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Everything We Left Behind

This book is a series. So I suggest you read Everything We Keep first or you will be lost. I had to read the next book because once James disappeared the previous book leaves you with the feeling that Aimee is going to find him. But what we dont know now is that James has become Carlos and living in Mexico in a state of fugue. I didnt even know there was such a thing and looking is up made me better understand what James/Carlos was going through.

Again this book has some surprises, romance and a lot of anger – between family members….and lots of secrets. Keeps you turning the pages BUT the reason it didnt get 5 stars is that it keeps jumping back and forth in the story between Carlos in his present state and then when he realizes he is James and doesnt remember a Carlos (fugue state)….this is not a book to put down and pick up a day or two later. You need to continuously read this book so you dont lose track of what is going on….

No time for…..

Reading?  As an avid reader I am always carrying my Kindle around with me.  That is one of the reasons I carry a tote bag….besides my Avon books and samples, I find my Kindle stuck in the corner of my bag because you never know…..you may be sitting somewhere waiting (arent we always waiting for something) and it becomes an opportunity to read.


We recently took in a Broadway show – drove all the way into the city in snail traffic but managed to arrive 1/2 hour before they opened the doors…..and waited – and read…..

I have been searching blogs that write about reading, not only their reviews but also what they think of reading – how they get reading done within their day.  And I started to think about how much people read.  One blog said she wanted to read 5 books for the month of  June and ended up reading 9.  It used to take me 2 weeks to read a book, therefore I could only claim about 2 books per month.

In addition to reading I am also posting reviews…..on Goodreads.com, this blog and my other blog…So please feel free to follow me and check out my reviews.

But now that I am retired, I find there is more reading time – or am I just making more time because I know I can do other things tomorrow….Ahh, that word “tomorrow”….while I have used it in regard to laundry, cleaning and cooking……I have never said I would read tomorrow…and on that note I will end and ——go back to reading!

What’s wrong with free?

I am a junkie for free. I always log on, sign up or download things that say free. Buy one, get one free. Free books (especially e-books) I’m your woman. So when I offer free – where are all the takers?

When someone shows interest in my website and registers with me – I send them #free samples along with #free codes that gets them #free shipping and #free items.

I love #free so much that I often leave samples in stores that I frequent.  Recently I entered a Dunkin Donuts and by the time I left with my coffee the samples were all gone.  That is the way I get visitors to my website and orders via online.  If someone doesnt want to touch base with a face to face order for me – then they can go online, get free shipping and discounts – and their order will ship in two days.  You also get the next campaign brochure free as long as you ask for it.

So, what’s wrong with free?  Contact me if you would like a free book, free samples or order online and receive free samples as a thank you.

I carry 1,000 of them with me every day

They fit in my handbag which is a crossbody.  So carrying them is easy.  I use them everyday – sometimes several times a day.  I start my day off with them – use them during my lunch hour and definitely after work – usually with a glass of wine.  Most people only carry one or two – if that much.  Some people dont want to carry any – have no use for them – but I cant see ever not having them with me.

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There’s a brush for that!

Did you ever take a look at how many makeup brushes there are.  I always thought there was a cheek one for blush, one for applying eye shadow and eyeliner and of course a lip brush.  In  C-7 on page 31 I have come across 14 different brushes.  The usual eye shadow brush, and a eyeliner and lip brush was there but also there is a foundation brush, concealer brush, a kabuki brush? – there is a crease brush, a contour brush, a bronzer brush and even a blush brush.

So, are you totally confused?  I am – but after reading about the various brushes and what they do – how can I resist?  And the best part is if you buy one, you get one for half price……

So head on over to www.youravon.com/ashapiro and get your brushes now….a girl can never have too many brushes.

12 Days of Deals #9

So the past 8 days of deals has not peaked your interest.  You dont need free candles, free creams, or free mugs.  What you really want is #free shipping – but you dont want to spend $45 or $60  – or even $40…..need a lower price?

Well today we are thinking of you – all you have to do is spend $25 – yes I said $25 – and you will get free shipping   – remember to use the code SHIP2U – at