Hello ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to yet another Weekend Wrap-Up! Let’s get started!
What I Read
It was a busy reading week! I picked up Wild by Cheryl Strayed, which I’ve been wanting to read ever since I saw the trailer for the movie. It was a bit of a long book, and a bit slow paced, but I really enjoyed it. The book was certainly not my usual genre pick (Non-Fiction Autobiography), but I’m glad I read it. I think it helped that I was smart enough to watch the movie first, so by the time the book rolled around I knew what was going on and it was a little easier to visualize the people portrayed.
I then went to pick up Alienated and Invaded by Melissa Landers. I’d heard quite a bit about this series in the last month or so, and alien-themed books aren’t a genre I’ve delved into on a regular basis, so I figured I’d give it a shot. Amazingly, I loved both books!
I’m currently in the middle of finishing up The Heir by Kiera Cass. I’m not sure how I feel about it yet. I loved the selection series, but the focal point of The Heir isn’t the same, and I’m feeling kind of over the whole selection process. I don’t know that I needed to see it happen a second time. The main character, Eadlyn, is a bit too self absorbed for me to like. We’ll see how it turns out.
All of these books have upcoming reviews, which you can see below:
June 15 – Wild
June 17 – Alienated
June 22 – Invaded
June 24 – The Heir
What Was Posted
What I Did
To be honest, I didn’t do a whole lot of anything this week. I ran errands, did chores, tried very hard not to slaughter my neighbors who held a 7 hour Birthday Party well into the night that was complete with screaming kids, heavy bass, and a motorcycle parked on my lawn. At least they didn’t set up a poker game in my driveway again.
I did get a lot of reading done, and I had the opportunity to go see Tomorrow Land at the theaters (which is something I don’t do often)—and it was a cute movie. Other than that, I spent some time curled up under 7 blankets with the chills after a strange 24-hour bug that had me running a fever, and the rest of the time, I lounged around and played Skyrim. Yup. Gamer at heart.
I need to finish The Heir. That is my number one priority. I’m also hoping to get a hold of my next Arc from The Naughty List and I was sent a copy of Wild Blue Yonder by Megan Tayte (third book in the series!) that I’ve been dying to read for weeks—so that is definitely on my short list of things to do! Other than that, my goal is to bake cookies, maybe some homemade bread, and try not to let the sweltering desert summer eat me alive. I hope you all have a fantastic week ahead of you!