Book Review: The Kind Worth Killing

Book Review: The Kind Worth Killing

 

I found The Kind Worth Killing through Goodreads while on the eternal search for the next great book to read. I love a good thriller and this book did not disappoint.

 

The Kind Worth Killing opens with two strangers, Ted and Lily, talking at an airport bar while waiting for their flight. The conversation continues on the flight and Ted shares that he is convinced that his wife, Miranda, is having and affair. He jokes that he would like to kill her and Lily tells him he should.

 
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My First Time Scuba Diving

 

The sudden warm weather has me wishing I was sitting on a beach. I’d love to take a trip down to Florida this summer so that I can get my scuba diving certification. I went for the first time 5 years ago in Cozumel, Mexico and I absolutely fell in love with the sport.

 

I was on the cruise with friends and I was the only one from our group that wasn’t a certified diver. They were all going to spend the day on a dive so I decided to sign up for the beginner discovery dive that the cruise offered. I’d never really considered going scuba diving before, but since Cozumel has some of the clearest and most desirable waters for diving, I thought it’d be a shame to miss out on the opportunity. Being able to experience the ocean from below the surface, rather than above it, was enticing.

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Travel

Five on Friday

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I’m excited to share that I’m this week’s HF4F featured blogger! Be sure to go link up!

 

1| You Must Remember This – I’ve been a big fan of the You Must Remember This Podcast for about two years. The podcast details the lives of iconic film stars and the host Karina Longworth does a phenomenal job of pulling you into the story. This season she is covering famous blond actresses that died young and tragically and I couldn’t recommend it more.

 

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Style, TV, Wedding

Friday Five

1| I started reading Big Little Lies last night and I can’t put it down. I was instantly hooked on the show from the first episode and decided to read the book before watching any more episodes. Books are usually better than their TV or movie adaptions and waiting a week between episodes was killing me. I have no doubt I will be done with the book before episode 3 airs.

 

Friday Five

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Beauty, Books

Our Wedding Venue Dilemma

 

David and I have been engaged for a month and half and still have no idea what we are doing for our wedding. I know we have time to figure it out, but since we are both in our 30’s and want kids someday, I feel pressure to get things moving and at least figure out a  venue and a date.

 

Neither David or I have any close ties to our state of Georgia. I grew up in California and he grew up in the Northeast. We just moved here for  work and we don’t really want to get married here. Additionally, the majority of our wedding guests are from out of town and would have to travel regardless of where we chose to have a wedding, so we figured why not have it somewhere else? The one thing we both agree on is that we want a destination wedding in the mountains.

 
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Wedding

Our Proposal Story

I am so happy to share that David and I got engaged this past weekend during a magical trip to Burlington, Vermont.

 

Going into the trip I suspected that he might be planning to propose. He’d taken me to look at rings in December to get an idea of what I wanted, so I knew a proposal was on the horizon. However, going into the trip I didn’t want to let myself believe that it would happen. I didn’t want to spend the entire trip anticipating it rather than enjoying the moment.

 

Friday had been my day to plan and I chose snowboarding. David got to plan Saturday and he told me we were going to some local breweries. So on Saturday, we headed out of Burlington towards the mountains. He told me he wanted to go to Stowe Mountain Resort before the first brewery and take a gondola to the top. He said he’d heard the view was beautiful. That was when I started to get suspicious, but I went with it.

 
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Wedding

Burlington, Here We Come

 

Today David and I are heading up to Burlington, Vermont for our first trip of the year. We’ve been to Burlington before, but the small little town has a special place in both our hearts so we enjoy going back, especially in winter. It’s a beautiful winter wonderland.

 

I’m really excited for this trip because we are going snowboarding on one of the days we will be up there. In high school I lived close to a mountain and went snowboarding regularly during the winter. I was so excited to break out my board from when I was a teenager and that I’ll get to ride it tomorrow. I haven’t gone snowboarding in about 15 years, so hopefully I don’t wind up in a cast.

 

The rest of the trip isn’t fully planned, but we will visit some nearby breweries and make an obligatory stop at Ben & Jerry’s. I can’t wait to just walk down Church street and enjoy the local atmosphere.

 

I’ll be posting a lot of the trip on Sanpchat if you want to follow along here

Travel

Living Life

I love the promise that comes with a fresh start at the beginning of a new year. I’m not someone that typically makes resolutions, but this year I’m making one to live life more fully.

 

My work week is spent waking up, going to work, going home, going to bed, repeat. My weekends are spent maybe going out to do something fun on Saturday, then Sunday is spent cleaning and getting ready for the next work week. I’m sick of living like a hamster on a wheel. I don’t want to wake up at 70, look back, and see all the missed opportunities I didn’t take because I was worried about taking time off work.

 
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My Take on Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

I know I’m a little late in posting this since it’s been two weeks since the show was released, but I wanted to wait until I was sure most people had finished watching all four episodes and I wanted to have some time to stew it all over. WARNING: Spoilers below!

 

PARIS

I can truly never get enough of Paris and I was just as much of  a fan of her in the new episodes. She was like a neurotic version of Clair Underwood and I loved every second that she was on screen. That bathroom scene? Perfection!

My Take on Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

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