Sunday, 8 October 2017

Weekly Wrap Up #13

Hi everyone, with Rachel and I's crazy work schedules, we miss sharing whats going on with us. We used to have a lot of fun with our Showcase Sunday posts, so thought we'd do something regular on the blog, where we share bookish news and life news in general as a weekly recap! We've decided to link our weekly wrap up's with The Sunday Post hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated reviewer.


Jasprit 

This week was just so tiring, I was planning on going to circuits class, but then I didn't, I was planning on going to the gym, but I didn't go there either. I've just been coming back from work completely exhausted. And then when I plan to go bed early, I end up staying up super late and only getting like 5 hours sleep and being all exhausted again. Me and my cousins a few Summer's ago did a mobile phone ban, some of us, mainly my sister were addicted to their phones, so we put all of ours away in a box and hid them away. We needed a break from them and just be social for once, I think I so need to do this again, as I plan to read or watch something, but then I find myself scrolling through Twitter and then my Instagram and before you know its like 1am? Does anyone else get like this? Well next week I'm definitely going to try and change this around and read instead of procrastinating and try and fit in more hours of sleep somehow! 


WHAT I READ/REVIEWED 
Jasprit 
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This was my first book by Higgins and it was such a surprising read, I know a few of my blogging friends are fans of Higgins work and I can definitely why! I can't wait to pick up more of her books soon.


Rachel:
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I've had a great reading week.  Jasprit and I buddy-ready Now That You Mention It and I couldn't put it down!  My favorite Kristen Higgens so far.  I listened to Cold-Hearted Rake and Marrying Winterborne by Lisa Kleypas after noticing my library had the audios and I LOVED them sooo much! I'm doing a re-read *listen* of Devil in Spring now and swooning all over again! Lisa Kleypas writes so beautifully!  Unfortunately, I had a bad apple in the mix.  Second Chance Girl was a complete disappointment with one-dimensional, and frustrating characters. I should give the author another try, but I kind of doubt I will.

BOOKS RECEIVED 
Jasprit 
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I first came across this book this week thanks to Leanna, I read the blurb and was like oh my god I need to read this book, I don't know why but it's giving me Gillian Flynn vibes, (I loved Gone Girl and nothing has been able to compete ever since), so I have my fingers crossed that this will be a great book! 

Rachel:
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The Lucky Ones sounds dark, and mysterious; supposed to be a Gothic mystery, perfect for this time of year! I accidentally clicked the widget for With This Christmas Ring, but it was the one book of the group that I wanted to read the most, so we'll see. I got a copy of The Girl in the Picture after reading Lily's intriguing review. Past and present mysteries collide.  I'm supper curious! Roomies sounds exactly like my kind of romance. Can't wait!

NEW TO MY TBR
Jasprit 
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The Woman in the Window was actually the only book I added to my tbr pile this week, Leanna like I mentioned did an excellent post of new reads on her radar, I may have to go back and check more of them out. You can see her post here.


Rachel:
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A Goodreads friend started reading The Mountain Between Us which has been turned into a movie (I had no clue since I never watch TV). Anyhow, I read the blurb and it sounded like On the Island but set in the mountains. I'm buying an e-copy and audio copy.  The e-copy for my husband and the audio for me.  My husband and I both devoured On the Island several years ago and it continues to be one of our favorite books ever.  The narrator, George Newbern, is a narrator I really enjoy!


  WHAT I'M WATCHING:

Jasprit  



With so many shows returning this Autumn, its so hard to keep up! I've managed to keep up with Strictly Come Dancing, I swear last week's episode was like 2 and a half hours, but I just can't get enough! This week is Movie week and I can't wait! The Apprentice is also back and I absolutely love this show, I love Claude and Karen and how they just have the candidates up. The candidates appear really ridiculous already, it's early stages yet, but I'm hoping they'll get clued up and fast! 


Rachel:

I haven't watched a single thing this week (I seriously have had NO time) but upon closing the computer I'll be watching Gone, Girl. We'll see how it turns out. :)


EVENTS OF THE WEEK

Jasprit 

So this week I did something to my back, I think with all the weight I have to carry to work, I'd overstuffed my bag, and honestly it was just killing me, by the end of week I was carrying two bags, which was so much easier, but I'm thinking I may need to invest in a wheely trolley! So I've been trying to do as much yoga as I can to help ease the pain, but also when I'm super stressed and anxious, it proper helps me to calm down. I normally follow Adrienne, as her yoga is superb! I noticed that she had a special calendar for the month, so I've been doing as much as I can this week! 






Rachel:

Got the stomach flu on Monday. Drove to work and then turned the car around and went home. It was that bad.  I couldn't run on Tuesday and then I still felt week for my runs on Thursday and Friday. It sucks getting sick, but I'm glad it was short-lived. I run 10 miles tomorrow.  My half-marathon is 3 weeks from tomorrow!!  I'm nervous and excited.


How was your week?

30 comments:

  1. Oh I totally know what you mean. I have to make myself stay off Twitter lol or I'll spend an hour scrolling through! I keep hearing how good Gone Girl is! I may have to get that one. I've heard it's very twisty so I'm sure I'll like it! Hope the Woman in the Window matches up.

    The Lucky Ones looks spooky, and Killman Creek I see has an amazing cover just like Stillhouse Lake. Makes me want to read 'em! Good luck with the running!

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    1. Greg Gone Girl was one of my all time favourite reads a few years back, I remember getting hardly any sleep either when reading it. I do hope you decide to give it a go soon! I'm definitely trying an electronic devices ban this, week, except for my kindle lol

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  2. Yeah, when you're super tired, it's best not to go on Twitter, cause that's where you'll stay put till it's 1! I know what you mean. You can try logging out of all your apps, then you can still keep your phone but not be notified. It might help for a day or two :)

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    1. oh thanks that's actually a good idea! I might have to try it!

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  3. I am forever on my phone and I need to get off of it. Even my kids need to take a break but now it's so hard. I find myself staying awake a lot later than I should. I should try a weekend ban and see if I can do that. I really think it might help. Especially staying off of FB and Twitter.

    Have a great week! Happy Reading!

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    1. Yeah I'm usually on Twitter first thing when I wake up! I also definitely need a set sleeping time too!

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  4. Oh I love the Ravenels!!! Lisa Kleypas is so amazing.
    Sorry about the stomach flu! Yikes!
    Hope you both have a great week!

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    1. I just finished Devil in Spring for the second time, today. It was even better! I can't wait for the newest installment. And thanks! :)

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  5. Jasprit, I so relate to the mobile phone addiction. I think hiding the phone for a few hours is a really smart idea. I've got to do that too. Lately, I've been feeling meh about reading too, and instead waste precious time on social media.

    I've read one book by Higgins that I wasn't particularly bowled over by, but everyone has been raving about this new one from her, so I've got to give it a try.

    Rachel, I'm so so happy you enjoyed the Ravenels. You're right, LK is a whole other level and she writes so beautifully. I want to re-read Winterbourne now as that's my favorite in the series. Glad to see you enjoyed the Kristan Higgins book as well!

    I'm so sorry about the stomach flu. I hope you're feeling better now and hopefully, this coming week will be a bit calmer.

    Have a lovely week ahead, you two! :)

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    1. I sometimes check social media in between reading and totally get sidetracked! I think I might just need to give my phone to my sister to hide from me for a few hours! I think you'll really like Higgins newest book! I hope you decide to give it a go soon :)

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    2. Winterborne is my favorite as well, but Devil in Spring is very, very close. Thanks, Nick! :)

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  6. I can so get caught up on my phone. I know it is so bad but can't help it. So glad you both enjoyed the new HIggins book. I loved it. Have a great week!

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  7. Rachel, Do you also watch Dancing with the Stars? I haven't heard of Strictly Come Dancing, but I don't normally watch a lot of TV. We don't have an actual TV in our house, but my husband and I will watch the occasional show or movie on our computer.

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    1. Wow, I can't believe you don't have a TV, Lindsey. Although, to be honest I don't watch mine very much anymore.

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  8. Jasprit: I think a phone ban is a nice idea - at least for an hour or so before you go to sleep. The blue light tends to keep you awake anyway, I think!

    Rachel: Oh no, I hope you're starting to feel better. I really hope I can avoid getting the flu this year - I feel like it's going around a lot already.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I'm sure they usually say not to use electronic devices before you go sleep, we'll see how it goes with the change this week

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  9. Wow! Lots of great books you got there! Lisa Kleypas is always great to read! Sorry to hear about your stomach Rachel. I hope you get better soon!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays!

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  10. Gosh, it seems like you have both been kind of exhausted this past week. Giving you all the hugs. <3 I'm also exhausted and sick all the time. Ugh. And it sucks so much. But yay for still reading and getting to do some other fun things as well :)

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    1. Thanks Carina, I hope you're feeling better! Being sick is horrible, especially when it stops you from doing everything that you want to

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  11. Awwww, ladies, it seems like you're in a bit of a funk! Jasprit, going to the circus sounded fun so I'm sorry you ended up not going. :( Rachel, I hope you're feeling much better and ready for the marathon. I hope both of you rest and recuperate and read some good books. All of those R&R&R's. ;)

    Have a wonderful week. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  12. I totally understand the need to put away the phone. Luckily, I'm not too addicted to it. Now Facebook on the other hand...

    I haven't read a Susan Mallory book either but I know that she's super popular. Sorry that book didn't resonate with you.

    Hope you both have a great week! ~Aleen

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  13. I'm so glad you both loved the new KH book!! Jasprit - I highly recommend On Second Thought. It was my favorite until I read this new one.
    I'm sorry about your bad issues - yoga sounds like a great way to help! I am with you on the phone thing. When I want to be reading, I find myself scrolling on my phone instead. I need to put it in a different room at night so it's not right there tempting me.
    Rachel - I'm glad you're feeling better. The flu is no fun. I can't wait to read Killman Creek and The Lucky Ones!! I just got The Lucky Ones from Netgalley - sounds so good and love the creepy cover.

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  14. Wait! Is the new Rachel Caine book out for review? :D I have not seen it I want it so badly after that ending. Glad you both loved the new Higgins book, I loved On Second Thought so super excited
    Oh goodness Rachel I hope The Girl in the Picture does not disappoint you

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    1. No, I don't see Killman Creek up yet, but I keep looking. :)
      I enjoyed On Second Thought, too. I'm sure I'll enjoy The Girl in the Picture. Even if I don't, no worries! :)

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  15. I love Lisa Kleypas but I had read one older backlist book by her that was rapey and I've been afraid to pick up anything else.

    I have Stillouse Lake and plan on reading that one this month.

    I'm convinced if I didn't have Twitter I could rule the world! lol

    For What It's Worth

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    1. Oh, no. That doesn't sound appealing for a romance at all. The Ravenel series didn't have anything like that. Strong, intelligent heroines and swoon males were all I encountered.

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  16. Hey, ladies! How are you? :)

    Just checking in and hoping to catch up soon. Lol. I missed an entire summer. Haha.

    Happy reading!

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  17. Hope you ladies are getting some rest! I actually had to uninstall Twitter and other social media from my phone for a while. It's hard, but it's sooo helpful :)

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  18. So glad you got a copy of The Woman in the Window, Jasprit. I hope it's as good as we're both hoping! Rachel, loving the sound of The Lucky Ones - I love anything Gothic!

    p.s: I am also so sleep deprived because of my phone! Instagram and celebrity gossip are the main late night culprits!

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