Kate’s 2020 Reading Challenge – Update 2

Hey Everyone, Happy Monday or is it Tuesday…. Thursday??

Whatever day it is today I hope you and your loved ones are all safe and sound at home, eating chocolate and finally reading that book you have always meant to.

Or making a start on the to be read pile.

Or ignoring the book you always meant to read and the TBR pile and are reading an old favourite for the hundredth time.

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Devil’s Daughter by Lisa Kleypas

“The book was falling… I was reaching for it, and …. your lips were in the way” – I loved this line, it made me laugh so much.

Ah the joy of buying random books from Amazon for my Kindle. I saw this book initially on Goodreads and thought ah well, give it a go. I downloaded the sample chapter and had to download the rest of the book immediately. Now when I say I had to download immediately it was more to do with me being intrigued as to what was actually going on.

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First Impressions – Drunk Elephant – The Littles Collection

Hey Everyone, now I am sure you have heard about Drunk Elephant as it is very much the hot new brand going round on Instagram skincare posts – which I spend far too much of my time looking at.

Very briefly,as I am sure you have heard it all before, Drunk Elephant is the brainchild of Tiffany Masterton who as she says ” I wanted something that didn’t exist…. So I made it myself.” Drunk Elephant was originally only available in the United States so while it was something that I would see Americans ,or those lucky enough to have been over the pond, posting on Instagram it wasn’t something I could get my hands on so I wasn’t that fussed about it. Of course that is until it launched over here at Space NK and Cult Beauty late last year and all us Brits went slightly bonkers for it. DE is free from what Masterson calls the ‘suspicious six’ which are essential oils, fragrance/ dyes, silicones, sodium laurel sulphate, drying alcohols and chemical screens, as someone with sensitive skin, but that doesn’t know what the cause of the sensitivity is, I am loving how free these products are of the most common irritants. By the way the company is called Drunk Elephant as one of its hero ingredients, Marula, is known to have an intoxicating effect on elephants if they consume it, which always makes me smile an its great un to imagine tipsy elephants.

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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman

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Ah the book that seems to be everywhere and that everyone is reading and saying how much they loved it, well not me!

This book actually benefits from me having a few days between finishing the book and writing my review as when I was reading the book I was not enjoying it.  It really does seem that everyone seems to love it but it all just seemed a bit obvious to me and that I had heard or read this story before. By the time I finished this book I was ready to throw it in the pool ( I was on holiday) as I had already seen the ending and the ‘twist’ coming a mile off.Read More »