Five Things Friday ~ 3-24-17

Hey, I’m on time this week! How about that…

 

1. this week in reading

I seriously hated this book in the beginning. It is overly wordy, and the characters repeat themselves way too much. But I pushed through, and now I’m glad I did. I started enjoying it around the 35% mark, and it keeps getting better for me.

But now I want to know if all the authors other books are like that? Super long and unnecessarily wordy? I own a couple more of her books on my Kindle.

 

2. New Books I’m excited about

    

I went on a bit of a book buying spree on Amazon this week. Some of these I ordered hard copies and the others are Kindle versions. I’ve been going back and forth between physical books and my Kindle a lot more lately, whereas I used to be all eBooks all the time.

3. fun thing(s) from the week

I got to run outside, at the park, one night this week! Our weather has finally taken a turn for the good (hopefully). Tuesday I was able to get home early enough to get my butt to the park and get in 3 miles before the sun disappeared. And boy did I feel it the next day – when you haven’t run outside in awhile, it works way different muscles than the treadmill.

4. life happens

My daughter has been sick just about every other week this year, and I’m seriously fed up. After getting over strep just a week ago, she got pink eye this week (third time this year), and then last night was up most of the night with a horrible cough. I’m over it!! I will be happy when summer gets here and we can go more than a week without some sort of illness plaguing our house.

5. looking ahead

This weekend we don’t have much planned, besides my normal cleaning and grocery shopping. I’ve been craving TGI Friday’s for a few days, so I may talk my hubby into going there for dinner one night. 😉 I also need to start spring cleaning my house – but I may save that for when I’m home with Sunnie over her Spring Break in a few weeks. I am one of those weirdos who loves to spring clean.

 

cheers!

{WWW Wednesday} 3-22-17

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’ve been a very moody reader lately, and am struggling with choosing a book. My solution was to just order a bunch of books from Amazon – ha! Maybe one of them will grab my attention after they are delivered today. 😉

 

what i recently finished reading

 

 I really should’ve read this book sooner. It was wonderful, and now I want to see the movie.

 

 what i’m currently reading

This book is annoying me badly enough that I don’t know if I’ll continue reading it. It’s unnecessarily wordy, repeating the same things over and over again. The guy is an ass, and I just can’t see what everyone loved about this book. I plan on giving it a few more chapters and then calling it if something doesn’t happen to win me over.

 

WHat i have recently added to my tbr

A favorite author gave this book 5 stars on Goodreads. I promptly requested it from Netgalley and was really excited to get approved. It sounds really good.

 

 Reading anything good this week?

 

Five Things Friday…on Sunday ~ 3-19-17

I’m a few weeks behind on my Friday posts, and this past Friday got away from me again. I have a little time this morning while I’m drinking my coffee, so it’s time to catch up!

 

1. this week in reading

The last book I finished, and I devoured it in 2 days. I was surprised by how much I loved it, and definitely recommend.

There was a preview for this movie before Beauty and the Beast, and it made me want to read the book. We had to make a stop at Target after the movie, and they had one copy of this book left, on sale. I couldn’t pass it up. I ended up starting it last night, and I’m over half way through it. I was struggling with what to read – nothing was holding my attention. I’m glad this one called to me!

 

2. New Books I’m excited about

     

    

   

I’m a few weeks behind on my book hauls, and I’ve received some awesome book lately. Really excited for all of these.

3. fun thing(s) from the week

It was another great week at work. I’m really loving the change in routine and part time hours. Took Sunnie to see Beauty and the Beast yesterday, and we loved it! They did such a fantastic job keeping it true to the original.

4. life happens

After practically no snow for months, mother nature decided to dump a ton of it last week. Of course we’d finally have winter in March, when we’re all ready for spring. I hope that’s the last winter surprise we get. I am ready to put away my boots for awhile.

5. looking ahead

Today is laundry day – I’ve got a mountain of it to catch up on. And I’m hoping to finish reading Everything Everything. Tomorrow is a work from home day, which also means a quiet day where I may be able to get some reading time. 😉 The rest of the week is pretty status quo for us – nothing much outside of the normal routine, and that’s fine by me!

Happy Sunday!

 

cheers!

{WWW Wednesday} 3-15-17

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!

 

Have I mentioned how much I’m loving my new job? Into week 3 and still really happy with my decision to make a change. I’ve had more time at home this week, now that I’m getting into my new routine, and I even managed to finish two books!

 

what i recently finished reading

 

 Both fantastic reads (and completely opposite genres). Daisy in Chains was a great suspense read that kept me surprised and guessing until the end. Forever is the Worst Long Time ended up being so much more than I was expecting. It was a very emotional read – but in the best way. Loved it.

 

 what i’m currently reading

  

So I literally just started chapter one a few minutes ago, and I’m intrigued. Hoping that it holds my attention, because I really don’t know what kind of reading mood I’m in right now. This is my first Kubica read, although I’ve had her other books on my Kindle foreva.

 

WHat i have recently added to my tbr

I adored Big Girls Do It Running – she’s so inspiring. I’m excited to read what she has to say about weight training (because I need the motivation to do it).

 

 Reading anything good this week?

 

{Top Ten Tuesday} Spring TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish, and this week’s topic is Top Ten Books on my Spring TBR.

So, you know I can’t stick to TBR lists. I NEVER stick to them. I think I’m going to read certain books and almost always my mood changes or some new shiny book comes out and steals my attention. But I love making lists, so here are the top ten books I really want to read this spring, but I probably won’t. 😉

Click on the image for link to Goodreads.

    

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Don’t all of these look good!? A few of them I’ve had on my TBR awhile and I really hope to read them soon.