Saturday, 5 May 2018

Weekly Recap #32

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:

I was a bit more social this week, I went out with friends to try out a new place and the food was super nice, I had a Just Mex Slider and a refreshing mocktail, which was just what I needed with this heat! My sisters and I also went to watch Avengers Infinity War, I actually really ended up liking it, I've always been a Marvel fan, so loved seeing so many superheroes come together! We were also given some neat posters for watching the film. 





WHAT I READ/REVIEWED 

Jasprit:
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It was a bit of a slow week this week, as I only managed to read one book this week, and it was only so so read for me, which is a shame as I loved the rest of the books in this series. 

Rachel:
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Hello Stranger (the narration was perfection!) was my favorite of the bunch above, but all were a win. I've been listened to David Baldacci's Will Robie series on my commutes and runs and I'm really enjoying the series. Lots of action and there's two narrators, a male and female. Kyf Brewer for all the male characters and Orlagh Cassidy for all the female parts, which is a rarity in audio books even when there's a male and female performer.  Both are excellent!

BOOKS RECEIVED 
Jasprit 
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I came across The Art of French Kissing this week and I thought that it sounded super cute. I've probably mentioned this before, but I haven't really been enjoying Kasie West's last couple of books, but I have high hopes for Listen to Your Heart!


Rachel:
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I love Kelley Armstrong's writing! Most recently her Casey Duncan adult mysteries, but she's back to YA with Aftermath.  I had middling feelings about the previous Katee Robert romantic suspense, but I have enjoyed her romances a lot in the past so I thought I'd give her RS another try.  J.R. Ward's new series kicks off with Consumed and I can't wait! I had a friend read and love it already and I just want to read it now.  I want to read Abandoned now, too, but both Consumed and Abandoned are out later in the year and I have other review books I need to get to! Ack! I'm about to say hell with it and read what I want!

NEW TO MY TBR
Jasprit 
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The Art of French Kissing was actually a book I only came across this week, and I just knew I had to get a copy straight away. 


Rachel:

Aftermath and The Surviving Girls above.

  WHAT I'M WATCHING:

Jasprit  


I've been trying to find a new show to watch for a while now and one of my friends suggested The Good Wife, I only watched the first episode this week, but I'm a fan so far! 


Rachel:


I remember the last book was my least favorite in the series, and now I remember why. There was so much death and sadness in this installment.  The movie was well-done, though.

EVENTS OF THE WEEK

Jasprit 

I ran twice this week, my last run was a tough one, but our pace and time seems to be getting faster on the route we've been doing. I also bought some new trainers, as my other ones weren't supporting my arch heel as much, my new Nike Pegasus 34's seem to be super comfy so far. But my shin started hurting again this week, I'm hoping my shin splint isn't back!


Rachel:

Well, my half marathon is one week from today, next Saturday! I'm both nervous and excited!  I ran my 11 miles this last Monday, the longest run of my training schedule and 8 miles this morning. It's all lower mile runs/walks until the big day now. The race is in Santa Barbara Wine Country and there's wine tasting after the run, so even if I bomb there is that, lol! I have a time goal I'd like to meet, but other than that I'll just be happy to finish.


How was your week?

16 comments:

  1. Ooh those posters are awesome! Yay for Infinity War !! Glad you liked it... :)

    I should try Kelley Armstrong's YA, I did read Missing last year and maybe Aftermath should be on my buy list too!

    Mockingjay was sad, lots of death in that one, and I just read the books last year so now I've read the books AND seen the movies, and I liked both.

    Good luck on the running/ race you guys!

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  2. I love the posters. How awesome! Both of you got some great books. And I miss running. Now I stick to swimming. Much easier on the shins and knees:)

    My Sunday Post

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  3. I'm with you, and combating the heat. It's funny we went from snow a few weeks ago to 80 degree weather. theglobaldig.blogspot.com

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  4. I still haven't watched Mockingjay pt 2. I just haven't been able to face it having read the books and knowing what is to come! lol
    I need to get on it though for I think these movies have done the Hunger Games books so well unlike so many other book to movie adaptations. :)

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  5. We missed a few of the Marvel movies and need to see Avengers first. It sounds like everyone had a good week. We liked the Good Wife when it was on. I was said the Chicago Rebels ended. Have a great week!

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  6. I was thinking of you both this morning. Today, here in Cincinnati, is the Flying Pig Marathon! I have several friends who are running (2 who are running the full marathon, and 1 doing the 1/2).
    I'm glad you liked Hello Stranger! I loved it!
    I'm so behind on my Marvel Movies but I heard infinity War was insane!

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  7. Ya’ll got some really good books! I am pretty excited for Consumed! Enjoy..

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  8. Good luck with the running! I’ve been so busy that I haven’t run in over a week. I feel bad about that, but I’ll get back to it eventually. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  9. Glad you got to watch Avengers Infinity Wars! I really want to watch that movie! Hope you have a great week!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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

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  10. I'm really excited about Listen to Your Heart too. I haven't disliked West's books lately, but I do agree that they've been a little more lackluster than her first few. Hopefully this one will be the one that turns that all around!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  11. Very excited myself by the new Armstrong book, hope you enjoy that one. Nice hauls :D lots of summer feel to the books. Everyone seems to be crazy busy this time of year, hope you girls are enjoying some of the spring

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  12. Jasprit: I'm glad you enjoyed the new Avengers movie. I'm hoping to see it soon.

    Rachel: Aftermath sounds fantastic - I hope it's a good one.

    Great job to both of you on being active and getting running in!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  13. Jasprit - great job on getting back into running! I am dealing with a shin splint now and it sucks!

    Rachel - I hope the half went great!!! I'm dying to hear all about it!

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  14. How cute is the Art f French Kissing??!!

    Still need to see The Avengers. I usually wait until the crowds die down a bit.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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  15. Eee, I love that you are doing well Jasprit :D YAY for good food to eat. <3 And ohh, yesss for loving Infinity War :D I may not get to see it at the cinema, sobs, but so so excited for it. And ahh, Aftermath :D Cannot wait to read that one. <3 And eee, Rachel! BEST OF LUCK with the running this week :D YOU CAN DO IT. <3 Hope you are both doing great :) Hugs.

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  16. Boyfriend wants to see Avengers, but I don't really care about superhero stuff too much, so I'm wary to go :D
    I hope you both have a great week :)

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