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Mini Reviews August Wrap Up

This is what I read in August. . . let’s see how September goes!


Carry On by Rainbow Rowell  – I’m so excited to finally be in this world fully!  It’s hard to not see Harry Potter characters in my head while listening but I enjoyed trying to mash them up to see who is who. I loved it, and I loved what I think were small references to a few other author’s books. Nice to see Levi’s coffee creation lives on. 5/5

Ice Planet Barbarian Honeymoon by Ruby Dixon – Did I do the two month free trial of kindle unlimited to keep reading these? SIGH. MAYBE. It’s interesting enough to continue that’s for sure. This was just a quick inbetween story. 3/5


Rise of the Witch by C. Rochelle – This is a reverse harem surrounding Baba Yaga lore that I heard about through tiktok, the author popped up on my FYP.  When you see RH you think one thing but there was an actual story here and it was really good! The writing wasn’t as great though so I think I’ll stop here in the series. 4/5


It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey (audio)- This is my first book by Ms Bailey but it will absolutely not be my last.  The male lead is an example of why you shouldn’t settle.  WOWZA.  It moved fast but the story was great and the characters were likeable; fair warning the audio isn’t something I’d listen to without headphones.  Can’t wait to read Hannah and Fox’s story! 4/5


The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown (audio) – I’ve listened to Daring Greatly at least five times so far but have never listened to this one.  I feel like I pick up something new with each listen of her books and this one I think will be the same (I will definitely have to relisten).  While I fully understand and agree with her thoughts I still can’t make myself follow her advice out of fear.  5/5


Neon Gods by Katee Robert (audio) – Another new to me author, though I’m not sure if this was a rec by a friend or something I found on TIktok too.  I know I see the author on my FYP so anything is possible.  This was a “spicy” retelling of Hades and Persephone.  It wasn’t a bad story, but something was missing for me.  I’ll probably continue with the series though.  3/5


The Box in the Woods by Maureen Johnson (audio) – This was my favorite in the series by far!  Loved the mystery in it and most of it was a complete surprise.  BUT. . .while I’m aware of Stevie being a teen I feel like Stevie made absolutely no growth or learned a single thing from the main series.  A lot of selfish things were done and I wasn’t a fan.  I feel like everyone else grew overall though.  I also think it would have been a little better reading versus audio, the narrator’s interpretation of the male voices threw me a bit. 4/5


Amelia Unabridged by Ashley Schumacher (audio) – I’d been wanting to read this one for a long time.  Something about it told me it would be special.  Grief is hard and it is unique to every single person.  It was a wonderful and heartbreaking book though it read more like I was reading a Nicholas Sparks novel.  I wouldn’t ever think of a teen speaking like these characters.  4/5


Tweet Cute by Emma Lord – This one is from my 12/12 (but really 13) recommendations from friends.  I’ll have more on that post but overall it was a quick and cute read.  3/5


Giant Days Volume 10 by John Allison, Max Sarin, and Julia Madrigal – It took forever for my library to order these and I’ve been reading as they come in.  Such a cute series, I love Susan and McGraw. 4/5


Giant Days Volume 11 by John Allison, Max Sarin, and Julia Madrigal – Cute as always.  Fingers crossed for Ed! 3/5


Giant Days Volume 12 by John Allison, Max Sarin, and Julia Madrigal – I know things arecoming to an end and I’m sad.  This is by far one of the cutest graphic novel series I’ve ever picked up.  4/5

Conventionally Yours by Annabeth Albert (audio) – Another 12/12 read from friends.  The narrators was very monotone to me at normal speed so I had to speed it up.  Fun fact – before I started reading this book I’d found book two without realizing this was a series and that I’d found book two, LOL.  A cute but awkward read. 3/5  


If the Shoe Fits by Julie Murphy (audio) – This was a bout of books choice.  This was a hard one to rate.  I loved the story overall and the audio – it gave me Beauty Queens from Libba Bray vibes but on the other hand I HATE the premise of The Bachelor.  The idea of a group of women fighting over one man makes me want to punch a wall.  You only see from Cindy’s POV as well so you just have to hope Henry’s intentions are pure.  I almost went with 3 stars on this one but there was a letter written by someone near the end that had me crying.  4/5


The Comfort Book by Matt Haig – A self-help/inspirational book about when you are feeling low and need a pick me up.  It’s definitely worth a look.  3/5


Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin – This was a book I carried around for a long time, never opened, and when I finally sat down to read I was mad at myself for waiting so long.  I think the size was more off putting than anything but it moved quickly.  Glad I already have book two ready to go! 4/5


Rat Queens Volume 8 The God Dilemma by Ryan Ferrier, Moritat, Casy Silver, Priscilla Petraites, & Marco Lesko – To be completely honest I’m completely lost to the storyline of this series.  I have no idea what is going on anymore but I’m going to keep reading.  3/5

Bout of Books · Challenge

Bout of Books

Hey guys!  I know it has been a minute but we decided we are officially participating in this round of Bout of Books!


Let’s get right to the point, reading goals.  We are both extreme mood readers so no titles will be listed but we do have ideas on how many books we want to complete during the bout!


Daph’s goals for the week:


4 Books Total


1 library book

1 book owned

2 audio books


I’m not going to make myself feel bad for not meeting anything I’m listing below but that doesn’t mean I’m not going to try!


I’d like to clear at least two, preferably three audiobooks.  I’d also like to clear 2-3 books from my 12 in 12 (but really 13) friend recs for the year.  We are supposed to read one a month and I’m a bit behind so I’m trying to play catch up here since I’ve already met my goodreads reading goal for the year (yay!).  I’d also like to clear 2-3 books off my own shelf, as well as read one ebook (I have a free trial on kindle unlimited right now) AND finish at least one series.


Please note this sounds like A LOT of books but I can think of at least two in my TBR that can cover almost all of these options.  LOL.


Kristina’s Goals:


2-3 audio books

2-3 12/12 friend rec books

2-3 books owned


1 ebook already downloaded

finish one series – can be something already started or a full series in the week


What about you guys?  What are you trying to read for this bout?  I can’t wait to see and I wish you luck on all your goals!

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Mini Reviews/July Wrap Up

I haven’t read much this month, there has been a lot going on work wise and family wise.  I have decided I need to start writing again on some level so to ease myself into reviews again we are going to try for 1-3 mini review posts each month.  I’m not going to set an exact number in case I move on to full reviews or read one book and don’t post till the end of the month but either way I want to share what I’m reading and what I thought!  

Gideon Falls Volume 5:  Wicked Worlds by Jeff Lemire/Andrea Sorrentino – This story has turned dramatically, I don’t think I saw anything happening coming, and I honestly don’t know where it is going anymore.  3/5


Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon (audio) – Once I got past the quite horrible opening (not the writing, the acts happening) it actually was a fun story and not as steamy as booktok made it out to be.  Maybe that’s in later books?  I’d continue with the series.  3/5


Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (audio) – This was a reread via audio to read the Carry On series.  Still adorable, still love it.  5/5


Fangirl Vol 1:  The Manga by Rainbow Rowell, adapted by Sam Maggs/Gabi Nam – Just another version of the above.  Adorable.  5/5


Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne (audio) – This is the second book I’ve read by Sally and it was pretty cute, there were multiple secondary characters I’d love to know more about, I hope we can revisit this setting again! 3/5

The Dead Mom’s Club by Kate Spencer – The second I knew this book existed I requested it from the library.  Every single person goes through grief differently but being another member of the Dead Mom’s Club in a somewhat similar way to the author helped me in feeling validated in how I grieve.  This made me feel more normal than I have in quite some time.  5/5


Lumberjanes Vol 17:  Smitten in the Stars and Vol 18:  Horticultural Horizons by Shannon Watters – These are like reading a friendly hug.  The adventures the Janes get up to are always entertaining.  3/5

What about you? What did you read in July?

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Top Ten Tuesday: 06/22/2021

Today’s Top Ten list?


List the top 10 books you’d love to own and include a link to a wishlist so that people can grant your wish. 

First, happy birthday Jana!! Thank you for all you do with exchanges and hosting TTT.

I’m going to list 10 physical books/series I’d love to own/read but there are also several ebooks on my wishlist that I’m just as excited for.  


Link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2V4JZCCNFOAA2?ref_=wl_share


Darling by K. Ancrum – second Peter Pan retelling that came out this month and I’m here for it!


The Second:  Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America – The older I get the more nonfiction I read.  There are so many aspects of life so many of us have remained ignorant to and it is time to learn and be a part of change.  

The Burning:  The Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 by Tim Madigan – I’m still floored that we didn’t learn about this in school and I want to learn more about it.


The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin – I heard about this on a podcast and frankly after 2020 we could all use all the happiness we can get.


The Poe Estate by Polly Shulman – I’ve read the first book in the series, though I don’t own it and I would love to finally finish it this year!


The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso – Really the entire Swords and Fire series.  I’m not sure how I stumbled across these books but this sound like a fantastic fantasy world.


The King of Bones and Ashes by J.D. Horn – A series (Witches of New Orleans) set in my state?  Yes please!


Circe & Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller – They’ve been on my TBR forever but booktok and made me want to bump them up on the TBR list.


The Kingdom of Grit series by Tyler Whitesides – Again, another I don’t know how I stumbled across it but it sounds epic!!


The Broken Earth series by N. K. Jemisin – These sound great and I do not know why I haven’t already read them!

What about you? I can’t wait to see what some of you have listed and maybe add more to wishlist! Thanks for stopping by!!!

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The Year of Reading

First let me start with the elephant in the room.  Yes, we haven’t been posting in quite a bit. We know.  We were burned out, work/life got in the way, etc there are just so many reasons why we took a hiatus but hopefully you won’t mind seeing us around.  Daphne started a blog insta (@kiki.daphne) but we are a bit behind the times on the bookstagram and booktok.  While I love both, we are just a bit of dinosaurs I guess when it comes to posting and though we are going to work on changing the way we post we will probably still post here first and foremost. 


So. . . .with that out of the way, let’s talk about my year of reading!


Though I seem to live in an area that is pretending the pandemic didn’t happen (and still is really – though most restrictions have eased) and all is well I’ve done my best to stay home as much as possible.  Though at times very boring and slightly claustrophobic it has been a huge help for my reading schedule.  As I write this I’ve almost completed my 2021 goodreads challenge and we aren’t even halfway through the year!  I’m over 40 books ahead of schedule and I’m so proud of myself! A big thing for me is starting and/or completing multiple series this year. I have huge issues with letting go of series and another thing I’ve had to do because of that is rereads.  When I hold off on completing a series I tend to forget what happened and have to go back and read the entire series again and that is just making the TBR grow MORE.  I literally am at almost 900 books TBR and that is after I took off almost 100 in a goodreads purge last month so things are getting serious.  I just wanted to share what I’ve been able to complete so far and what I’m hoping to complete in the rest of the year.  I want to look back in December and be able to say this was DONE.


Series I’ve completed/caught up on in 2021 so far:


The Bridgertons by Julia Quinn 


The Queen’s Thief by Magen Walen Turner 


Fable by Adrienne Young


The Brown Sisters by Talia Hibbert


Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (reread for the show)

The Smythe-Smiths by Julia Quinn


Moose Springs, Alaska by Sarah Morgenthaler

Well Met by Jen Deluca (caught up, waiting on the next book!)


The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (part reread part finishing series)  

Caraval by Stephanie Garber (part reread, part finishing series)  

Series I’m hoping to complete/catch up on during 2021:

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin

Sands of Arawiya by Hafsah FAizal (part reread, part finishing series)

The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater (reread 1-3 took place in 2020, reading Raven King now so in progress!)

The Remnant Chronicles by Mary E Pearson (part reread, part finishing)

Dance of Thieves by Mary E Pearson

Courting Darkness by Robin LaFevers (reread His Fair Assassin in 2020)

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

The Diviners by Libba Bray

Now is this list complete?  NO!  I plan on still mood reading my way through this and any other book I might come across and it is highly possible I won’t get to everything or MAYBE I’ll get through all of them and add more?  Hmmm. . . though if you believe I can do all that, I might have some ocean front property in Arizona for sale. . . .


What about you guys?  Has the pandemic helped you in the reading department?  If you have more suggestions for me please email me, suggest it on goodreads, or even find me on twitter!!

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In a Nutshell 02/29/20

 

Hey guys!!  Sorry – I’m a day late getting this posted. . . as you will see below it wasn’t a highly productive week. . .

Read

audio: Husband Material by Emily Belden (3.5/5)

Watched

TV:

Started Season 4 of The Good Place and Series 9 of Doctor Who

Watched Season 3 and started Season 4 of Schitt’s Creek (the kids were off of school and I work part time, don’t judge!)

Movies:

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (3.5/5) (hoping it was more about Mr. Rogers, eh)

Knives Out (5/5) SO GOOD. It was a rollercoaster ride and unpredictable and just amazing. Damn, is Chris Evans so fine. Love him so much. His eyes match is sweater. (heart eyes emoji)

 

See?

 

 

Guys.  I didn’t read a single thing book wise.  I’ve been having a lot of sinus issues this week so I took FOUR naps last weekend.  Now don’t think this is bragging because I assure you it is not.  I literally didn’t have the energy to get off the sofa.

I did finish a magazine I bought, World’s Scariest Places.  Not much but that was my week.  I picked up Jojo Rabbit and IT Chapter 2 from the library though so maybe I will have a couple of movies to chat about next week?

What about you?  How was your week?  I hope you enjoy your leap year day!

Fantasy · retelling · Sci-Fi · SERIES · YA · YA Series

Winter by Marissa Meyer

WINTER by Marissa Meyer

Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mark her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.
Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won’t approve of her feelings for her childhood friend–the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn’t as weak as Levana believes her to be and she’s been undermining her stepmother’s wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that’s been raging for far too long. 
Other books in series:  Cinder, Scarlet, Cress
Source:  audio via library 

SPOILER WARNING:  Being as this is the fourth book in a series I want to make it clear there will be spoiler moving forward in some way no matter how small.  If you haven’t read the series STOP HERE!

OVERALL THOUGHTS:

I know I procrastinate on final books in series but I dropped the ball on this one big time.  I first had to go back and reread via audio books 1-3 to refresh my memory of past books.

I think one of my favorite things about this series is that Ms Meyer finds a great balance of characters.  While one book is supposed to be about certain character there were so many other throwbacks to past books and their events that I never felt like anyone was forgotten along the way.  They were all main characters and though Winter wasn’t centered on Cress or Cinder (examples only – not playing favorites I swear!) they were still very much a huge part of Winter’s story and I loved that.  I definitely want to remain as spoiler free as possible for everyone but I can admit it did not end the way I thought which shocks me because I’ve gotten pretty good at guessing the outcomes, but I still have Stars Above to read so I’m curious if what I was imagining could still happen. . .

I did read this via audio (the hardback is massive!) so there was a small drawback for me on that because I wasn’t a huge fan of the narrator but more so for the voice she gave Winter.  It was hard to imagine her being a teen when it felt like the voice was of a 5-6 year old.

Story wise though?  I would love a whole spin off series centering on Thorne and Cress though  They are an absolute delight and I think there would be so many adventures they could get up to, so many new experiences for Cress, and I’d just love to check in with everyone

Such a wonderful and heart wrenching conclusion to a unique series.  There was loss, but also hope given and with hope anything is possible.

5/5

 

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In a Nutshell 02/21/20

 

Want to know what we were up to this week??

 

I listened to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and read Paper Girls 3.

For shows I finished series 8 of Doctor Who and watched PS I Still Love You

Well this wasn’t a  big reading week for me.  Work was crazy so I didn’t get much lunch break time to read so instead I listened to A LOT of podcasts while working.  Listened to all current episodes for the same podcasts I mentioned last week, chiseled away a few more backlog episodes of Dark Poutine and I found a couple more podcasts to try soon.  I subscribed to A Single Serving Podcast and Why Won’t You Date Me? with Nicole Byer.  Both seem great but haven’t started either.

It was a tv week for me which is rare nowadays.  I also watched PS I Still Love You and it was adorable.  I also watched all three seasons of Atypical on Netflix – such a good show!  I don’t know if anyone has watched but it follows a teen who is autistic and his family as he tries to have his own life and become independent.  It looks like there will be a season four and can’t wait!  Another show I watched the entire run of was Gavin and Stacey on Hulu.  It was expiring soon and I’d been meaning to watch it for awhile now.  Didn’t love it as much as Atypical but still great and I even watched the Christmas special from 2019.  THAT ENDING?!  I unfortunately didn’t get to The Farewell so I’ll have to request that one again later. I’m hoping to watch Hunters this weekend, another show I’ve been looking forward to.

I did read one book, my interlibrary loan The Plucker by Brom.  Based on the story it seems to follow some African folk tales of sort though I’m not sure if that is also made up or actually true (I’m not familiar with many tales from other countries yet though they are on my to get to list!) but for the sake of a quick explanation it is a very dark and disturbing Toy Story like tale. Interesting read!

I did get book mail.  I received Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles and Grown Ups by Emma Jane Unsworth.  Very excited to read both!  I also picked up Jessica Simpson’s bio from the library.  I didn’t read any of The Raven King this week like I planned but as it is Mardi Gras time here and I have no plans in going my hope is to stay in this weekend, save some money, and do a bit of catch up in reading.  I do have five audio books from the library right now and the max I can have is six so I definitely need to get those cleared up because I’m sure more will come in soon as is always the case with my audio requests.  (Audios I currently have:  Caraval by Stephanie Garber (reread for possible review and to continue series), Daring Greatly by Brene Brown (third time listening, hoping for the lessons to stick soon), Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid, The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert (reread so I can start The Night Country), and The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern.

A reminder that Daph started a Gone Pecan instagram so please give us a follow. You can find us @kiki.daphne Thanks!

What are you reading now?  Listening to?  Watching?  Let me know so I can add more to the list.

Adult Fiction · Chick Lit · Contemporary · Favorite Author · Library Find

You Were There Too by Colleen Oakley

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Acclaimed author Colleen Oakley delivers a heart-wrenching and unforgettable love story about a woman who must choose between the man she loves and the man fate has chosen for her in a novel that reminds us that the best life is one led by the heart.

Mia Graydon’s life looks picket-fence perfect; she has the house, her loving husband, and dreams of starting a family. But she has other dreams too — unexplained, recurring ones starring the same man. Still, she doesn’t think much of them, until a relocation to small-town Pennsylvania brings her face to face with the stranger she has been dreaming about for years. And this man harbors a jaw-dropping secret of his own—he’s been dreaming of her too.

Determined to understand, Mia and this not-so-stranger search for answers. But when diving into their pasts begins to unravel her life in the present, Mia emerges with a single question—what if? 

Source: library (support your local library, y’all!)

Mia, happily married and recently moved to a small town, looks up one day at the grocery store and locks eyes with a man who she’s dreamed about for years, a man she’s never met. This sends her on a quest to find out why.

TRIGGER WARNING

Mia has had several miscarriages. It plays a big part of the plot.

Mia’s connection and attraction to Oliver, the guy from her dreams, is helping her to deal with this and her husband, Harrison’s recent distance.

It’s quite an emotional book. I felt so much for Mia and I was pulled in many different directions, wondering if I should hope for her continued marital happiness or this new, possibly better future with Oliver. Oakley doesn’t make it easy for you to know who Mia should be with. There is no clear “winner” in the handsome men who want to be with me sweepstakes.

I sped through this book, wanting to understand and get to the resolution of the dreams and why Mia and Oliver were having them, but also wanting resolution to Mia’s restlessness and heartbreak and relationships.

This is one of three books I was desperate to read this year. I was very much looking forward to it because I am a big fan of Colleen Oakley ‘s book Before I Go. You Were There Too didn’t reach the level of Before I Go for me, but I couldn’t put it down. The characters were relatable and the story was unique. Overall, I enjoyed the book and Mia’s story, heartbreaking and tender as it may be.

4/5

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In a Nutshell 02/14/20

Hello!!

We know we’ve been gone for a bit but thought it was time to get back out there and connect with everyone.  Life seems to get in the way of our reading and bookish tendencies so we are going to try to add “check in” posts once a week of what we have been up to all week.  This could be reading, watching tv, or just taking naps because sometimes that is what we might need.

Let’s see what Daph was up to. . .

In the last week I have read:

You Were There Too by Colleen Oakley (review forthcoming)

Hunting Prince Dracula (audio & paperback) by Kerri Maniscalco

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (audio) by JK Rowling

The Grave Robber by Mark Batterson

In the last week I’ve watched:

Late Night (Mindy Kaling & Emma Thompson, Amazon Prime), Mindy and Emma are not in enough things! rating 4.5/5

Harriet (Cynthia Erivo & Leslie Odom, Jr) — my boys and I have been wanting to watch this movie and it was certainly a worthwhile and entertaining movie, keeping us all on the edge of our seats. Very illuminating about Harriet Tubman’s life and the life of a slave and the pre-civil war life in general. Cynthia Erivo was a revelation! Very well deserved Oscar nomination. Also, I didn’t know that Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles was in it & that was a nice surprise! I mean, yes, she was a shrill, racist slaveowner, but she did a great job. 5/5

Last Christmas (Emilia Clarke & Henry Golding) — what a sweet movie. I knew going in what was really going on (because internet) but I was really surprised by the depth of the movie and how much I was moved by these characters. Particularly loved Michelle Yeoh & Emma Thompson’s characters. 4/5

Doctor Who Series 8 (Peter Capaldi & Jenna Coleman) — I previously got only as far as season 7, so I never met the 12th Doctor so when I introduced my boys to Doctor Who this summer, I was looking forward to getting to this season. I am really enjoying this season, Clara, and Danny. Not finished with the season yet so I’m not going to rate it.

That’s it for me!

So what happened this week?

First, Daph started a Gone Pecan instagram!  Yes, I know we are 5 years behind but if you are so inclined feel free to follow, we’d appreciate your support!  You can find us @kiki.daphne and she will be posting photos of books we are reading, reviewing, or just random stuff – who knows what might pop up on the feed (I’m betting on puppies at some point.)

I finished a series!!  I read the third book of the Truly Devious series A Hand in the Hall by Maureen Johnson.  It was a fun series and I enjoyed the past story line quite a lot.

I read the latest in the Wayward Children series by Seanan McGuire, Come Tumbling Down which is about Jack and Jill who are by far my favorites.  God this series is so much fun!  I don’t think it is the last in the series, or at least I hope it isn’t.

I got back to The Raven King which I started last month but abandoned.  As I’ve said approximately 1,000 times I have issues letting go of series and never read the last book of The Raven Cycle so over the last few months I’ve reread the first three books to finally be able to finish the last.  Once I got to it though I needed a break as binging books for me isn’t as easy as a show on Netflix.  I’m hoping to finish it up this weekend and finally move on to Call Down the Hawk so I can start yet another reread of a different series I need to finish – there are A LOT.  You may be seeing a review for this one soon, but don’t hold me to that.

I stopped by the library and picked up my holds.  I still have a couple of library books checked out already and even though I’m TRYING to make myself read books I own to clear out and make room for new ones (or at least get the stacks off the floor) I picked up Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (casting news made me break) and A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. I’ve had several friends pick this up over the last few years but seeing it pop up again on Jamie’s insta (Perpetual Page Turner) I decided it was time to try it out for myself.  I’m always in for a good cry when reading – note to self DO NOT READ AT WORK.  I also picked up The Farewell (starring Awkafina) to watch.

I caught up on some podcasts!  I listen to a lot of podcasts while I work (it helps drown out coworkers and background noise) and listened to the latest episodes of My Favorite Murder, Lore, The Office Ladies, The Murder Squad, and Do You Need a Ride?.  I also listened to several of Dark Poutine though I’m only about halfway through the entire backlog of their podcast.  Do you have an recs?  Let me know!  I’m always looking for a new one to dive in to.  I’m REALLY excited for Brene Brown’s Unlocking Us which starts next month.

Today is Valentine’s Day and I’ve decided I’m buying myself flowers.  In my entire 37 years I have never gotten flowers from anyone and I’ve decided today I will and I’m getting them for myself because why not?

How was your week?