Book Review: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

 This book was sent to me for free to read and review, but I was not financially compensated for this post. This review and the opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own based on my experience.

              I've always been an avid reader, ever since I was a little girl, but lately it's harder and harder for me to find a book that will hold my attention. I have absolutely no interest in the popular themes of current young adult books (i.e. vampires, wizards, teen angst, teens dying of cancer, teens falling in love, teens stuck in the friend zone, you get the picture...) I love stories with darker themes, psychological thrillers, and anything that has a dramatic twist that nobody saw coming. Just to give an example, a few that I enjoyed before discovering this one were Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. If you're into dramatic thrillers that'll mess with your mind a little and even make you maybe shed a tear or two, then this book is for you.

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       Whew! This week was full of so many ups and downs. My husband Jack and I are in the process of looking for a home and it seems as though our progress is at a stand-still. On Thursday we put in an offer for a gorgeous home in our preferred location, but after much prayer and waiting (and anxiety on my part) we received word that the sellers did not accept our offer. So, it's back to square one for us! On one hand it's disappointing to feel let down, or like we missed out on something. But on the other hand, we firmly believe that God will provide what we need, when we need it. I'm thankful that through this house-hunting process, we can have the confidence that God has something perfect prepared for us that will exceed all of our expectations!! So, we continue to look, pray, and wait.

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      Does anyone else feel like this summer is absolutely FLYING by!? My husband and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary in June, and it's as if I blinked my eyes and now it's the middle of August. As (somewhat of) an adult with obligations, bills, and a 9-5 office job, I feel like the most enjoyable parts of summer slip through my fingers because there just aren't enough hours in the day to enjoy them. Swimming, sunbathing, bike riding, sitting out on the patio getting devoured by mosquitos (okay maybe not that last one). However, working in the city DOES have its perks - Pittsburgh always seems to have events happening all throughout the summer, sometimes even on the week days! Occasionally I'm lucky enough to escape the stuffiness of my cubicle for a while and venture outside.

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