Happy Monday, everyone!
What a week I’ve had. My sister Ingrid was down from Vegas last weekend but she went home Monday night and then my nephew RJ from Colorado flew into L.A. on Thursday and then his family is coming down this coming weekend so I’ll be surrounded by family. Family makes me happy so I expect to have loads of fun while everyone is in town.
This weekend, we were able to catch both Brenna and Makenna’s game as well as Meghan’s game since they were so close to each other. Their game schedules worked out perfectly too with Bren and Ken playing at 5pm in Irvine and Meg playing at 7:30pm in Costa Mesa (on our way home). So much fun, even though Bren and Kenna lost, Meghan’s team killed their opponent and scored 110 points! That’s NBA numbers right there and Meghan scored the three pointer that made the score 92-28.
It was a good game for Meghan because you can see that she’s back. She’s been struggling some, in her head a lot, not playing with confidence but just like Cody Bellinger did, she got over it and just played. I was so happy for her.
Weekly Planner Spread
Some of you might know this but I’m a complete planner head. I’m not very crafty. I don’t make my own invitations or paint and I can’t draw a straight line but to do lists are my thing. Decorating my planner every week is one of my simple joys that brightens my mood right up. My family and friends laugh at me, well the friends that aren’t just as addicted to planners and stickers as I am (I’m looking at you, Ames) but it’s a pretty big part of my week so I’ve decided to share my weekly spreads here.
Here’s my planner spread for this week…before the pen.
I’m really happy with the way that it came out. It’s color themed and everything. I can’t wait to jump into my new planner for 2018.
Here’s last week’s spread…after the pen.
…and now, onto the books.
What I’m Currently Reading
The first in a new historical series set in the Highlands of Scotland, from Lynsay Sands, the New York Times bestselling author of the Argeneau vampire series and countless historical romances.
Annabel was about to take the veil to become a nun when her mother suddenly arrives at the Abbey to take her home… so that she can marry the Scottish laird who is betrothed to her runaway sister! She knows nothing about being a wife, nothing about how to run a household, and definitely nothing about the marriage bed!
But from the moment Ross MacKay sets eyes on Annabel, he is taken with his shy sweet bride… and the fact that she’s blessed with lush curves only makes him utter his own prayers of thanks. But when an enemy endangers her life, he’ll move the Highlands themselves to save her. For though Annabel’s not the bride he planned for, she’s the only woman he desires…
I have to get this book read for book club next week so I’m busy trying to get this one read. So far, it’s okay but I’m hopeful that it will pick up soon.
Wish me luck!
My book club is really feeling the historical romances lately because the last few months, we’ve been reading historical after historical after historical. I hope that changes too because I need something different to discuss.
What I Read
The Ones that Got Away (The Ones that Got Away #1) by Roni Loren | 4 out of 5
Roomies by Christina Lauren | 3.75 out of 5
Love, List and the List by Kasie West | 4.5 out of 5
This week was a really good reading week for me. I’m finally out of my reading slump that has plagued me for most of the last couple of months and I’m crossing my fingers that the slump is really behind me. My favorite read of the week goes to Kasie West’s Love, Love & the List. I didn’t think that I would like it nearly as much as I did because lots of people that have read it already haven’t been as pleased with the story but I absolutely loved it. Abby was a fantastic protagonist and her love interest was such a good one. Never once did I doubt his love for Abby and when he finally realizes the good thing he has right in front of him? It made up for the tears that I shed on Abby’s behalf. Kasie West did a fantastic job of writing Abby’s story and the life lessons she learned along the way was just icing on the cake. Such a fabulous YA love story and I cannot wait for more.
What I Reviewed
A Duke in Shining Armor (Difficult Dukes #1) by Loretta Chase | 4.25 out of 5
Savor the Moment by (Bride Quartet #3) Nora Roberts | 3.5 out of 5
Wrong to Need You (Forbidden Hearts #2) by Alisha Rai | 4.25 out of 5
What I Posted
What I Got
What I Got for Review
The Trouble with True Love (Dear Lady Truelove #2) by Laura Lee Guhrke
West Coast Love (Journey to the Heart #3) by Tif Marcelo
Breaking the Ice (Juniper Falls #2) by Julie Cross
What a Difference a Duke Makes (School for Dukes #1) by Lenora Bell