
Pages: 139
Rating: 5 stars

COMPLEX (Outsiders in Eron): A Christian Romance.


MY THOUGHT

For some time now I have been staying away from reading romantic tales. Trust me, it isn't on the grounds that I don't like this sort of stories. It's simply that a few creators make their romantic tales so convoluted that one can easily get tired and uninterested to continue with their book. I am really happy and satisfied to have read this book. I truly valued the way that the start of the story did not get me exhausted to the point where I needed to abandon the book. The story was exceptionally reviving and the fill of the Christian virtues made it additionally fascinating for me. I likewise like the way that the creator did not attempt to make the story pointlessly long. 

This story is around two individuals who fell for each other and gave love an opportunity in spite of the convoluted situation that encompasses them. The wise family, the rich and powerful individuals were not truly likeable individuals but rather I sort of loved them for the diverse qualities they exhibit. 

On the off chance that I had the open door, I might want to change a small piece of this story. Rose Fresquez, I love your book but I was really heartbroken when things took another turn in the scene below! Towards the END of this book, where Trevor took the punch for his girlfriend's sibling! I returned to peruse that part again and again with an expectation that the occasion will address itself and play out the way I wanted. I felt like it was not fair to have denied the rightful owner of the punch his package. LOL

This story is smartly composed an I figure youthful readers from 14 and even older readers will enjoy this story.


Blessed: The Prodigal Daughter (Blessed, #1) by  A.L. Bryant
Pages: 331
Rating: 3 stars.

Blessed: The Prodigal Daughter (Blessed, #1) by  A.L. Bryant


MY THOUGHT
Science fiction! I really struggled with reading this book. The major reason was that; it is not my kind of book. Secondly, I got really confused at some point.
This might be a fantastic piece for a science fiction lover but I will have to pass it.
I read up to 40% of this book.


FEBRUARY


The Secret in the Cliffs by Kristin Tucker
Pages: 262
Rating: 5 star
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The Secret in the Cliffs by Kristin Tucker


MY THOUGHT

The Secret in the Cliffs by Kristin Tucker is an exciting novel that made me extremely curious and hooked toward the start of the book. This book isn't quick paced, it is more of a moderate paced book and the unusual it is that it has its own emotion which I truly cherished. For me, this book will get its readers engaged throughout. The enrapturing story has the ability to take the reader on an amazing adventure. 

Young Kyle Marshal is an enthusiastic, inquisitive and daring individual who could compel his closest companion to go along with him on his mission to discover a few fortunes in the precipices. The story grew up to be something extremely intriguing. The Secret in the Cliffs gave me a great deal of young and fiery vibes which was truly reviving for me. I found myself grinning as I read. 

Something I discovered intriguing was this book's capacity to demonstrate the beauty of working in two. The excellence of companionship, trust and respect was demonstrated so well and I truly adored these features. 

As sweet as this book appears, there were a few minutes where I had my heart in my mouth for the children, yet they were sufficiently courageous to manoeuvre all those difficult circumstances without giving me a heart attack. 

I just had one issue with this book, yet it has nothing to do with the creativity of the writer. This won't affect my rating, yet I must state that the shading blend of the book cover is something I can not support. 

I truly can see nothing composed on the book cover from a short distance. I will say the writer should give careful consideration to the book cover structure. For me, the text colour on the book cover is off and with the colour of the background, reading the words on the book becomes difficult. For the record, I don't have any issue with my eyes.

Well written book, I recommend it.

Evil Realms (A Novella) by  Cortez Law III
Pages: 151
Rating: 3 stars.




MY THOUGHT

Battling against realms and forces isn't a joke and it was made clear in this book. The story was around people of God who were confronted daily with attacks from hell. They needed to figure out how to battle as a group as they trust in God for their liberation. This was a well-composed book, and I know somebody out there will live for stories like this. For me, this book was nothing special. I experience childhood in a community where stories like this were effectively shared. I have an inclination that I would have adored this book some more if it had a storyline outside what I am familiar with.


Out of the Ashes (Out of Africa Series Book 1) by Michele Pollock Dalton
Pages: 220
Rating: 5 stars.


Out of the Ashes (Out of Africa Series Book 1) by Michele Pollock Dalton


I am yet to write a review but I love this book. Hope you hade fun with this? Leave me a comment sharing your wins so far.



















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23 comments

  1. Thank you for this nice and detailed post.

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  2. Wow, you have been through a lot in these past few months. I'm so sorry to hear of your sisters passing-especially in such an unexpected way. I'm glad the babies made it ok. I think its good you were able to take some time for yourself during this difficult time.

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  3. I feel you on feeling like a slow content creator I get caught in "slumps" as well, I know what I want to write yet sometimes my mind just goes blank when I sit down.

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  4. Sometimes being a slow content creator is better then being fast...you have the time to be sure you are creating valuable content. ;-)

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  5. Hey, LoLo here, Sounds like you've been dealing with alot and have a full plate. Sometimes taking your time in the creation process pays off. I'll definitely have to check out some of the books you mentioned. Wishing you the best of luck.

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  6. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Its actually bold to write this and let others know. Thanks.

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  7. I'm sorry hearing about your sisters passing, at least the babies are okay, and she will live through them, you had a lot happen to you the last few months, but don't give up, also don't worry about content crating, your readers will be here, no matter how long it takes you to produce content :)

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  8. looks like you had productive and quality time. I liked the books, very happy you can read that much that fast.

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  9. My writing strategy is to write as much as I can initially without editing, so that it comes from the heart and then go back and fill in the gaps.

    Though I read a lot, I mostly read informational articles. I really should start reading more books, because there are so many I want to read!

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  10. So sorry to hear of your sister's passing, take all the time you need.

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  11. So sorry to hear of your sister's passing. Your writing flow will increase with time and more practise and when you feel more confident. Being an avid reader like you are also helps. Nice reviews of what you have covered during this time.

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  12. I feel the same sometimes about writing new post

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  13. It seems like you have a lot going on your life. Sometimes we need to slow down, try to recap and process everything. Great books recommendation

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  14. First off, you've been a strong person and may you be so. You can inspire so many other lives. Coming next, I thoroughly enjoyes reading your post. I would love to read the novel The Secret in the Cliff soon.

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  15. I like the sound of 'Blessed' - sounds like my sort of book. Motivation has been hard for me too in these cold winter, post-christmas months! Bring on Spring!

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  16. I am sorry for your loss. It seems you have a lot of things going on right now and it is ok to step back from your blog. It is completely understandable and we will be here for you when you come back.

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  18. Wow man you had a long month, you've been a strong person and things happen and that's a part of life. I just went through the reviews they r good. I loved Evil realms and your review is good.

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  19. All of us, writers and bloggers, go through this kind of feeling. I have even tried working on just one blog post for almost a month! We all have that feeling that we want to write but we just can't. So it's best to take it slow than rush things and produce a bad output.

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  20. So sorry to hear everything that is happening to you. Wishing you and your family the best during these hard times.

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  21. Such a great list! I need to get that single book for a few of my friends!

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  22. So very sorry to hear about your sister! I can't even imagine what you're going through. I'm glad you have outlets and are handling the situation as well as you can! I admire you! Stay strong. Also, thanks for the book recs!

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