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Hello peeps,

After much debate, book reviews are now parting from the Kindred Dreamheart blog. This blog presence will be rededicated fully to fashion.

To continue getting bookish posts, please follow our new home at https://whyread.blog/ !

Former reviews are also being transferred over under this new site and label!


Model Call & Go See

I am hosting a Model Call & Go-See this weekend seeking a MUA, hair stylist, and five female models for a runway show next week.

Event:  Runway Showcase Wednesday, July 12, 2017 (estimated 7pm) in San Francisco, CA. 

Bust Range: 31.5-36” 
Waist Range: 23-28“
Hip Range: 34-38.5” 
Preferred Height Requirement: 5’7”- 5'8" 
Age Restriction: 21+
Compensation: TFP/TFCD

*Must have runway experience. 

The go-see for this event is
Saturday 8 July, 2017
10am - 12:00pm 
Private Location (North San Jose)*
San Jose, CA 95134

Parking: Free street side residential available

The attire is all black form fitting.

Models, please also bring:
Interchangeable bras,
Black runway heels
Black tights and/or leggings
Black tank top
A hardcopy of your modeling resume
(1) hardcopy headshot

Please remember to not wear make and perfumes at the fitting.

If you are a model and able to commit, please RSVP via Meetup and email (1) headshot and resume to Kat (info@k-d3.com)  Subject Line: "Interested RAW Model"

Also seeking talent for our “Glam Squad*”:
(1) Hair Stylist(s)
(1) MUA (assistant)
*Compensation: Kit Fee

If you are perspective glam squad and able to commit, please RSVP via Meetup and email mini bio/ port to Kat (info@k-d3.com)  Subject Line: "Interested Glam Squad”

***Address will be given to confirmed RSVP's within 24 hours before go-see. 

[Review]: Judaisms: A Twenty-First-Century Introduction to Jews and Jewish Identities by Aaron J Hahn Tapper

Judaisms: A Twenty-First-Century Introduction to Jews and Jewish Identities Judaisms: A Twenty-First-Century Introduction to Jews and Jewish Identities 
by Aaron J Hahn Tapper

Paperback, 416 pages 
Published June 14th,2016 
by University of California Press 

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Engrossing! Enlightening! Enriching! This book delivers thorough research on what it means to be Jewish. This book delivers highlighted interpersonal experiences of the Jewish author. This book delivers by addressing tough topics within Jewish communities. Judaisms: A Twenty-First- Century Introduction to Jews and Jewish Identities by Aaron J. Hahn Tapper does not sway toward a single Jewish identity, but rather highlights the whole universal collective. I felt as high as a kite reading this one. Right at a point of my life when I was hyper-curious about the Jewish identity, this book quenched the thirst of my intellect. Being entrusted with a copy of this book for an honest review was so unreal. I could reread this a million times and still not be filled.

This jewel could easily be included among the texts given to students in Jewish 101, encompassing twelve chapters exploring topics fully capable of being stand-alone texts. The topics are diverse ranging from anti-semitism propaganda to cultural genocide, Jewish religious movements, zions and includes, but is not limited to postbiblical Messiahs. 

Each chapter begins with a narrative leading into the topic, which gives a unique glimpse of Jewish living abroad and stateside. In that sense it makes this non-fiction feel more entertaining allowing you to self-reflect as well. It fully validates the excerpt, “Although this book focuses on Jewish identities, its ultimate aim is to give readers a deeper understanding of identity formation at large, regardless of whether or not one identifies as Jewish.”

My favorite topic was the feature on Ashkenazi-ness and being white in the United States. Reading about Persian Jews, Jews among Muslims, Jews among Christians, and Jews in Asia all makes me feel more comfortable in my own skin. I have an Argentinean Jewish friend and for years we felt like unicorns. But skin color and ethnicity were never the only variations of our identity. There’s also culture, religion, and language. And yet there is no single understanding. This book explores the various variations from dominant to exotic closing loose ends of diversity to one merging of acceptance.

It's Inauguration Day 2017...

It's Inauguration Day and I'm feeling a bit emotional about seeing the Obama family leave. #thanksobama for manifesting my ancestors' wildest dreams. #inaugurationday


[Review]: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the TrainThe Girl on the Train
by Paula Hawkins

Hardcover336 pages
Published January 13th 2015 
by Riverhead Books

The debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people's lives.
Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.
And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel goes to the police. But is she really as unreliable as they say? Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?

[Review]: The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian

The Guest RoomThe Guest Room
by Chris Bohjalian
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published January 5th 2016
by Doubleday

See Synopsis on Goodreads!

This is another one I started reading in hardback but had to finish with the audiobook.

This was my bookclub's BOM for July.

So basically you got a 40ish older brother (Mr. No backbone) who throws a bachelor party for his immature womanizing 30ish baby brother at his home (*cough* damn fool *cough*), of which he shares with his devoted wife and 9-year-old daughter. Said baby brother and even more hound dog groomsmen decides to hire strippers of which they pay extra to have sex (I.e. tag team) and guest what, oh the strippers were sex slaves who took that very opportunity to kill their bodyguards/ captures right there in the house. So now the strippers on the run (literally 10blocks down the street... They so smart :/), the house is a crime scene, the older brother's marriage and family is falling apart, and there is a whole lot of media coverage & legal heat on all the groomsmen (ya damn skippy). I couldn't get jiggy with this because the characters were utterly stupid and it was like as the story went on the author kelp dumbing everyone down for cheap thrills and sad attempts at creating suspense. Uh no! This gets a 3 of I'm being nice and a 2.5 if I'm keeping it real. Read at your own risk, but don't say I didn't warn you.

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