book report / Landline by Rainbow Rowell





Landline by Rainbow Rowell


This book follows a couple and their relationship, from the day they met in their college years to their married years. The main character Georgie, is realistically portrayed and I can relate to some of her inner dialogue (especially the subject of being a working mom).

The first time I picked up this book, I abandoned it. I read back-to-back books by the author and got burnt out. I revisited the book a year later and enjoyed it more this time around. Sometimes it’s good to change up the genre of books you’re reading.

I did enjoy the story and I think the author is great with telling a story thru dialogue. There’s always a lot of dialogues in her books. The story is cute and bittersweet. Reading the author’s books is always a happy experience, however, this is my least favorite of all the books from her. I LOVED her other 2 books, Eleanor & Park and Fangirl.

Book Blurb:  Landline asks if two people are ever truly on the same path, or whether love just means finding someone who will keep meeting you halfway, no matter where you end up.

Memorable quotes:

“Nobody’s lives just fit together. Fitting together is something you work at. It’s something you make happen – because you love each other.”


“It’s more like you meet someone, and you fall in love, and you hope that that person is the one—and then at some point, you have to put down your chips. You just have to make a commitment and hope that you’re right.”


“Wasn’t that the point of life? To find someone to share it with?
And if you got that part right, how far wrong could you go? If you were standing next to the person you loved more than everything else, wasn’t everything else just scenery?”









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going to Home Depot’s workshop for kids. My 3 year old is a little too young for the workshop, so I helped him build the wooden crate and he did all the painting. He was very proud to receive his own apron and pin.

spending time with my girlfriends after work Friday for Girls Night Out. We met at BJ’s restaurant for happy hour and spent a few hours catching up. Even though we saw each other a few times during the holidays, it was a little chaotic surrounded with all our kids.

wearing my mantra bands everyday. I have the “Choose Joy” and “Thrive” bracelets. It serves as a daily reminder of what I want to focus on this year.

hiking at Baldwin Hills Park and going up the steps twice. Sunday was the only clear day in the forecast, so we took advantage of it by being outdoors. I went hiking with my brothers, while my boys were at Disneyland in the morning. It’s bonding time with daddy for H

planning our vacation in June. We are planning to go on a cruise in the Caribbean.

putting away all of our Christmas decoration. We waited until the very last day for Christmas tree trash pick-up to get our tree down. It’s the least wonderful time of the year.

reading It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover. It’s an emotional book

cooking Eggplant Parmesan (family favorite), Honey BBQ meatloaf (used ground turkey) and Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs for our dinners/lunches this week

roasting vegetables every night for dinner. We are loving sweet potatoes and broccoli

playing at the park on Sunday and seeing all our friends and neighbors also out and about

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  watching the movie SING. It was H’s first time watching a movie at the theater.  We brought some healthy snacks and sang along. He asked to go home right before the movie ended, but explained to him that the fun part is coming. So he asked to sit on my lap instead. dining out […]

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book report / when breath becomes air


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