The Wife Between Us...

"You were smiling down at a little boy in the airport ; you looked like an angel. And I thought you could save me." "Save you?" she echoed. His words were a mere whisper: "From myself." - Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. Overal Rating : 5/5 Synopsis ( Good Reads) : A novel of suspense that explores the complexities of marriage and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love. When you read this book, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you are reading about a jealous wife and her obsession with her replacement. You will assume you are reading about a woman about to enter a new marriage with the man she loves. You will assume the first wife was a disaster and that th

The Chalk Man...

“...I understood how things can change in an instant. All the stuff we take for granted can just be ripped away.”  ― C.J. Tudor, The Chalk Man Overall review. 3.5/5 Synopsis: (from Goodreads) In 1986, Eddie and his friends are just kids on the verge of adolescence. They spend their days biking around their sleepy English village and looking for any taste of excitement they can get. The chalk men are their secret code: little chalk stick figures they leave for one another as messages only they can understand. But then a mysterious chalk man leads them right to a dismembered body, and nothing is ever the same. In 2016, Eddie is fully grown and thinks he's put his past behind him, but then h

A Dress the Color of the Sky....

"You live on love crumbs.A nibble drops, you gobble up the morsel. The crumb sustains you until he gives you another. Don't you believe you deserve the whole loaf?"- Jennifer Irwin. Overall Review 5/5 Synopsis from Good Reads: For too many years, Prudence Aldrich has been numbing the pain in her life with random sexual encounters. Her marriage to cold, self-centered Nick is, not surprisingly, on the rocks. But after several dangerous experiences with strangers, Prudence finally realizes that she needs therapy to stop her self-destructive behavior, and so she checks into the Serenity Hills rehab center. Prudence blames herself for her irresponsible behavior and is filled with self-loathing.

Stillhouse Lake & Killman Creek

“ I run like I feel breath on my neck , as if I’m running for my life. It’s not healthy or safe and I’m well aware that driving myself that hard is a form of self-punishment, and also and expression of the fear I live with everyday. Overall Review for the Series: 5/5 Imagine having to leave your identity behind and still having to watch you back everyday? Who would you trust? ....... Let me start by saying this is the first series I tackled as a part of #theunreadbookshelf2018 challenge that has been going around Instagram. I’ve had Stillhouse Lake in my kindle since June of 2017. The book follows Gina Royal and her children. After a tragic accident reveals that her husband Melv

Bending the Universe

"Our world is afflicted, and it's time for a new start" - Justin Wetch Overall Review 5/5 Brilliant, Modern, Minimalist yet strong. I had been in desperate search for a collection of poems that spoke to me, in terms of what I was feeling and what is going on in the world. This collection of poems is everything and more. The topics that the Author touched are diverse ,he speaks about society, love, life and even nature. I was on the first poem when I realized I was going to love this book. The Title of that Poem is Diversity and the quote at the beginning of this blog belongs to that poem. The author even talks about Twitter, and how people engage in war of words.It something so common that w

Poems of the Past...

It’s the first day of 2018 and I am taking a look back.... Way back. To be precise 2010. I’ve always loved writing and poetry has always been something I’ve loved to do and also deeply personal. In fact I had a friend once tell me that there is no way that you can write poetry that doesn’t reflect your feelings. I always remember those words because I feel like in order to write Poetry you have to be feeling sadness, happiness love ect. For me Poetry has always been a escape and also something I rarely share. As a matter of fact very few of my friends have read my poetry. This blog is somewhat of a safe space for me so I am sharing a poem that I wrote back in May of 2010... Heartbreak is my

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Welcome to my blog Dreaming in Los Angeles. My name is Cristal and I was born and raised in Sunny Los Angeles, CA. 

I am a lover of books, Coffee, and Photography. My blog will be a space to do my favorite things like write about a good book I read, photographs I take and my journey to clean living. I

- Cristal Belen

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