Gridlocked by Maren Lee
(Ebook, ARC from the author)
I’m really enjoying this third book in the Bounty County series. Wesson might be my favorite hero from this author.
The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare
(Ebook, ARC from Edelweiss)
This has a gorgeous cover, which is initially why my attention was drawn to it. Then I kept hearing about it, so I gave in and requested an ARC. This is a marriage of convenience story about a vicar’s daughter/seamstress and a Duke who was left scarred from war. I’m not far into it, but I like it already.
The Christmas Cowboy Hero by Donna Grant
(Ebook, ARC from Edelweiss)
I’m itching to start this! It has so many tropes/themes that I love rolled into one: Christmas, cowboy, Navy SEAL, small town…it doesn’t release until October, but I seriously want to read ALL the feel-good Christmas romances right now.
Life or Something Like It
Knowing Everything is Better
I watched The Circle on DVD. It was…okay. The beginning felt really slow and other parts felt very rushed. I thought Tom Hanks would be in it a lot more, so was disappointed when he wasn’t. I liked how Emma Watson basically carried the whole movie, but her sketchy American accent distracted me more than once. The pacing of the film felt off throughout–especially toward the end. I own the book, which I never got around to reading, so maybe it’s better than the movie.
These Lights Are Now Controlled by Skynet
Ever since I bought my Amazon Echo Dots (I have two) on Prime Day, I’ve thought they were cool, but wanted to do more with them other than play books and music, which is primarily what I’ve been using them for. This week, I installed Philips Hue lighting in our house. I began with a starter kit (just a few bulbs), but quickly wanted to light ALL the things, so within a matter of days, I had them installed in every room. Our house feels very futuristic right now!
Turn Around, Bright Eyes (With Your ISO-Compliant Solar Glasses)
If you’re in the US, I know you probably haven’t heard ANYthing about this (/sarcasm), but the solar eclipse is happening tomorrow! My coworkers and I estimate that the library has received no fewer than eleventy million questions about eclipse glasses every day for the past week or so. A couple of our branches are having viewing parties tomorrow, but people think we have the glasses at every branch, so they’ve been calling or coming in every day to ask about them. Personally, I bought mine at Lowe’s a couple weeks ago and plan on popping outside tomorrow afternoon to watch the event (and maybe sing this song a few times). We’re not lucky enough to be in the path of totality, but I’m still looking forward to it.
Warby the Third
I’m really going to stop buying new eyeglasses now. I have enough. Really. (They’re like shoes or a purse, what can I say?)
Have a great week! 🙂