February 2, 2014

The Relentless Weekly Wrap-Up 02/02/14





Reviews:

Mini reviews of The First True Lie, The Ghost of the Mary Celeste, and Why Are You So Sad?

Read:

I Always Loved You by Robin Oliveira

Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Moran

Winger by Andrew Smith

Currently Reading:


Out of the Easy by Rita Sepetys


Other Business:

Bloggiesta Finish Line! <~~I accomplished some stuff.

What did you read in January? Here is my January Wrap-Up

Have you signed up for the 50 Book Pledge? I love the look of the shelves, so pretty.


I'm officially a college student. Holy crap. Going to school is a present to myself for the big birthday I'm having later this month. I'll be 40. Holy crap, again! Stay tuned...I do believe I'll have to host some sort of celebration here.

Here's to another great week of books! What did you read? What book did you love? What's happening in your neck of the woods? Tell me!

42 comments:

  1. I'm reading Under the Wide and Starry Sky right now. It seems like some people had a few issues with it getting slow, but it hasn't bothered me yet. Really interested in what you thought of Winger! That's one YA I've been really curious about.

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    1. I can see how some people thought Starry Sky was a bit too long. BUT when I think about it I can't think of any sections that should have been cut either so...So I just really liked it :)

      Winger is a GREAT read, Shannon. I heard about it a lot when it first came out. I finally got around to putting it on my hold list at the library.

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  2. Congratulations on going to college! What will you be studying?

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    1. For now I'll be taking classes toward an Associates Degree. After that? Who knows! :D Thanks, I'm crazy excited!

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  3. Congrats on going back to school!! I can see myself doing the same thing around the 40th birthday. Can't wait to hear about your experiences.

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    1. It's something I've always wanted to do and I finally decided the time was right :D

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  4. I'm so impressed you're going back to school! Would love to hear what you are studying!

    I want to read Out of the Easy so badly. I can't wait to hear what you think of it!

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    1. Thanks, Heather! Right now I have 4 classes: A Math, an English, Anthropology, and Genetics. Fun, fun! (Except for the math. Yuck)

      I had a hard time with Out of the Easy :( It wasn't even close to as good as her first book.

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  5. Congratulations! I've always planned on going back to school, but the more time passes the more I wonder if it'll ever happen.

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    1. Never say never, Charleen! It took me a LONG time to get to it.

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  6. 40?!? You're a young'n. :P And it's never too late to go to college, even at our advanced age. Again :P

    As for my neck of the woods, not much reading today, but we are watching the movie Groundhog Day, live tweeting on Twitter: #itsadoozy. It ought to be fun, regardless of who shows up. I guess there's some football game on today that might interfere with some people's plans ;). Whatevs.

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    1. I love the heck out of that movie. It's been a little while since I've seen it. I hope you guys had fun!

      We are a bit...advanced ;) I don't mind one bit!

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  7. Congratulations on entering (or re-entering?) college! And best of luck. And happy almost-birthday! Have a great week and happy reading!

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    1. I did attend massage school a while back but this is my first go at actual college. Thanks for the luck, I might need it, lol!

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  8. Congrats on going back to school! I recently went back for a second degree, and I am loving it all over again! :) I am looking forward to hearing about your classes!

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    1. Look at us, college girls! Ha :D Thanks, Erin! Good luck to you!

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  9. Wishing you alllll the best with school! Keep us posted. And another Ruta Sepetys novel! Wooo!

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    1. Thank you, Andi :D

      I didn't like the new Sepetys :( That makes me so sad!

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  10. I loved Out of the Easy, I hope you enjoy it too. I have Under the Wide and Starry Sky on my wish list.

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    1. I didn't like it a whole lot :( That makes me so sad as I absolutely ADORED her first book. Rats!

      I hope you like Wide and Starry Sky. I really did!

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  11. I am sooooo proud of you for going back to school! You're going to rock it!

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    1. I'm so excited that I could vomit! Maybe that's my nerves? Ha!! Thanks, darlin'!

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  12. Yay for going back to school!! You'll do great!

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    1. I really hope so :D Thanks, Monika!!

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  13. Congrats on going back to school - I'm interested to know what you'll be studying.
    Happy Reading!
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    Bits & Bobs

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    1. Thank you, Jade :D Right now I'm taking general classes and shooting for an Associates Degree.

      Happy reading to you as well!

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  14. You had an amazing read. I hope you enjoy your books this week!

    Check out what we are reading this week.

    Leydy @OUaT & RCE

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    1. Thanks, Leydy :) I hope you have a great week of reading as well!

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  15. You'll have to share your classes! How exciting! I've contemplated doing college again when I turn 50. (I'm 49 and my youngest graduates from my homeschool in 2 more years.) I'm not sure I will.

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    1. I'll make sure to blab about my classes at some point. :D If you want to go back, Heidi, then you definitely should! :D

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  16. AWESOME going to college!!! I was looking at my old college transcript just last night while job hunting, and thinking "Man, I should probably go back and finish this one of these days..." BUT I'm too busy, and can't afford it, and don't really have a career goal in mind anyways.

    That being said, if I was rich and didn't have to go to work, I would totally go back to school. I get that's the opposite purpose people have in going to college, but I just like to learn :) Good luck!!!

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    1. Maybe you'll go back one day? I don't really know what I'm doing either...what do I want to be when I grow up?? I don't know! Ha :D

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  17. Big congrats, that's exciting!! You're never, ever too old. I still haven't got around to Between Shades of Grey which I've been meaning to read for ages. Enjoy your reads :)

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    1. Thanks so much :D

      Between Shades of Grey is a remarkable book! I loved it to bits.

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  18. Yay for you for going to college! Can't wait to hear about your classes. If you made it through massage school--all that A&P!--you'll rock college.

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    1. Thanks, Chris! It's exciting :D Nerve wracking too, lol, I have to admit.

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  19. I really want to read Out of the Easy. I can't wait to hear what you think of it.

    Congrats on going back to school! I hope you will tell us all about it. :)

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    1. You know what? I didn't like it that much :( I'm sad about that, I thought it would be as good as her first book.

      Thanks so much!!

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  20. Hey, we're state mates! Or, same staters? Hooray Wisconsin. Hope you're not frozen and snowed in. Congrats on school!

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    1. No kidding? Well how cool is that? ;) I am frozen but spring will come eventually! Right??? ;)

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  21. Congrats on heading back to school!! I hope that you love your classes. Care to share what courses you'll be taking? Especially if they're Lit courses--I'm a bit of a syllabus stalker. ;) Good luck!

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    1. Thanks, Trish! :D I'm starting out with Algebra (yuck), English, Anthropology, and Heredity. Should those be capitalized? Yikes, hope this English course teaches me a thing or two, lol.

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