Week in Review (57)

Posted May 30, 2017 by Rowena in Books, Features | 4 Comments

This post is coming to you guys a little late because I’ve been wrapped up in a bunch of things lately. I disappeared for a week because I was in a car accident last week Friday and this jerk ran into my car and tried to say that I was 30% at fault. Ummm, the front of his car hit the back of mine and he was turning right from the outside lane (he had to pass me to get into the parking lot on the other side of my car). I was going straight in the inside lane. How the hell he thought I had any blame in that accident is beyond me. So I’ve been in car insurance hell for the last week. I didn’t read a lot because I was dealing with that nonsense. Aside from that, I’ve been prom dress shopping and witnessing the cutest promposal ever. Brenna’s boyfriend sent her 13 little notes, giving her reasons why he wanted to go to prom with her then he showed up at our house with a huge sign that said THIRTEEN REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD GO TO PROM WITH ME? Lots of thought and preparation went into the promposal and I thought it was adorable. She picked a good one, my kid and I’m thrilled for her. Here’s what the poster looked like and my brother’s thoughts on the whole thing (haha): My only gripe with the whole thing was that he waited until 10:50PM to do it but still, it was cute and Brenna was happy so I let the lateness of his promposal slide. LOL. Anyway, on with the post…

Currently Reading

Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #3) by Jenny Han
Lara Jean’s letter-writing days aren’t over in this surprise follow-up to the New York Times bestselling To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and P.S. I Still Love You. Lara Jean is having the best senior year a girl could ever hope for. She is head over heels in love with her boyfriend, Peter; her dad’s finally getting remarried to their next door neighbor, Ms. Rothschild; and Margot’s coming home for the summer just in time for the wedding. But change is looming on the horizon. And while Lara Jean is having fun and keeping busy helping plan her father’s wedding, she can’t ignore the big life decisions she has to make. Most pressingly, where she wants to go to college and what that means for her relationship with Peter. She watched her sister Margot go through these growing pains. Now Lara Jean’s the one who’ll be graduating high school and leaving for college and leaving her family—and possibly the boy she loves—behind. When your heart and your head are saying two different things, which one should you listen to?
I’ve been pretty anxious to read this book because I loved the first two books in this series. Lara Jean did a lot of growing up in this series and I’m pretty stoked to finish out her story. I can’t wait to see where her and Peter are these days and what her plans for the future are. I also want to see what her peeps are up to these days. I have a lot of catching up to do with this one so I’ll be digging into it today. I’ve been hearing good things about this book so that makes me happy.

What I Read

Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs | 4 out of 5 The Girl with the Make Believe Husband by Julia Quinn | 3.5 out of 5 Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett | 4 out of 5 Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh (re-read) | 4.5 out of 5 Shadow Reaper by Christine Feehan | DNF Second Chance Season by Liora Blake | 4 out of 5 Black Tie Optional by Ann Marie Walker | 3.25 out of 5

Book Boyfriend of the Week

Garrett Strickland from Second Chance Season by Liora Blake
I adored Garrett in the first book this series and loved him all the more in his own book. He was everything I hoped he’d be and because of that, he’s my book boyfriend of the week.

What I Reviewed

Joint Review: Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs | 4.25 out of 5 If I Only Had a Duke by Lenora Bell | 4.5 out of 5 The Hot Shot by Kristen Callihan | 4 out of 5 Shelter Mountain by Robyn Carr (Retro Review) | 5 out of 5 How the Duke was Won by Lenora Bell | 4 out of 5 Joint Review: Moon Called by Patricia Briggs | 4 out of 5 Blame it on the Duke by Lenora Bell | 4 out of 5 Pipe Dreams by Sarina Bowen | 4.25 out of 5

What I Posted

TV Review: Sense8, Season 2 Eye Candy Friday: Mateo Torres from All Played Out Three Things on my Happy Planner Wishlist

What I Got

I can’t even remember…I know I got stuff but I’m too lazy to check. Maybe next week..ha!

What I Watched on TV

This is the only new show that I’ve been watching. So far, it’s intriguing. I should be finished with my binge watch sometime this week.

What Movies I Watched

Gifted (2017) | 5 out of 5 Table 19 (2017) | 3.5 out of 5 Date with Love (2016) | 3 out of 5 Summer of Dreams (2016) | 3 out of 5 Unleashing Mr. Darcy (2016) | 3.5 out of 5 Underworld: Blood Wars (2017) | 4.25 out of 5 The Perfect Catch (2017) | 4 out of 5 Love on Ice (2017) | 3.25 out of 5 Can’t Buy My Love (2017) | 3.5 out of 5 Love at First Bark (2017) | 2 out of 5 Before We Go (2014) | 3.5 out of 5 King Arthur (2017) | 4 out of 5 Lion (2016) | 4 out of 5
May is the month for movies for me. I didn’t watch any movies in April but May? I want to watch movies more than I want to do anything. My favorite movie of the bunch that I watched in the last couple of weeks is Gifted. I cried through that one but also cried big, fat tears over Lion too. Such good movies. Thank goodness for matinees and DVR because I’m still watching a whole lot of Hallmark movies though I blame that on my girls weekend with my bestie, Theresa. She DVR’s all things Hallmark. Ha!
There you have it, my week in review. How was your week?

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4 responses to “Week in Review (57)

  1. Awww that was a sweet promposal. Kids go all out these days! When I was in HS, you were lucky to get a “hey, go to prom with me?”.
    Sorry about your car accident! And how did the guy think that the accident was 30% your fault? That screams blame shifter! Hopefully its all sorted out.

    • Rowena

      I thought it was sweet. Her boyfriend is a nice boy. He’s got nice manners and isn’t a loud mouth, which I appreciate. Ha. Kids really do go all out for promposals these days. I’m jealous. Nothing like that happened back in my day. Ugh.

      The car accident sucks but thanks for your kind thoughts. The guy was a total blame shifter. I think because he was driving the company truck played a part in it though. Ugh. I can see the ending in sight so keep your fingers crossed for me!

      Have a great weekend, Samantha!

    • Rowena

      Hey Grace! Yeah, the car accident did stink but I’ve learned some life lessons so that’s something.

      I hope you had a great week, too!

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