milk and honey

milk and honey by rupi kaur

This is one of those books that everyone has heard about even if they haven’t read it yet. It looks like a book but it is a collection of poems and prose’ and actually became a #1 New York Times Bestseller.

Without giving so many details away, the book is about hurt, love, loss, and healing. It discusses personal experiences and emotions that each and every one of us can relate to. Whether it is abuse, neglect, pain, heartache, betrayal, happiness, confidence, femininity, adornment, it is something I would highly recommend everyone to read at least once in their life.

It may make you cry, it may make you take a few moments to meditate on and it may make you blush but if you are open minded to reading a real and raw type of book, this book is for you.

If you have Amazon Prime, you may be able to download it free of charge and if you are like me and need the physical book, you can get a copy here.

Here is one of my favorite excerpts from milk and honey:

With love,

-R. Vargas

Everything Everything

 

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

Before this novel was even announced to be a major motion picture, two very good friends recommended that I read this book so I finally got around to it and completed it in one day.

I give it 4/5 stars because of the great details Nicola Yoon put into this story of innocence, first loves, first kiss, first everything really.
It also made me realize how much mothers need us even as we age and how some times it is almost unbearable to let us go.

I really liked that this book and the ending were very realistic. Everything was believable and that was my favorite part of this book without spoiling it for you all.

As I type my review, I am getting ready for date night where my boyfriend will be accompanying me to watch the movie on it’s opening night.

If you read or watch the movie, let me know what you think!

Xoxo,

– R. Vargas

#GIRLBOSS


#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso

This book first caught my attention years ago at a Barnes and Noble and I wanted it so bad but I was and will always be against spending $18 on a single book. (Since then the price of the book has gone down.)

In the first few chapters of the book, Sophia Amoruso clearly states that the book will not teach you how to get rich quick, make it big into the fashion industry, or start a business.
The reason I wanted to read this book was solely based on the fact that I was intrigued with Sophia Amoruso’s life prior to Nasty Gal. She climbed her way to the top and will not let you forget it in her book.
I did appreciate her honesty and sense of humor. She also is an impressive story teller.

I would not recommend everyone to read this book but I would recommend it to any readers who love rags to riches stories, the fashonista’s, and anyone who is all for women empowerment.

Xoxo,

-R. Vargas

Eleanor & Park

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Although this book is directed for young adults, I really enjoyed it.
Without going into the story plot or spoiling anything, this book made me feel like I missed so much from my “first love,” in high school.

This book is not a romance novel nor does it give you the ending you wanted or expected but it will tug at your heart strings and remind you of what it was like to be young and in love.

What made this book even more special for me was that a dear friend of mine let me borrow hers and inside this book, there were post it notes and side comments she made regarding how her and Eleanor were alike.

I highly recommend this book to everyone. It was a quick read and will forever hold a special place in my heart.

Xoxo,

-R. Vargas

Perfect Sunday

A few snaps from my perfect Sunday.

Desserts!

So many different cheesecakes to choose from.

The ceiling at The Cheesecake Factory that I found intriguing.

The ceiling at The Cheesecake Factory that I found intriguing.

Chicken Di Pana

Chicken Di Pana

Barnes and Nobles

Barnes & Noble

I love people watching.

I love people watching.

Currently reading, "Lunch in Paris, A Love Story with Recipes," by Elizabeth Bard

Currently reading, “Lunch in Paris, A Love Story with Recipes,” by Elizabeth Bard

Next stop: Half Price Books

Next stop: Half Price Books

Getting lost and I don't mind a bit.

Getting lost and I don’t mind a bit.

My finds for today!

My finds for today!

Xoxo
-R. Vargas