Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Library Loot

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and me that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.

I've been loving this series. I will be sad when it eventually ends. 

What did you get this week? Add your link below.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Library Loot

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and me that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.

I finally went to my new library and checked out some books. Hopefully I read these. Between my new commute and unpacking (when will it ever end?), reading time is limited. It will even out eventually, right?

I'm a huge Emery Lord fan girl. I'll be reading this one soon.

Nonfiction is catching my eye these days. 

What did you get this week? Claire's got the linky.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Library Loot

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and me that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.

The new house is still taking up all my time. Sigh. One day I'll have more time. And blog more. And read more.

I liked Marr's other series, Wicked Lovely. High hopes for this one.

What did you get this week? Share below.


Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Library Loot

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and me that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.

I enjoyed Cass' other series, The Selection. I love the cover of this one too.

What did you get this week? Share your loot below.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Library Loot

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and me that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.


The title only got me.

I recently read Landry Park. The cliffhanger ending made me want to read the second one. 

What did you get this week? Claire's got the linky this week?

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Day in The Life- March 12, 2016

I decided to do a Saturday so 8 hours of my day wouldn't be me at work.

8:45am-this is much later than I normally wake on a Saturday. I must have needed the extra sleep. After waking up, Tai and I discussed the day. I headed upstairs to make some breakfast: eggs, bacon, baked apples, and toast. Sorry no picture!

10:45am-Headed to the store to get brads to put up blinds. Picked up 3 non stick skillets on super clearance. I've been wanting a ceramic nonstick. And you can never go wrong with the Lodge.

11:45am-Headed to the new house. Blinds too small for window I wanted them for. Was able to use them in another window. Went on Amazon to buy right blinds but those blinds aren't sold in the size I need. Boo.

12:45pm-Time for sushi.
Spicy tuna with extra mayo. My favorite.

3pm: Back at old house. Chat with Dad about rest of my plans for the day. Decide to head to mall early for friend's performance.

3:30pm: Grab some tea while looking for a seat at Cultural Crossroads. Discover friend's performance is at 4:40, not 4pm. Don't want to lose seat so hang out and watch other performances.

4:20pm: Spot my friend and we chat while her singing group gets ready to perform.

4:40pm: Listen to the Bulgaria Voices of Seattle. Really enjoyed it. The accordion made me think of polka. Lively and fun.

5:30pm: Back at home. Discuss dinner and evening plans with Tai. Decide to see Zootopia, a late showing. Buy tickets online (10:20pm show). Tai agrees to take me to Red Robin before the show.

5:45pm: Clean up kitchen and run dishwasher. Chat with Dad about moving plans while he makes his dinner.

6:30pm: Settle in to finish Landry Park (it was ok, the cliffhanger ending caused me to put the second on hold immediately).

7:20pm: Hungry but decided to wait an hour before leaving for Red Robin. Eat a handful of cashews.

7:55pm: Tai and I are both hungry and decide to go to Red Robin now. I get my usual Big Tavern burger, lettuce wrapped.

8:30pm: Done with dinner but too early to go to the theater. Drive to Barnes and Noble that's near the theater. Wander around looking at the graphic novels. Tai settles in with a book about the art of Star Wars. I read a couple of home improvement magazines.

9:50pm: Leave Barnes and Noble and head to the theater. This theater recently remodeled and started assigning seats. The new leather seats also recline. So comfy.

10:20pm: Zootopia is cute. I liked the message. Definitely would see again.

12:05am: Leave the movie. Drive home. Go to bed.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Library Loot

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and me that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.

I need to read this one.

What did you get this week? Share your loot below.


Friday, March 11, 2016

None of The Above by IW Gregorio

I picked up None of The Above because I'd never read a book with a intersex protagonist. I'm really glad I did. None of The Above was a sweet story about a girl coming of age and dealing with being intersex.

The author has a fantastic resource page about intersex so please check it out to learn more.

Kristin is a 16 year old girl. She runs on the track team. She has a great boyfriend. When Kristin and her boyfriend decide to take their relationship to the next level, Kristin discovers that something is wrong. Kristin is diagnosed with Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (commonly referred to as intersex). Kristin's life turns upside down but gets worse when the whole school and her boyfriend find out. Since most people are fairly ignorant about intersex, Kristin becomes an outcast. Now, Kristin has to figure who she is with this new diagnosis and without her friends.

I liked Kristin. She felt very real to me. I can't image being 16 and being told that your body is different than you thought it was. I can image how hard it would be to deal with friends who don't understand or want to support you. Kristin's family was incredibly supportive. I loved her dad and how much energy he put into researching options for Kristin. I loved watching Kristin grow and change as her reality did. None of the Above is wonderfully written. I look forward to reading more by Gregorio. Others who shared their thoughts on None of The Above: Feed Your Fiction Addiction, Reader Rayna, and Read. Breathe. Relax.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Library Loot

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and me that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.

I've heard good things about Poehler's book. I'm looking forward to it.

Another one I keep hearing about. 

What did you get this week? Claire's got the linky this week.

Monday, March 7, 2016

February Book Tally

Here I Am by Patti Kim
Swan by Laurel Snyder
A Red-Rose Chain by Seanan McGuire
Falling Into Bed with a Duke by Lorraine Heath


What a terrible month! Packing and getting ready to move takes so much time. Hopefully March will be better.

Stats:
Graphic Novel Challenge: 0 (none this month)  YTD: 2
Foodies Read Challenge: 0 (none this month)  YTD: 0
What's In A Name Challenge: 1 (Falling Into Bed with a Duke)  YTD: 0
LGBTQIA Reading Challenge: 0 (none this month)  YTD: 1
Total: 15