Music Monday : Eminem – River ft. Ed Sheeran

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Music Monday is a meme that was created by Drew from The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song and/or video and share it on Monday.

The song and video I am sharing today is:

Eminem – River ft. Ed Sheeran (Explicit)

 

 

Eminem – River ft. Ed Sheeran

I’ve been a liar, been a thief
Been a lover, been a cheat
All my sins need holy water, feel it washing over me
Well, little one, I don’t want to admit to something
If all it’s gonna cause is pain
Truth and my lies right now are falling like the rain
So let the river run
He’s coming home with his next grasp to catch flack
Sweat jackets and dress slacks, mismatched
On his breath’s Jack, he’s a sex addict
And she just wants to exact revenge and get back
It’s a chest match, she’s on his back like a jet-pack
She’s kept track of all his internet chats
And guess who just happens to be moving on to the next
Actually, just shit on my last chick and she has what my ex lacks
‘Cause she loves danger, psychopath
And you don’t fuck with no man’s girl, even I know that
But she devised some plan to stab him in the back
Knife in hand, says the relationship hanging by a strand
So she’s been on the web lately
Says maybe she’ll be my Gwen Stacy, to Spiderman
And I know she’s using me to try to play him, I don’t care
Hi Suzanne, but I shoulda’ said “Bye Suzanne” after the first night, but tonight I am
I’ve been a liar, been a thief
Been a lover, been a cheat
All my sins need holy water, feel it washing over me
Well, little one, I don’t want to admit to something
If all it’s gonna cause is pain
Truth and my lies right now are falling like the rain
So let the river run
One-night stand turned a two-night stand
It was come sunlight, scram
Now we hug tight and
He found out, now she feels deserted and used
‘Cause he left, so what? He did it first to her, too
Now how am I supposed to tell this girl that we’re through?
It’s hard to find the words, I’m aloof, nervous and Sue
Don’t want this to hurt, but what you deserve is the truth
Don’t take it personal, I just can’t say this in person to you
So I revert to the studio, like hole-in-the-wall diners
Don’t have to be reserved in a booth
I just feel like the person who I’m turnin’ into’s
Irreversible, I preyed on you like a church at the pew
And now that I got you, I don’t want you
Took advantage of my thirst to pursue
Why do I do this dirt that I do?
Get on my soapbox and breach, my sermon and speech
Detergent and bleach is burnin’ the wound
‘Cause now with her in the womb
We can’t bring her in this world, shoulda knew
To use protection ‘fore I bit into your forbidden fruit, fuck
I’ve been a liar, been a thief
Been a lover, been a cheat
All my sins need holy water, feel it washing over me
Well, little one, I don’t want to admit to something
If all it’s gonna cause is pain
Truth and my lies now are falling like the rain
So let the river run
My name’s (ooh)
My name’s (ooh)
River (ooh), river run
Call me (ooh)
Call me (ooh)
River (ooh)
We’ll let the river run
Always the bridesmaid, never “The bride, hey!”
What can I say? If life was a highway
And deceit was an enclave
I’d be swerving in five lanes
Speeds at a high rate, like I’m sliding on ice maybe
That’s why I may have came you sideways
I can’t keep my lies straight
But I made you terminate my baby
This love triangle left us in a wreck, tangled
What else can I say? It was fun for a while
Bet I really woulda’ loved your smile
Didn’t really wanna abort
But fuck it, what’s one more lie to tell our unborn child?
I’ve been a liar, been a thief
Been a lover, been a cheat
All my sins need holy water, feel it washing over me
Well, little one, I don’t want to admit to something (I’m sorry, I fucked up)
If all it’s gonna cause is pain
Truth and my lies now are falling like the rain
So let the river run
Songwriters: Marshall Mathers / Edward Christopher Sheeran / Emile Haynie
River lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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My Blog’s Name in Books

 

Fictionophile, created this Challenge/Meme and it looked like so much fun that I’ve decided to try it too. All of the books are already on my TBR shelf. If you would like to take part or read Fictionophile’s responses just click here.

Rules: 

1.  Spell out your blog’s name. (this is where you wish your blog’s name was shorter LOL)

2. Find a book from your TBR that begins with each letter. (Note you cannot ADD to your TBR to complete this challenge – the books must already be on your Goodread’s TBR)

3. Have fun!  

If you do decide to join in please remember to link back to Fictionphile.

If you would like to read the books description on Goodreads just click on the cover graphic.  Hope you enjoy my selections!!

 

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Diary of a Witness by Catherine Ryan Hyde

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Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

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Everything Here Is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee

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Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate

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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

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A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult

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Deep Down Dead by Steph Broadribb

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Remember Me by Lynda Renham

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Every Single Secret by Emily Carpenter

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All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin

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Don't Wake Up by Liz Lawler

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Snap by Belinda Bauer

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As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner

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Now That You Mention It by Kristan Higgins

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Dear Amy by Helen Callaghan

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Rust & Stardust by T. Greenwood

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Exquisite by Sarah Stovell

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Vanishing Girls by Lisa  Regan

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If We Had Known by Elise Juska

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Every Secret Thing by Laura Lippman

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When the Lights Go Out by Mary Kubica

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Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REVIEW: Not Her Daughter by Rea Frey

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Expected publication: August 21, 2018 by St. Martin’s Griffin

 

As soon as I read the description of this novel, I knew it was one I had to read. I was pretty sure that I was going to love it.

I was right.

Sarah Walker has just gone through a tough break-up. She’s trying to get on with her life.  Sarah is on her way to the airport for a business trip when she sees HER.

A little girl, not more than five or six, stood in a red dress complete with sequins, a red bow, and even ruby-red slippers. “She looked like Christmas”.

Then she sees the girl’s mother. Face red with anger, she was yelling at her daughter “Emma hurry up”…”Emma stop it, just STOP” …”Emma, what is wrong with you”…”Emma.. GO!” Sarah watches openmouthed as the woman shoves the girl out of the way, yells at her husband, and then continues to yell at the girl. She feels like she’s the only one who notices this spectacle.

It all takes her back to her own childhood, her own mother. Sarah remembers how she used to envy other girls when they were out with their mothers. She would see the tolerance, love, and patience on those mother’s faces, instead of the annoyance, exhaustion, and intolerance she saw on her own mother’s face….and what she sees now on this mother’s face. She knows that parents get stressed and being at the airport can make anyone overwhelmed and cranky…

“I knew all of that, but seeing this outright act of cruelty for no apparent reason made me want to punch this woman in the face”

Sarah can’t get the image of the woman pushing and pulling her daughter around out of her head.

Weeks later, out on a project for work she sees Emma again. “The girl I first saw in the airport. The girl who rocketed back into my life when I was just starting to forget her”.

It can’t be a coincidence…

She knows she should just leave, but one question keeps hounding her “What if she needs to be rescued?”

She can leave and go back to her normal life. She can make an anonymous call and hope this family gets the help they need. But then she sees something and she’s no longer thinking, the decision has been made and she’s acting on it.

Amy Townsend is an unhappy wife and mother. Her life is ALWAYS the same …kids, work, cleaning, cooking, and errands. No matter how she tries to organize she is always behind.

Amy doesn’t know why she’s able to keep her cool with her son but lashes out when it comes to her daughter, Emma. Every night she promises herself that the next day will go better. But it never does. Now Emma is gone and Amy hasn’t told the entire truth about what happened.

Amy Townsend is definitely an unfit mother. Does she deserve a second chance? Does she even want one?

The story is told from Sarah and Amy’s perspective and alternates between before, during, and after.

This was a gripping read. I’ve read quite a few missing children books over the years and I found this one very unique. This was a well-written, quick read that was very easy to follow. There were a couple of things some readers may find unlikely, but it is a fictional story so instead of worrying about it, I just gave myself over to the story and enjoyed it.

Rea Frey’s writing comes across very authentic and honest and she addresses some very important issues. I was completely invested in this story and anxious to see how things were going to turn out.  I was almost holding my breath as I waited to see which direction the story was going to take. I was very satisfied with how everything came together in the end.

This was a fantastic debut novel and I really hope Rea Frey is hard at work on her next novel… because I can’t wait for more!

I’d like to thank St. Martin’s Griffin for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for my honest review.

Throwback Thursday – On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves

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Throwback Thursday is a meme created by Renee at It’s Book Talk to share old favorite books rather than just the new shiny ones. This is a great idea to bring back to life some much-loved books. Please feel free to join in.

My choice for this week is: 

 

On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves

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Published September 4, 2011 by Penguin

 

Goodreads Description:

When thirty-year-old English teacher Anna Emerson is offered a job tutoring T.J. Callahan at his family’s summer rental in the Maldives, she accepts without hesitation; a working vacation on a tropical island trumps the library any day.

T.J. Callahan has no desire to leave town, not that anyone asked him. He’s almost seventeen and if having cancer wasn’t bad enough, now he has to spend his first summer in remission with his family – and a stack of overdue assignments — instead of his friends.

Anna and T.J. are en route to join T.J.’s family in the Maldives when the pilot of their seaplane suffers a fatal heart attack and crash-lands in the Indian Ocean. Adrift in shark-infested waters, their life jackets keep them afloat until they make it to the shore of an uninhabited island. Now Anna and T.J. just want to survive and they must work together to obtain water, food, fire, and shelter.

Their basic needs might be met but as the days turn to weeks, and then months, the castaways encounter plenty of other obstacles, including violent tropical storms, the many dangers lurking in the sea, and the possibility that T.J.’s cancer could return. As T.J. celebrates yet another birthday on the island, Anna begins to wonder if the biggest challenge of all might be living with a boy who is gradually becoming a man.

 

My Thoughts:

My friend bought this book for me after she read and loved it. She was positive I would love it too. I read the description and thought it sounded good but I wasn’t in a hurry to read it. However, my friend was insistent that I read it right away.  Remembering all of the books I’d made her read over the years, I figured I should give it a try. And I’m really glad I did.

I loved it!

Pure escapism. With engaging characters and a great plot, I flew through this book in one afternoon.

Now here we are years later and my daughter is about to read it. I hope she loves it as much as I did and I am really hoping to have time to read it again soon.