Week in Review (85)

Posted April 9, 2018 by Rowena in Books, Features | 4 Comments

This was our first week without Caiden and we’ve all been a little down because we miss the little guy but he’s happy to be reunited with his parents, his Mom especially so I’m glad for him. With him gone, I’ve been keeping myself busy with books, TV and movies. Over the weekend, my brother, sister in law and I took Meghan out for a belated 21st birthday celebration and we got Meghan pretty wasted. She was hurting the next day which made me laugh. Good time though. Now, onto the books…

What I’m Currently Reading

Week in Review (85)If You Don't Have Anything Nice to Say
by Leila Sales
Published by Macmillan on May 1, 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Pages: 288
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher, NetGalley
Add It: Goodreads

Before we go any further, I want you to understand this: I am not a good person.

We all want to be seen. We all want to be heard. But what happens when we’re seen and heard saying or doing the wrong things? What then?

When Winter Halperin—former spelling bee champion, aspiring writer, and daughter of a parenting expert—gets caught saying the wrong thing online, her life explodes. All across the world, people knows what she’s done, and none of them will forgive her.

With her friends gone, her future plans cut short, and her identity in shambles, Winter is just trying to pick up the pieces without hurting anyone else. She knows she messed up, but does that mean it’s okay for people to send her hate mail and death threats? Does she deserve to lose all that she’s lost? And is “I’m sorry” ever good enough?

First and foremost a novel about public shaming in the internet age, If You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say is also an exploration of the power of words, the cumulative destructiveness of microaggressions, and the pressing need for empathy.

I’m determined to finish this book and then move on to the other books that I must read in the next week or so. Wish me luck.

What I Read

Nothing. I went an entire week without finishing anything. I read a few chapters of If You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say by Leila Sales but that’s about it. I wasn’t in the mood to read. It wasn’t the book but seriously, an entire week of not finishing at least one book? Send help!

What I Reviewed

In Skates Trouble (Chicago Rebels #0.5) by Kate Meader | 3 out of 5 Hello Stranger (Ravenels #4) by Lisa Kleypas | 4.25 out of 5 JockBlocked (Gridiron #2) by Jen Frederick | 4.75 out of 5 Iron Man (2008) | 4 out of 5

What I Posted

Week in Review (84) Monthly Recap: March 2018

What I Watched on TV

For the People: This show is really shaping up to get a regular spot on my weekly TV watchlist. I’m really connecting with all of the lawyers (which is no easy feat considering how different each lawyer is) but my least favorite of the lawyers was up front and center this week and Seth really surprised me. I didn’t think he had it in him to keep me interested and while he did annoy me, he also won me over in the end and I’m glad. This show is so good. I’m crossing my fingers that this show doesn’t lose me the way that Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder did. Chicago P.D.: I’m all caught up on this show and I’m still on the fence about continuing it or not. Right now, I’m only watching it for Jay Halstead, out of loyalty but I don’t know, I’m just not as into it as I used to be and I’m over Lindsay leaving the show. I actually like the girl that replaced her but everyone else? Meh. Splitting Up Together: There are only two episodes of this show out right now and I watched them both. Enjoyed them both, too. I love Pam from The Office so I’ll watch her in whatever she’s in and I’m not at all mad that I started this one. It’s sweet. It’s funny and the cast is great. I’m all in. Legion: My co-worker was talking about how much she’s enjoying this show and so I started it on a whim and I’m hooked. I’ll definitely be binge-watching this show for the next little while.

What I Watched in Movies

Thor Ragnarok (2017) | 4.5 out of 5 Triple 9 (2016) | 3.5 out of 5 Special Forces (2011) | DNF The Titan (2018) | 2.5 out of 5 Amateur (2018) | 2.5 out of 5 Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) | 5 out of 5 The Avengers: Age of Ulton (2015) | 4.25 out of 5 Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) | 4 out of 5

What I Got

After Hello by Mhairi McFarlane Long Shot (Hoops #1) by Kennedy Ryan My Way Back to You (Second Chances Duet #2) by Claire Contreras The Swedish Prince by Karina Halle

What I Got for Review

More than Words by Mia Sheridan Regrets Only by Erin Duffy
There you have it, my week in review. How was your week?

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4 responses to “Week in Review (85)

    • Rowena

      Yes, I’ve been distracted with other stuff. Mostly, I’ve been watching a lot of Marvel movies and lots of Thor is not a bad thing. Haha.

  1. Looks like you had such a wonderful week here. I am so glad to see you read Hello Stranger and hope you enjoyed that one. Its not my favorite book from Kleypas, but I LOVED the chemistry between them.

    • Rowena

      Hi Renee! The chemistry between Ransom and Garrett was great and I’m super glad that I read it. It’s not my favorite LK either but Ransom is one of my favorite LK heroes. Loved him!

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