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Just Around The Bend: Más o Menos

4.50  ·  Rating details ·  62 ratings  ·  26 reviews
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Apparently, just around the bend is everything we’ve been looking forward to including world peace, winning the lottery and a blissful retirement. Regrettably however, the energy and drive most of us need to enjoy them, should they materialise, have been left way behind us in a place called ‘The Past’. The buzz word is ‘Now’ but somehow we alw
Paperback, 168 pages
Published October 1st 2014 by RPG Publishing
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Apr 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Just Around the Bend by Renée Paule is a book about letting go of the past and living in the now.

I was forewarned ahead of time that Renée Paule's books make you feel like you're looking into a mirror. As I continued reading, this became a reality for me. I was pulled into the book and couldn't put it down. There were many "Aha" moments for me. I also felt a direct connection to some of the author's experiences and feel I've
Amalia Gavea
‘’We speak sweet intentions but our hearts remain silent.’’

Just Around the Bend was the only book by Renée Paule that I hadn’t read and it ended up being my favourite. I love her work, I find that in every book of hers her words speak to me and in Just Around the Bend I found chapters that made me contemplate (once more) on one of the banes of our existence. The Past and its steadfast roots in our lives.

Please, don’t get me wrong. I love the Past. It is what defines us, it makes us who we are
Brian Michels
May 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Apr 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a powerful book! Inspirational, thought-provoking! We can't change the past, we don't know the future, so we must live in the 'now'. A plea for 'we', as individuals, to strive to raise our level of consciousness in order to visualize Humanity as a 'whole' and improve life for 'all' on this planet.
I did the kindle format for this book and therefore, missed out on the Dilly illustrations which add character and charm to this book.
I look forward to reading more from this author.
Apr 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Thought provoking book! See review and interview with the author at:
I can't believe I have yet to review this one. I was leaving town for a few weeks and this one got lost in the shuffle. Anyway, on to the book. I also had to think about this one. How do I classify it? It's not a self-help book. It's a more of a (I think) wake up to reality and what is going on around you. Take a look and evaluate things, *really* look at everything. Let me say..I'm a weirdo. When I have a book, it must remain pristine. No writing, watermarks, dog-ears, etc. I read it and either ...more
Rebecca McNutt
Dec 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
There's a lot of inspiration stuffed inside this little book, and it's definitely one that everybody should read. Illustrated with "Dilly" (a thought form) who accompanies readers as they go through the book, Just Around the Bend is a powerful and impressive guide to life and study of the human experience. The great thing about it is that anybody can read it. It has no target age range, so either adults or kids can read it and enjoy it and learn from it. There are numerous books on humanity and ...more
Aug 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was honoured to be asked to beta read ‘Just Around the Bend’ as I thoroughly enjoyed Renée’s previous book ‘On the Other Hand’. Having read the book from cover to cover, I came to a realisation that the author has once again timelessly inspired me. I enjoyed every minute of it. And most of all, I loved Dilly. The thought bubble depicted life and how people behave toward each other, and thus show the reader how to look behind what eyes can see. How to think beyond what the mind thinks… I have l ...more
G.R. Hewitt
First of all, as with the author’s first book ‘On The Other Hand’ I declare an interest in ‘Just Around The Bend’. I know the author very well and I edited both books for her. I have not and will not be paid for my services in any way. This book stands on its own merit and needs no props or bias. It’s from this standpoint that I am pleased to write my review.
Written from the viewpoint of an observer ‘Just Around The Bend’ examines the mind of Humanity, the concept of Oneness and the human experi
Neeraj V Murali
Sep 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
So, I was glad when Renee selected me as a Beta Reader. Having received an advance copy, I was eager to jump straight in. I had read 'On the Other Hand' earlier and it had inspired me to look at my life from a different perspective. I was quite eager to read this and it didn't disappoint me.

First of all, the illustrations were something to think about. Not just illustrations, but something which helped in thinking about everything more.

The piece on social media is something new I have ever read
Devi Nair
Feb 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Philosophy has always been my favorite topic. So when I came across this book, there was no second thought. And it was absolutely worth it. Renee has written a beautiful book with so much points to think and ponder about our own life. After reading the book, you really feel like going back and analyzing your life. Renee has given so many points to think of and improve our lives. The book is more of a self help kind of book in a
Susan Russell
Oct 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
My overall impression when I first finished the book was that, although I’d enjoyed it, there was something missing. Consequently I read back through and realised that what I was unconsciously hankering after were answers – exactly what the book set out to avoid!

In places a little more explanation of a line of thought, or concept, could have been helpful and at the other extreme an idea occasionally felt a little ‘over-egged.’ But then that is the beauty of Renée’s book – it really does make yo
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fic
*** Note: I received review copy of this book from the author, in exchange for an honest review. I am glad I got a chance to read this book. ***

The book has beautiful starting lines with a philosophical poem. First two chapters of the book preface and introduction gave the good idea on what there will be in the book and author’s intention on writing this book and also how it is different than other self-help book.

While the previous book by author On the other Hand, that I read this year, told ab
Aug 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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I was lucky enough to be one of the beta readers chosen by Renee Paule, so i received the ARC of Just around the bend: Mas o Menos (complete with suggestive illustrations), and for this i would like to thank the author, this gesture is very much appreciated by me.This book helped me to understand better many things from around me and it came in a difficult time of my life when i needed something like this to open my eyes.This book is like small on the outside but so big on the inside, with so ma ...more
Leodel Barrio
Oct 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
There was probably a point in your existence that you've been asked a very simple question, and that is "what is life?" back then, a 10-year old me would always say, "life is about being happy and being with your family" When asked in high school, without even thinking much, i would say, life is about achieving success, getting a dream job, getting married and have children, which is the usual portrayal of "the perfect life" that the media would have us believe.

But what really is life?

Are we mer
Dan Hewitt
Sep 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is a natural progression from the author's previous work, "On the Other Hand." I found the book to be fascinating and it helped me to see aspects of myself that I did not like and how I could improve myself. The focus of this book is the 'Now', not the 'Past' or the 'Future' but what is happening right here at this moment. The moment we open this book we are invited to go on a journey with the author to learn about ourselves and what holds us back from our dreams and accomplishments. S ...more
Mohamed Rezgui
Oct 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is a book that I really enjoyed reading and as in her first book miss Renée helps us again to break out of our cells and to find out our way to open-mindedness and internal peace. I'm really grateful to miss Renée, her two books "On the other Hand" and "Just Around the bend" helped me make my own way of life regardless of everything and made me look at life from a different perspective. Thank you miss Renée and Everyone, you the ones reading my review, I recommend this book to you

Jan 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Renee Paule's second excursion into the literary world has resulted in the wonderful must read ‘Just Around The Bend’. This book draws you into exploring your world from a different perspective, taking you out of your comfort zone and encouraging you to look at the world through newly opened eyes.
From the first page this is a book that becomes increasingly difficult to put down.
I Love ‘Dilly’, brings a smile to my face and injects an element of humour.
I received an advanced copy of “Just Around The Bend” in return for a review.

Are you ready to take a good deep look at yourself and your world? Are you ready to tackle all that the mind disseminates? If so then Renee Paule's "Just Around The Bend" is a must read.

A brilliant follow on from her first book "On The Other Hand", it is an uncomplicated, thought provoking and insightful piece of writing. This is one of those rare books you will not want to close as each chapter simply whets your appeti
Sophie Ken
Aug 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
first of all i want to say thank to renee. i receive this book savely anyway renee. sorry for to late to review your book. i dont mean that, i had many thing to do :)
i just done read this book yesterday. this book are amazing. this book make you relaise what exaclly happened in your life. this book also giving you light about life, about how to make decition and my more. i want to say big thanks to renee cause she write the book. i love you so much renee. and thanks for the book again anyway. lo
Mariana Farcas
Jan 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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This is a emotional book and almost made me cry.
The author talks about her suicide attempt and her father that wrote her a check afterwards in the hospital.
I think this books deserve to be read by parents.
There is a lot of humanity in there.
Chris Vlaar
Jan 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received this book free as a beta reader,

Another interesting read from Renee Paule. A frank look at some challenging aspects of life from a different viewpoint that leaves you thinking. Keep up the good work. Well worth a read.
Javid Ahmad
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I got the book from a giveaway. I feel fortunate enough to have read this book. It's the best non-fiction read. It just makes you feel more conscious and aware of the mechanisms of the mind. Hats off to Renée Paule
Caroline Johnstone
Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Just around the bend - that's where the better life always is, if you let it. Renee reminds you that your life is passing while you are living like that, and she gives advice on how to be happier and content now, where you are. And in reminding you that wherever you go, you are always there - she points you to making peace with yourself and your thinking - as it's your mind that gets in the way of your happiness. If you are curious about improving your life, this book will help you see how you c ...more
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Many years ago I wrote my autobiography - probably more as therapy than anything else - but life continued happening to me and I got to thinking, what good will this story do, isn’t there enough misery in the world without me adding to it by writing more? I subsequently burnt it. It was around this time tha
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Listen to no one
Trust not in the walls or doorways
For they will mislead
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As you walk through
The forest, not knowing
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