This book is the third instalment in The Devil Wears Prada series. Although I’ve watched The Devil Wears Prada movie, I haven’t read any of the books prior to this one. I was a little worried I wouldn’t be able to get into the story or keep up with what was going on with any of the characters.
My worry was unfounded, the story flowed beautifully and the characters weren’t complicated at all.
This particular book is set in Greenwich, Connecticut, and revolves around Emily, Miriam, and Karolina.
Emily turns up in Manhattan during the New Year festivities with the hope of saving the career of a celeb gone bad. This particular bad boy shuns her assistance, preferring the help of a rival of Emily.
Emily decides to spend some time with Miriam and it’s whilst at her house that she gets drawn into helping Karolina fight a DUI that she didn’t even commit, but her politician husband and his would-be new wife are stopping at nothing to get rid of Karolina.
This story is hilarious and full of scandal. It is told from the perspective of all three women and each different point of view reflects upon the issues these women are facing, showing us readers that even the rich and famous have issues and hang-ups just like the rest of us.
I absolutely loved Thais book and highly recommend it.
Allowing Your Soul to Shine
At times, we’ve all wanted to crawl under a rock and hide away from the world. We may have preferred to be invisible rather than let other people see us or notice that we exist. This desire not to be seen often happens when we are feeling very hurt, angry, or simply weary of the world. And while we may console ourselves with the defense that we are shy, an introvert, or a loner, we may actually be hiding.
When we hide and make believe that we are invisible, we can think that no one sees us even though, truthfully, we are only really hiding from ourselves. And while we may try to live life as inconspicuously as possible, we only succeed in becoming more conspicuous because people can’t help but notice that we are trying to hide our light. None of us are meant to hide; each one of us radiates a unique brilliance that is meant to illuminate the world. When we try to dim our light, we diminish the natural radiance of the Universe, and we deprive the people around us of the unique gifts and talents that we are here to share.
Stepping out of the wings and letting your light shine is actually a way to serve the planet. We each have a responsibility to contribute to our community, and we do this when we let ourselves be seen. It doesn’t do anyone any good when we try to hide. We are all beings of light and we are here to light the way for each other. When we let ourselves shine, we become a bright mirror that others can see their own reflected brilliance through, and they can’t help but want to shine also. Shine your light out into the world, bless those around you by sharing your gifts, and watch the universe glow.
I used to do a review of what I’d been reading, watching, listening to etc on an old blog. I have decided it’s time to bring that back to this blog.
My favourite tunes this month have been varied, as always. On my old blog I used to share links to YouTube, but I have noticed on this particular blog the links to music I have shared in the past don’t always work. My workaround for that is to share links via Apple Music, as that’s the platform I use to stream the music I listen to.
This month I have been listening to:
I have obviously listened to more, but the above are the tunes I have been fairly obsessed with.
This month I have been reading:
You Can Heal Your Life by Lousie Hay.
Now Is Your Chance by Niyc Pidgeon
The Book Of Confidence by Sue Patton Thoele
Home Truths by Susan Lewis.
This month I have been watching:
Lucifer on Amazon TV
The Blacklist on Sky One
S.W.A.T on Sky One
FBI on Sky Witness
Instinct on Sky Witness
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
My month has also been spent attending a variety of medical appointments and school appointments with my daughter about my Granddaughter who is in the process of getting diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder.
I hope you have enjoyed reading this blog post. Same time next month.
I’ve been very absent, I know. I’ve had such a lot going on and it’s been difficult for me to find the time to actually blog.
I’m a little emotional right now. I was reading my daughter’s blog earlier and she was discussing baby loss.
It made me think about my baby loss back in 1996. I then went on to have another baby, my son, my rainbow baby.
My rainbow baby is all grown up now, he’s 22 years old. He’s heading off to Uni (21/09) and I’m feeling quite emotional that my youngest, my rainbow baby, is leaving home.
He is pursuing his dreams and for that I am super proud of him. He’ll do great at Uni and his future looks bright.