Sunday, 9 August 2020
Weekly Update #124
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Now that's explained, it's on to my weekly recap!
The week was a quiet one as the little dude was, once again, at his grandad's and we were working.
So, over two evenings, the professor and I binge-watched season two of The Umbrella Academy and liked it, quite possibly, more than the first season!
The little dude was supposed to be home Thursday night but he wanted to spend another night at grandad's and come home Friday which we agreed to. As I'd Mondays and Fridays booked off work for the summer I figured I'd cancel the Friday... But I didn't! *cackles maniacally*
I kept it and had a day off all by myself!
I watched a movie (Kissing Booth 2), I binged an entire ARC (Sting of Thorns by Kristen Brand) and finally caught up on blog stuff while my "favourites" playlist blared in the background.
It was wonderful. I highly recommend it. Think I'm going to do it more often. 😂
Another plus of my sneaky me day was that I got to avoid going out in the heat! Well, for one of the super hot days anyway!
Up to 36C/97F may not be as high as some of you live with but it's stupid stupid heat for the UK and we don't have the air conditioning in our homes to deal with it... They really should change that for new builds in the south, lol.
The one plus of the heat was that the sky was super clear at night so we were able to sit in the garden last night and watch the Perseid meteor shower... It's just beginning so it was super sporadic but we got to see some. I'm hoping we get another clear night during the week when it's set to peak. 😊
Finally, we had good news this weekend as the professor's sister got into her top choice university!
She starts this autumn and it's good to have something finally go right when things have been so tough for the family this year.
(PS, yep, there's a massive age gap between the professor and his siblings.)
Nothing! For the first week in forever!!!
Although, I did get an ARC of Sting of Thorns by Kristen Brand.
The cover hasn't been revealed yet (I'm doing that on Monday) so no pretties to share here this week...
Only two this week! I had plans but didn't read anything I'd planned... Oh well.
Sting of Thorns by Kristen Brand and Dayhunter by Jocelyn Drake.
Sophie and co discuss why they read romance and why you should too!
We binge-watched the second season of The Umbrella Academy (as I mentioned above) and we loved it! I don't think there is any point in watching if you haven't seen the first season but if you have don't miss it as I think it was better!
I also watched The Kissing Booth 2 and liked it better than the first one.
Review: Warping Minds and Other Misdemeanours by Annette Marie and Rob Jacobsen
Cover Reveal: Fast Woman by Laralyn Doran
July: Month in Review
Kiddie's Corner: Lost, Fish Boy, Argyle Fox and The Book of Selkie
Would You Rather - Part One
Cover Reveal: Sting of Thorns by Kristen Brand
Have a great week all!