Weekly Recap: Wake Me Up When Summer Ends

Posted August 6, 2017 by Tiffany in Weekly Recap / 0 Comments

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Review: Text 2 Lovers by K. Webster and J.D. Hollyfield (2 stars)
Review: Fit by Rebekah Weatherspoon (3.5 stars)
Review: Hands On by Cathryn Fox (4 stars)

Current Reads

Size Matters by Stephanie Julian
(Ebook, Purchased)

I first read this fun shifter story a while back and now I’m doing a re-read. I think it was one of the first paranormal romances I read. I’ve been in the mood for really fluffy reads of late and this one hits the spot.

The Perfect Bargain by Julia London, writing as Jessa McAdams
(Print, Giveaway)

I won a copy of this from Entangled Publishing, who did a giveaway on Instagram. It’s light and fun so far, with plenty of Outlander fangirl references.

DNF

Hate to Want You by Alisha Rai
(Print ARC from BookExpo)

I mentioned previously that I was struggling with this, and it just wasn’t meant to be. 🙁 At least, for now. Might pick this back up again later but I’m not in the right mood to enjoy this.

The Forbidden by Jodi Ellen Malpas
(Digital ARC from NetGalley)

When the author begins the book with a disclaimer about its contents, my curiosity is piqued. I had a general idea of the plot prior to starting the book, but unfortunately it’s just not for me. Annie and Jack have begun an affair, but other than scorching hot sex, I didn’t understand why they felt so desperate for each other. They barely know each other outside of work, so I hesitate to even call them friends. It seems to be that their obsession with each other is based on lust rather than love or even companionship. This just didn’t work for me.

Books Acquired

Their Emerald by Maggie Chase
(Ebook, Giveaway)

Last week, I mentioned winning an ebook anthology from #notRWA17 on Twitter. After I posted my previous recap, I found out that I won a second giveaway! I chose this historical menage story, which is the first in the Jeweled Ladies series.

Most of All You by Mia Sheridan
(Print ARC and Digital ARC from Edelweiss)

zomg cannot WAIT to read this!! I adore nearly everything that Mia Sheridan writes, so I’m super excited about her forthcoming book, which releases in October.

Life or Something Like It

Is summer over yet?
I took a few days off from work. Even though this was planned since my leave had been approved weeks ago, it couldn’t have come at a better time. Summer at the library is a hectic place at times, and having a few days off was a much-needed break to recharge my batteries. I didn’t do anything in particular except for lie around the house and read, which is how I managed to post a few reviews this week in spite of those DNFs.

Dad’s Hospital Adventures
Also this past week, my Dad ended up in the hospital. He had some partial numbness on one side of his body, so the hospital kept him overnight for observation. After a slew of tests, they concluded that he most likely had a TIA, aka mini-stroke. But thankfully, they didn’t see any lasting damage to his brain on the scans, so they sent him home. He seems to be doing fine, so fingers crossed that he’ll stay out of the hospital.

#BackToReads/Bookstagram Thoughts
I joined a monthly challenge on Instagram, #BackToReads. It’s been fun so far and I love seeing everyone’s photos. It seems to be a smaller challenge too, so it’s easy to keep up with the daily posts.

The longer I’m on Instagram, the more I tend to enjoy simple photos…and not so much, the overtly posed ones. I’m a terrible Bookstagrammer because I just don’t have the patience to sprinkle my books with silk flowers, glitter, sequins, candles, and potpourri when taking pics. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. For me, though, it just doesn’t feel natural. I’m lucky if I can find a pretty background to lay my books on before I take a pic of them. It’s a meaningless rant, in the grand scheme of things…it’s just odd to me that so many Bookstagram feeds look EXACTLY the same. Like sometimes I can’t tell one account from another, to the point where I unfollowed some of them because I couldn’t figure out why I was following all of them in the first place. I guess I’m saying that I like unique pics, or at least ones that aren’t trying so hard? *shrugs*

Let’s end this on a positive note!

Who do I have to kill to get some decent eyeglasses?!
In much less important news and in the latest episode of the Great Eyeglasses Drama of 2017, I got a full refund from Zenni Optical! I was surprised since that’s technically not their policy…but when a customer gets two defective pairs in a row, I guess they make an exception. I’m not complaining either way. And my two pairs from Warby Parker arrived–Louise and Leighty! The best part? They’re much more well-made than my Zennis and they’re also NOT defective. Halle-freaking-lujah.

Have a great week! 🙂

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