The Weekly Recap (237): Shaming Nereyda And Raving About Wonder Woman

Weekly Recap

Nereyda’s Recap:

I skipped last week’s recap post because I hadn’t read or heard any audiobooks and I was embarrassed to add on my post that I was still reading Eye Candy since it’s been a few weeks. But then Nick outed me on the post anyway so now you guys all know how slow I read. Honestly though, it’s more about me not reading much as opposed to the speed. When I do read every few days or so, I only read about 10% of a book a day. Sometimes I will go a few days or weeks without even touching a book and I’m afraid it will probably only get worse now that school is on break. Last week was my first official full week that my kids have been home from school all day and oh man, where does the time go??? I wake up in the morning, confused not even sure what day it is and it’s so hard to keep track of the days. I told my kids they weren’t spend the whole Summer sleeping in late, going to sleep late and watching TV all day so I’ve been trying to keep them busy. I wake up early and do some yoga and workout, then wake up my kids and we go on a 2 mile bike/walk (they ride their bikes and I walk since I don’t know how to ride a back) and after we stop by the park and have a picnic for a few hours. The girls get to play while we listen to music and I use my bullet journal. It’s actually really nice but the downside is that my days usually fly by and that I’m exhausted by the end of the day. I’ve been going to sleep around 10pm which is such a big deal for me since I used to always fall asleep around 1..or 2… or 3am.  But now that I fall asleep early I wake up early and feel super rested, who knew falling asleep early was the key to being a morning person???  Huge apologies since it’s been a few weeks since I’e commented or replied to comments. I’m determined to finally get to it this week and finally finish Eye Candy. Wish me luck!

On Sunday we went to the waterpark with my neighbors and their kids, on Monday we went to Phoenix to do some shopping and to eat and on Saturday we went to see Wonder Woman and it was SO GOOD! My kids and even my boyfriend loved it and I definitely want to see it again. I hope this opens the door for more movies with kick ass strong female character super heroes.  Yesterday my oldest daughter (10) moved into her own bedroom and it made me a little sad that my girls aren’t sharing a room anymore and that my baby is getting so big (she’s already taller than me…which is not saying much since I’m 4’10” but still). I also finally finished Parks and Recreation and now I’m sad that I won’t have anymore of Ron and Leslie and the rest of the gang.  Other than that, not much else new here. I don’t have any new books this week since I didn’t even get a chance to check NG/EW or check my audiobook emails but I do have the urge to re-read the Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series all over again. Knowing me, it may take me the rest of the year but I at least want to give it a try. But first I gotta finish Eye Candy. I hope everyone else had a great week!

What I Read:

      The One Memory of Flora Banks

I did finish this last week and holy shit this book was awful! This may possibly be one of the worst books I’ve read along with November 9 and Music of the Sun.

What I’m Reading:

  Eye Candy (Real Love, #1) 

I promise I WILL finish this book this week! I only have 20 left!

Nick’s Weekly Recap:

Hi everyone!

I’m tired. So so tired. I don’t know what else to say here. Anyways, I only have a week and half of classes left and I CAN’T WAIT. I’m ready for my summer break.

I spent Memorial Day cleaning my room, getting some chores done and studying. Heading back to school the next day was not fun, but I’m glad I got that break.

I did go to see Wonder Woman on Friday with a friend. I don’t like the DC Universe movies, but I was pumped about Wonder Woman and it was fantastic. The cast was perfect, the story was great, and it was all-around amazing movie. I know this may sound cheesy, but I felt empowered after watching the movie. It’s the female superhero movie we women deserved. I actually kinda want to watch it again. So I think I’ll go after I’m done with finals if I have time.

That’s about it for me this week!

Here are my book updates for the week:

What I Read:

Want Walk of Shame Valentine (On Dublin Street, #5.5) Highland Hellion (Highland Weddings, #3) Nanny with Benefits (Temperance Falls: Experience Counts, #3) Song of the Current (Song of the Current #1) The Duchess Deal (Girl Meets Duke, #1)

What a great reading week it’s been. I loved all of these books. They were all 4 stars or above for me. I really liked the male POV in Want. And the story was very compelling too. I’ve heard a sequel is in the works and I can’t wait. Walk of Shame was a re-read for me. It made me happy and fluttery. I also had no idea that Sam Young had released a Valentine’s Day novella of her On Dublin Street series, so I was eagerly picked it up when I found out. It was lovely being back with all the characters again. I’m thinking I need to re-read this series in the summer. Highland Hellion was loads of fun too. There’s just something about this series. As always, I one-clicked London Hale’s new book on release day. And read it on the spot. It was very addicting. Song of the Current was a pleasant surprise too. It was awesome, and I loved the characters, the story, the world building, but most of all, the discussion about consent. Then, I finished off the week reading The Duchess Deal. This is one of my anticipated reads of 2017, folks, and it was everything that I wanted it to be.

What I’m Currently Reading:

Here Lies Daniel Tate The King of Bourbon Street (NOLA Nights, #1)

I’m about 50% into both of these books. Here Lies Daniel Tate is good. I’m not sure who/what to believe, so it’s a trippy read. The King of Bourbon Street is also okay, but ugh, the sex scenes keep referencing wetness and it’s making me want to gag. Listen, I know things get wet and soaked and other liquidy-adjectives during sex, but I don’t need to read that level of detail in my sexy times.

Review Copies/Finished Copies Haul:

The Duchess Deal (Girl Meets Duke, #1) Going Dark (The Lost Platoon, #1) Prom Queen (Bad Boy Homecoming, #3) Irresistible You (Chicago Rebels, #1) Mister Hockey (Hellions Angels, #1) Here Lies Daniel Tate An Enchantment of Ravens

Thank you to the publishers and authors for the review copies and finished copies!
*DROOLING* because this book haul is EVERYTHING.

Library/Purchased Haul:

Nanny with Benefits (Temperance Falls: Experience Counts, #3) Valentine (On Dublin Street, #5.5)

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  • I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed Song of the Current. I need to bump that one up my TBR!

  • I was in a big funk throughout April and May and took forever to read a couple of books. Slumps are the worst. I’m hoping June is a wonderful month. I’m so curious about Want and Song of the Current!
    Have a great week! 🙂

  • Nereyda – It’s great that life is keeping you and the kids busy! I only get to read at bedtime and when it’s been a busy day then I also only get a few % through a book before I just have to fall asleep!
    I’m excited about Wonder Woman but we have to travel to get to the cinema and I just don’t know if I’ll have time to go see it… I might just wait until I can watch it comfortably at home..
    Also, re-reading VA and Bloodlines doesn’t sound like a bad idea at all.. I might do that myself sometime soon (when I am free of some reading deadlines!).

    Nick – I hope this week goes quickly for you so that you’re that much closer to the break! I’m so glad you also loved WW and now I just want to pick up and go… It’s only a couple of hours to the cinema…….
    Wow – Now I need to get my hands on Song of The Current. I saw it here first and it’s intrigued me since!

  • My kids still have a week left of school and then three weeks until camp starts. It will be a long three weeks. Parks & Rec is such a good show. Nick sorry you are so tired. Wonder Woman sounds like it was awesome. Hope you both have a great week!!

  • It’s great that you have your kids up and about doing activities! Are you planning on signing them up for summer camp?
    I love VA and Bloodlines! I actually never finished Bloodlines series. I got to The Fiery Heart, maybe the one after it, and that’s it because the other books hadn’t released yet so I had to wait and then I forgot about them :/ I have to re-read the series and continue it!

    I can’t wait to watch Wonder Woman! I never follow Rotten Tomatoes, but the fact that they had rated so low the other DC and Marvel movies and gave 95% to Wonder Woman… It says a lot. Plus, I love Gal Gadot!! She’s freaking amazing and gorgeous.
    I read Walk of Shame a few weeks ago and it didn’t woo me like other LL novels :/ I’m glad you loved it though!
    I need to read Tessa Dare’s books!! Oh, and I’ll be getting Going Dark in the mail soon so I can’t wait!

    Have a lovely week, ladies!
    Genesis @ Latte Nights Reviews

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    Nice new reads! Totally new to me ones! Hope you both enjoy your new goodies!

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  • Nereyda I was just chatting with a friend who was saying she HAD to have a routine for her daughter during the summer. Otherwise she said she and her daughter got lazy. So, I totally understand where you are coming from! I could not get into the Vampire Academy or Bloodlines books. I tried but gave up so many times.
    Nick I typically don’t like DC either (#TeamMarvel!) but I have heard amazing things about Wonder Woman. Your book haul is impressive! Enjoy those reads!

  • laura thomas

    I often slow down on reading in the summer, Nereyda. Too busy having fun outdoors in the pool:) I kept my son busy during summer break.OItherwise he’d hole up in his room and act like a vampire. I’d find crumbs on the counter in the morning so I knew he lived. LOL
    And a great haul of summer reads, Nick. Might have to take a dip in the pool to cool after after reading some of those. LO

    Have a great week, ya’ll!

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  • Lauren

    I hardly ever see movies twice at the theater, but I wouldn’t pass up a second showing of Wonder Woman. 🙂

  • Greg Hill

    It’s hard to blog in the summer with kids and vacations and just everyday stuff. I definitely relate. And glad to hear Wonder Woman was good. Can’t wait to see it, it looks awesome. Every time I see her home island with that beautiful scenery I want to go there lol. Finally a kickass female superhero movie! Now Marvel needs to step up… 🙂

  • Sounds like you’re having fun with your kids Nereyda and that’s always a good thing. The reading thing will work itself out, I’m sure it will. I’ll be reading Eye Candy soon too so I’m looking forward to that.

    Nick, I hope everything is okay. Being tired sucks. I can’t wait to watch Wonder Woman, I’m glad to see that it’s getting lots of great reviews. Woot!

    Lots of good reading going on in this post and I want to read all of the books! Have a great week, ladies!

  • Nick- so glad to hear that you loved Wonder Women. I’m more of a Marvel fan but everyone has been raving about WW so I think I’m going to have to go see it. It has really good reviews.

    Nereyda- I feel like I’ve been struggling a bit with reading lately too. I always get this way when we start to have good weather. It’s hard to stay motivated when all I want to do is play outside with my daughter all day. lol.

    Hope you both have a great week!

  • oh it looks like you have had a good week of reading Nick. I am tempted to pick up Duchess Deal but nervous too because I haven’t enjoyed Dare like I used to. But the cover is so mouthwatering. I do love Mary Wine and I can’t wait to read Highland Hellion.

  • Nereyda, we don’t judge your slow reading. It happens to the best of us! I’ll keep my fingers crossed you’ve successfully finished Eye Candy but hey, at least it’s not like you can claim you’re not keeping busy. I’m exhausted just reading about your week.

    And Nick how do you do it? How do you read so much? I may be buying all of the London Hale books, I think. You’ve convinced me to give them a shot even with the stupid titles. I am insanely jealous of you reading the latest Tessa Dare book I cannot wait for it to be released!

    Hope you both had a good week.