The Weekly Recap (227) : Did I Just Read 3 YA Books In A Week?

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Nick’s Weekly Recap:

Hi everyone!

Did you all get hit by the East Coast blizzard? I did and boy was it cold. Thankfully, we got a snow day that day, though for some weird reason our school decided to wait until midnight to tell us that we wouldn’t have any classes. Regardless, I was glad for the impromptu break. I spent most of it under my warm covers watching The Great British Bake Off and reading.  A+ plan really!

Walking to work the next day was not at all fun though. I slipped and fell TWICE at the SAME spot. I was so embarrassed because they were both at busy times. I basically just picked myself up and ran away, pretending like nothing happened. It snowed again on Wednesday, though not as much as the previous day. All of that snow still has melted though. I really hope that this is the last snowfall we’ll experience until winter returns later this year.

Other than that, I’ve been studying mostly because finals are looming. Next week, my spring break will officially begin. Lucky for me, I only have exams until Tuesday, so my spring break will be more than a week. I had plans to fly to Denver to see my friends, but unfortunately, flight tickets on a decent airline are not particularly affordable for me right now, so I’ve decided against it. I’ll probably spend most it exploring more of Philly and reading.

Here are my reading updates:

What I Read:

Blood Rose Rebellion (Blood Rose Rebellion, #1) You're Welcome, Universe The Thing About Love Love in the Afternoon (The Hathaways, #5) Geekerella 

Woah! This may be the most number of YA books I’ve read in a week in a very long time. Suprisingly, they were all good too. Blood Rose Rebellion started off very strongly for me, but I had some pacing issues. I still liked it enough though. I adored You’re Welcome Universe, which features a Deaf, Indian character with lesbian moms! I was excited to read The Thing About Love as I’m a big fan of Julie James, but I wasn’t impressed by the book. I honestly thought the couple was just a bit boring and forgettable. I have a Twitter group chat with two girls where we talk about Lisa Kleypas. We were talking about how lovely the romance in Love in the Afternoon was and how we’ve pretty much memorized every single scene in the book. That got me wanting to re-read Love in the Afternoon so I did. I think this is like the 500th time I’ve read this book. No regrets! I also read Geekerella, which has been getting lots of praise from friends, and I’m so happy because I loved it so much. I’m usually not one for celebrity romances or Cinderella retellings, but here, the tropes were written so well. Can you believe that it wasn’t cheesy at all? Add this one to your TBR, friends! It’s shippy, geeky and just a feel-good sort of book.

What I’m Currently Reading:

Lucky in Love Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)

About 80% into Lucky In Love. I like it way better than the last two books by Kasie West. I really love Seth, especially, but Maddie is a little frustrating. I’ve also decided to finish the Six of Crows duology, so I’m re-reading Six of Crows too.

Review Copies Haul:

Highland Hellion (Highland Weddings, #3) Sex in the Sticks (Love Hurts, #1)

Thanks to publishers for the review copies!

Purchases/Library Haul:

Island of Exiles (The Ryogan Chronicles, #1) Indecent Proposal (Boys of Bishop, #4)

I’ve heard amazing things about both and they were purchases totally forced by blog friends, Danya and Ksenia!

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  • Don’t feel bad, I almost fell in the snow this week also– and just because I didn’t fall, doesn’t mean I didn’t look idiotic. I was flailing around for a good 30 seconds trying not to fall, drawing attention, and it probably would’ve been better if I just fell 🙁 My son laughed at me for a WHILE. I didn’t know you were in PA also!! I’m in Pittsburgh, but I’ll add you to my mental list of people that I could possibly plan blogger meet-ups with next time I go to Philly 🙂

    Also, GOOD LUCK WITH FINALS and YAY for YA reading!!!

  • People fall, no biggie, but then there is nothing that ice here these days on roads and sidewalks

  • Oh man it snowed here but it hasn’t melted. Yuck!! Sorry you fell but I bet no one even thought anything of it!! I am so happy to hear you are enjoying Lucky in Love!! I cannot wait for it to come out even though it is a long wait lol!! Have a great week!!

  • Lucky In Love looks good ! I look forward to the review. I hope that you enjoy all of your books!

  • It sounds like you made the most of the blizzard. Sorry that you fell twice! I bet you weren’t the only one though. I’m happy to hear that you liked Greekerella. I’m curious about that one.

  • Ouch, so sorry to hear about your two falls! I fell on ice a couple years ago and ended up breaking my tailbone. It still hurts during cold/rainy weather. Somehow that winter storm missed us here in Pittsburgh. It seems like it hit everyone around us though. I’m hoping for some warmer weather really soon…but I have a feeling I’ve still got a bit longer to wait. I also read Blood Rose Rebellion and Geekerella this past week! I loved Geekerella! I’ve been loving the nerdy/geek books lately. I was really liking Blood Rose Rebellion until about halfway thru then I felt like I slowly lost interest, which stinks. I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t love it either. I have The Thing About Love and am planning on starting it next, so I’m sorry to hear that you didn’t love it. I’ve never read anything from Julie James yet. We’ll see how it goes, I guess! Hope you have a great week!

  • We got hit with the blizzard here in Southwestern Canada too, and it was bitterly cold. I’m SO OVER winter, Nick. I just really want to be able to wear dresses and skirts again…or at least leave my toque at home! Have fun exploring the city, and take lots of pictures! I’d love to see them. 🙂

    Such a bummer that The Thing About Love was so forgettable! Usually Julie James is so reliable. YES!! Island of Exiles. *heavy breathing* I hope you enjoy it, Nick! The hardest part is absorbing the trick character and place names, but after that it’s smooth sailing. 😄

  • Ugh I hate exams so much, I’ve just finished my last exam on Thursday. I just about screamed of happiness once it was officially over! I wish we could have some snowfall here in South Africa, however, it only ever snows high up on the mountains during Winter. We’re busy transitioning into Autumn over here, so hopefully we get a lot of rain because we’re having a huge drought here, and the water restrictions are so strict (for good reason as our dams are only about 30% full), and water is so expensive. I still haven’t read Six of Crows, what am I doing with my life really? I need to get a hold of Geekarella soon! Happy reading Nick 🙂

  • laura thomas

    I used to live in Michigan and remember those awful slips and falls. I too ran away. LOL We did get a blast of very cold weather here on the southern coast, but it’s gone and now the sun is shining and it feels warm. Think I’ll go outside to read this morning:)

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  • Oh I love snow days! Those are the best kind of surprises. We didn’t get a single snow day this year and I am still mad. Enjoy your spring break and read lots of books!!
    Samantha, The Book Disciple

  • Yay for snow days! I was visiting my parents (who live in Florida) last week, so no blizzard for us, but it was super cold by Florida standards. I’m so glad to hear you loved Geekerella! I’m planning on reading it next week. Also relieved to hear that you’re enjoying Lucky in Love! Always YES to Six of Crows. <3 I hope you have an awesome spring break this week!

  • I’m ready for spring and summer, and thankfully, we have gotten spring this past week. Sun, green, lush grass, flowers budding and loads of pollen 😀
    I am sure you’ll do well on your finals, and that you’ll have fun on your spring break, even if you stay in Philly 🙂
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  • Jessica @ a GREAT read

    Ooh nice! I want to give Blood Rose Rebellion a read as well! And oh Six of Crows! I enjoyed that one A LOT! Hope you enjoy your new reads!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  • Oh yeah, the snow hit us here too. And it snowed again this morning… no more snow! No more winter! I did get a snow day on Tuesday though, which was PERFECT timing. 😀 Best of luck with finals! I’m on spring break now, and I’m going to be catching up on a toooon of reading, because I’m so behind. Reading, and comments, Goodreads. It’s like I haven’t recovered since the mayhem that was January. o_o

    Check you out, with all of those YA books! I’ve seen such good reviews of Geekerella. I adored Six of Crows but have not read Crooked Kingdom! That Certain Thing that happened has me sad. :/ But I’m going to read it. 😀 I have Highland Hellion as well, here’s hoping it’s as good as books one and two but also a little different.

    I hope you enjoy all of your new books! Have a fantastic week. =)

    P.S. Nereyda, have a great week as well!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  • I love snow days! Unfortunately, we live in Canada so most of the time, if there’s a storm, they tell us to suck it up and get to work. LOL. We had freezing rain and sleet on Friday, so I more or less skated to work. Hahaha!

    Anyway, giving up on Kasie West’s books. After By Your Side, I’ve decided that I’m too old for her writing and story lines. It happens. *shrugs*

    I hope you’ll have a great week, Nick! Happy reading. *smooches*

  • Check out Amtrak to go to CO, especially since you have a few extra days of break. I think they’re having specials right now and have student discounts. It could be a fun adventure.And it would be some good reading time! I’m glad to hear that about Kasie West’s new book, because the last one was meh. Have a great week, Nick!

  • Yay for a snow day! Sorry you only got told so late though! That’s crazy! Aargh – sorry about falling. 🙁 I hope you’re Okay? That’s always super embarrassing!!! I would run away too!

    I’ve seen a lot of good about Geekerella – I think that one needs to go on my TBR.

    I’ll be reading Six of Crows next month! I haven’t read any Bardugo but I’m desperate to!

    I’m SOOOO happy you are going to be reading Island of Exiles. It was Danya that got me into it as well and somehow I snagged in ARC on release day! I hope you LOVE IT!!!!

  • I’m really hoping I get Lucky In Love! I was supposed to get it but haven’t yet :/
    Gahh! I wish I hadn’t passed on Geekerella. I’m glad to know it was a good read. Blood Rose Rebellion is one I need to read soon so I’m happy to know it’s good enough. I had high expectations for Julie Jame’s book! I’ll have to lower them because I really want to enjoy it.
    I’ve been seeing Snapchats of my friends and all the snow in Pennsylvania and NY. I wouldn’t be able to live over there. I’ll just stay home LOL.
    Good luck on your finals!!
    Genesis @ Latte Nights Reviews

  • oh looks like you have been having a wonderful week despite the weather. I have heard the the country has been getting bothered by lots and lots of snow!! Makes me grateful to live down south now. hehe Although I get about plane tickets. I hope to go home for a visit soon, but am thinking about driving since its only the fourth of the cost that a plane ticket would be.

    I have such fond memories of Love in the Afternoon, but I don’t think I have re read it much. I do want to revisit the series though, although I have re read Tempt Me At Twilight plenty of times. But then I think I just have loved every one of Kleypas’ books. They are so wonderful and endearing.

  • Aww I love snowy weather, but falling in it isn’t so much fun haha!! You had a really great reading week!! I still need to get to Six of Crows because I’ve heard such great things about it!! I haven’t read a lot of YA lately so I think it would be a good change for me one day. I’ve heard of West’s books but have never been too interested in them, but maybe one day I’ll give them a try 🙂

  • Slippery sidewalks are the absolute worst. We rarely get snow here, but this year we were hit with a couple of nasty storms that left our streets a horrible, slippery mess. I had quite a few purple bruises this winter. :'(

  • I know everyone in the US is sick of snow but it looks so romantic! I can imagine you falling on your ass, looking around and running off before anyone notices. The headline would read ‘Porn Lord in ungracious fall, details at six’. I hope you’re not too bruised and battered, do you have any rubber sole shoes you can pop on just to wear to work? And how is work going, are you enjoying it? When you’re on Spring break, make sure you DM me when you’re free so we can catch up. I still haven’t heard all about uni and your sister and all the cute guys you’re beating off with a stick. That was a bad choice of words.

    Or was it 😀 😀 😀 😀

    Hope Nere is having a great week as well <3

  • I know anyone who lives in a place that gets actual snow doesn’t get excited about it. I know how annoying I find it when it snows because of the chaos it causes (and the risk of falling over is high) but some of the pictures of the weather over there is insane! We never get decent snow, just lots of rain. All of the rain converges on the UK. Your snow day sounds like it was pretty perfect, though. Bed and GBBO is like my dream day. It sucks you can’t sort the tickets out for spring break but I’m sure you’ll find something to do with your time off. I’m sure I’ll see you’ve done plenty of reading.

    So glad to see you liked Geekerella. I was thinking of starting that this week and I’ve been dithering about it a little bit but I think I’ll give it a chance once I finish my current read. Also, I totally need to read Kleypas book. I think it everytime someone mentions her but still I’ve not gotten around to it. it’s on my list!

    Hope you have a good week!

  • Eva

    It was super warm here during your blizzard but now it’s snowing! I am glad though because I don’t want it to get too hot too soon. 3 YAs?! Whoa! I haven’t read a good YA in awhile so I’m definitely going to check out your reviews now. Hope you’re doing well Nick! ♥