Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Currently July 5th 2016

To keep up blogging I decided to join Katy Upperman in her CURRENTLY blog posting. Plan to do it every other Tuesday (you can see her original post here).


Vacation. I'll say that a bunch today.


Like six books in one weekend. The Summer Series (Jenny Han) and The Broken Heart Series (Katie Finn). 


Orange is the new black. Finished up the season yesterday....sniff sniff. 

Listening To...

The Dustland trilogy. I started reading Blood Red Road when it first released but never finished. Glad I'm taking the time for the audio book, so far it's really engaging.   

Thinking about...

VACATION!!!!!!!!!!! One more day. Vegas, baby.


Our flight. It's been 20 years since I've been on a plane. And this time I'll be bringing a nervous 8 year old.


It was 2:00 tomorrow.  VACATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Making me happy...

Memories, though sad, I'm glad I have them.

What's currently making you happy?

Friday, July 1, 2016

June Reads 2016

I tried book blogging before...it didn't work out. I ramble too much. A few years I decided to post once a month with a small blurb about each book I read that month. It works better for me. So much so that I'm going to continue this year. You can click on any picture and it'll take you to the Goodreads page.

The year is half over! This month I read 17 books bringing my total to 65. Upped my goal from 60 to 100.

The Elite, The One, The Heir, The Crown, The Queen, The Prince, The Guard and The Favorite by Kiera Cass 

Really enjoyed re-reading the first books in the series before The Crown.

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

This book gutted me alive. I was not prepared for what went on at all. I knew it would be sad, but the level caught me off guard. And then I went ant watched the movie the day after I finished it. Haven't been able to bring myself to read the next in the series. Incredibly thought-provoking story.

Love Blind by Christa Desir and Jolene Perry

I adore this book. As someone with poor (though not as bad as H's) it was refreshing to "see" into someone else's life like this. And K...so cute and such a sweet guy. Definitely the type of guy I would have gone for in HS. Loved the fear list idea. Something I kind of want to do now. Except there's no way I'm holding a giant spider! Overall a great read. Well done, ladies. Well done!

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Hollow City and Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs

This was one crazy ride series. And I enjoyed every bit of it. While the first book is my favorite you can't complete it without the other. Ransom does such a great job of keeping your attention and making you want to believe in the Peculiar. 

Fixing Delilah by Sarah Ockler

Heart-ache, summer romance, mystery...all of the best things rolled into one incredible book. While I thought I have Delilah's past figured out (I was only partially right), I enjoyed the adventure of getting to the end. 

Summer of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider

Great read for the summer. Though now I really want to go to Hawaii! Erin does an amazing job of describing the island and it's gorgeous settings that you feel like you are there. And Sloane is a character that you want to root for and can't wait to see how her story ends.

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

Apparently I forgot how sad and heartbreaking this book is and wanted to torture myself. Finished it late one night in a puddle of ugly tears. Amazing story with tons of laughter and heartache.

Amy and Roger's Epic Detour

Another re-read for me. There are books to know you'll like before you start to read. And then you're really liking the book as you read it. And at some points you love it. But you get to the last few lines and you fall head over heels for it. This book is one of those books. All the pieces fit perfectly into place.