Ha, did you like what I did there? Hoppy Easter, everybunny?
Happy Easter, though, if you celebrate it! If not, happy weekend! Because that is definitely always a reason to celebrate. Yesterday was my boyfriend Isaac’s birthday. We celebrated by going to not one, but TWO hibachi-style restaurants. (Yes, he’s a little bit spoiled, isn’t he?) Rowan’s been fighting a fever all week (doctor just said it’s a viral infection), but he didn’t 100% seem himself this weekend. Lots of sleep, and some extra drooling … maybe cutting teeth? I’m hoping so! If he still has a fever come Monday, we may have to go see the pediatrician again.
I got my tax refund back! 🙌🏼 And with it, I was able to reduce some debt AND buy myself an Apple Watch! ⌚️ Woot! I got the series 4, and even though I had to dish out a pretty penny, I think it was worth it. I love it.
I’m getting back into fasting this week. I’ve put on a couple of pounds since vacation at the beginning of the month, and now I’ve got a renewed determination to reach my goals. I’m hoping Rowan doesn’t have to miss anymore school this week (he missed two days last week) so that I can get my butt to the gym! 💪🏻
To top the weekend off, I received my OwlCrate in the mail yesterday! The book of the month was one I already read, but definitely wanted to own … as a matter of fact, yesterday I went into Barnes & Noble with the intent to buy it, but couldn’t find it! It worked out though. I also bought two new books with some gift cards I’d been hoarding for a rainy day. Say hello to my new beauties! I just had to own a copy of Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee – I looooved this book, as you can tell in the review I also posted yesterday. And then I also decided to buy Illuminae because I am now a total fan of the Kaufman/Kristoff dynamic after reading (and finishing) Aurora Rising this week. Yes yes yes! It was SO good!
With the purchase of these two new books, I think a massive shelf clean-out is in order. I have SO many books that I just know I’m never going to read, and it’s becoming a problem … mainly because the space is lacking. I live in a small house, and as much as it pains me to do, I just can’t keep them all. I think this week (or in the near future), I’m going to be going through them all and weed out the rejects. Hopefully I can get some credit at Half Price Books for them!
This week: My NetGalley feedback ratio is officially 50%. I’ve got two more ARCs to review: House of Salt and Sorrows and Aurora Rising. So look out for those soon. I also want to have a discussion about maybe purging my TBR…?
- HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE (AUDIOBOOK) READ BY JIM DALE • (STILL LISTENING) Listened 3% last week (at 60%). I tried to multitask and listen to this while doing things around the house, but I’m really bad at it. I need to listen to it more on my commutes. (Add to Goodreads)
- AURORA RISING BY AMIE KAUFMAN & JAY KRISTOFF • (FINISHED) ★★★★★ This. Book. Was. Amazing. I’m a Kaufman/Kristoff fan now. (Add to Goodreads)
- SHADOW FROST BY COCO MA • (STARTED) Read to 2% last week. I’m just getting started on this one and it’s not quite enough to form an opinion yet. Come back later. (Add to Goodreads)
Game of Thrones, season 3 + 8. I’ve been re-watching from the beginning and I’m on season 3, but I also watched the season 8 premiere! “Winterfell” was a satisfying opener to a new season. (That we’ve waited for for about 2 years!!!) I think we need to petition for a new episode name though. I choose “How To Train Your Drogon” … *ba dum tiss*
- A Curse So Dark and Lonely review
- House of Salt and Sorrows ARC review
- Aurora Rising ARC review
- Read more Shadow Frost
- Listen to some of my Harry Potter audiobook every day
Do you celebrate Easter? What did you read this week?
Reading: Shadow Frost – Coco Ma 📖
Listening: “Movie” – The Birthday Massacre
Currently: The babe is back asleep (he’s been doing a lot of sleeping) and I’m about to go round 2 on coffee. I don’t know if I want to continue watching some Game of Thrones or read Shadow Frost. 🤔 Decisions, decisions…