✏️ #FirstLineFriday: War Poppy

I’m an emotional masochist when it comes to book. I love books that captured real life struggles – something that everyone could relate to. In this case it’s death and how it affected people that are left behind. Real life can be ugly, and I like to be reminded of that instead of losing myself to unrealistic expectations and denials. I like to keep it real – even with fictions.


★ Book Details ★

War Poppy (War #1) by Nicole Lynne (Stevie J. Cole & L.P. Lovell)
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Love and war. Two words that should have little association, but to me the two go hand in hand. Both are a tragedy. They rip you open and spit you out. The war killed my husband, Connor, shattered my will to live, and took my best friend. Brandon may not have physically died in that war, but his soul did. And now we’re left to pick up the wreckage. Expected to move on when all that is left is the ruins of a life we once had.

War. It took everything from me, even myself. When you’re only able to exist, death seems like a blessing. Pain…a welcome distraction. I ran from everything associated with my past, and then she found me, fighting, drowning myself in whisky, trying to forget. She reminds me of Connor, of what I’ve lost—what we’ve lost. In the midst of destruction, she’s a salvation I don’t deserve.
I shouldn’t love him.
I shouldn’t love her.
Love is a war we never should have fought.


#FirstLineFriday: The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner is probably among the first book I ugly cried 😭 lol!
I really like the cultural elements in it. And I’ve always love the story of war. And childhood innocence. So this book is like all in one favorite elements for me.

So the prop on this pic is to capture the war and childhood. I wanted to use a beat up toy car but I can’t find it. I know my nephew has some, somewhere lol! So I just settle for an overturned car. I wanted to put some dirt but no way I would ever desecrate my precious books! 😋


★ Book Details ★

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
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Enigmatic and sexy, Professor Gabriel Emerson is a well respected Dante specialist by day, but by night he devotes himself to an uninhibited life of pleasure. He uses his notorious good looks and sophisticated charm to gratify his every whim, but is secretly tortured by his dark past and consumed by the profound belief that he is beyond all hope of redemption.

When the sweet and innocent Julia Mitchell enrolls as his graduate student, his attraction and mysterious connection to her not only jeopardizes his career, but sends him on a journey in which his past and his present collide.

An intriguing and sinful exploration of seduction, forbidden love and redemption, “Gabriel’s Inferno” is a captivating and wildly passionate tale of one man’s escape from his own personal hell as he tries to earn the impossible…forgiveness and love.