I know where going into our third week of the year but in some ways, last week for me felt like the first week of the year. With my kids going back to school after winter break, things were an adjustment around here. I wasn’t home much of the beginning of the week because I was running around doing grocery shopping for the week, back to back dentist appointments, my brow appointment and trying to clean the house on top of all of that. Luckily, last weekend I did get to sleep a lot! Like 11 hours on both friday and saturday night which felt amazing. I’m still in my reread mode where nothing new interests me when it comes time to actually pick a book. Luckily I’ve been having fun rereading some old favorites. Hopefully I’ll get out of my funk soon but until then I’ll probably have some non-review posts on here for a while, hope you guys don’t mind. 😉 Hope everyone else had a fantastic week!
PS, my book haul is for the past month or so since I didn’t update it last week and we were on a break most of last month. I still need to put together my physical copies but those will have to be next week…hopefully.
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I hope you guys had a good week! It was a decent one for me. I started a new quarter of school, which means new courses. This always takes a bit of adjustment for me, but it went well. I’m excited about all my classes and so far, the professors have been good. Hopefully, this streak continues the whole week. I did have an episode of Miss Cranky Pants this week with a lunch I took to school. I don’t know what it is about American bread, but I can’t stand the chemical taste that it has. I’ve tried various brands to no luck and I can’t seem to find fresh bread at my grocery store either. So I took this sandwich to school on Tuesday that I made, and the bread was chewy and tasted gross, so I had no proper lunch that week that day me very hangry! I’ve decided to start making lunch now, something like rice or noodles, so I don’t have to rely on gross bread. There are lots of food trucks around my campus, but I don’t want to spending $6-7 every day for lunch when I can whip something quick up.
How is everyone dealing with the politics in this country? It’s making my head hurt and I’m struggling a little bit, especially seeing how hard my friends are taking it. I don’t really know what to say other than that my ears are available if any of you wanted to talk about anything and needed someone to listen to what you are going through. I want to say to keep having hope, but fuck that – hope without actions aren’t going to bring us anywhere good.
Before I get to my reading updates, I wanted to share with you guys a new blog on the block, Scoundrels & Seduction, run by two of my favorite people, Eri & Lisa. Go give them a follow, and say hi! These two have awesome romance taste, so I can’t wait to see what they come up with!
Anyways, here are my reading and book haul updates of the week:
What I Read:
I had a very good reading week overall. I was fascinated by Made You Up and it also managed to surprise me a couple of times, which doesn’t happen a lot with contemporaries for me. I’ve decided to make Jenn Bennett’s Arcadia Bell series, my series of the month, so I read the first book last week and absolutely loved it. Cady & Lon & Jupe are such a great team and I already love their dynamic. I also immediately jumped into Pretty Face as soon as I got approved for it, and it was a blast. The book was wonderful and so charming. I was smiling the whole time. I had high hopes for #famous, but it’s a book that’s most definitely geared towards a younger audience, so it read kind of juvenile to me, which isn’t a flaw because it is a YA book after all and therefore not aimed for me, but I didn’t particularly enjoy the book.
What I’m Currently Reading:
I’m about 25% into American Street and really enjoying the main character’s voice. It explores immigration, family and first love and so far, it’s doing a lovely job at keeping me hooked to the story. The Young Wives Club is an interesting read, but I’m not really warming up to the characters – in fact, most of them are kind of unlikeable, and I’m not sure if I’m supposed to like them or not.
Review Copies Haul:
Thank you to Carina Press, HarperCollins & Hachette for the review copies!
I blame Kaja & Becky for the first two purchases. 🙂
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I hope you all had a wonderful week as well! Tell us what you’ve been up to in the comments below!
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