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Talking as Fast as I Can – by Lauren Graham

admin / January 16, 2017

If you want to catch up for a coffee with Lauren Graham, this book is for you.  Like probably 99.9% of the readers who picked up this book, I read it because I love Gilmore Girls.  As if the recent Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life wasn’t enough of a good thing, I wanted more.  I wanted to know whether Lauren Graham was anything like Lorelai Gilmore, and spoiler alert: she is. Lorelai Lauren writes like she talks.  Fast-paced, entertaining, conversational, the book is extremely easy to read (I did it over three nap sessions, and my bubba doesn’t nap…

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‘Money + Mindfulness’ by Lisa Messenger

admin / December 20, 2015

I picked up this book at the local newsagent, intrigued by the topic (been thinking a lot about finances lately), the author (Lisa Messenger is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Collective magazine) and let’s face it I’m a sucker for a book with lots of pretty photos.  It was a super breezy read, where Lisa shares (in a let’s sit down for a cup of coffee tone) lessons learnt from her own entrepreneurial journey. The biggest take-away for me was about mindset.  That a lot of my attitude towards money was formed by childhood imprints and that sometimes I need…

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‘California’ by Edan Lepucki

admin / December 10, 2015

This book fell into my lap (literally).  Stephen Colbert encouraged his late night TV show viewers to purchase this book in support of first-time publishing author Edan Lepucki who was affected by the Amazon-Hachette saga.  My hubby, the ever devoted Colbert enthusiast, heeded his exhortation.  However even if it hadn’t been for my hubby, this was still the type of book which I likely would’ve picked of my own volition.  Young couple.  Post-apocalyptic landscape.  Survival.  Yep, sounds like something I would read. What I loved about the book was that its focus was on the nature of relationships.  How we love…

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