The Weekly Recap (228): Celebrating The End Of A School Term

Weekly Recap 

Nick’s Weekly Recap:

Hi everyone!

How are you all doing? I had my final exams this week and they went fairly well. I’m glad to be done with this quarter though because I won’t really miss any of these classes. I celebrated the start of spring break by going to see Beauty & The Beast by myself on Thursday. I absolutely loved the movie and I thought they did a great job overall. I was very impressed. I did have to pee in the middle of the movie though and because I didn’t want to miss any moment of the movie, I decided it was a bright idea to stay the whole time. I was so uncomfortable though omg, so now I feel like I want to watch the movie again. I just might this coming week.

I also went to get my hair done because I was in desperate need of some pampering and a hair cut. I was nervous about getting it done at the Jean Madeline near my place, but the girl did a great job with my hair though she was a little slow. For those of you who don’t know, Jean Madeline Aveda Institute is a beauty school, so the people doing your hair are students, but they have a supervisor walking around to make sure nothing goes wrong. I thought my stylist did a good job for what I wanted and it cost me like $15 only to get my hair washed, cut and styled.

P.S Nereyda is taking a break from blogging, so you won’t be seeing much of her around for a few weeks.

Here are my reading updates:

What I Read:

Lucky in Love Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1) The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband (Rokesbys, #2)

Well, that was a sad reading week for me in terms of the number of books I read. I was in a weird mood and only wanted to spend my time watching TV, so that’s exactly what I did. The books I did read were great though, so there’s that. I was nervous I wouldn’t like Lucky In Love after not loving Kasie West’s previous books, but I wound up enjoying it overall, especially the boy. I also picked up Six of Crows again so I could re-read Crooked Kingdom. And I absolutely loved it as much as I did the first time around. The Girl With the Make Believe Husband was sooo good. It was swoony and romantic and oh gosh, I loved every moment of this book. I think it may be my favorite book by Julia Quinn!

What I’m Currently Reading:

Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2) Hate to Want You (Forbidden Hearts #1)

I’m about half-way through both Crooked Kingdom and Hate To Want You and I’m loving them both!

Review Copies Haul:

Why I Loathe Sterling Lane Retribution Rails Hate to Want You (Forbidden Hearts #1) Letters to the Lost

Thanks to publishers for the review copies and finished copy!

Purchases/Library Haul:

Close Enough to Touch

This sounds SO good! I can’t wait to pick it up.

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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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  • Glad your finals are over and went well. I want to see Beauty & the Beast but have a feeling I will be waiting until it is on demand. Yay for a haircut!!! Oh I am so jazzed you liked Lucky in Love. I cannot wait for it to come out. I hope you enjoy Close Enough to Touch! Have a great week!!

  • Lucky In Love looks good! I am glad that you pampered yourself after your busy week and that you like your haircut! Enjoy your books and have a great week!

  • I’m glad you’ve been enjoying TV, sometimes we just want to switch off and enjoy. I am so glad you enjoyed SoC, the re-read for both of them is like seriously the best experience. I applied for Retribution Rails on EW, fingers crossed! Have a lovely week.

  • Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom are the beeeeest. Also I got Retribution Rails too and AM SO EXCITED. (Even though I still have to read Vengeance Road but ssshhh)

  • So glad your exams went well! I am funny about people cutting my hair. I am always nervous they will screw it up. So, once I find a good stylist, I stick to them like glue!
    Enjoy your spring break and I hope you read lots of great books!

  • Grace Fonseca

    So glad that you’re exams went well.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  • I’m glad your finals are over now, Nick! I know how stressful that can be! I also saw Beauty and the Beast this week and loved it! 😀 The cover of Retribution Rails is so gorgeous! It makes me want to give in and read the series! Have a great week 😀

    Here’s my Weekly Recap!

  • I’ve all but given up on Kasie West’s books so I’m probably skipping her latest. Glad you enjoyed it, though. I’m a quarter in to Crooked Kingdom and hoping it will pick up. I’m bored, tbh. Sigh. But you seem to be enjoying it so I’m going to persist. 😀

    Have a great week, Nick!

  • I fell asleep watching Beauty and the Beast 😩 I had barely slept and then the movie was at 10:40 pm because everything else was sold out. I need to go again.
    That’s so cheap for being in the US!
    I’ll be getting Lucky in Love in the mail when they send it so I’m excited for it! I still need to read crooked kingdom.
    I’ve heard wonderful things for Close Enough to Touch so I hope you enjoy it!
    Have a lovely week!
    Genesis @ Latte Nights Reviews

  • Ugly love bed scenes? DED. Great post Nick! I love reading recaps and reading about other people’s lives lol.
    I have only read one Kasie West book (The Fill-In Boyfriend) and it was okayish. I am excited for Lucky in Love though! Glad you enjoyed it, cannot wait for your review! I feel like it’s awesome that she is publishing two books this year when most authors only do like one.
    Beauty and the Beast was so gooood! I loved the movie, I legit just came back from watching it. The special effects were awesome and the forest and the castle omg *insert heart eyes here*
    Glad your exams went well, mine also just finished like a week ago 🙂

  • Glad you’ve started spring break and I am so excited to watch Beauty and the Best (eventually anyway) although brave going alone. I always contemplate going to the cinema alone but I just like being able to chat to others about what I’m watching I guess. I never have the same experience getting my hair done, it stresses me out sitting there with a stranger cutting my hair but I always appreciate how good it looks afterwards. Although $15 for a haircut? That is pretty damn awesome.

    And I want to read the new Julia Quinn so bad, but it’s not that long until it’s released really (sort of) glad to see you enjoyed it though. And I need to know your thoughts on that Alisha Rai book, I listened to a podcast by her when she was discussing it and it sounds awesome but I’m still a bit wary of buying.

    Hope you have a good week.

  • Charlie Anderson

    I hate having to go during a movie! I never want to miss anything. Buying the biggest popcorn and drink also doesn’t help the problem. I hope to see B&B today! I wasn’t pleased the last time I went in for my hair. All I wanted was it thinned out so I don’t send hair ties flying after they break and let loose. She cut 1 inch off the bottom and charged me for a full cut and wash price. Still looking for a reasonable place who can do what I want. $15 is a great deal, though!

  • So glad you loved B&B. Now enjoy those books and relax until the next semester begins!

  • I’m glad to see you enjoyed Beauty and the Beast! I’m really want to see it soon. Too funny about skipping the bathroom break! $15 is a great price and it sounds like fun. I don’t get to nervous with getting my hair cut but I knew someone who tried out a new person for an eyebrow wax and they took off half her eyebrow. Not a good look! I’m excited about the new Julia Quinn. Love her books! Have a great week!

  • Jessica @ a GREAT read

    Seeing a lot of us have enjoyed Beauty and the Beast! Yeah, I never buy concession stand goodies anymore, because 1: outrageous prices and 2: I will not get up to pee mid movie because I don’t want to miss anything! I swear I probably use the bathroom 2, maybe 3 depending on how early I get there, times before the movie will start. That way I am positive to make it through the movie with nothing to bother me! LOL!

    Nice new reads too!! All new to me ones but I hope you will love them all!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

  • Congrats on finishing your exams for this quarter! I saw the Beauty & the Beast remake last week and really enjoyed it. I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed Lucky in Love; I’m looking forward to that one! Yes, yes, always yes to the SoC duology. I hope you have a wonderful spring break this week, Nick!

  • I’m glad your final exams are over now, Nick! I can imagine how stressful that can be! I also saw Beauty and the Beast with my daughter last week and really enjoyed it, they did a great job.

    I’m curious to hear your thought on Lucky in Love.

    Have a great week & happy reading! Sharon – Obsession with Books

  • Congrats on finishing your finals! I just finished Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom. I loved them. Enjoy!

  • Hooray for being one more term closer to finishing! That’s funny having to pee in the middle of the movie. Luckily I’ve been able to avoid that situation, or else I’d probably hold it too. lol. Have a great week.

  • I still haven’t had a chance to see Beauty and the Beast!! I remember seeing the animated version in theatres when I was just a little kid!

  • I watched Beauty and The Beast with my husband last week. I loved and enjoyed it.
    Anyway, Six of Crows sounds great. I’m reading The Others series right now and loving it so far. So I’m in the mood for another great fantasy.
    I hope you have a great week. Happy reading. 😀

  • I hope all is well with Nereyda!

    Happy Monday, Nick! I adored Beauty and the Beast too! It was such a great movie and I thought Emma Watson was a great Belle. Luke Evans was a great Gaston, too.

    Lucky in Love is on my wish list and I’m looking forward to digging into my copy of The Girl with the Make Believe Husband. JQ rocks! Looks like you’ve got some really great books lined up for spring break so woo hoo! Happy reading!

  • How are you enjoying Crooked Kingdom?

    I definitely think another trip to see Beauty and the Beast is in need since you were so uncomfortable. 😉 I’m still blasting the soundtrack – I think my family are sick of hearing it by now haha.

  • I wouldn’t say it was a sad reading week Nick! Take care Nereyda <3

  • Congrats on finishing your exams and the semester – you’re free from bad classes now! Haha. OMG yay, I’m so glad that you loved The Girl With the Make Believe Husband because guess who just got approved? This girl! The best JQ book yet…wow. Can’t wait to read it! 😄

  • I hope Nere is okay Nick and please send her my love.

    I love getting a new cut and style. It honestly makes you feel like a million bucks and can make you feel really invigorated. Those movie Cokes the sell at the cinemas always make me need to pee by halfway through. It’s okay when you’re sitting down but once the movie is over, you’re practically running to the toilets trying to clamp your legs together and doing the need a pee dance, only to discover when you arrive there’s a line up. I haven’t seen Beauty and The Beast yet but looking forward to it this weekend <3

  • Nick! So glad your final exams went well! That’s awesome.

    I also really loved Beauty and the Beast – I finally managed to see it myself and I was so glad I got to it while it was still in the cinema – so good!

    Ah! Six of Crows – I haven’t read that one yet and I REALLY need to. I’ll get to it soon!

    Hope Nereyda is Okay? Will miss her posts!

    Have an awesome weekend and I’ll catch up again with the next Sunday Post. 🙂