Book Review: Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

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One good decision I made last week: To adquire Daisy Jones & The Six on audio. After this experience, I honestly can’t imagine any other way to go about this book, it was a thrill to be told this story by the characters themselves. This format made it all very visual, there’s one scene in particular where someone is describing a bright pool and an angel floating in with a colorful dress, it sounded magical.

“Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now.”

This is the interview of a lifetime, a most expected and incredible gathering of all of these people, voices, heroes to some, and one person made it possible for all of us. Now we will finally be able to understand what happened to this glorious band and why they just vanished when they were at the cuspid of their careers. We get a glimpse of their lives before they were this huge band, we get to meet and appreciate the members and the crew because of who they are and were. 

I loved every one of them, their unique tones and non-verbal expressions, every sigh, every breath was with intention. My personal favorite, without a doubt, was Camila. What an amazing, exemplary woman, she truly knew how to handle herself. Also Karen Karen, she is such a strong, secure woman.

The story touches and teaches so much. How our upbringing can influence our whole lives, it can both make us or destroy us, the world of Rock n’ Roll, the friends and the foes, the drugs, the 70s, the many personalities, the self absorbing truths of addiction and heartbreak, and many more.

I enjoyed how in-between the chaos, there also was balance. How some of them were able to realize that the important things should always come first, family and love over fleeting feelings and efimerous passion. How things don’t need to be perfect to be strong, the beauty within imperfection.

Also loved the dynamic between women that this book portrayed, it was beatiful to witness. Real friendship, strong support, sisterly love but most of all RESPECT. It is amazing to witness women treating each other with respect. Karen and Camila, Simone and Daisy, Camila and Daisy, etc. 

“You’re all sorts of things you don’t even know yet” – Camila to Daisy.

Taylor Jenkins Reid makes you wish you were a part of this world, that you were a Daisy Jones & The Six fan because if you weren’t you’d be missing out.

Here are the Audible specifications:

Listening Length: 9 hours and 3 minutes
Program Type: Audiobook
Version: Unabridged
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
Audible Release Date: March 5, 2019
Language: English, English

Cast List: 
1. Daisy Jones, read by Jennifer Beals; 
2. Billy Dunne, read by Pablo Schreiber; 
3. Graham Dunne, read by Benjamin Bratt; 
4. Eddie Loving, read by Fred Berman; 
5. Warren Rhodes, read by Ari Fliakos; 
6. Karen Karen, read by Judy Greer; 
7. Camila Dunne, read by January LaVoy; 
8. Simone Jackson, read by Robinne Lee; 
9. Narrator/Author, read by Julia Whelan; Jim Blades, read by Jonathan Davis; Rod Reyes, read by Henry Leyva; Artie Snyder, read by Oliver Wyman; Elaine Chang, read by Nancy Wu; Freddie Mendoza, read by P.J. Ochlan; Nick Harris, read by Arthur Bishop; Jonah Berg, read by Holter Graham; Greg McGuinness, read by Brendan Wayne; Pete Loving, read by Pete Larkin; Wyatt Stone, read by Alex Jenkins Reid; Hank Allen, read by Robert Petkoff; Opal Cunningham, read by Sara Arrington.
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One good decision I made last week: To adquire Daisy Jones & The Six on audio. After this experience, I honestly can't imagine any other way to go about this book, it was a thrill to be told this story by the characters themselves. This format made it all very visual. 🎛 "Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now." 🎚 This is the interview of a lifetime, a most expected and incredible gathering of all of these people, voices, heroes to some, and one person made it possible for all of us. Now we will finally be able to understand what happened to this glorious band and why they just vanished when they were at the cuspid of their careers. We get a glimpse of their lives before they were this huge band, we get to meet and appreciate the members and the crew because of who they are and were. 🎙 I loved every one of them, their unique tones and non-verbal expressions, every sigh, every breath was with intention. My personal favorite, without a doubt, was Camila. What an amazing, exemplary woman, she truly knew how to handle herself. 🎸 The story touches and teaches so much. How our upbringing can influence our whole lives, it can both make us or destroy us, the world of Rock n' Roll, the friends and the foes, the drugs, the 70s, the many personalities, the self absorbing truths of addiction and heartbreak, and many more. 🎹 I enjoyed how in-between the chaos, there also was balance. How some of them were able to realize that the important things should always come first, family and love over fleeting feelings and efimerous passion. How things don't need to be perfect to be strong, the beauty within imperfection. 🎧 Also loved the dynamic between women that this book portrayed, it was beatiful to witness. Real friendship, strong support, sisterly love but most of all RESPECT. It is amazing to witness women treating each other with respect. Karen and Camila, Simone and Daisy, Camila and Daisy, etc. 🎵 . . *Complete review on GR, including Audible specifications and cast* #DaisyJonesandTheSix #TaylorJenkinsReid #TJR

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Book Review: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison.

This is my first book by Morrison and I am utterly impressed by her writing. Considering her a new insta-buy, also a good thing I have material for days to catch up on. Lucky us the ones just finding Morrison, for we will be having these feelings, this joy, in the present.

Anyway, to the book, I had seen so many reviews out there that left me thinking this book was unreadable, packed with only tragedy, unnecessary details, the darkest of stories, something of that sort… All I saw here was truth, life itself, and so many things we need to work on as a society and as human beings.

Toni Morrison managed to capture the feelings of so many girls that grow up into a pre-set standard of beauty that society inflicts upon them through all means possible (magazines, television, toys, etc). She helped us understand how a life can bend under the eyes and influence of so many people, the turns our stories can take in the long run, how happiness and hope can wear off with time, how we can let a change of plans consume us, break us, how we ourselves can harm our own to favor strangers, and how we are guilty of misjudging everything more times than not.

This book is packed with so much!

It also made me think of myself, of my tender years. What if I’d have felt prey of bullying? If I’d have believed everything I was told or made fun of for? What if I’d have never grown out of most insecurities? What if I’d never found a way to love myself as I am? – Most girls don’t get to be this lucky, to find a way out of the lies and the constant “reminders” of how we should look or what we should strive for… I don’t even know how I managed, since everything/everyone around me was trying hard to break me when I was most vulnerable and self-conscious, as a teenage girl. When everyone from schoolmates to family (inadvertently, although you don’t know that as a kid/teen) is making fun of your looks, on how you should have a thinner nose, all about the tricks to pinch it several times a day and how they will work so hard to get you plastic surgery someday, on how your skin is such a mess and you are just 10-11 years old, girl you are already doomed!, on how your clothes are all unsuitable rags, even if you couldn’t care less about what you have on, and what you’re trying to call “your style” is just a lack of one, etc. The only thing I do remember throughout all of that is this little voice, that never faltered, telling me how everyone was missing out on how funny, creative, smart and witty this soul of mine was, and thanks heaven for that little voice. I wish no one would ever have the need for it, that voice, that the world was a kinder/safer place, but whilst we work on it I am hoping that voice to scream louder than the outside noise inside all of those girls and boys who are today facing these issues.

Someone is trying to make us forget about what is truly important, it is so easy to get caught up in the stuff you can see, so easy to dismiss someone based on looks over brains and personality, most times than not we humans are lazy like that. So let’s focus on the health of our inner selves and on improving our relationships with others and the world.

There’s still so many aspects of this book worth exploring, but I am leaving it at that. I do hope you guys pick this one up and discover those other elements that remain untouched by this already long attempt of a review 😋😅