Week in Review: March 6 – 12

I don’t have too much to say about my past week. It was cold and I stayed in most nights. I did go out on Thursday night (I swear it was the coldest night of the year, at least -35 C!) to see the Shack with my mom, aunt, uncles and cousin. We had all read the book. I enjoyed the movie – it had an uplifting message. The other highlight of my week was my parents’ 34th wedding anniversay on Sunday. We went out for supper and had a blast.

Books Read


Under Locke by Mariana Zapata: this was a re-read. I really enjoy MZ’s writing and Under Locke was no exception. Out of all the other MZ titles I’ve read so far, this was the only one I haven’t re-read. I honestly think I enjoyed it more the second time around. I wasn’t gobbling it down, I was savouring it. If that makes sense. haha

Currently Reading


Tell Me How This Ends by Victoria De La O

So that was my amazing week. LOL How was yours?

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Week in Review: Feb 27 – Mar 5

I had an awesome reading week! I was off work on Monday and didn’t do too much but I went into work on Tuesday feeling good. LOL And then Wednesday to Friday was spent in workshops for work. I had two late nights, working until after 7 pm. I was completely peopled out by Friday so I cuddled with She-ra and read Friday evening and Saturday morning. And I read 4 books! So good week overall.Oh and I went to see Logan yesterday. I highly recommend it if you’re a fan of the X-Men.

Books Read
chrlkCold Hearted Rake by Lisa Kleypas


Marrying Winterborne by Lisa Kleypas


We Were on a Break by Lindsey Kelk


Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas

I haven’t picked up something to read yet so no currently reading to share.

How was your week?

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February Recap


Paint Nite with my mom

February was a short month but I honestly felt like it dragged on. 😦 Β It wasn’t bad really, just long. My mom had a birthday on the 1st, so we got together as a family which was nice. I went to see a couple of movies. I did the paint nite with my mom, which was fun. The pic above is my final product. Work was work. My reading was wonky. I had a whole week where I didn’t read anything. So after reading Taking a Shot, a week went by before I read Act Like It. I just couldn’t decide on anything, nothing grabbed my attention. But I think after my last week where I read quite a bit (I took 2 long weekends from work!) I’m back on the reading train and things are full steam ahead. Looking back, February is always a bit of a weird reading month for me. Must be the rotation of the earth or something. LOL

Books Read
1. Good Boy by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy
2. Undecided by Julianna Keyes
3. Taking a Shot by Jaci Burton
4. Act Like It by Lucy Parker
5. Under Her Skin by Adriana Anders
6. Special Interests by Emma Barry
7. Pretty Face by Lucy Parker
8. Black Hearts by Karina Halle
9. Forever Pucked by Helena Hunting
10. Artistic License by Elle Pierson
11. Cold Hearted Rake by Lisa Kleypas

A – 2
B – 9 (4 B+)

E-book – 9
Print – 2

Not quite my monthly goal of 4 print books but 2 that’s ok.

Contemporary Romance – 9
Historical Romance – 1
New Adult – 1

I didn’t read any m/m, which was a goal but I’ll try and do better in March.

How was your February?

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Week in Review: Feb 20 – 26

wirsheraThis past week was a good one. I got back into walking on the treadmill after two days off. I’m taking it easy though, just going at a slow and steady pace. No more hip pain so no complaints from me. I also had Monday AND Friday off so I got a heck ton of reading done. Like I haven’t read this much in one week in long time. Yay for good books! And they were all good. The weakest of the bunch was Special Interests but it was still good. I also saw some movies. I went to see Lion with my mom and omg that movie was gut wrenching! I also went to see Lego Batman with my -adult- baby brothers today. LOL I didn’t feel bad about going to see a kid movie though because I noticed a few other adults in the theater without kidlets. But there were still a lot of kids. It was a cute movie in the end. Will Arnett’s batman and Michael Cera’s Robin were a funny duo. Next movie to check out will be Logan on the weekend!

As I’m typing this up though, I’ve got a sick puppy cuddled up to me. She-ra threw up this morning so we’ll see if it persists. I’ll feed her some plain chicken this evening to settle her stomach. I’m wondering if she’s getting sick of her food. Charlie is fine so it’s not the food itself. Maybe its just her system? I’m off tomorrow too so I’ll be able to keep an eye on her. Days off in bed with my furbaby are good days.

Anyway, here’s what I read this week!

Books Read

siebSpecial Interests by Emma Barrypflp
Pretty Face by Lucy Parker

bhkhBlack Hearts by Karina Halle

Forever Pucked by Helena Hunting

alepArtistic License by Elle Pierson

Reviews Posted

gboykennedybowenGood Boy buddy reviewed at Wena’s blog, Weendizzle.com!

That’s my week, how was yours?

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Week in Review: Feb 13 – 19

This past week was ok. The weather was beautiful! Above freezing a couple of days. Which lead to yucky streets and potholes. But I don’t even care. It’s nice to have some good weather. I did the paint nite with my mom Thursday. It was lots of fun. πŸ˜› I’ll post my painting in my February recap. The only downside to the week was my left hip. It started bothering me late last week but twice this week it was throbbing and the pain was shooting down my leg. The first time it happened it lasted for one evening. The worst was yesterday. It started hurting on Friday night and it continued into yesterday. I thought sleeping would make it go away but nope. However, I woke up pain free this morning. I’m walking on the treadmill so I’m wondering if its something to do with that or a pinched nerve? I’m going to make an appointment with my doctor this week, see what’s going on. I couldn’t even sit in the car!

Reading was slow. Only 2 books again.

Books Read

alilpAct Like It by Lucy Parker

uhsaaUnder Her Skin by Adriana Anders

Review Posted

tsjburtonTaking a Shot by Jaci Burton

Currently Reading

siebSpecial Interests by Emma Barry

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TBR Challenge: Taking a Shot

February’s theme was a new-to-you author. I didn’t stick with the theme because my brain is wonky and didn’t feel like reading much so far this month. I’m just glad to have read at least one book from my tbr pile so I’m not complaining.

And I’m not complaining about having read Taking a Shot. It was a good, solid read! I last read Jaci Burton in 2011. I’ve been buying up the Play by Play series over the years but just never got around to reading them. And I’ve been on a bit of a sports kick lately so I when I saw Taking a Shot sitting on the shelf, I thought why not?Β 


If you want to score, you have to get in the game… The last thing Jenna Riley needs is more sports in her life. While her brothers are off being athletic superstars, she’s stuck running the family’s sports bar, whether she likes it or not. Then in walks pro hockey stud Tyler Anderson. As much as Jenna would like to go to the boards with him, she’s vowed to never fall for a jock-even one as hot as Ty.

Ty, intrigued by the beautiful bar owner, becomes a regular. He senses that Jenna wants to do something more with her life. And as he gains her trust, the passion between them grows, as does Ty’s insistence that Jenna should start living for herself. With his encouragement, Jenna starts to believe it, too…

But first, Jenna has to figure out what she wants, what she needs, who she loves, and if she has the passion and pride to take a shot at having it all-including Ty…

Jenna Riley is surrounded by sports almost 24/7 so even though pro hockey player Ty Anderson revs her engine, she denies herself the pleasure of his company. The last thing she needs is to start something up with a professional hockey player. Ty is persistent though and he slowly wears her down. Things start off casual but eventually feelings get involved. It was a nice change of pace to see them not really fighting their feelings. The conflict comes from Jenna’s inability to see her potential and her fear to act on it. When Ty tries to push her, she always shuts down.

I thought Taking a Shot was a solid read. The characters didn’t annoy me (and Jenna had the potential to be annoying but she wasn’t -yay-) and the story moved along at a steady pace. I liked the gradual development of Jenna and Ty’s relationship. Ty was a sweet hero. He wasn’t looking to start a relationship but he really liked Jenna and he didn’t deny his feelings. Jenna was kind of hung up on the sports thing but she didn’t turn her nose up at it. She supported Ty and even got to know people in his circle like the other players’ wives. I liked Ty’s teammates and it was good to see Jenna’s brothers and family.

Overall, Taking a Shot gets a solid B from me. Fans of sports romances will enjoy this one.

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Week in Review: Feb 6 – 12


I don’t have much to say about this past week. I worked, I exercised, I only read 2 books. I didn’t feel like I did a lot of anything really. I was tired and went to bed super early every night. And today I painted a bit this morning. I bought a wooden box at the thrift store a while back and had an idea to paint a mandala on it. So I put a white basecoat on it last night and this morning I painted it purple. I’m going to do a white mandala on the top. I will share once it’s done. πŸ˜›

Books Read

tsjburtonTaking a Shot – Jaci Burton

ujkeyesUndecided – Julianna Keyes

I really enjoyed both these books so I don’t know why I’m not reading anything right now. I’ve tried picking up a few different books but nothing is capturing my attention. So I’m not going to pressure myself. I’ll keep trying different books until one sticks. Taking a Shot was a print book from my tbr pile so I’ll be able to review that for this week’s TBR challenge. That’s a win for me. πŸ˜›

How was your week?

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Week in Review: Jan 30 – Feb 5

I meant to post this on Sunday but time got away from me this week.
I don’t have much to report this week. My mom’s birthday was on Wednesday so we went out for dinner with her sisters and dad. It’s always a blast to see them…in small doses. LOL I’m so anti-social these days! For a gift I got my mom a paint nite, which is coming up next week. It should be fun. My mom says she’s not artistic BUT she is creative, so I’m interested to see how she’ll paint along.

Reading this week sucked. I didn’t know what to read after I finished a book on Tuesday and it wasn’t until Friday that I picked something. For me not to read for 2.5 days really screwed with my system. I felt discombobulated. I’m wondering if after I finish a book, I should just pick up whatever book is next on my ereader…and then if I don’t feel it, pick another book and repeat the process until something sticks. That’s kind of forcing it but when I don’t know what I feel like reading it’s hard to start a new book. As Nath keeps reminding me, don’t put pressure on myself. So I’ll try to be more zen about my book choices this month and we’ll see where that leads me. As it is, I finished a book and now I’m at that point of having to chose another one…

Anyway, here’s what I read this week:

cprincessfisherThe Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher


Good Boy by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy

I started reading:

The Telomere Effect by Elizabeth Blackburn and Elissa Epel

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January Recap

January was a good month. I took the first two weeks off work and relaxed and read and watched movies. I watched a lot of movies. LOL I went to the theater a few times. Finally saw Star Wars. And as a family we finished that puzzle. It was a lot harder than it looked! The grass and rocks were killers. I also started exercising. So that’s something I’ve added to my daily routine. I started small but I increase my time on the treadmill everyday. And I jump on our recumbent bike when I watch tv. It feels good.

Reading wasn’t too bad for the month of January. However, I noticed I stalled out at the end of the month. 😦

Here’s what I read:
1. Crash by Susan Fanetti
2. Rookie Move by Sarina Bowenhhpuckedover
3. Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet
4. She’s Got it Bad by Sarah Mayberry
5. Hard Hitter by Sarina Bowen
6. Downed by Jen Frederick
7. The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher
8. Love in Lingerie by Alessandra Torre
9. Hollywood Dirt by Alessandra Torre
10. Pucked Over by Helena Hunting
11. Blindfolded Innocence by Alessandra Torre

You know what I just realized? I didn’t re-read Kulti this month! I knew once I publicly declared by obsession it would end…so sad.

Ok – the grades:

B – 8 (5 B+’s, so pretty good!)
C – 4

E-book – 6
Print – 4
Library Print – 1

Contemporary Romance – 8
Non-Fiction – 1
Fantasy Romance – 1
New Adult – 1

My favourite reads of the month were Hard Hitter, Downed, Love in Lingerie and Hollywood Dirt (which was a re-read).

How was your January?

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Buddy Review at Weendizzle!

lovelingeriesatsmWena and I teamed up again for a buddy review and this time we chose to read Hollywood Dirt by Alessandra Torre.

You can read our buddy review here: LINK


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