What I’ve Been Reading

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Since it is summer and a few of you will be looking for a good read, I couldn’t wait to share with you what I’ve been reading.

As a former librarian and a lover of books, I read a lot! So when I saw that Melissa Radke was looking for people to be on her new books launch team, I signed up as fast as I could!

Y’all I cannot tell you how excited I was when I got the email from Melissa telling me I was in!

Most of you may remember Melissa from social media where she was talking about Red Ribbon week. If you missed it you need to go see it here.

She is too funny. I promise!

Melissa’s new book Eat Cake, Be Brave will be available July 17. However, you can pre-order now.

And you totally want to.

First of all, I read the book in less than a day and a half.

That’s not really unusual for me as I read really fast.

It is unusual that I experienced every emotion know to man in one book!

Y’all I can’t even.

I laughed out loud.

I ugly cried.

Thank goodness no one else was home because they would have thought that I had lost my mind.

Melissa tells what it was like to be the heavy girl most of her life.

Rejection because of her looks.

How her marriage almost fell apart.

What is was like to have three miscarriages and the heartbreak of burying a child.

The blessing of adoption.

And that’s just a few of the highlights.

She tells her story with raw honesty and humor.

The message of her book is that we are all enough.

That it is okay to Eat Cake, Be Brave.

If any of this sounds like your kind of book – and it is – you can pre-order one here.

I hope that you enjoy this book as much as I did.

That’s what I’ve been reading, how about you? I would love for you to share your favorite books for a great summer read!

Until next time,



Tammy from Patina and Paint

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