Sunday, February 15, 2015

Week in Review (116)

I'm back! I went to Georgia for 12 days to go visit a friend. We relaxed, hung out with her 2 year old (he's adorable!), read, and shopped. It was very relaxing and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Got a couple purses, bought a few books. :P

On my last night there, we went to see 50 Shades of Grey. I haven't read the books but I was super curious about the movie. It wasn't the worst movie I'd ever seen and it was exactly what I was expecting - I wasn't underwhelmed or overwhelmed. It was funny, I think unintentionally in some places. But the dialog was corny. And hello, Christian Grey is a total stalker!! And there's a scene when he's flogging Ana and it was in slow motion and omg, I laughed so hard. So corny. Ah well. If they do make the other books into movies, I am not planning on seeing them. I am no longer curious.

On the plane coming home, I watched the Equalizer with Denzel Washington. Such a good movie!! I love Denzel.

Speaking about planes - I flew out of Atlanta with a connection in Toronto to come home. I gave myself 2 hours to go through customs and whatnot at Toronto. But my flight out of Atlanta was delayed by 40 minutes!! I was stressed as hell about making my connecting flight. But once I landed in Toronto, I quickly learned by flight home was delayed by 30 minutes. LOL Good stuff. But it made for a really long day because my flight was actually delayed even longer! Plus I didn't have lunch and I was a grumpy bear by the time I got home.

But I made it home and She-Ra and Charlie were so happy to see me.


I'm feeling lazy today so I'm not going to write up a little something about each book. I was in a new adult mood so that's what I read.

All Broke Down by Cora Carmack - buddy reviewed at Breezing Through with Wena




Monday, February 09, 2015

review at Breezing Through

I've been lazy with posting my buddy reviews with Wena but that needs to stop now. LOL

I'm still on vacation but I didn't want there to be radio silence around here. I didn't do a week in review post so here's me making up for that. :P

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Wena and I have a review up at Breezing Through.

Check out our thoughts on Cora Carmack's All Broke Down here.
Dylan fights for lost causes. Probably because she used to be one.

Environmental issues, civil rights, corrupt corporations, and politicians you name it, she's probably been involved in a protest. When her latest cause lands her in jail overnight, she meets Silas Moore. He's in for a different kind of fighting. And though he's arrogant and infuriating, she can't help being fascinated with him. Yet another lost cause.

Football and trouble are the only things that have ever come naturally to Silas. And it's trouble that lands him in a cell next to do-gooder Dylan. He's met girls like her before fixers, he calls them, desperate to heal the damage and make him into their ideal boyfriend. But he doesn't think he's broken, and he definitely doesn't need a girlfriend trying to change him. Until, that is, his anger issues and rash decisions threaten the only thing he really cares about: his spot on the Rusk University football team. Dylan might just be the perfect girl to help.

Because Silas Moore needs some fixing after all.


Thursday, February 05, 2015

new releases at Breezing Through

It's late in coming but Nath and I have our February new releases post up at Breezing Through.

February is a bit of a slow month for me. But that's ok, I need to cut back on buying books anyway. Haha I came in under budget for January. Woo me!


Sunday, February 01, 2015

Week in Review (115)

Today is my mom's 50th birthday. Happy Birthday momma!!

We had dinner with her sisters and my grandpa on Friday evening. This winter is definitely taking a toll on my grandpa. He still isn't 100%. It's hard to see him so frail. I hope he gets better.

In other news, our nice weather left us and winter has returned. But that's ok, I'm going to visit somewhere warm for the next two weeks! I leave on Monday morning for sunny Georgia. I can't wait! I will miss She-Ra though. I'm already feeling separation anxiety.

In reading news, I felt like I read more than three books this week, but the numbers don't lie.

Say Yes to the Marquess by Tessa Dare

This is book 2 in Tessa Dare's latest series and I think it is a cute premise that ties these stories together. Young women inheriting castles. Clio is our latest heroine. She has been engaged to a marquess for 8 years and she is sick of waiting for him to come get her. She asks his younger brother, Brandon, a man who has turned his back on the ton to become a championship fighter, to sign papers dissolving the betrothal. He refuses, thinking she just needs to get excited about the wedding. Hijinks ensue. Sexy hijinks. I really enjoyed this one. I thought it was good. B+

Kaleidoscope Hearts by Claire Contreras

I rarely pay attention to the recommended books that pop up at Amazon but this one caught my eye. I love romances that feature falling for a best friend's sibling. And that's what we get with Kaleidoscope Hearts. Estelle is Vic's younger, off-limits sister. And that hasn't changed now that everyone is an adult. Estelle's fiancee passed away and her family is kind of after her to start dating again. Her brother's friend Oliver, who broke her heart when she was younger, suddenly makes an appearance back in her life. I really enjoyed this one too. B+

Frigid by J. Lynn

Rowena recommend this one to me a long time ago and so since I couldn't decide on what else to read, I thought I'd check this one out. And I'm glad I did! It was a quick read but so satisfying. Sydney and Kyler have been best friends since grade school and now they're in their senior year of college. Syd is used to Kyler's revolving bedroom door even though it hurts her since she's in love with him. But when they're trapped at his ski lodge during a blizzard, she's forced to deal with her feelings. *sigh* So satisfying. A-





Sunday, January 25, 2015

Week in Review (114)

This past week was good. Last Sunday, I went to my aunt's for a birthday party. There was quite a few of us there and we all had a good time.

Work wasn't crazy. But I am trying to get sick. Every morning I wake up and I've got the sniffles and sneezes like crazy. Then I'm fine for the day. Then about 9:30/10 pm I start up with the sniffles and sneezes again. Ugh. But it's not turning into a full blown cold. Just enough to make me miserable. Ugh. Anyway, despite that I thought I'd go visit my Grandfather yesterday. He had pneumonia a few weeks ago and he hasn't been up to traveling. So I surprised him and went to visit. It was great. :P

And lastly we've had some great weather! It even went to the positives by Thursday/Friday. +4 we made it to!

Off Campus by Amy Jo Cousins

I've been seeing some positive reviews for this one around blogland and I am going to read more m/m this year so I thought I'd start with this one. I'm glad I read it! It was good and I really like new adult m/m romances (anything NA in general LOL). The main characters were good. Both had angst but it wasn't crazy drama. I like how they worked on their stuff together. And Reese? Loved him! There's a sequel, but it's for a character I did not like at all, so I don't know if I'll read it. I do like to see if authors can redeem their characters. B+

Trade Me by Courtney Milan

When I heard this one was coming out, I became quite anxious to read it. I've only read a few CM titles but I really enjoyed them so I couldn't wait to see how she'd handle a contemporary. And Courtney did not disappoint! She has a woman of colour as her heroine, and the hero...oh I'll leave some things up for you to discover. Wena and I are going to buddy review this one. I couldn't put it down. B+

Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare

Another genre I didn't read a lot of in 2014 was historical romance. So since I'm all caught up on Sarah MacLean, I thought I'd delve into Tessa Dare's latest series. And I have to say, this one was a winner! There's a castle, an ermine for a pet, cosplay -LOL- and an amazing romance. I loved Izzy and Ransom. Izzy's personality and strength of will was the perfect foil to Ransom's wounded, brusque Beast in a castle. A solid A read.



That was my week. How was yours?