Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel

This post is solely photos. I think I will be doing more photo exclusive posts here when it comes to travel as I find the writing a little tedious about travel after it is over. However I do want to tell you all about Israel but for now here are some photos for mine and my friends first morning in Tel Aviv.

Shirt: H&M
Pants: NEX
Glasses: Firmoo
Jacket: Eddie Bauer

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Letters to the Lost: Brigid Kemmerer

I really liked this book. It was an easy and quick read. I read it in 4 days actually. I originally picked it up from the library they have a free book shelf that you can take books home to keep as long as you bring one to put back on the shelf for someone else.

I think this books classification would be Young Adult but not sure. It is a love story about two teens that have been communicating anonymously all while still haven’t interactions in person but neither one knows who the other is behind the screen. It is cute and charming and deals with labels, grief, misunderstandings, heartbreak. The two main characters are lovely but there are also plenty of other characters that have a lot of depth.

I also liked how the story ended. It was kind of a cliff hanger but ended nicely. Like it could have gone on for sure but also concluded at a nice point. A part of me did want it to continue but than I thought well were would the story go from here so it was a good place to end. Anyways I loved it. Would recommended 100%!

Also the author has like a dozen more novels published so I am excited to look into her other work. I love when I find a story I like and realize the author has lots of other books!
love, Carlee 

Thursday, January 31, 2019

When Breath Becomes Air: Paul Kalanithi

First book of 2019! My goal is to read 10 books this year so yay for 1/10.

This book was great. It seemed a little unfinished because in a very real way it was. It talks about death and life and what makes life worth living. How to continue living when death is more "real" and less of an abstract future idea.

It is a true story written by the protagonist about a nuerosergon who is in his last year of residency and almost going to become a full-time doctor after about 10 years of schooling and training. He then learned that he has lung cancer at about 35. He questions what to do and what he wants and how to continue when death is a certainty but you still don't know when that death will come. Not knowing when death will come is the same for everyone but after getting a terminal illness diagnosis it is very different how death is thought about. It was a good read, it was pretty easy and quick. I would recommend it.
love, Carlee