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!
I couldn’t help myself with the mug…LOL
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- Love and Other Words By Christina Lauren
Here’s all the posts from this past week, in case you missed it!
- Inspiring Quotes Part 1
- 3 Ways to Save Money This Summer
- Mid-Year Reading Challenge 2018 Update
- Local Box Swap
Things To Do When Its Raining by Marissa Stapley
My Thoughts: I grabbed this book because the cover referenced like it was like Nicholas Sparks. I read a ton of Sparks book sin my 20s and really enjoyed them.
This one jumped around a lot I felt between different characters narrating. I don’t know what it was about these books I have picked lately that jump around.
I did enjoy the book but kept losing my way while reading. The story between Mae and Gabe was wonderful.
So I wanted to find some sort of ratings system to start using in my recent reads section. I found one at Reading Like a Boss that spoke to me. So here is goes for this read.
I thinking this may be a regular thing.
IT WAS GOOD! — This book was good. I didn’t love it and I didn’t dislike it. There maybe have been a few things that bothered me while reading this book and it may have been slow in parts. I would still recommend this book; it just wasn’t a favorite of mine.
Here is the Goodreads synopsis:
Two families are torn apart by secret pasts and broken hearts—from Globe and Mail-bestselling author Marissa Stapley.
When secrets tear love apart, can the truth mend it?
Mae Summers and Gabriel Broadbent grew up together in the idyllic Summers’ Inn, perched at the edge the St. Lawrence river. Mae was orphaned at the age of six and Gabe needed protection from his alcoholic father, so both were raised under one roof by Mae’s grandparents, Lilly and George. A childhood friendship quickly developed into a first love—a love that was suddenly broken by Gabe’s unexpected departure. Mae grew up, got over her heartbreak, and started a life for herself in New York City.
After more than a decade, Mae and Gabe find themselves pulled back to Alexandria Bay. Hoping to find solace within the Summers’ Inn, Mae instead finds her grandparents in the midst of decline and their past unravelling around her. A lifetime of secrets stand in the way of this unconventional family’s happiness. Will they be able to reclaim the past and come together, or will they remain separate islands?
My reads for this week are:
In that order hopefully… 🙂
First full week of summer and we have been pretty busy. The boys started swimming lessons this week. I went to the dentist…yuck. We also signed up for the summer reading program at the local public library and even signed up for some activities in June.
I am definitely reading more now that school is out. I am not likely to start working on classroom stuff again until at least mid-July.
I also make a pact with myself to unplug every weekend we take the boys camping. We have made two trips so far and unplugging was wonderful. I leave my phone in the camper and use my Apple Watch if I need to text anyone back at the campsite.
I have been getting more physical books from the public library so I am not tempted to use my phone to read ebooks that ends up turning into trolls on Facebook and Instagram.
SHUT UP!!! The hubby and I also went on a date last night. We try to do this once a month. It’s important to remember who we are outside of mom and dad. ‘We haven’t had one in a while because of other things that have been happening so we were overdue…LOL
It was so much fun. We did a little shopping, used a gift card from Christmas for dinner then went bowling. Lots of trash talking went done. He beat me at all three games which is unusually. I am normally the bowling beast when we go. We laughed so much!!!
- Its Cleaning Closets Week. I intend to donate clothing that doesn’t fit or we don’t where and that goes for everyone in the house. Check out my blog with my summer plan 5 Ways to Organize This Summer
- I am 9 books behind my Goodreads pace…dunno about this goal?!?!
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