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How I Did the Lighting in My Reading Nook

Sooooo I finally built a reading nook. All by myself.

No, of course it’s not as fancy as all the beautiful nooks you see on Pinterest, though I did borrow some ideas from there for the design and decoration. (For the inspiration, I actually even searched through tips to make reading nooks for CHILDREN :P)

I forgot to take the “before and after” pics, but my balcony originally looked like the one in this picture below, only a little more narrow.

It was not as hard as I thought it would be. I actually spent only half a day on setting everything up, except the lighting.

I built it in a very small balcony in my apartment, half of which is occupied by an army of basils, cactuses, orchids, and Bougainvillea.

First, it’s the rearrangement of the plants for more space. Next, I hang on 2 small bamboo curtains for in case I might be home some hot afternoon and want to read when the sun is shining right on my balcony.

Then, I threw there an armchair with a blanket and some cushion on it, and behind it, a narrow but tall bookshelf. I filled it with as many books as I could, admittedly even with the ones I’ve already finished reading, just so it looks cool. Only one of the cells is left free of the books – it’s where I was going to leave my coffee mug.

Perfetto. Perfetto! – I thought.

Then went the sun and came the night and I realized I had no light to read at the time I read most often.

Release Day Blitz: Four Score LiLi St. Germain + Giveaway

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Title: Four Score (Gypsy Brothers,#4)

Author: Lili St. Germain

Release Date: May 26, 2014

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Synopsis

Love and hate aren’t all that different.

Two sides of the same coin, the yin and the yang.

Once upon a time, Jason Ross loved me. And now that he knows what I’ve done, I see the love and the hate warring within him.

I see the way he looks at me.

The way he wonders how I could do the things I’ve done.

I hear it in the way he begs me to stop, to leave this life and run away with him.

But there’s only one way I’m leaving LA.

And that’ll be when Dornan and the rest of his sons are dead and buried.

Jase might forgive me for what I’ve done.

But will he forgive me for the crimes I’m yet to commit?

Review, Excerpt and Giveaway: Against The Ropes by Sarah Castille

Against The Ropes by Sarah Castille
Sourcebooks, 351 pages
New Adult, Romance
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He scared me. He thrilled me. And after one touch, all I could think about was getting more…

Makayla never thought she’d set foot in an underground mixed-martial arts club. But if anyone needs a medic on hand, it’s these guys. Trouble is, at her first sight of the club’s owner she’s the one feeling breathless.

All sleek muscle and restrained power, the man they call Torment plays to win at any cost. Whether it’s in the ring or in the bedroom, he knows exactly when to use a soft touch and when to launch a full-on assault. He always knows just how far he can push. And he’s about to tempt Makayla in ways she never imagined…