The Weekly Recap (234): Happy Mother’s Day!

Posted May 14, 2017 by Nick & Nereyda/ 16 Comments

Weekly Recap

Nereyda’s Recap:

I had a very nice and very lazy week where I spent a LOT of time on my bullet journal. I started a new journal in April but hadn’t set up any of my early pages (index, calendar, calendex, etc) and I finally got to do that last week. I can’t wait to show you guys my new layouts. I also got a different journal for fashion drawing, I have been in the mood to draw again for so long so I hope this gives me the kick to get back at it again. I heard a few audiobooks but didn’t get to read anything at all. I bought some new clothes and booked a weekend getaway trip to Vegas in September, woohoo! And yes, I already added a countdown spread for my Cancun and Vegas trips this year. Other than that, not much happened in my world. I’m counting down the days until school is over because I am just sooo done with the homework and projects.  I’m looking forward to this summer and I’m looking forward to this month since I turn 31! 30 was probably my favorite year so far so I can’t wait to see what this year has in store for me. Hope everyone had a great week and Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms 🙂

What I Read:

     Act Like It (London Celebrities, #1) Pretty Face (London Celebrities, #2)

What I’m Reading:

  Eye Candy (Real Love, #1) Windfall

Nick’s Weekly Recap:

Hello!

How is everyone fairing? Happy Mother’s Day to all moms reading this! I hope you all have  fun plans with the kids and family.

It’s dark and gloomy and rainy as I write this recap. It was bright and sunny all week, and now we’re being cursed with this rain. All it makes me want to do is take a nap though. I mean, I ALWAYS want to take naps, but this weather is much more conducive to it. I didn’t do much this week. I had a couple of exams and assignments due, so after those were done, I mostly just wasted my time procrastinating and bingeing more of Brooklyn 99 on Hulu. I love this show so freaking much! I did wind up going to the mall on Friday and also went to see King Arthur at one of those fancy theaters with reclining seats. I’m not sure how I felt about the movie overall. It was entertaining, but parts of it was also very choppy in the story telling and character development departments. Charlie Hunnam is pretty easy on the eyes though. Plus, I got to eat pop-corn, so I don’t particularly regret spending the money. I am pumped to go see Everything, Everything next week though! Who else is planning to go see it? And then the week after, Wonder Woman comes out. I’m sure to be even broker than usual once this month ends.

Anyways, here are my book updates:

What I Read:

 Harder (Caroline & West, #2) Girl Out of Water Marry in Haste (Marriage of Convenience, #1) Under Her Skin (Blank Canvas, #1) The Evaporation of Sofi Snow (The Evaporation of Sofi Snow #1) Sweep in Peace (Innkeeper Chronicles, #2)
Well this was a bit of a disappointing reading week in terms of my adult reads. Let me get the negatives out of the way. I read 40% of Marry In Haste before I called it quits. It was a well-written story but I went in wanting a romance, and by 40% the hero and the heroine had barely interacted with each other. Most of the focus was on his half-siblings and his illegitimate niece, and I was just annoyed, because that’s not what I was in the mood for. So, I picked up Under Her Skin instead, and that wasn’t any better. I mean there was certainly a romance there, but it was kinda dull. I expected it to be edgier and sexier, but it was a little boring. Sweep in Peace was another one I was excited about, but I was a bit let down by the lack of romance here. It just wasn’t as good as the first book. I will most definitely read the 3rd book however. Now, Harder was the only adult/NA book that I loved from my list this week. It was a re-read and I loved all the pain and angst and all the delicious sexiness! I also really really liked Girl Out of Water. It had a Morgan Matson feel to the story, which is a good thing in my opinion! Then, I picked up The Evaporation of Sofi Snow, by one of my favorite authors ever! And it was different from her previous series, but thrilling, and full of twists that had me gasping out loud! I need the next book already.

What I’m Currently Reading:

Deadly Silence (Blood Brothers, #1) Eliza and Her Monsters

I was in the mood for something suspenseful, so I picked up Deadly Silence, and I’m about 20% in and enjoying it so far. I’m also hoping to pick up Eliza and Her Monsters next.

Review Copies Haul:

Trust Lethal Lies (Blood Brothers, #2) Before She Ignites (Fallen Isles Trilogy #1) Here We Are Now

Thank you to the publishers for the review copies!

Library/Purchased Haul:

Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1) Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin, #2) Mortal Heart (His Fair Assassin, #3) The Summer of Chasing Mermaids Deadly Silence (Blood Brothers, #1)

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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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  • Happy Mother’s Day Nereyda!

    Ahh, you watched King Arthur, Nick? I cant wait to see it. I LOVE Guy Ritchie movies. I can watch them on repeat, especially The Man from U.N.C.L.E. <3

    Have a great week! Hope it's full of wonderful weather and books.

  • Happy Mother’s Day, N!! And wow two awesome trips this year. That’s great 🙂

    Nick, I might go see King Arthur with my mom soon. I hope I get to enjoy it. And yes, I’m going to go broke with all the movies. Apart from the two you mentioned, there’s also Pirates coming out! I also want to see Unforgettable which is already out but haven’t had time to go see it.
    I hope you keep enjoying Deadly Silence!! I read Girl Out of Water and really liked it!!
    I open both of you have a great week!

    Genesis @ Latte Nights Reviews

  • It sounds like you both had a nice, slow week. And sometimes, those are really necessary!
    I love Lethal Lies, Nick, but read that before Deadly Silence… which I’m going to read next. Not sure how I got so mixed up on that series.
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  • Happy mother’s day! I know it sounds weird but we actually celebrates mother’s day in my country at December 22. Have an amazing week guys!

  • Happy Mother’s Day Nereyda! A Vegas trip sounds awesome! Nick I am in the gloomy weather too and it makes me so tired!! Can’t wait to see what you think of Eliza’s and her Monsters. Have a wonderful week!!

  • Happy Mother’s Day! What a great book haul, enjoy reading. Have a great week!

  • I was torn on whether or not to see King Arthur or not. I LOVE King Arthur/Knights of the Round Table stories, but I feel like all of the ones that I’ve seen over the past couple of years have been really disappointing. Sorry to heat that you didn’t love it. It’s been chilly and rainy here too, which makes me sleepy too. lol! All I’ve been wanting to do is nap, but I have a crazy 4 year old who says no. haha!

    Hope you both have a great week, and happy reading!

  • I’m not really planning on going to see King Arthur in theatre. I’d much rather go see Pirates 5 or Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Also, I loved Eliza & Her Monsters so I hope you will too!

  • Aww Nere, still a baby! You look fabulous at 31! I’m looking forward to seeing the new journal. I’ve tried to get into journalling but find it so time consuming so I think maybe I was being a little fussy with it. And I really don’t have all that much to plan really. Hope you have a wonderful mothers day Nere <3 <3

    It's been so cold here lately Nick that I'm in the mood for napping too. It's that much harder to get out of bed lately and starting to feel the cold weather in my bones. I requested and downloaded Trust this week too. Sexy for a YA cover but I'm totally game. Really looking forward to seeing what you think of Eliza and Her Monsters. Happy mum's day to your lovely mum Nick and have a wonderful week ladies <3 <3

  • Hi ladies! It’s been a looooong time since I visited and I am so sorry. I hope you are doing well! Happy Mother’s Day, Nereyda! Your Vegas trip sounds great. I am curious about Windfall.

    NICK! I see you got the His Fair Assassins series! That is one of my favorites series of all time – maybe JUST behind Cashore’s Graceling trilogy. Grave Mercy is my favorite of the HFA trilogy. LaFevers is writing new HFA books and I am so excited!

    Have a lovely week, ladies! =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  • Oh, so exciting! Cancun and Vegas?! I hope you’ll have a great time. I’ve neglected my bullet journal – for which, I’m sad. *sobs* I need to get back into it. Along with so many other things I’ve neglected lately. Sigh.

    Sorry it had been a disappointing reading week for you, Nick. I feel like I’m on the same boat. Let’s hope we’ll both have a better reading week next week!

    Happy reading, ladies!

  • Nereyda, I too am counting down the days until school is over. But, I am the teacher! I love Vegas. I got married there 13 years ago! so much fun!
    Nick it sucks that the books you have picked up lately have been duds. I need to read that Robin York series. I have book 1 on my kindle and I started it a very long time ago, and I need to get back to it!
    I hope you both have a great week!

  • Ooh, I’m looking forward to seeing your new bullet journal Nereyda. I’m pretty sure it’s freaking awesome! I’d also like to see some of your fashion sketches too. That sounds cool. Lucky you for both of your trips. I just know you’re going to have the best time!

    Happy Belated Mother’s Day to you. I hope yesterday was dope for you! 🙂

    Nick! I’m super excited about King Arthur and it’s ALL for Charlie Hunnam. I heart him and will watch anything he’s in. I added Girl out of Water and Harder to my wish list so thanks for the heads up on both of those.

    Have a great reading week guys!

  • Happy Mother’s day Nereyda! I hope you had a great day 🙂 Can’t wait to see your BuJo

    His Fair Assassin series is awesome! I hope you love it.

  • Nereyda, it sounds you had a relaxing time. Bullet journalling and basically doing things you know you love is always a great way to spend your time. I cannot wait to see some glimpses of your new journal because I know you’ve had plans in your mind for this one!

    And Nick, I’m with you, rain makes me want to stay and do very little but annoyingly it keeps raining when I have plans and so I end up looking like a drowned rat everywhere I go. Not a good look, but oh well. It sucks your readings been a bit meh this week. Good to see you had some good YA reads but I’m disappointed to see you weren’t a big fan of Under Her Skin, I’ve got it on my Kindle and now I’m now as excited. I’ll still read, maybe I’ll have better luck.

    I hope you both have a good week.

  • Another comment just to let you know – I WAS HERE. I’m read up and caught up! 🙂

    P.S. Happy (belated) mother’s day! Also I want to watch King Arthur, even if only for Hunnam. 😀