{WWW Wednesday} 12-7-16

W… W… W… Wednesday, hosted by Taking on a World of Worlds is a weekly meme showcasing what you just finished reading, what you are currently reading, and what you plan to start reading next. Except I’m changing it up a bit, since I can never plan what I’m reading next (moody reader). Instead I’m going to talk about a book I’ve recently added to my TBR that I’m excited about!

You guys, I miss you! I’m terribly behind on blogging and reading blogs, and I apologize. Work is so busy right now, I’m putting in a lot of extra hours, and there’s just not enough time in the day to do everything I want to do. I haven’t even had much time to read lately. And I haven’t done a Friday post in weeks – I miss blogging! I’m hoping to catch up with all of your blogs by this weekend.

I am so tired tonight. I had every intention of getting in a run, but instead I’m sitting here with a glass of wine hoping I can stay awake a little while longer and get a few chapters of my book read. My vacation starts next Friday (18 days…woohoo!) and it can’t come soon enough. I love my job, but I’m definitely ready for some time off. And hopefully that will include a lot of reading! And blogging!

 

what i recently finished reading

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I finished it! And it was wonderful and beautiful and emotional and heartbreaking. This was not an easy book to read emotionally, because I know a lot of the story was based on fact, but it was worth every minute. I can’t recommend it enough. Amy Harmon is a fantastic story teller, and this is one of the best books I will ever read.

 

 what i’m currently reading

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Let’s talk about how much I love this book cover. Because it’s awesome. I’m not very far into it yet, but it’s super creepy, which I love. If a book can give me the creeps, it’s a keeper.

 

WHat i have recently added to my tbr

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I was pretty excited that the publisher reached out to me and offered me a copy of this book. I really enjoyed the last book I read by this author, and have been looking forward to this one!

 

 Reading anything good this week?

 

{WWW Wednesday} 11-30-16

W… W… W… Wednesday, hosted by Taking on a World of Worlds is a weekly meme showcasing what you just finished reading, what you are currently reading, and what you plan to start reading next. Except I’m changing it up a bit, since I can never plan what I’m reading next (moody reader). Instead I’m going to talk about a book I’ve recently added to my TBR that I’m excited about!

I can’t believe tomorrow is December. We start our holiday hours this week – for the month of December we only work until 12:30 on Fridays. Pretty excited about that! I love having that extra few hours on the weekend to get things done. This weekend I plan on finishing up all of my Christmas shopping.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

 

what i recently finished reading

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I devoured All in Pieces in pretty much one day. It was a fast-paced YA read, and I really enjoyed it! The Mistletoe Secret was every bit as cheesy and predictable as I expected. I knew the ending as soon as I read the synopsis, but it was still a good warm & fuzzy holiday read.

 

 what i’m currently reading

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Yes, I’m STILL reading this book! It’s breaking me, okay?! I want to sob through the entire book. The writing is so beautiful, but the story is so heartbreaking. I clearly can’t handle reading any stories about WWII. In all seriousness though, this is probably going to be one of my top reads of the year. One that I’m going to recommend every single person needs to read. It’s not an easy read, but it’s worth every word. I’m over halfway through now and hoping to finish by this weekend.

 

WHat i have recently added to my tbr

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If you’ve been a follower of my blog for awhile, you probably know I have a serious love for Sylvain Reynard‘s books, especially this series. I have been so excited for the release of this book (out next week), and was even more excited to receive an advanced copy last week! I can not wait to get lost again in this beautiful world.

 

 Reading anything good this week?

 

{WWW Wednesday} 11-23-16

W… W… W… Wednesday, hosted by Taking on a World of Worlds is a weekly meme showcasing what you just finished reading, what you are currently reading, and what you plan to start reading next. Except I’m changing it up a bit, since I can never plan what I’m reading next (moody reader). Instead I’m going to talk about a book I’ve recently added to my TBR that I’m excited about!

I’m officially on Thanksgiving holiday. 5 days of no alarm. This morning I’m meeting my girlfriend for a yoga class, which I’m really looking forward to. Besides doing a little shopping, I have nothing pressing on my to-do list, and it feels great!

Yesterday I left work early to attend my daughter’s kindergarten fall party. I somehow volunteered myself to be the head room mom for her class and was responsible for organizing everything. The other moms who helped me were so awesome, and the party was a big success. Seemed like the kids had a great time, and that’s what matters!

 

 

what i recently finished reading

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Sarah Morgan is officially my go-to for perfect Christmas reads. I loved this one!

 

 what i’m currently reading

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I got a little further in From Sand and Ash. Still enjoying it.

I picked up the new RPE book at the library last week. Since it’s only a 14 day loan (THE PRESSURE), I need to read it this weekend. Luckily his books are always quick reads. But too bad I’m in one of my reading moods again, and don’t even know what I feel like reading right now. Figures.

WHat i have recently added to my tbr

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I keep hearing this book is fantastic, so I caved and bought it.

 

 Reading anything good this week?

 

{Throwback Thursday} Christmas Edition

Renee over at It’s Book Talk has a Throwback Thursday feature, and she inspired me to do a similar post. I think it would be fun to share some old favorites on the blog!

Every year I try to read one or two Christmas-themed books to get me into the holiday spirit. And for my first TBT post, I decided to go really big and recommend some of my favorite holiday reads – books that take place on or around Christmas time. Let me know if you’ve read any of these books and what you thought!

Click on the image to be taken to Goodreads.

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{WWW Wednesday} 11-16-16

W… W… W… Wednesday, hosted by Taking on a World of Worlds is a weekly meme showcasing what you just finished reading, what you are currently reading, and what you plan to start reading next. Except I’m changing it up a bit, since I can never plan what I’m reading next (moody reader). Instead I’m going to talk about a book I’ve recently added to my TBR that I’m excited about!

I’m trying to get into the holiday spirit, so I started listening to Christmas music and reading a Christmas-themed book this week. While everyone else is putting up their trees and decorations, I’m refusing to take down my pumpkins. At least I did take down my Halloween stuff. If the snow they’re calling for does show up on Sunday, it may be a good day to drag all the Christmas stuff out, because my hubby will be home to help me set it up.

It has been a great week. Perfect sunshiny fall weather. Work has slowed down a bit.  I am really ready for my little 5-day vacation next week!

 

 

what i recently finished reading

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Both of these books were fantastic. I can’t recommend The Hating Game enough. And I hope Sarina Bowen continues The True North Series, because I can’t accept that was the last book!

 

 what i’m currently reading

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From Sand and Ash is fantastic. It’s just incredibly sad, so I’m reading it slowly. I am trying to get into the holiday spirit, and I can’t really do that by reading this book.

A few years ago I read a JB Salsbury book and loved it. It ended up on my favorites list that year. I love her writing, and was excited to see a new book of hers coming out. It’s a unique story, and I’m definitely enjoying it.

Sarah Morgan is apparently my go-to for holiday cheer. I read one of her Christmas-themed books last year and loved it. This one is already shaping up to be a favorite – I’m not very far but I’m loving every minute of it.

 

WHat i have recently added to my tbr

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I’m a sucker for Richard Paul Evans books at Christmas time. I’ve enjoyed the other books in this series – they are just cheesy, feel-good, romantic books perfect for this time of year.

 

 Reading anything good this week?