April 20, 2014

The Relentless Weekly Wrap-Up 04/20/14




Reviews:

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Wonder Woman Unbound by Tim Hanley

Read:

Wonder Woman Unbound by Tim Hanley

The Promise by Ann Weisgarber

Stay Where You Are and Then Leave by John Boyne

Currently Reading:


The Heaven of Animals by David James Poissant

Upcoming:

As soon as I saw Toms River on the list of Pulitzer winners for 2014 I requested it from my library. It came in super fast. Yay!

Other Business:


Happy Easter. (Peeps are gross.)
We had over 13" of snow dumped on us overnight on Wednesday. So, you know, HAPPY SPRING! It was perfect timing as we are replacing our roof right now. Ha ha ha! It will melt soon...right?




Around the Blogosphere:


Amanda blogged about veganizing her life. She's starting a new feature on Fig and Thistle that I'm really looking forward to reading.


Chris of Wildmoo Books was featured on Book Bloggers International this week. Her answers to the interview questions were insightful and funny.

What have you been reading? What are you looking forward to? I'd love to hear in the comments below!

24 comments:

  1. THIRTEEN INCHES!?! Oh my god, I'm sending you all of the warmth I can muster up from sweet old Virginia...that's insanity. Love to see the reviews at the top of your wrap-up and glad you'll be reading Tom's River, since I was peeking at that one, too!

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    1. Yeah, pretty stupid right? ;) It's almost all gone now. My husband was outside shoveling around in a thin layer so it would melt faster, ha!

      I'm eager to try Toms River...soon. I'm feeling slumpy. Boo.

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  2. Just over seven years ago, I was in the midst of planning a wedding long-distance. The wedding was in the Chicago suburbs, but we were living in Peoria, a few hours south. As we drove up for the weekend of the wedding itself, suddenly we started seeing snow everywhere! Apparently they'd been hit with an April snow that we knew nothing about!

    It wasn't 13 inches, and the day itself turned out lovely... but still, not exactly what I signed up for with an April wedding!

    Hope you're not too buried and that it melts soon!

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    1. A snowy wedding could be beautiful, but not if you haven't planned for it, lol.

      It's melting quickly!! Hooray :D

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  3. Good gracious, 13 inches of snow! Hope it melts quickly. I like the title of Wonder Woman Unbound, I will have to check out your review.

    I hope you link up to 3 bookish posts on my #SmallVictoriesSunday #linky open now!

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    1. The Wonder Woman book was really neat :D

      Oh my gosh, I'm so bad at getting around to other blogs lately. I don't know what my deal is. I'm going to go check out your link right now!

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  4. 13 inches?! Okay, I refuse to complain about this SoCal weather. I hope the snow melts soon. Until then, try and stay warm.

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    1. Lol, well it's all relative right? But I wouldn't mind trading weather with you for a day or two ;)

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  5. Holla! The only thing Peeps are good for is making amazing dioramas. Link to follow at a later date and time. Or google it. :)

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    1. Peep dioramas! I've never heard of such thing and now I have to look them up :D

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  6. Oh my goodness! 13 inches is quite a dumping! We got a sprinkling here in Montreal, Canada in comparison to that. I hope Spring comes visiting soon. The Toms River book caught my eye.

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    1. Spring is most welcome to show her face! Any. Time! :D

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  7. Thanks for sharing my interview! Made my day. :) So sorry to hear about the 13". That is just plain wrong (and I love snow, but COME ON already!). I have a friend who lives in Phillips, WI and he's posted some crazy winter pictures on FB this winter.

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    1. You're welcome, Chris :D

      I don't mind snow either, most of the time. But this year it's just never ending!

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  8. Wow, 13 inches of snow last week?! Crazy!

    I need to go check out Chris's interview. Thanks for linking that! :)

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    1. Stupid snow. Go away! :D It's almost all gone now, hooray!

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  9. 13 inches?! That's crazy! Even Ohio is cutting us a break at this point! Hope it melts fast and roof fixing is quick and easy!

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    1. The gentlemen are up on the roof right now after having to break for a number of days because of the stinking snow. It's loud, but I'm so glad that it's getting done :D

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    1. Lol, exactly. I hope that was the last storm. Last year we had a huge storm in May so who knows?

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  11. Awww. Thanks for the shout out and that GIF is PERFECT!!!

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    1. You're welcome :D That gif has been cracking me up for days. I keep making my family members look at it. They just roll their eyes at me, lol

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  12. Yikes! I have to say that it is starting to feel a bit like spring here in NJ (looks around anxiously for the blizzard...).

    I read A.J. Fikry this past week. I might be in love...:)

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    1. Lol, don't get too used to the sunshine. You just know a winter storm will hit in May ;)

      RIGHT??!! I love that book right to bits!

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