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Book Review – Rose Madder

September 26, 2019 cassie 6 min read

Book Review – Rose Madder | Book Review – Spoilers possible, tread lightly |  Intention So I’m going to be honest – I had no intention of doing another book review post this week. The plan according to my blog schedule was to do a book recommendation post on this AMAZING and INSPIRING book I had found. But I’ll tell you a secret. I haven’t finished the book yet. I could write a pretty solid post on what I have read, but…

Book Review – Magic for Liars

September 24, 2019 cassie 4 min read

Book Review – Magic for Liars | Book Review – Spoilers possible, tread lightly |  Goodreads Synopsis –  Ivy Gamble has never wanted to be magic. She is perfectly happy with her life—she has an almost-sustainable career as a private investigator, and an empty apartment, and a slight drinking problem. It’s a great life and she doesn’t wish she was like her estranged sister, the magically gifted professor Tabitha. But when Ivy is hired to investigate the gruesome murder of a faculty…

Book Recommendation – Girl, Stop Apologizing

September 19, 2019 cassie 5 min read

Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals Goodreads Synopsis –  Rachel Hollis has seen it too often: women not living into their full potential. They feel a tugging on their hearts for something more, but they’re afraid of embarrassment, of falling short of perfection, of not being enough. In Girl, Stop Apologizing, #1 New York Times bestselling author and founder of a multimillion-dollar media company, Rachel Hollis sounds a wake-up call. She knows that many women have…

September Book Haul

September 17, 2019 cassie 6 min read

September Book Haul Book Haul Time! Not going to be too many of these but I thought I’d highlight some books I purchased recently. Not to say that I’m putting myself on a book ban but, I’m trying not to buy too many books, at least physical because our apartment is teeny tiny. When we have a house – there will be no stopping me! But until then, a mix of physical and ebooks it is. So this haul will be a…

Book Review – The Last Widow

September 12, 2019 cassie 4 min read

| This book review may contain spoilers | GoodReads Synopsis – The Last Widow –  A mysterious kidnapping New York Times bestselling author Karin Slaughter brings back Will Trent and Sara Linton in this superb and timely thriller full of devious twists, disturbing secrets, and shocking surprises you won’t see coming On a hot summer night, a scientist from the Centers for Disease Control is grabbed by unknown assailants in a shopping center parking lot. Vanished into thin air, the authorities are…

August Reading List

September 10, 2019 cassie 3 min read

August Books Another book recap coming at- ya! I’m pretty confident that I have been most consistent with this type of post, I just need to find the trick to the rest of the month! It’ll help once I start reading a little bit more. Sometimes time gets away from you, or you have an extra busy month at work and blogging gets pushed to the side. I also don’t want blogging to become something that I HAVE to do but something…

Book Review – Furiously Happy

August 7, 2019 cassie 3 min read

Goodreads Synopsis – Furiously Happy In Furiously Happy, a humor memoir tinged with just enough tragedy and pathos to make it worthwhile, Jenny Lawson examines her own experience with severe depression and a host of other conditions, and explains how it has led her to live life to the fullest: “I’ve often thought that people with severe depression have developed such a well for experiencing extreme emotion that they might be able to experience extreme joy in a way that ‘normal people’…

July Reading List

July 31, 2019 cassie 3 min read

July Reading List July, July, July! You came and went so quickly. Getting ready for a busy time at work and I didn’t have as much time to read. Sometimes we all get in funks and even the thing that brings us the most joy just gets pushed to the side. Looks like August is going to have a similar outcome but we’ll make sure the back few months of the year will have some of the best books out there. Furiously…

One Year Anniversary

July 17, 2019 cassie 6 min read

Blogging! Blogging – It’s had its ups and downs but I’ve been doing it (mostly consistently) for a year now! Woo Hoo! I’m going to take you behind the scenes on some of my photo shoots, my thought processes behind my book reviews and posts and whats next for simplymoore! Trust me – there’s a whole lot in this brain and I can’t wait to continue this journey.  Why I Started Blogging So this little blog has really become a labor of…

June Reading List

July 3, 2019 cassie 3 min read

June Books Guys. I’m so disappointed with myself. Only four books this month! Okay, Okay so I’m not actually going to be that hard on myself – but this is the first time in a long time I haven’t read more than that. I thought that this might be a bit of a shorter post anyway. Let me know down below how you keep up your reading habit when you’re swamped with life. The Scam – Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg –…