Hello lovely human!
Long time no see! It seems almost every post is some sort of homecoming after an unplanned, unannounced hiatus. Only two months left and I’ll have my Master thesis turned in and can read, draw,
nap, live, relax again. . . anyway. . . I’ve begun tackling my TBR, but writing posts is another story after writing on my thesis all day long. Can you say burnout?
Coming up is a self-help style book by lifestyle blogger, Rachel Hollis. I requested this on NetGalley not thinking I would be approved, but here we are. I honestly have never read her blog so I had no idea who she is or what her writing style is like. Synopsis via goodreads:
With wry wit and hard-earned wisdom, popular online personality and founder of TheChicSite.com founder Rachel Hollis helps readers break free from the lies keeping them from the joy-filled and exuberant life they are meant to have.
Founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and CEO of her own media company, Chic Media, Rachel Hollis has created an online fan base of hundreds of thousands of fans by sharing tips for living a better life while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own. Now comes her highly anticipated first book featuring her signature combination of honesty, humor, and direct, no-nonsense advice.Disclaimer* I received this as a free ebook from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. The opinions in this review are my own and are in no way influenced by another party.
I think this book came into my life a little too late. All the lessons in it I already learned through my own experiences, but I can appreciate it and I think it would be a good read and more helpful for someone around 18-24 years old. Overall it’s well-written and makes you feel like a friend of the author. It was nice to read about her experiences.
I really think this could be a good read for someone in a transitional period in their life like moving away from home, going off to college, or even someone uncertain of their path.
Something I particularly appreciated was that when she began talking about her spirituality, I never felt like she was talking down to the reader or expected them to see things the same way. I grew up in a very religious area and I am, perhaps as a direct consequence, not religious in any shape or form, but I never had the feeling that I didn’t belong while reading. So, don’t worry if that’s also not your jam, she goes about it really well.
I imagine if you know her through her website or other books, you’ll most likely enjoy this too. It was fun to read one time, but I don’t foresee a reason for me to reread.
Thanks for reading! -xo Amber
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