On the Night Table [30]: Dangerous Lies



It’s been a while since I’ve done of these, and based on my track record, I’ve rarely succeeded on sticking to my reading plans on a weekly basis. Especially with the kind of struggle I’ve been going through lately. Let’s hope I’ll be able to do better this week.

On the mend

The last few weeks had been so difficult. And as much as I don’t want to whine about it on the blog, I think at this point, it’s quite unavoidable. Reading and blogging has been severely affected, so I feel like I have no choice but to mention it. I entertained the fact of taking a break on the blog, but I fear that if I did, I won’t find the strength to come back. Depending on how today goes (my first day on a different job), I’m hoping I can at least put this career-on-a-limbo business to rest. So yesterday, I sat down and gave myself a stern talking to. I need to girl up and snap out of this nonsense. I decided enough is enough. I’ve made choices – wrong and right ones in the past, so it’s time to swallow this pill.

Dangerous Lies by Becca Fitzpatrick

This book came in the mail last week when I desperately needed something to perk myself up. I don’t know much about it, but I know that it’s been garnering some attention. Have you read this one yet? Did you like/hate it? I hope it’s good, because I need to pull myself out of this reading funk.

Staring at the walls

I’ve always imagined how my life would be like if I’m not tied to a job. I imagined blissful days of doing nothing but read. That’s certainly not been the case.  I’ve done nothing but contemplate about life. Ugh. Here I go again channeling Debbie Downer. Lol. Anyway, thanks again for not giving up on me, even though I wanted to give up on myself. 


  • ChristinaBookAddict

    I hope your new job goes well! I took a blog break for a few weeks to sort some personal things about – it’s definitely hard to manage it all. Sometimes it’s good to just catch a breather. I’m sending some positive vibes your way!

  • NEVER, EVER, EVER give up! Just pray and have faith that God will make it all right in the end. Even though that seems hard, just keep pushing and it’ll all turn around soon! Sending you positive vibes, hugs, and kissies! <3 xoxo

  • I’m looking forward to reading Dangerous Lies myself! Becca and I plan to buddy read it very soon. I hope you enjoy it!! And best of luck with your life stressers… those are never fun. *hugs*

  • Joy, do I have to fly to your house and beat you down with a book girl! (just kidding of course I’d probably just hug you and stare at your shelves) but NO GIVING UP ON YOURSELF! Life seems to be throwing obstacles at you left and right, but all you can do is either dodge them, or get hit and get your booty right back up. Balancing life, children, work, and blogging is never an easy thing, but do what’s best for you. Take your time. If you only post one review within a week, SO BE IT. Your readers will still be here! Remember put yourself first, hopefully everything will work out for the best 🙂 Sending lots of hugs <3

  • RO

    I think blogging is all about being honest, sharing news AND feelings, so I get you girl! Some of what you’ve mentioned I’ve gone through, so I can totally relate. Feel like I need to get my passport in order and fly down for a cheeseburger and glass of wine. (lol) Love ya!!!! Sending HUGE Hugs your way!

  • I haven’t worked in 2 years for various reasons, but one mainly because I’ve accepted my passion for writing and am going to see where it takes me. I can totally understand what you’re saying, and I hope you overcome this soon. As for Dangerous Lies, been seeing a lot about this one. I love suspense so I’m really curious, plus I did enjoy Hush Hush. Hope you’ll like this story 🙂

  • *holds up sign saying GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO JOY!*

    I know exactly how you’re feeling Joy. My mum is really ill at the moment and waiting for surgery and I’ve become a full time carer. The blog is the last thing on my mind at the moment. At the end of the day I’m just so tired and meh that I just can’t find the motivation. I’ll always be here to annoy you Joy, just please make sure you’re taking care of yourself sweetheart <3

  • I haven’t worked much in the past 6 years. I do read and blog a lot. I hope to get some work next year, but I like knowing I’m only a phone call away if I’m needed. I hope your new job goes well!

  • Never goes the way you imagine it does it? ;/ sorry about that, hope it goes for the better with you, first days can be as exciting as they can be scary. I am currently reading that book and so far, LOVING the writing.

  • I hope your first days go well — sending positive thoughts your way 🙂
    I have not read this and am really really curious about it. I had such violently mixed feelings about her last thriller that I’m looking forward to seeing what others think of this one. I have it requested at the library..
    Jen @ YA Romantics

  • Joy – I hope everything picks up for you job wise and reading soon!! I read Black Ice last year and really enjoyed the suspense much more than I thought I would. Hope all goes well & hang in there 🙂

  • Good luck with your first day, and I hope you get your spark back soon, don’t pressure yourself too much! 🙂 I’ve seen this book going around but I don’t think I’ve even read the synopsis :O

  • I haven’t heard anything about this author or books so can’t help you there. I hope this new job is much better than the last! I always wondered what it would be like without a job for any big length of time and believe me, without the stress of looking for work, I find it to be wonderful. But as I said, I don’t have the stress you do. Hang in there!

  • Dangerous Lies got me out of my reading funk and I loved. You need to read it. It’s so addictive. I’ve been like you, haven’t been able to read or blog much at all. Good to have you back. 🙂

  • I’ve sort of avoided Becca Fitzpatrick books since I’ve seen some not so fabulous reviews of her work, but I might try out Dangerous Lies sometime. Don’t pressure yourself re: blogging – it’s supposed to be fun and enjoyable, not a chore! Thinking of you with all the job turmoil. <3

  • Jenny @ Supernatural Snark

    I’ve been in an epic reading funk lately Joy, and I picked this one up in the hopes it would pull me out which it did for the most part. I don’t think it’s going to blow anyone away, but if you’re just looking for something to entertain you, then I think this will do it. I had fun with it, even if Stella was a bit challenging in the beginning:)

  • Melliane

    good luck for everything girl and I hope you’ll have a good time with the books

  • I got this one the other day too, and can’t decide if I am excited for it, but will give it a try

  • Hugs! It’s great you’ve decided to snap out of it (and I don’t mean that to sound as unsympathetic and bitchy as it did!); I’m sure that will help you feel better.
    I had no idea about this book! Her paranormal romance series was an extreme guilty pleasure of mine, so I’ll have to see about this one.

  • Hugs sweet girl. <3 I'm sure the new job will go great 😀 Wishing you the best of luck. <3 Let me know how it went? 🙂 And yay for doing a bit of reading 😀 Sounds like an interesting book. Hope you'll love it 🙂 AND JOY! WINTER IS OUT TOMORROW 😀 I hope you will get it and read it right away, lol 😀 I'm spending tomorrow at the hospital, ugh, so reading when I get home 🙂 If my copy arrives.. might not until wednesday or later :p How depressing, lol. Anyway. You are amazing. <3 Would never give up on you 🙂

  • shootingstarsmag

    I hope you like your new job and that this book will get you out of your reading funk! I feel like this time of the year can be quite a downer in some ways, so hopefully you will be able to feel like your old self again!


  • I have read Dangerous Lies. I really liked it, especially the ending. But the beginning is not so good and the main character bothered me. I don’t think it is one to break you out of your reading slump >.> Not going to give up on you at all x Girl, you got this ^.^

  • kindlemom1

    I thought once all my kids were in school full time I would be able to sit around and read all day and you know what? It rarely happens! I do have those days once in awhile where I can manage a couple of hours at a time but honestly, they aren’t as plentiful as I thought they would be, well, unless I let everything else go to crap then maybe they would be. 😛

    I know everything will work out for you! Hang in there. *hugs*

  • Nick(Nick & Nereyda’s Infinite

    Joy, I’m sorry you have been going through some tough days lately. I truly hope this new job means a fresh and exciting start for you.
    I started Dangerous Lies last night. So far, I’m not a fan – the main character is a spoiled, entitled brat who is driving me insane. But I hear she does grow throughout the book so I have hope. Hope you’ll enjoy it.
    Happy reading and good luck with everything! If ever you want to rant or just talk, I’m here.

  • I hope you have a great first day on the new job. Hang in there – things WILL get better! That book looks good, and I’ve noticed it getting a lot of buzz, too!

  • Sometimes people have to take a break from things just to recharge. There’s nothing wrong with that. Or try something new and fun! Sometimes that can help.


  • Maja (The Nocturnal Library)

    Hang in there, my friend. This too shall pass. 🙂 I’m planning to start Dangerous Lies today or tomorrow, as soon as I manage it, and I hope I’m going to enjoy it. I really liked her previous book, so I have very high hopes for this one as well. Let’s see. I hope we can compare notes soo. 🙂

  • I really hope it works out for you Joy, what a crappy feeling to have. I always feel weird when I have off time and nothing to do, so I can image your frustration. Good luck with the new job.

  • Hang in there! Take long walks, clean the entire house from top to bottom, make yourself feel busy