The Weekly Recap (238): In Which Nereyda Is a Meanie & Meeting Blogging Buddies

Weekly Recap

Nereyda’s Recap:

Guys, I did it! I finally finished reading Eye Candy! I swear I’ve been reading this damn book for like a month…maybe more. I am such a slow reader now and I just get so distracted by life in general that reading has taken a backseat on all other activities. I normally get annoyed when it takes me a while to read a book and I end up leaving it alone, but this book was actually a good one so I was determined to finish it. It felt so satisfying to finally hit 100% on my kindle. I started the new Christina Lauren book cause it seemed like a fun one, even it if does sound exactly like The Hating Game. Of course, it will probably take me another month to finish this but I hope it’s a good one. This was my second week out of school and my schedule got kind out of whack. I would normally work out in the morning after my girls left for school but now we go on our bike rides at that time or else it’s too damn hot to do it after 8am (over 100 degrees). We have a picnic with my neighbors and her kids after our bike ride and we get back home around 11am. By then , it’s hard to find the time to fit in my workouts since the rest of my day flies by between 3 kids. I did it most days but ended up skipping others. Hopefully I find a good rhythm this week. Also, I’m not sure what it is but my internet has been terrible for the last week. It’s so bad that I can’t even watch Netflix or watch videos and sometimes I can’t even listen to music. I thought it was because we were all home and using up the wifi but even when I’m the only one awake in the morning it’s not working. I need to have that checked out this week cause wonky internet is super frustrating.  I’ve spent a lot of my week outdoors, which most people would think it crazy of me considering how hot it is. But we’ve spent most of that time swimming. We went to the pool on Tuesday, to the waterpark on Thursday and to the pool again Friday and Saturday. My neighbor has kids my girls age so its so nice to have them hang out with their friends. I’ve been trying to watch Riverdale but I haven’t gotten far because of my sucky wifi. What I have seen so far I’m a fan of though. Hopefully I can get more episodes in this week. I think I’ve been in pre-vacation mode lately cause all I have is Cancun on the brain guys. I leave in 17 days and the days are flying by. Nick is leaving pretty soon too for the Summer so I hope both our trips are a blast. Hopefully I can make some sort of progress this week when it comes to books. Hope everyone is having a lovely Summer so far!

What I Read:

      Eye Candy (Real Love, #1)


What I’m Reading:

   Dating You / Hating You

I’m very early in this one but I’m hoping its a good one since their books are usually fun and sexy.

Audiobooks Received For Review:

  Now I Rise (The Conqueror's Saga, #2) Trusting You and Other Lies

Thanks to Listening Library for these.

Nick’s Weekly Recap:

Hi everyone!

As I’m writing this, I’m desperately in need of sleep and coffee. I’m studying for finals and my brain is all wonky. I had two take finals to work on last week too, which each took me close to 10 hours to work on. And I don’t know why some professors think it’s a good idea to also give homework assignments during exam weeks. But anyways, I’ll be done by Wednesday and I can’t wait.

In more exciting news, my friend Rashika who blogs over at Xpresso Reads, is coming to see me next weekend! I have known her for over 4 years now, so I can’t wait to officially meet her in person. I’m already coming up plans/places to eat, and ahh I’m so excited to see her. Now, I just have to get these exams done with so I can see her on Friday and do all kinds of fun stuff, but mostly eating! 😉

I wonder what it will take for Nereyda to come see me one of these days …

And then the Monday after I will be flying home. I’m so excited to see my mom and my dad. I’ve missed them terribly. It’s going to be strange without my sister there (she’s in Australia), but I’m happy to be going home. So this will probably be my last weekly recap post for about 2 weeks. I’m going to need some time to resettle!  Don’t miss me too hard! 😉

 And in case you were interested in what it’s like talking to Nereyda, here’s a peek to one of our many random conversations:

Here are my book updates for the week:

What I Read:

 Here Lies Daniel Tate The King of Bourbon Street (NOLA Nights, #1) An Enchantment of Ravens Why I Loathe Sterling Lane Sinful Temptation (Temperance Falls: Selling Sin #1) Prom Queen (Bad Boy Homecoming, #3) Tessa Ever After (Reluctant Hearts, #2)

I had another good reading week. Most of these books were very good. If you read my review for Here Lies Daniel Tate, you may have noticed that I enjoyed it a whole lot. I was excited about The King of Bourbon Street, but I’m sad to say it didn’t fully work for me. I needed more from the characters. An Enchantment of Ravens was stunning. I really enjoyed the writing AND it’s a standalone! Why I Loathe Sterling Lane was good too. It’s full of hate-to-love banter. I had Sinful Temptation waiting for me on my Kindle too, and it’s a London Hale book about a pastor and a sex shop owner. So you know, I had to read it. And it was wildly entertaining. Prom Queen was okay too. Not my favorite Katee book, but it was fun. Tessa Ever After was a re-read and I loved it even more the second time around!

What I’m Currently Reading:

 Time Served (Time Served #1)

Brighton Walsh recommended this one to me. I’m about 40% into it and I’m loving it!

Review Copies/Finished Copies Haul:

Daughter of the Burning City Ferocious (Vicarious, #2) Reign the Earth (The Elementae, #1) Sinful Temptation (Temperance Falls: Selling Sin #1)

Thank you to the publishers and authors and my friend, Jess for the review copies and finished copies!
Super excited about Reign the Earth, especially!

Library/Purchased Haul:

For the Evil We Have Done: Book one of the Harvest series Time Served (Time Served #1) The Queen and the Cure (The Bird and the Sword Chronicles, #2)

The first book isn’t normally something I would buy, but Aimee Carter posted a sweet and touching tweet about it being her dad’s birthday and how he struggles with his birthdays because that’s when his wife passed away, and she asked her followers if they were willing to make his day buy purchasing a copy.  So I did that. And actually, the story sounds pretty interesting, so I’ll definitely be reading it.

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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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  • Nereyda that heat sounds crazy!! Glad you are finding ways to be outside without melting. Congrats on finishing Eye Candy! Nick hope you and Rashika have a blast! Have a good trip home. Hope you have a great week ladies!

  • I’ve got both Dating You Hating You and Eye and Arm Candy on my Kindle. So I’m looking forward to reading those. I’ve actually got way to many on my Kindle that I need to get through. 😉

  • it seems like you had a good week! the temperature seems crazy though… i have seen a few episodes of riverdale, but i wasn’t too impressed with it, so i really look forward to your review of it nereyda! have an amazing week, both of you!

  • I am reading Eye Candy now, its fun. Good luck Nick and safe travels!

  • Jessica @ a GREAT read

    Ooh nice new books ladies!! See lots of interesting ones! Can’t wait for Ferocious! Waiting for that one so I can binge Vicarious with it! Hope you both enjoy the new reads!

    Here’s my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

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  • I’m in a bit of a slow reading streak myself, Nereyda. Totally get where you’re coming from. I listen to audiobooks at work and during my walks but for some reason, I’m unable to concentrate nowadays. Anyway, looking forward to reading that latest Christina Lauren as well. I hope you’ll enjoy it!

    YAY! I’m so happy for you, Nick! It’s exciting to meet an online friend in person! Also that you’re going home! Oh, man. So much excitement. 🙂 Keep us updated!

  • You two crack me up!! That text exchange is hilarious! Nereyda, why isn’t that the title of this post!?!? Hope you both have a great week.

  • hahaha I love you guys! You crack me up. I feel like I speed through a bunch of books but then I read others reeeeeally slow and it drives me crazy! I’m having an especially hard time lately because the weather is so nice and I want to play outside with my kiddo. Hope you both have a great week!

  • Greg Hill

    It’s hard to concentrate when vacation is looming! Hope you both have great trips. And I loved Riverdale- fun show. Hope you get a chance to watch more of it soon!

    Reign the Earth looks awesome (seriously love the cover) and I’m curious about Ferocious since I read Vicarious last year.

  • Hope you two have great vacations! Sounds like you both need it.

  • Yay! Nereyda I feel like you should get a medal or something. Like those ones you get on video games when an achievement unlocks. Can’t wait to see what you think of the new Christina Lauren book, I was intrigued as it sounded like The Hating Game. I want to know if it’s the same or not. I am so jealous of your week, even with the sucky internet. I mean, spending most of the week outdoors swimming. And the water park! I am jealous. I spent my week complaining about the rain (I’m British, I like to fit the stereotype and obsess about the weather) and dreaming about lie ins. I would totally have Cancun on my brain too if it was that close. It’s good to have something to look forward to.

    And Nick, you’re so close to finishing your finals, you can do it! At least you’ve got something to look forward to at the end of the week. That’s always great motivation to keep you going. I haven’t met any blogger friends but I totally get your excitement. I hope it goes brilliantly. Also, yay for getting to go home to see family. That sounds awesome, enjoy the time getting to see your family. I try and avoid all the words you write about books because every week I end up wanting to buy something I shouldn’t.

    Hope you both have a good week.

  • Nereyda – I’m glad you’ve been getting more sleep and generally feeling better. Sorry about your internet though – that’s awful and definitely frustrating. Swimming sounds great! Yay for vacaction time coming up fast!

    Nick: I hope you got all the coffee and sleep that you needed and that you’re feeling better this week! Also I hope that you and Nereyda can meet up soon!
    I can’t believe your read list every week. Sheesh! You’re a reading machine!

    Hope you ladies are both having a good week this week and sorry I’m so behind in catching up on other blogs!