Hoarders, Books Edition: Episode 116

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• The One and Only by Emily Giffin • Abroad by Katie Crouch •

• To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han • The Falconer by Elizabeth May •

• Fan Art by Sarah Tregay • Allies & Assassins by Justin Somper •

Hello, dear readers.

It’s been a wet week here in my city. In fact, I’m writing this post on a very dark, very stormy Sunday morning. The power’s out, and we don’t know how long it’s been out. It’s equal parts exciting and kinda scary outside. I’ve never seen such a day out here in the country. The wind is whipping something fierce, and the clouds just us ugly. My favourite ambiance for reading, to be honest.

It’s Canada Day on Tuesday, so to my fellow Canadians, Happy Canada Day! I’m taking Monday off, which means I get a four-day-weekend. Really need this break.

Last week, on my regular run to the bookstore (Tuesday or Thursday), a friend of mine, Christine (she works at Chapters), gave me a couple of books that she had duplicate copies of. Abroad by Katie Crouch and My One and Only by Emily Giffin. She’s so freaking awesome! I’m excited to read these, even if I don’t know much about them. I’m familiar with both authors, mind you. Katie Crouch was infamous for pretty much poking fun at YA authors – or something like that. I can’t remember now. Read the article. I’ve read Emily Giffin’s books many moons ago, which started my love affair with contemporary romance. I haven’t had much luck with the rest of her books, but I”m excited to read this one, nonetheless.

I haven’t had a good reading week, sadly.

Books Read:

18527496 Catch A Falling Star by Kim Culbertson

This was a disappointment in the Romance department, but the friendships are its strong suit. There was no chemistry to speak of between the love interests.


18594377 The Chapel Wars by Lindsey Leavitt

I love, love this book for one reason: Daxworth Cranston. If you haven’t read this one yet, then you’re missing a whole lot. Seriously. That Southern man-boy had me breaking out my smelling salts. Le swoon.


Currently Reading:


875578511970096 City of Heavenly Fire will probably take forever and a day (give or take) to read. I’ve been trying to get through it since I got the copy but it’s as if, I’m prolonging the agony. I just don’t want to say goodbye. :'(

Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes by Denise Grover Swank is a book that I downloaded for free in iBooks. I’m liking it so far, so we’ll see how it goes.


 

Currently Listening:

13477676 Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

Thank you, Sync. This is a hard-hitting book about a troubled teen whose plans for the day includes a murder-suicide. Gripping story.


That’s my week, everyone. I hope you’ll have a great one! Me? I’m just looking forward to not doing anything for the next couple of days. 🙂