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Week in Review (94)

Posted July 16, 2018 by Rowena in Features | 2 Comments

A few things happened last week that really knocked me on my ass. My workload has since tripled since my boss has been on vacation so I’ve been really busy and stressed over some work-related things and then as I was getting ready for work on Tuesday, my brother called me to tell me that one of our close friends died and it was sudden, unexpected and I’ve been thrown for a loop. So I’ve been dealing with that and trying to be there for my friends and it’s just been a hard week all around. I did manage to lose myself in books so I’m happy about that.

Now, onto the books…

What I’m Currently Reading
Week in Review (94)P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
Series: To All the Boys I've Loved Before #2
Also in this series: To All the Boys I've Loved Before, P.S. I Still Love You
Published by Simon & Schuster, Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers on May 26, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 337
Format: eBook
Source: Bought
Goodreads

Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever. When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?

In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I've Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of what makes it so amazing.

It’s been an odd week. After the news that my friend David had passed on, I’ve been in a funky mood. I don’t want to go out, I don’t want to be around people but I did want to read. So I did. I was supposed to start A Duke by Default by Alyssa Cole and while I still have plans to read it, I started my buddy review book To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han and I just kept right on reading the books. I finished To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before yesterday and immediately jumped into this one. So far, I’m really enjoying it and I’m really loving Peter Kavinsky. Gah, what an adorable book boyfriend. I love him.

What I Read

The Real Deal by Lauren Blakely | 4 out of 5
Every Time You Go Away by Beth Harbison | 3 out of 5
Baby Daddy by Kendall Ryan | 3.25 out of 5
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han | 4.5 out of 5

My favorite read of the week goes to To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. I just thought it was the cutest story and I’m super stoked about the movie coming out next month.

My least favorite book is probabaly the Beth Harbison book because it was super slow and not at all what I was expecting or wanted. Oh well.

What I Reviewed

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom | 4 out of 5
I Think I Love You by Lauren Layne | 4.5 out of 5
Sea Swept by Nora Roberts | 4.25 out of 5

What I Posted

Week in Review (93)
Can’t Wait Wednesday: Down with Love by Kate Meader

What I Got

Grumpy Fake Boyfriend by Jackie Lau
Mr. Hotshot CEO by Jackie Lau

What I Got for Review

No new books for review this week. I still haven’t checked anything or requested anything. Maybe next week.

There you have it, my week in review. How was your week?


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Monthly Recap: May 2018

Posted June 5, 2018 by Rowena in Family, Features | 3 Comments

Can you believe that I didn’t post one post in the entire month of May? I kept meaning to but work kept me busy from the time I got to the office to the time that I left for the day and I spent the rest of the day, relaxing from my taxing workload. I didn’t have the energy to keep up with this blog and that made me sad so I’m going to try harder this month. Wish me luck. 🙂

What I Did

For the most part, my month was taken up by work. I did take a week off to travel to Colorado for my nephew Kaleo’s high school graduation. That trip was a much-needed break from work and I ate up my time away from the office.

What I Read

Rumor Has It (Real Love #4) by Jessica Lemmon | 4 out of 5
Regrets Only by Erin Duffy | 3.5 out of 5
Airports, Exes, and Other Things I’m Over by Shani Petroff | 3.5 out of 5
Hooked on You (Chicago Rebels #4) by Kate Meader | 4.5 out of 5
Speakeasy (True North #5) by Sarina Bowen | 4.5 out of 5
Making Up (London Celebrities #3) by Lucy Parker | 4.25 out of 5

What I Reviewed

Speakeasy (True North #5) by Sarina Bowen | 4.5 out of 5
Rumor Has It (Real Love #4) by Jessica Lemmon | 4 out of 5
Hooked on You (Chicago Rebels #3) by Kate Meader | 4.5 out of 5
Fantasy Love (Dark Hunters #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon | 3.75 out of 5
Regrets Only by Erin Duffy | 3.5 out of 5
Hot Asset (21 Wall Street #1) by Lauren Layne | 4.5 out of 5
Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke’s Heart (Love by Numbers #3) by Sarah MacLean | 4 out of 5
The Hookup (Jordan Brothers #1) by Erin McCarthy | 4 out of 5
The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo | 4 out of 5
Neaderthal Seeks Human (Knitting in the City #1) by Penny Reid | 2.75 out of 5

What I Bought


Cocktales: The Cocky Collective
The Thing about Love by Julie James
Restricted Fantasies by Kevin Kneupper
Getting Down by Helena Hunting
Bittersweet by Sarina Bowen
They Who Fell by Kevin Kneupper
The Cockiest Cowboy to Have Ever Cocked by Jamila Jasper

What I Got for Review

For the Duke’s Eyes Only (School for Dukes #1) by Lenora Bell
Hot Winter Nights (Heartbreaker Bay #6) by Jill Shalvis
The Real Deal by Lauren Blakely
Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley
Down with Love (Love Wars #1) by Kate Meader
Speakeasy (True North #4) by Sarina Bowen

What I Listened To

These are the four songs that got the most play time in the entire month of May. I love each of these songs and can’t get enough of all of them. So good!

What I Watched on TV

I haven’t been reading a lot because I haven’t been in the mood to read so I’ve been binge-watching the heck out of all of the shows above. Lots and lots of great tv show watching though. Of all the shows that I’m watching, my favorites are The Resident, For the People and Splitting Up Together.

What Movies I Watched

The Avengers: Infinity War (2018) | 4.5 out of 5
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) | 3.75 out of 5

There you have it, a look back at my month of May. How was your month in books, tv shows and movies? Read or see anything good? Share with me!


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Monthly Recap: February 2018

Posted March 22, 2018 by Rowena in Features | 2 Comments

This post is coming all hella late but it couldn’t be helped. I was lazy. Haha. Better late than never, right?

What I Did

February was for basketball.

Meghan’s team went to Conference finals and lost to Westmont. =( Brenna and Ken’s team went to the second round of Playoffs before they were ousted. =( Still, both teams had great seasons and we still got next year so I’ve got my fingers crossed that they’ll come back and do great things next season. We also got to catch one of my cousin’s daughter’s games in Santa Monica and that was fun.

We celebrated Delene, Jarred and my brother Mel’s birthday near the end of the month. I also got to spend some time with my bestie, Therese and that’s always a good time. February was not too shabby on the activities front.

What I Read

12 new reads | 0 re-reads | 1 DNF | 3,705 pages read
Read by source: 2 bought | 10 review copies
Read by format: 2 eBooks | 10 eARCs

1. Irresistible You (Chicago Rebels #1) by Kate Meader | 4 out of 5
2. So Over You (Chicago Rebels #2) by Kate Meader | 4.25 out of 5
3. Undone by You (Chicago Rebels #3) by Kate Meader | 4 out of 5
4. The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory | 4 out of 5
5. Runaway Groom (I Do, I Don’t #2) by Lauren Layne | 5 out of 5
6. Sweep in Peace (Innkeeper Chronicles #2) by Ilona Andrews | 4.5 out of 5
7. Living Out Loud (Austen #3) by Staci Hart | 3 out of 5
8. One Fell Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles #3) by Ilona Andrews | 4.75 out of 5
9. What a Difference a Duke Makes (School for Dukes #1) by Lenora Bell | 4 out of 5
10. Hurts to Love You (Forbidden Hearts #3) by Alisha Rai | 4 out of 5

What I Reviewed

Breaking the Ice (Juniper Falls #2) by Julie Cross | 5 out of 5
Beyond Scandal and Desire (Sins for All Season #1) by Lorraine Heath | 4.25 out of 5
Brooklynaire (Brooklyn Bruisers #4) by Sarina Bowen | 4.75 out of 5
Shot on Gold (Play by Play #14) by Jaci Burton | 3.25 out of 5
Sweep in Peace (Innkeeper Chronicles #2) by Ilona Andrews | 4.5 out of 5

What I Got

What I Got for Review

What I Listened To

I’ve been in a Samoan music mood so I’ve been listening to a lot of Samoan music. I’ve been enjoying these Poly Songbook videos on YouTube, too. These are two of my favorites.

What I Watched on TV

I’ve cut way back on the TV shows that I’m watching. Not because I’m trying to spend less time watching TV, but because these are the only shows that I’m still interested in watching at the moment.

What Movies I Watched

1. Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) | 3.75 out of 5
2. Forever My Girl (2018) | 4 out of 5
3. Black Panther (2018) | 5 out of 5

What I Loved

On + On Kitchen in Gardena, CA

How was your month in books, movies and TV? Did you do anything fun? Share in the comments!


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