Week in Review: May 22 to 28

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Like I said in my previous post, this past Monday was a holiday for us Canadians. 😛 I finally finished Geekerella so that was a day well spent. LOL I don’t know what’s up with my reading lately but it’s really tapering off. I’m actually watching less tv so I can’t say that’s cutting into my reading time. I’m just doing…nothing. It’s a bit perplexing. Anyway, I had a sick day on Wednesday and I watched the season finale of Scandal and caught up on Veep. The rest of the week has been fine. Yesterday I checked out a huge community garage sale with my mom, cheered my brother on during a black belt test and went to see Guardians of the Galaxy 2 with my other brother. Second watch – I think I enjoyed it more the second time around. 😛 Today is going to be a relaxing day. Maybe go to Michaels…again. LOL And read!

BOOKS READ
GeekerellaapGeekerella by Ashley Poston

aajbAlex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

Besides these two books, I also did a quick re-read of Jennifer Crusie’s Crazy For You. I love Nick and Quinn, and little Katie. 😛

CURRENTLY READING
csgCaraval by Stephanie Garber

How was your week?

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Week in Review: May 15 to 21

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This past week flew by! I felt like I didn’t have a lot of downtime and I’m not sure why. I usually watch DWTS with my mom on Monday and we didn’t get to it until Wednesday. And then I didn’t watch tv again until Saturday night! Do you think I was reading though? NO. Its a holiday tomorrow for us peeps in Canada (Victoria Day) so I’m hoping to finish up a book I started. Also, I completely forgot about the TBR Challenge this week!! I just remembered TODAY. WTF? LOL

Here’s the one book I read this week:

gnfkwGoing Nowhere Fast by Kati Wilde

I really enjoyed this story. You have a road trip paired with a best friend’s older sibling and it starts off with them hating each other. Hot stuff. LOL

CURRENTLY READING

GeekerellaapGeekerella by Ashley Poston

I’m enjoying this one but I’m just not able to sit down and read these days. So sad. Let’s hope tomorrow changes that!

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Week in Review: May 7 – 14

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Happy Mother’s Day!

The past week was a great one. I went to see Guardians of the Galaxy 2 on Monday. I really enjoyed it. I love Baby Groot and the soundtrack was awesome. I’m planning on seeing it again in Imax 3-D. Next movie to see though is King Arthur. Maybe next week Monday, since it’s a holiday here in Canada. Friday was also a great work day. We had a team-building day so it was filled with activities like hatchet throwing, canoeing and a bison safari. There were 8 baby bison! So cute.

BOOKS READ

umsUnattainable by Madeline Sheehan

irresistible-9Irresistible by Mary Balogh

tmntgvdloTell Me Not To Go by Victoria De La O

And I also re-read Kulti. I think it might be time to tackle one of the two remaining titles I have left to read by Mariana Zapata. 😛

So that was my week. How was yours?

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Week in Review: May 1 to 6

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I can’t believe it’s May already! And it’s starting off very well. The weather is great and I even got some yard work done yesterday. I like working in the yard and garden. I planted some seeds last weekend and they were already sprouting a few days later. She-ra is on the mend. I still have to give her eardrops for a couple of days but she’s good.

Reading has been great! Here’s what I read.

BOOKS READ

ofaceOnce and For All by Cheryl Etchison

pdsbPipe Dreams by Sarina Bowen

thskcThe Hot Shot by Kristen Callihan

CURRENTLY READING

umsUnattainable by Madeline Sheehan

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Week in Review: Apr 24 – 30

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She-ra kept me up until 2am last Sunday, scratching her ear. I suspected an ear infection and got her to the vet later Monday afternoon. Sure enough, I caught it early so it wasn’t bad. She gets eardrops for ten days though – just another week to go. She does fine with the medicated drops but the cleaning solution? She HATES it. Poor thing. But she’s not scratching so I think its better already. She has a follow up appointment this Friday.  Overall it was a quiet week. Wednesday I hung out with my grandpa and took him to his favourite stores. His house is getting renovated right now so he’s staying with his brother and sister. Saturday I had an epic shopping day with my mom and aunt. LOL I say epic because we went to quite a few places but I didn’t get much. I overindulged on washi tape though. I had a 55% off coupon to Michaels so bought 2 tubes there and a sticker book and then bought 3 3-packs of washi from Ikea! Seriously, I need to cut myself off for the month of May. And what pray tell do I need all the washi for? Planning. LOL And then today topped off a good week with a movie – Gifted. Chris Evans is hot and that movie made me cry.

Reading wise, it was another slow week but I’m not complaining – I’m still reading!

BOOKS READ

hneatHer Nightly Embrace – Adi Tantimedh

biemykhBefore I Ever Met You – Karina Halle

CURRENTLY READING

ofaceOnce and For All – Cheryl Etchison

I really enjoyed her Nightly Embrace and it was a quick read but for the majority of the week I could only read for a few minutes in the mornings. I read the majority of it on Friday (I was home sick). I heard this was going to be made into a tv show so I wanted to check it out. I’m glad I did. Interesting cast of characters. Before I Ever Met You’s blurb was like pure catnip for me and I sped through it. It features an older hero (early 40s, heroine is a 25 year old single mom) and it was cute. Karina Halle is an autobuy author for me and I love her writing. I recommend you check her out if you haven’t.

Once and For All I started yesterday and I’m enjoying it. Somethings have me raising my eyebrow but for the most part I can overlook it. I’m really looking forward to book 2 -which is available – and book 3 releases May 23rd.

How was your week?

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Week in Review: April 17 – 23

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Monday was a day off for me, so I had a 4-day weekend last week. It was really hard to get back into work mode on Tuesday and the rest of the week, to be honest. I couldn’t focus and I didn’t even read really. And usually if I’m incapable of reading something, I’ll re-read Kulti. Didn’t even do that!

Oh and after a beautiful week with warm weather…it snowed yesterday.

READ

trophywifeatTrophy Wife – Alessandra Torre

htdwwlbHow the Duke Was Won – Lenora Bell

CURRENTLY READING

hneatHer Nightly Embrace – Adi Tantimedh

So that was my quiet week. How was yours?

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April TBR Challenge

I chose to review Beautiful Stranger the TBR Challenge for April.

bsclBeautiful Stranger by Christina Lauren
Series: Beautiful Bastard #2

Escaping a cheating ex, finance whiz Sara Dillon’s moved to New York City and is looking for excitement and passion without a lot of strings attached. So meeting the irresistible, sexy Brit at a dance club should have meant nothing more than a night’s fun. But the manner—and speed—with which he melts her inhibitions turns him from a one-time hookup and into her Beautiful Stranger.

The whole city knows that Max Stella loves women, not that he’s ever found one he particularly wants to keep around. Despite pulling in plenty with his Wall Street bad boy charm, it’s not until Sara—and the wild photos she lets him take of her—that he starts wondering if there’s someone for him outside of the bedroom.

Hooking up in places where anybody could catch them, the only thing scarier for Sara than getting caught in public is having Max get too close in private.

I read Beautiful Bastard years ago and did not enjoy it. I did read two other CL titles afterwards and really enjoyed them so I thought I’d go back and read book 2. I am happy to say that it was leaps better than Beautiful Bastard.

Sara Dillon is new to New York and she’s going out dancing with friends. She’s just come out of a relationship that was not good for her (her ex cheated on her). So she flirts with a guy at the bar, not expecting -or wanting- anything to happen. But she has a reckless urge to hook up with her sexy stranger – right there, in the club. They do hook up in an alcove and then Sara walks away, not sharing her name.

This intrigues Max. Max is a known player in NYC and for a woman not to want to see him again, it means he can’t stop thinking about her. Luckily for him, Sara is friends with his friend’s wife. After another scorching encounter, Sara proposes a friends with benefits arrangement with Max. The only catch being they can’t have sex in a bed – Sara is embracing her newfound exhibitionist streak.

Without giving anything away, eventually the meet ups aren’t enough for either Sara or Max but she’s got baggage from her ex and he is not known for commitment.

Ok, I really enjoyed this one. I liked that Sara and Max’s relationship didn’t develop in a typical way. I liked that Max encouraged Sara’s new kinky side. He helped her in a non-shaming way that let her be brave enough to try new things. And that’s the kind of guy Max was. He was a good guy. Despite not having a serious relationship before, he was there for Sara. Even though they weren’t in a ‘relationship.’ Sara’s issues about relationships made sense and I get why she reacted the way she did when she thought Max did what he did. The sex scenes were hot and the romance was sweet. I was looking forward to jumping into book 3 but when I checked the blurb, I realized I read it already. LOL So I’ll start the Wild Seasons series soon.

B+

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Week in Review: April 10 – 16

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Happy Easter everyone! I opted not to go to my Grandpa’s today. The last few times I went to visit it hasn’t been good. I did stop in on Friday for a few hours and I do love my Grandpa, but I don’t like the drive out to his place or the atmosphere. So I’m staying home today and not doing anything productive. haha

Overall, the past week was a good one. Work wasn’t crazy – I had meetings but nothing too stressful. But it sucked when it came to reading. I finished one book on Tuesday and then nothing! I didn’t feel the urge to pick anything new up so I ended up skim reading through some favourites. So sad though. I hope this isn’t a reading slump.

BOOK READ

cplcmCrazy Pucking Love – Cindi Madsen

CURRENTLY READING

trophywifeatTrophy Wife – Alessandra Torre

How was your week?

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Week in Review: April 3 to 9

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My week started off with a migraine. So it could only go up from there. LOL It was a quiet week, work went well and I was supposed to go for supper on Wednesday night with friends but I ended up going to a hockey game with my parents instead. It was fun. Reading was slow – I only read two books. I also started watching Narcos. And I’m hooked. It’s good!!

BOOKS READ

bsclBeautiful Stranger by Christina Lauren

doylkDreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas

I picked Beautiful Stranger to read for my April TBR challenge so I’ll review that later this month. And Dreaming of You was a re-read and I’ll be buddy reviewing that with Rowena. So I enjoyed both books and that’s all I’ll say for now, I’ll save it for my reviews. LOL

CURRENTLY READING
cplcmCrazy Pucking Love by Cindi Madsen

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Week in Review: March 27 to April 2

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The past week was meh. I struggled with my concentration all week and I had quite a few nights of rough sleep. I couldn’t regroup and I thought this weekend would be good for that. Saturday was a good productive day but Sunday was a bust. And I didn’t even get around to getting this post up. So I thought I’d do it today…and I eventually did but I woke up with a migraine that’s finally now wearing off. *sigh* I’m blaming the changing of the season. I always struggle in the spring and this year is no exception.

BOOKS READ

dskhDirty Souls – Karina Halle

tcdeThe Circle – Dave Eggers

Dirty Souls did not end how I wanted it to. But I still enjoyed it! Halle writes some pretty angsty stories that I just eat up! I kind of wanted someone in particular to die…and I hadn’t read his series yet and now I don’t know if I want to. Maybe in a while…let my fresh feelings from this duology wear off. LOL

The Circle did NOT end how I expected. I had bought this a few years back because I liked the idea of an evil internet company. When I saw that it was made into a movie with Emma Watson and Tom Hanks, I had to read it. And now that I have…I don’t know if I’ll go watch the movie or not. Who knows…

I also did a quick re-read of Wait for It by Mariana Zapata.

CURRENTLY READING
bsclBeautiful Stranger – Christina Lauren

How was your week?

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