May is starting off FANTASTIC!!! I can say, for the first time in a LONG ass time, that I am truly happy! I find myself hugging my husband more just because he’s there. I drive down the road with a smile on my face. This is the best I’ve felt in a long time! I still have some bad moments – running two businesses, a household, and everything that comes with motherhood and married life – it’s stressful! But I can handle things more. AND – I FINISHED THREE BOOKS THIS WEEK! 3!!! One of them was a graphic novel, but it counts!
BOOKS I’VE FINISHED THIS WEEK:
SAGA VOLUME 5 – This was a reread as I work my way to the newest released volume 8, so there will be no review. This is kind of where the storyline takes a turn for the better. I enjoyed all the other volumes but the family element and loyalty seems to become more prevalent. Loved it as much as the first time.
MY LADY JANE <—– (Full review) 5 glorious stars!!!
This book was so stunning! It was hilarious, had two slow growing and realistic relationships, and was just the right amount of ridiculous. I can’t believe I waited so long to read this one! Good thing about it though…. I don’t have to wait too long for the next one! This was also one of my TBR unhaul picks that I had to read for May and I’ve already read it! Woo hoo!
A COURT OF FROST AND STARLIGHT – One of my most anticipated reads of the year! I couldn’t wait to dive back into this world with all of these characters. I will be putting up my review tomorrow so I won’t say much else here 🙂
BOOKS I’M CURRENTLY READING:
Technically, I’m not reading anything at the moment. I only just finished ACOFAS, so I haven’t decided what I’ll be picking up next. I think I’ll pick up Code Name Verity first though. Likel1k3 doesn’t come out until May 29th so I still have a lot of time to get to it. But….. it’s Kristoff….. and he’s calling to me!! So, I find myself conflicted lol
OTHER BOOKISH NEWS:
TOP 5 TUESDAY:
This week was yet another unpopular opinion week – The top 5 series I won’t be finishing! One of the participants even lost some followers due to her opinion… not cool! I promise to give you all a break from the unpopular opinion topics for a while lol! Some housekeeping though… I’ve had many new participants lately and it’s SO fantastic to have you all! But, PLEASE remember to link a post of mine and NOT the main site address! Just open any one of my posts and copy that link. That’s the only way I’ll get notified that you did a post and I can get you added to the list. This Tuesday’s topic is the Top 5 books I’d save from a fire!!
STEPPING UP MY INSTAGRAM GAME!
I love falling into the black hole of Instagram! I could spend hours drooling over all the beautiful pictures! But I’ve never been all that good at taking pics myself. I tried to make it my goal this week to post more frequently, so I went and got some new props. My husband laughed at me for it but whatever! Turns out it paid off! I was followed by one of the main publishing houses in Canada that I review for (Raincoast Books) and they even added my picture to their page with a blurb! SO EXCITING!! Here are a few recent pics I’ve posted (feel free to follow – seamless plug)
FIRST IMPRESSION FRIDAY:
I participated in First Impression Friday yet again and it’s possibly one of my favourite posts to do!! I love comparing how I felt within the first few chapters to how I felt once I finished it. This week taught me that even though I may not love it in the beginning, it may end up being my favourite book of the year!
I know the next few weeks are going to be crazy busy for me work wise, so I hope that I can keep up this reading pace! I hope you all had a fantastic week! What was the one thing that happened this week that made you smile?
Until next time, happy reading!