The Weekly Recap (111)

Posted November 19, 2018 by Rowena in Books, Features | 4 Comments

This week was another quiet week for me. At work, I was busy ordering new holiday decorations for the office and putting together our Thanksgiving potluck while planning our Christmas party as well. I’ve spent countless hours this week on Pinterest trying to find new office decorating ideas and doing random things around the office. We’re going until our slow season at work so I’ve had plenty of time to catch up on actual around the office stuff. I’m having a ball with it all so I’m not complaining. The college kids are back for the holiday week and it’s been really nice to have them home. Our family Thanksgiving will be here at L.A. since my niece Cheridan’s farewell is this coming Sunday and family is coming in to hear her speak before she leaves to serve her mission in San Jose. She’ll be going to the MTC in Mexico City though, not Utah since she’s learning how to speak Spanish. I can’t believe that she’s getting ready to leave us. I’ve gotten so used to having her around. I’m really looking forward to having all of our other family members in town for both Thanksgiving and for the farewell. Now, onto the books…
What I’m Currently Reading
The Weekly Recap (111)Save the Date
by Carrie Aarons
Published by Self-Published, Carrie Aarons on June 22, 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Point of View:Alternating First Person
Pages: 250
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Add It: Goodreads

You know that pact you make with your childhood best friend of the opposite sex? The one where, if you’re both still single, lonely and hopeless at thirty, you’ll marry each other?

This is the story about what happens when you hit the big three-oh and have to make good on that pinky promise.

Personally, I think love, romance and all of that nonsense is a crock of, well, you know. And Reese Collins, the boy who used to put worms in my hair at backyard barbecues, knows that better than anyone.

But when he moves to the same city I’ve happily, and singly, inhabited for years, memories of oaths past resurface. Reese is like a dog with a bone; a really hot dog and that bone just happens to be me.

He won’t stop hounding me, and the crazy thing is, my frigid, traitorous heart is starting to cave. For my best friend.

It seems so far off, when you’re a kid playing Monopoly in your treehouse. But when that clock strikes midnight on your thirtieth birthday, and you’re standing alone in front of a grocery store-bought cupcake, a childhood deal to walk down the aisle doesn’t seem so silly anymore.

I’ve had this author on my radar for a long time now but haven’t ever picked her up before now. I’m really making an effort to read more of my Kindle Unlimited books since I’m paying for it every month but I’m not using it at all. I’m reading this one now and so far, so good.
What I Read
Mornings on Main by Jodi Thomas | 3 out of 5 Fall (VIP #3) by Kristen Callihan | 4.25 out of 5 My Best Friend’s Ex (Beta Brothers #1) by Hazel Kelly | 3.5 out of 5 Friends with Benefits (Beta Brothers #2) by Hazel Kelly | 4 out of 5
What I Reviewed
Fireworks (True North #6) by Sarina Bowen | 4.25 out of 5 The Haunting of Hill House (2018) | 4.5 out of 5 Phoenix Unbound (Fallen Empire #1) by Grace Draven | 4 out of 5 Burn Bright (Alpha & Omega #5) by Patricia Briggs | 4.25 out of 5 Wait for It by Mariana Zapata | 4.5 out of 5
What I Posted
The Weekly Recap (110) Can’t Wait Wednesday: The Scoundrel in Her Bed by Lorraine Heath
What I Got
Hate Notes by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward
What I Got for Review
Nothing this week.
What Made Me Laugh
There you have it, my week in review. How was your week?

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4 responses to “The Weekly Recap (111)

  1. Amber Elise @ Du Livre

    That’s so awesome for your niece!

    I hope you share your office decorations with us! I’m planning a little holiday party with a colleague but we aren’t as thorough as you. I did find a cute ornament kit at Michael’s though – you make your own ugly sweater!

    • Thanks, Amber!

      I’ll see what I can do. We didn’t go super extravagant or anything like that. We ain’t fancy around these parts but we’re trying to be a little festive. <3

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