Weekly Wrap-Up & Sunday Coffee…4/15

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Hey y’all! Weekly Wrap Up is a bleep where I give quick recap about my blog, reading adventures, and life in general of the past week. I also may include some rambling!

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If you have a Sunday post like this, please leave a comment.  I’d love to check it out!

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  • The Homecoming Ranch by Julia London

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This is part of a series. I am really enjoying it so far. I immediately relate to the first character introduced in the story. I will have to give you the run down next week.

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Here’s all the posts from this past week, in case you missed it!

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  • Beast of Extraordinary Circumstances by Ruth Emmie Lang

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This book was such a surprise. It was my choice with my extra credit when I signed up for Book of the Month in February. To be honest, it initially sounded interesting but other books from my public library stack were just more enticing at the time.

Man, what was I thinking?!?!

I share my current reads in a few Facebook groups and we people started asking me what this book about even though I thought “Wow, what an original and fresh story!”. It was still hard to describe to others. So here is the Goodreads synopsis:

Orphaned, raised by wolves, and the proud owner of a horned pig named Merlin, Weylyn Grey knew he wasn’t like other people. But when he single-handedly stopped that tornado on a stormy Christmas day in Oklahoma, he realized just how different he actually was.

That tornado was the first of many strange events that seem to follow Weylyn from town to town, although he doesn’t like to take credit. As amazing as these powers may appear, they tend to manifest themselves at inopportune times and places. From freak storms to trees that appear to grow over night, Weylyn’s unique abilities are a curiosity at best and at worst, a danger to himself and the woman he loves. But Mary doesn’t care. Since Weylyn saved her from an angry wolf on her eleventh birthday, she’s known that a relationship with him isn’t without its risks, but as anyone who’s met Weylyn will tell you, once he wanders into your life, you’ll wish he’d never leave.

My Thoughts: I don’t think I have ever meet a character like Weylen Grey. He was so fascinating and real. My heart broke for him at the struggles he endured throughout his life. I was extremely surprised by the book. All he wanted was love and acceptance but its when he realizes that something is different about him that he sees that can not be. Insert tugging on your emotional strings.

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My reads for next week are: **Both are  by the author Madeline Miller.

 

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This was our first week back after our Spring Break holiday. It was a rough one to get back into the routine of things. We were busy with cub scouts, carnival meeting, testing training, school fundraiser, weekly library visit, my little Cooper’s 4th birthday and Nathan’s Communion mass.

I know right….head spinning!! Some weeks seem to be like little burst of chaos.

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However, we did have a nice outing after mass to Rotollo’s (a local pizza place) for lunch with cake to follow. Not a bad way to finish the week. My kids are counting down to summer…29 days.

To honest, I am keeping track too. Summer, sun, sand! Come on, I am not the only wait patiently waiting.

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  • Not let my kiddos drive me crazy…yeah right?!
  • Read two books per week to keep pace with my 106 book Goodreads Challenge goal for 2018
  • Try out some Mother’s Day/Memorial Day desserts for a future post
  • Take 15-20 minutes each day for myself
  • Start to rewatch Dawson’s Creek episodes on Hulu

That’s all y’all…LOL! How was your week? Have you read any of the books I listed…give me the scoop? Any thoughts about my week? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for stopping by! — xx 

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Ooh I hope you like Song of Achilles and Circe! I’ve been dying to read those! ❤️

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    1. cdfolse says:

      I will be sure to make a post about them.

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