Weekly Wrap Up – June 11 – 17

You know how some weeks seem to crawl on by? You might think it’s Friday but it’s really Wednesday? This week was the opposite. I was constantly a few days behind. It was such a weird and busy week! Appointments, errands, field trips, hair cuts, and everything else. I think that it’s because my surgery is coming this Monday and I wanted time to slow down…. I guess time didn’t listen. BUT – as busy as things were, I managed to read 2 books this week so I’m not complaining!

BOOKS I’VE FINISHED THIS WEEK:

A HOUSE AT THE BOTTOM OF A LAKE by Josh MalarianΒ <—– (click for full review) 3.75 stars

This one was a bit of a surprise. I read Bird Box a few years ago and I was really underwhelmed. It had gotten a lot of hype but, due to the lack of detail, I wasn’t able to be scared. Basically, I didn’t know exactly what to be scared of! Some people enjoy that mystery. I guess I’m a different type of reader. Even though this one was just as vague, I enjoyed it a bit more. There was more detail, more examples of creepy things, and the obsession the characters felt was really interesting. I enjoyed this one!

MY PLAIN JANE by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows – 5 stars!
I finished this one on Friday night and loved every minute of it! It was just as cute, sweet, funny and quirky as My Lady Jane was. There was even a cameo of characters from My Lady Jane!! Not to mention a few references to well loved books….. I’ll talk about this more in my review that is set to publish after my hiatus.

BOOKS I’M CURRENTLY READING:

Save the date

SAVE THE DATE by Morgan Matson
I’m not the biggest contemporary reader, but Morgan Matson is great! This one was highly anticipated mostly because my wedding day was the day that “if it could go wrong – it did”. I knew that I would relate to this book! Funny thing is – in the first chapter something happened that happened on my wedding day. So apparently I’m relating more than I thought already! An alarm went off…. on the day of my wedding we had a HUGE storm that knocked out the power to the venue which in turn set off the fire alarm. Luckily, my dad is a firefighter and quickly shut it off, but still it was a hilarious chain of events that day! I hope to fly through this one!

OTHER BOOKISH NEWS:

HIATUS AND TOP 5 TUESDAY:

I’m grouping these two together because they go hand in hand. Tomorrow I will actually be in surgery. It’s a small day surgery so I will be in and out, but I’ve decided to take the week off just to relax and heal. I plan on sitting on my couch, under a blanket, cuddling with my dog, and reading as much as possible!! I will return with a wrap up next Sunday. I might even do my own 24 hour readathon and blog the experience πŸ™‚ But since I will be on hiatus, there will be no Top 5 Tuesday topic. If you do your own topic (or choose a topic from the past) please continue to tag me so I can see your lists!

STEPPING UP MY INSTAGRAM GAME!

Instagram is something that I love. I love photography and could spend hours looking at all the beautiful pictures. I made it my goal this week to step up my game and see what happened. I posted every day and it was successful I guess. I gained a few new followers but didn’t notice much change in the end. I’m really proud of the pictures I posted though, so that’s all that matters. I plan to do a post showcasing some of my favourites in the coming weeks


So that was my week. Busy but relaxed as far as reading goes. On Friday night I had a bon fire all by myself and finished a book. Just as I turned the last page it started to rain! It was so relaxing and soothing. Also good timing lol. I hope you all had an amazing week! I look forward to stepping away from the blog for a little bit but I will miss all of you! See you next Sunday!

Until next time, happy reading!

40 Comments Add yours

  1. By Da Beats says:

    xd…Hell yeah you shouldn’t complain.. u managed to read 2 books in a week.. While I’m still struggling to read a spanish book for like, almost a year now.

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    1. I was really happy with 2 books! If I was to read a book in Spanish it would take me a few years! Lol

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  2. Hope all goes well for your surgery and wish you a quick recover. Enjoy your week ‘off’ (though sounds like you’ll still be busy creatively.)

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    1. I’m out and doing well! Thanks! Yes I plan to fill the whole week with reading, writing blog posts, colouring and family time πŸ™‚

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      1. Glad to hear it – have a great week! πŸ™‚

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  3. I hope you enjoy your week off even though you will be recovering. Hope all goes well with your surgery and I wish you a speedy recovery.

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    1. Thanks! Out now and not doing too bad actually πŸ™‚

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      1. That’s good I’m glad!! 😊

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  4. Ruqs says:

    Hope your surgery goes well and that you enjoy your week off! Two books is great, I can usually only manage a book a week, but now that it’s summer I hope to up my game πŸ˜€

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    1. Everything went well thanks! A little sore but not too bad. Enjoying my first ever 24 hour readathon! Good luck with your summer reads πŸ™‚

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      1. Ruqs says:

        Awesome, look forward to hearing about it! Thank you! πŸ™‚

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  5. Aaaww… Hope everything goes well with your surgery and we’ll be here when you come back. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    Also I just wanna share I do a 24-Hour Readathon every last weekend of each month and I do it with some other bloggers… It’s just for fun.. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Just tell me if you can join. πŸ™‚

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    1. Everything went well! Just a little sore but it’s not too bad actually. Pain meds help. I’m relaxing outside with my dog and my books πŸ™‚ my life is chaos and I usually just fit in reading when I can. I can’t usually participate but I’ll keep it in mind if I do happen to get some free time!

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      1. Glad to know everything is well. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ And relaxing outside with a pet and books sounds amazing. πŸ™‚
        And of course. Just join when you can, we just do it for fun anyway. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  6. bookwonderlandweb says:

    I haven’t read the Lady Jane series but I have heard so many great things and I really want to get to them! Morgan Matson is one of my favorite contemporary authors and I can’t wait to read Save the Date. I’m looking forward to your review!

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    1. The Lady Janie’s series is just amazing!!! I hope you can get to them soon. They’re so worth it. I’m less than 100 pages away from finishing Save the Date and it’s really great!

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      1. bookwonderlandweb says:

        Yay! I’m so excited for both of them now. πŸ™‚

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  7. J.W. Martin says:

    I hope you get lots of reading done!

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    1. Already finished one and about to finish another. I’m going for 4 books complete today…… but 2 of them will be graphic novels so it’s kind of cheating lol

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      1. J.W. Martin says:

        Still! 4 books in one day!

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        1. We will see. I’ll be finishing 3 for sure πŸ™‚

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  8. KatieLouCreate says:

    Hope your surgery goes well and you get plenty of relaxing and reading done on your week off πŸ˜€ Have fun and enjoy πŸ™‚ The Instagram post sounds interesting. I can’t wait to see what comes of it πŸ˜› What is your Instagram name? I’d like to check out your profile. Love looking at books πŸ˜€

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    1. Everything went well thanks! Just a little sore but not too bad. My Instagram is bionic_book_worm. I’ll be sure to follow back! πŸ™‚

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  9. All the best tomorrow. Fast and easy healing!

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  10. Good luck with surgery and recovery!

    The cover for House at the Bottom of a Lake is creepy as all get out. At least to me…

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    1. Thanks! And I love the cover! The colours are great!

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  11. Kiersten says:

    Feel better! xx

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    1. Doing pretty good actually πŸ™‚ a little sore but nothing I can’t handle!

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  12. BrunoEdits says:

    Okay, now I’m adding “Save the Date” to my TBR. This book seems so light-hearted and fun and that’s exactly what I will need after I finish the book that I’m currently reading. Best of luck with your surgery, sending a lot of positivity your way c:

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    1. It was a light hearted book but also packed quite a family oriented emotional punch. It was a very well balanced and well written book!

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  13. I can’t wait to read Save the Date, I’m so glad you enjoyed it! πŸ™‚ And that’s so cool that you could relate to something in the first chapter already, haha.

    Lovely post. ❀

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