July 20, 2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 07/20/2015



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I thoroughly enjoyed The Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck. If the only thing you remember about the trail is the computer game you played in middle school you need to get your hands on a copy of this book. Immediately.


Of course I clambered aboard the bandwagon and read Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman. I'm not ashamed. I don't regret it. It made me think, it made me angry, and it made me cry. What more can you really ask for? 


I read A Man Called Ove yesterday. What an absolute gem of a book. Was I the last person in the world to read it? I'll definitely be looking forward to reading Backman's sophomore effort: My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You I'm Sorry

Currently Reading/Upcoming:

I am suffering from a severe case of too-many-books-to-choose-from-itis. You may have run into it yourself at some point in your reading life? I'm sure you have. I think that a shelf organizing and purging session would do me a world of good. Now to make time to do so...

Until then I can only say that I have no idea what I'll be reading next. I'm eyeing up a number of things. Maybe Between the World and Me?  The Beautiful Bureaucrat is also in the running. Time will tell.

As of now I'm getting ready to head to the beach with my family and won't have to make the book decision until later. Have a great week, everyone! Tell me what you're reading!

July 19, 2015

The Relentless Weekly Wrap-Up 07/19/15






Cooking:
The warm weather this week inspired me to make recipes that didn't require a hot stove. BBQ chicken sandwiches, a no-bake chocolate eclair bar dessert, and a glorious pasta salad were some of the dishes I whipped up this week. Do you have a favorite warm weather recipe? I'm always looking for ideas.


Reading:
It took me over 2 weeks to read The Oregon Trail. It had nothing to do with the book and everything to do with me. It was a wonderful and information packed read.

It will come as no surprise that I'm reading Go Set a Watchman right now. Along with (almost) everyone else in the world. I haven't read any think pieces about it and I've also stayed away from all the reviews. I wanted to go in as blind as possible and to make up my own mind.


Netflix. For real.
Watching:
The nonstop binge-watch of Scandal came to an end. Thankfully. I loved every second of it but I didn't read for days and days. I'm trying to stay away from the allure of Netflix, for a little while at least. It's much too easy for me to find myself mindlessly staring at a screen. STAY STRONG, JENNIFER!

I was a little excited to pick up my copy
Instagramming: 
Tif Talks Books shares her most popular image from Instagram every month. I thought that was a genius idea that was well worth stealing. (Thanks, Tif!) I'll share my most popular image of the week here, or maybe in its own post? We'll see what happens. My Watchman selfie was the most liked image I shared this week.

One Last Thing:
I must thank Shannon for making my Weekly Wrap-Up graphic. I'm all thumbs when it comes to anything having to do with design and/or creating images. She, on the other hand, is a phenom.



I hope you've all had a great week. I hope you've been eating amazing food and reading amazing books. Tell me all about it below!