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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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Week in Review (81)

Posted March 12, 2018 by Rowena in Features | 4 Comments

It was a pretty quiet week for me on the homefront. Basketball is pretty much done, with the exception of Meghan who is playing at Nationals right now so I’ve had plenty of time to do things, only it’s been cold and rainy so I’ve stayed close to home and hung out with this little one…

Baby Caiden is here in California with us for the next three weeks while his parents are in Samoa for his Daddy’s family business (a funeral and a birthday party). It’s been such a good time coming home to his sweet face and his even sweeter baby voice. I’m going to enjoy every minute that he’s here because I’ll be so sad when he leaves. 🙁

Now, onto the books…

What I’m Currently Reading

Week in Review (81)On the Edge by Ilona Andrews
Series: The Edge #1
Published by Penguin, Ace on October 29th 2009
Genres: Fantasy, Romance
Pages: 309
Format: eBook
Source: Gifted
Amazon|Barnes & Noble

Rose Drayton lives on the Edge, between the world of the Broken (where people drive cars, shop at Wal-Mart, and magic is a fairy tale) and the Weird (where blueblood aristocrats rule, changelings roam, and the strength of your magic can change your destiny). Only Edgers like Rose can easily travel from one world to the next, but they never truly belong in either.

Rose thought if she practiced her magic, she could build a better life for herself. But things didn’t turn out how she planned, and now she works a minimum wage, off the books job in the Broken just to survive. Then Declan Camarine, a blueblood noble straight out of the deepest part of the Weird, comes into her life, determined to have her (and her power).

But when a terrible danger invades the Edge from the Weird, a flood of creatures hungry for magic, Declan and Rose must work together to destroy them—or they’ll devour the Edge and everyone in it.

My friends and I are obsessed with all things Ilona Andrews right now. I’m reading books on my TBReviewed list but as soon as I get a chance, I’m jumping right back into Ilona Andrews’ books. My goal for this year is to have every single book by her read before the end of the year. Wish me luck.

What I Read

Wildfire (Hidden Legacy #3) by Ilona Andrews | 4.75 out of 5
Over Us, Over You by Whitney G | DNF
Hello Stranger (Ravenels #4) by Lisa Kleypas | 4.5 out of 5

My favorite read of the week goes to Wildfire by Ilona Andrews because that book was just flat out good. I love me some Mad Rogan and Nevada and everyone they love because they’re just the bomb like that and I’m still super sad that I’m all done with those books (for now, fingers crossed).

My least favorite read is the one that I couldn’t even finish because both the hero and the heroine was freaking brats. Ugh. I might have to give up Whitney G. because the last few books that I read were not on par with the book that I absolutely loved by her. Gah.

What I Reviewed

The Truth about Love and Dukes by Laura Lee Guhrke | 3.75 out of 5
The Trouble with True Love by Laura Lee Guhrke | 4.25 out of 5
Throwback Thursday: Silk is for Seduction by Loretta Chase | 4.75 out of 5

What I Posted

Week in Review (80)
Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Quotes
Throwback Thursday (33)
Book Boyfriend of the Week: Connor “Mad” Rogan

What I Got

Then There was You by Claire Contreras

What I Got for Review

If You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say by Leila Sales

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

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Throwback Thursday (33)

Posted March 8, 2018 by Rowena in Family, Features | 0 Comments

Today’s throwback Thursday picture is of the boy that is celebrating his 22nd birthday, my nephew RJ. This is my absolute favorite picture of him.

Isn’t he the cutest? Happy Birthday, R Jiggle! I hope you’re having an amazing day! Love you, dude!

Here’s what he looks like now.

Until next week…enjoy!

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