#TuesdayBookBlog Numerology: Discover Your Life Purpose #BookReview

Numerology: Discover Your Future, Life Purpose and Destiny from your Birth Date and Name. My original book review for this title was published on my motivational blog, Motivate Me! but this book was so fascinating that I thought it deserved another share.

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When Hay House brought out their ‘Hay House Basics’ series, I jumped at the chance to add their version of Numerology to my growing collection. Numerology: Discover Your Future, Life Purpose and Destiny from your Birth Date and Name by Michelle Buchanan is just one book in a growing catalogue of back to basics mind, body, and spirit books ranging from Angels to the Qabalah, and Astrology to Tarot.

The author, Michelle Buchanan is a numerologist and Certified Law of Attraction Practitioner who studied numerology for more than 20 years. She was formerly the spiritual counsellor for Woman’s Day magazine in New Zealand, as well as the resident numerologist for Television New Zealand’s Good Morning. Michelle has a numerology show, Numerology Guidance, on Hay House Radio and provides personal readings, workshops, and seminars to clients all over the world. She is also a talented singer/songwriter and dedicated mother of two based in Auckland, New Zealand.

With a difficult couple of years behind me, I’m had periods of feeling out of sorts, and a bit lost. I am still trying to find my way and recapture that passion and drive that has motivated me for so long. Using numerology to discover my life purpose and destiny seemed like a good place to start! Would it show me an alternative route, or confirm that I’m still on my proper path? Armed with a notebook to jot down the relevant dates and corresponding numbers I began.

The opening section of the book gets you to work out the following numbers:

  • Life Path – Who you are, life purpose, the path you walk in this life.
  • Destiny – Who you are destined to become.
  • Soul – Who your soul desires you to be so it feels content and complete.
  • Personality – How others perceive you.
  • Maturity – Your future potential, where your life is steering you from age 45+
  • Birth Day – Additional personality traits, talents, and abilities.
  • Current Name – The vibration you project to the world when you use this name.
  • Karmic Lessons

I found the karmic lessons to be quite interesting. By working out all your other numbers, you see which, if any, number/s are missing, and these are your karmic lessons. For me, it was two and four which meant I needed to be more patient and considerate, as well as being more disciplined and focused. There was more to it than that, but I could resonate clearly with the messages.

The next sections are split into numbers, and you can read the corresponding unit that applies to you. For example, my maturity number was 1, in the Number 1 chapter I looked up the section for maturity, and it told me what it meant to have this number – You are on course to become an independent individual from the age of 45 (or may well already be well on your way). Yep, I’d say that was accurate!

The next section guides you to calculate your personal year/month/day numbers. The personal year number is a great way to discover the best times to take action, move house, get married, study, or travel. The number changes every year so you would need to work this out regularly to find out what your life lessons are for that particular year. I worked out 2017 to see if this year was going to be an improvement, this is what I got:

To work out the number you add up your birth day and the current year, so mine would be 24th May 2017 = 2 + 4 + 5 + 2 + 0 + 1 + 7 = 21 = 2 + 1 = 3 (the aim is to get down to a single figure unless you have 11, 22, 33 in your numbers then there is a host of other rules).

For 2017 my number is 3.

2016 (I was a 2) – patience, relationships, balance, emotions.

2017 (I am a 3) – socialisation, self-expression, communication, creativity.

At a glance, I can see that this year is going to be a better one for me. It might not mean anything to you other than a vague list, but it resonates exactly with everything I went through in 2016. My illness and depression forced me to slow down and be patient with myself; it stirred up a host of emotions that I struggled to deal with at times (balance), and I found out who my true friends were throughout this experience. The number sections are very in-depth, and I know I’ll be referring to them often.

Along with your yearly numbers, you can also work out your month numbers by adding your personal year number (2017 is a 3 for me) to the month number (January = 1, February = 2, etc.) So, for me, January 2017 is 3 + 1 = a 4 month which means I need to work on building, planning, order, and effort.

At the end of the book, there is a section dedicated to working out the numerology of your name. I loved this part of the book and ended up working out the numbers for my three children, my cat, and my book titles, which was incredibly interesting.

My non-fiction book, How I Changed My Life in a Year continues to sell well for me after nearly three years in the bestseller charts. I calculated the number for this title, which came out at a 6 and read the corresponding message.

Name number 6 = promotes harmony, healing, and love. It’s the ideal number for anything creative, or that relates to teaching, coaching, and counselling endeavours. An ideal number for writers. This is also a good number for a home-based business.

Boom! I didn’t calculate the number before publishing that book, but it was certainly spot on, imagine what you could achieve if you created a title to fit a specific number!

Using this book and calculating my various numbers has been a great boost to my spirits, confidence, and emotions. I’m feeling much more positive about 2017 and excited about my blogging and writing.

Thanks to Hay House and Michelle for such a great book. Even if you aren’t into numerology in a big way, this book is worth reading purely for the entertainment value. I’d highly recommend it.

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#RBRT An Unextraordinary Life by Jo Hollywood #TuesdayBookBlog #BookReview

Title: An Unextraordinary Life

Author: Jo Hollywood

Category: Paranormal Romance

Rating: 3*

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My Review:

Romance isn’t one of my favourite genres to read. However, paranormal fiction certainly is, so when I spotted that An Unextraordinary Life was a mix of the two I thought I’d give it a go.

The story switches point of view between the main characters, Tess and Jack. Tess is a young woman trying to move on with her life following the sudden death of her husband, and Jack is her dead husband back from the dead Continue reading “#RBRT An Unextraordinary Life by Jo Hollywood #TuesdayBookBlog #BookReview”

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#BookReview The Purpose Plan by Jennie Aberle #NonFiction #SelfHelp

Book Review

The Purpose Plan by Jennie Aberle

My Rating: 3*

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My Review:

I do enjoy reading personal development books aimed at helping us achieve our dreams. Unfortunately, I’ve read so many self-help books over the years that they tend to re-tell me something I already know. I had high hopes for The Purpose Plan as it claimed to be able to help me find my special sauce!

I love the idea of this book, and while it is well written, I did feel Continue reading “#BookReview The Purpose Plan by Jennie Aberle #NonFiction #SelfHelp”

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#BookReview Luna’s Adventures in Petlandia #TuesdayBookBlog @petlandiapost #PictureBook

Personalised Children’s Picture Book

My Rating: 5*

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If you follow me on Facebook, you will notice the abundance of posts I share about my crazy black cat, Luna. Since she exploded into our lives a year ago, we have been captivated by her personality, love, and character. Having never had a fluffy pet before (you can’t cuddle a goldfish!) I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how much joy we have experienced since Luna arrived.

I’ve read about the meditative benefits of owning and caring for a pet, but until Luna became a part of our family, I hadn’t realised just how beneficial it was, not just for me, but for my children. Luna is a tonic for the mind, body, and soul.

So, when I spotted a sponsored thread on my Facebook feed just before Christmas, to have your pet immortalised within the pages of a book I jumped at the chance. The only fault I could find with this product is the inability to add more than one ‘owner’ name. As I have three children, it was a tough decision as to who I chose to be the star of the book alongside Luna. In the end, and to ensure there were no festive tantrums, I decided to treat myself and used my name! Okay, okay, I probably should have purchased three books!!

Petlandia allows you to choose a pet (cat, dog or rabbit) and customise to suit your needs, including fur colour, eyes, pattern, and collar. You can then input your pet’s name, the owner’s name (or child’s name), and the town you live.

Once ordered you can sit back and relax and await your personalised delivery. The story is written by Steve Cleverley with illustrations by Katja Hammond, and the duo make an impressive team. I was delighted with my finished product. In my version, Luna dreams of going to Hollywoof to become a star. She leaves home and flies halfway across the world where she achieves her dream of becoming an online superstar with 50 million views on her YouChew channel. But in the end, Luna misses home and her owner (that’s me!).

Jumping into Shelley’s arms Luna cried with joy,

then Shelley squeezed the squeaker in a squishy, squashy toy.

Since my three children arrived at the interesting teenage stage of their development, I’ve missed reading picture books. I was, therefore, thrilled with my personalised book, Luna’s Adventures in Petlandia which took me back to when the kids were younger. The story is told in rhyme with stunning illustrations. The tale (no pun intended) is heart-warming and even got an ‘aww, that’s gorgeous’ out of my fourteen-year-old daughter.

I can’t recommend this product enough. If you have a child who adores their pet, or if you are, like me, a self-confessed crazy cat lady, then I urge you to get your own version of this book.

Here are what the critics are saying…

“Woof woofity woof woof bark bark woof!” The Hollywoof Reporter *****

“Meow, meow, meow, meow…PURR!” Mew York Times *****

“A truly pawsome read!” Rex Growl *****

Blurb:

Welcome to Petlandia.

A crazy world where any pet can become a star, including YOURS!

From Mew York to Hollywoof, Hamsterdam to Barkelona, this pawsome place is the dream destination for starstruck pets everywhere!

Visit Petlandia’s website to input your pet details and order your unique book.

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Happy New Year #SundayBlogShare A Year of Blogging Fun

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Another year comes to a close, and we all breathe a sigh of relief. 2016 was a tough one, for many reasons. We lost far too many icons from the stage and screen, as well as family and friends who left us with a hole in our heart.

On the positive side, we are all still here, relatively healthy (not including the festive over-indulgence!), happy, and hopefully determined to make 2017 a better year.

Blogging is a huge part of my life, and I’m looking forward to sharing more valuable content over the next twelve months. Many of my blog readers will know this blog well and, I hope, enjoy my book reviews, the author and blogger interviews I’ve shared, as well as the random musings of my mind.

The most popular features for 2016 were my Reader Spot interviews where I invited the incredible book bloggers I’ve met online to share their passion for reading and reviewing. You can read all the interviews HERE.

My Monday Muse feature was also well received and gave me an opportunity to share some of the outstanding women and characters who have inspired my writing. You can read all the Monday Muse posts HERE.

I was honoured to appear on a host of blogs and websites this year, as well as featuring in Writers’ Forum Magazine. You can read all my interviews HERE.

I’m not sure if many of you are aware that I also write another blog, Motivate Me, which is celebrating its fifth birthday today and 133,000 page views! I neglected this platform a little in 2016, but I hope to focus more on my motivational blog over the coming months. I’d love for you to pop over and join me for an inspirational boost, a holistic look at health and wellbeing, and to share your lifestyle goals.

2017 is going to be a positive year, full of joy, good intentions, incredible books, and new friendships. I’m so grateful that you have joined me on my blogging journey and I look forward to sharing a prosperous future with you all.

Thank you for the likes, comments, and shares. Your interaction is hugely appreciated.

Happy New Year xxx

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My Top Ten #YA Reads #amreading

 

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The Goodreads Choice Awards were announced recently, and I was happy to see YA author, Sarah J. Maas scooped another win in the YA Fantasy & Science Fiction category, this time for A Court of Mist and Fury (great book!). In 2015 it was her Queen of Shadows novel that secured her win, however, this year she was able to amass an astounding 57,000 votes!

The fact that I’m 44 years old and a huge YA fantasy fan has never seemed odd to me. I’ve been a fan of this genre for many years and plan to remain a loyal YA reader for a long time to come. I know I’m not the only ‘oldie’ who likes to read young adult tales and I see this in the number of likes and comments I receive on my blog posts when a young adult title is featured. Continue reading “My Top Ten #YA Reads #amreading”

The #FridayBookShare Game was fun – Thank you for joining in.

I created the Friday Book Share Game to help search for that ideal novel/author. The first post was published in May 2016 and featured Bitch Witch by S.R. Karfelt. Since then I’ve shared various titles from horror, to young adult fantasy.

The game was open for anyone to have a go and I was overjoyed that so many fabulous bloggers took part and shared their favourite Friday Book Shares. You can find them HERE.

The idea was to answer the following questions based on a book you enjoyed reading and use the hashtag #FridayBookShare.

First line of the book.

Recruit fans by adding the book blurb.

Introduce the main character using only three words.

Delightful design (add the cover image of the book).

Audience appeal (who would enjoy reading this book?)

Your favourite line/scene.

I thoroughly enjoyed sharing some of my favourite books, and also reading what other bloggers loved to read. My TBR list has grown even bigger now!

However, all good things must come to an end and with all the blogging, writing, and life commitments I have on I’ve decided not to post any further Friday Book Share Game posts. The hashtag #FridayBookShare is quite popular and gets used by a number of authors to promote their books so I’ll still be keeping an eye on it, and if anyone wishes to continue posting their own FBS posts then I’ll happily support you with likes, RTs and comments.

I was delighted to receive a message from FBS participant, Miguel Olmedo Morell who has started a Flipboard to capture all the Friday Book Share posts – you can continue to find, share, and engage with his feature HERE.

If you’d like to see the wonderful books I’ve shared over the past eight months then follow the link HERE and browse through the posts.

All that’s left to say is THANK YOU so much for supporting this feature and for sharing, commenting, and joining in. It’s hugely appreciated.

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