Thursday, September 14, 2017

Books Read In August

I read 7 books in August.

1. Reality TV Bites by Shane Bolks


This was a very light read. At some parts, I lost interest but towards the middle/end of the book, it was good. I rated it 2 stars on Goodreads.com.

2. Behind Closed Doors -B.A. Paris


I loved this book. The writing was great it kept me on the edge of my seat. If you like a good mystery novel, I definitely recommend this book. B.A. Paris just released a new book and I'm on the wait list for it at my library. I rated this book 4 stars. 

3. The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily -Rachel Cohn & David Levithan


I loved this book, which is the follow up to Dash & Lily's Book of Dares. Even though I read it during the Summer, it totally put me in the Christmas mood! I hope they write more books starring these characters in the future. I rated it 5 stars.

4. Into The Water by Paula Hawkins


I had really high hopes for this novel since I absolutely loved Paula Hawkin's debut novel, The Girl on The Train. However, this book had so many characters in it and kept jumping around a lot that it was hard to keep up. Overall, I did like it, but not nearly as much as I loved her first novel. I rated it 4 stars on Goodreads.com but I would have rated it 3.5 stars if they would have allowed half stars.

5. Still Missing -Chevy Stevens


This book was definitely creepy but overall I still enjoyed it. I've read another book by this author and I have the rest of her novels on my TBR list. This book isn't my favorite as it took me a while to get into it but once I did, I liked it. I rated it 3 stars.

6. All The Summer Girls -Meg Donohue


This book took me a while to get into but once I did, I enjoyed it. It wasn't my favorite book but I did like it. I rated it 3 stars.

7. Forever, Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid


I love this author and this book was great. It was really sad but I knew it was going to be going into it because of the summary of the story line. I have two more books of this author's that I want to read but only one of them is available at my library. I rated this 4 stars.

My favorite books of August are The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily, Forever Interrupted, & Behind Closed Doors. 

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Five On Friday... A Day Early


I'm posting this a day early as I will not be able to do so tomorrow.

1. Trip to NY

I went to NY for 8 days in August to visit my family. I had the best time. I got to spend lots of quality time with my nieces & nephews and my siblings. This was my first real visit to NY this year as I had only been for one day in February before I went to Turks & Caicos. I miss my family so much already and I can't wait until the next time that I get to see them!

^Photo I took when we landed at the airport^

2. Nieces & Nephews

My nieces & nephews all started back to school either this week or two weeks ago. My nephew M is going into 8th grade, my niece O is going into 7th grade, my nephew J & niece M are going into 6th grade, my nephew N is going into 4th grade, my niece A is going into 3rd grade, my nephew S is going into 2nd grade, my nephew M is starting Kindergarten, and my nephew M is starting pre-school. My nephew A is just a baby and isn't in school. I hope they all have a great school year!

Credit: Pinterest

3. Dancing With The Stars Season 25

The new cast of Dancing With the Stars was announced yesterday. I'm looking forward to seeing the following people: Nikki Bella who is dancing with Artem, Sasha Pieterse who is dancing with Gleb, Vaneesa Lachey who is dancing with Maksim, and Nick Lachey who is dancing with Peta.

4. New Book Releases

There are so many awesome books coming out soon. Here are some of the ones I'm most looking forward to:

I Heart Forever by Lindsey Kelk
Christmas At Mistletoe Cove -Holly Martin
How Hard Can It Be? -Allison Pearson
Top Ten -Katie Cotungo
Standing Strong -Teresa Giudice

Credit: Found on Pinterest but don't know the artist

5. Quotes/Funnies


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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

TBB Asks: Back To School


1. Did you love school or hate it?

I loved elementary school but didn't like middle school and I only liked high school in the beginning of 10th grade and my Senior year of high school.

2. Start school before or after Labor Day?

Growing up in NY, we started after Labor Day. When I moved down South right before going into 11th grade, we started before Labor Day.

3. Wake up: eager beaver or slow poke?

Slow poke! I always had the hardest time falling asleep at night and would always wake up exhausted.

4. Favorite breakfast?

In the Winter time when I was little, I loved Farina. Other than that it was usually cereal, oatmeal, or waffles.

5. Favorite cereal?

Life.

6. School uniform or no uniform?

I only wore a School uniform in 7th grade when I attended Catholic school.

7. New outfit for the first day or no?

Yes.

8. Walk to school or ride the bus?

I rode the bus in 7th grade and grades 10-12 otherwise I walked or was driven to school. My middle school was at the end of the street where I lived so it took me 5 minutes to get to and from middle school in 6th & 8th grades.

9. Backpack, tote, or messenger bag?

Backpack.

10. Eat school lunch or pack lunch?

I mostly packed a lunch.

11. Remember the little milk cartons? White or chocolate?

Chocolate.

12. Paper bag or lunch box?

Lunch box.

13. Favorite thing to do at recess?

In Elementary school, it was playing on the playground or playing games like red rover.

14. Favorite back to school supply item?

Planner/agenda and new pens and markers.

15. Chalkboard or dry erase board?

Dry erase board.

16. Regular pencil or mechanical?

Regular.

17. Homework as soon as you got home or after dinner?

As soon as I got home.

18. Favorite after school snack?

Pop-tarts.

19. Favorite after school show?

When I was younger it was the shows on Disney Channel or Nick. When I was in middle and high school, it was TRL on MTV.

20. Favorite subject in school?

Reading, English, Creative writing.

21. Least favorite school subject?

Math.

22. Name of your best friend in High School?

My mom has always been my best friend.

23. High school mascot type?

9th grade: Blue Dragon
10th grade: Bulldog
11th & 12th grades: Panther

24. SAT or ACT?

ACT.

25. Favorite year in school?

My Senior year in high school.

26. Class ring or no class ring?

No class ring.

27. Attend or not attend high school reunions?

Not attend.