Weekend Wrap-Up #8

Hello ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to yet another Weekend Wrap-Up! Let’s get started!

What I Read

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This week was rather slow when it came to reading—but that was mostly on purpose. I’m so far ahead on my review schedule that it’d be ridiculous at this point to continue the trend. I’ve got posts scheduled all the way into July! So, this week I took some time to do things other than read, though I did get some done.

I finished up The Heir by Kiera Cass, and I’ll admit, I was disappointed with it. It wasn’t a terrible book, but it felt like I’d just started the whole first three books over… and I was kind of over it at this point. The series probably should have ended as a trilogy.

My next book this week was Beast by Holley Trent—a paranormal erotica novel I picked up from the Naughty List ARC Club (of which I’m required to review at least one book a month in order to keep getting their titles). It was surprisingly good for a novella (of which everyone knows I am not a fan).

Last but not least, I finally got ahold of Wild Blue Yonder by Megan Tayte. I’ve been salivating over this book ever since Megan sent me the first two books in the series for review—and it didn’t disappoint!

The upcoming reviews are scheduled for:

  • June 24 – The Heir
  • June 29 – Beast
  • July 1 – Wild Blue Yonder

What Was Posted

What I Did

2015-06-07_00002Honestly, I didn’t get much done this week outside of reading, and even that was sub-par. I spent a good part of my week obsessing over ARK: Survival Evolved—a new multiplayer survival game that hit Steam this past week. It’s packed full of dinosaurs—so you know it’s awesome. I’m not exaggerating when I say that I just logged out of the game after a 9 hour stint. Tons of fun!

I deserved the vacation though. I spent a good part of my day yesterday cursing my computer, which decided to have a memory error that lead to the blue screen of death repeatedly for HOURS. My computer crashed probably 30 or 40 times in a row as I struggled to even load a web browser. It was exhausting and frustrating, and eventually I gave up, took my flash drive with my writing on it, and curled up with a spare laptop to write. I’m happy to report that I wrote up about 3.5k of story outline for a new novel that I’m looking forward to writing—so it wasn’t all a loss.

Other than that, I spent the majority of my week tending to my family members. Both my husband and daughter received multiple sun-burns, and midway through the week my daughter came home with a head cold. It’s been a long couple of days. (Now you see why I needed 9 hours of killing virtual dinosaurs).

Next Week

I need to make cookies. I meant to do it this week, and never quite got around to it. I’ve also got a few books lined up to read, but honestly, I may just play more Ark. My schedule is just so far ahead that it seems a little self-defeating to get it even farther ahead (where at some point, I’ll have to start rearranging posts to make room for new ones). I also desperately need to catch up on sleep. I don’t think I’ve slept more than four hours a night for the past two weeks. Summer is kicking my butt. It’s so hot at night that it’s impossible to get comfortable. It’s been upwards of 100 F here all week. BLEH. Anyways, I will check in again next Sunday! I hope you all have a great week!

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