The last few days have been intense and stressful so I'm so happy to be coming to you today from my pool where I am just relaxing solidly. Destressing with some vitamin D and a good book 📖🌞 •
I did finish off THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO by TAYLOR JENKINS REID earlier and I have to admit I wasn't overly impressed??? Its just not as exciting as my usual thrillers. I really wanted to go into this year reading more diversely and I've been doing well with some non fiction and memoirs but contemporary just isn't for me I'm afraid 🙈📚 There literally isn't ONE bad review of this book from my friends on Goodreads - and I've never heard a bad thing about this book from anyone else either... I'm definitely in the minority here. This book wasn't for me. There was nothing particularly WRONG with it... I just don't enjoy contemporary novels anymore (with the exception of Colleen Hoover). Nothing about this book excited me or hooked me. Perhaps if Evelyn Hugo was someone I knew and watched her films this would have appealed more to me but to me it lacked that gripping suspense I get from my beloved thriller novels. And I mean GOODNESS me how many times can one get married?! It was just slightly tedious and boring to read about personally.
I feel this book was extremely hyped up for the LGTB element. It made A LOT of people happy to have a book with that diversity in it and while that's great, I didn't think the book was? Even the lure of Old Hollywood wasn't enough to captivate me. Give me a murder on the red carpet or a character fearing for her life because an ex husband is out to get her. Give me that grit and thrill I love so much! Sadly, this was too tame a novel for me. •
My favourite tattoo by @meganrosetattoos
It's been update since then with some clouds and birds for background, but I absolutely love it. Whimsical, colourful and intricate.
Not all tattoos have to have a meaning or a story. I just love, and always have loved, hot air balloons. Especially the vintage-esque ones!
One of the things on my bucket list is to have a ride in one of these babies. and if I'm aiming real high, right over an African conservation above all the giraffes and amazing animals down below 😍