October Wrap Up

Wow, 2017 is really flying by! I’m not sure what happened this past month, but my reading was way down.  I’m hoping to pick my pace out now that it’s getting colder (Midwest late fall, have to love it).

Read

Favorite book this month: Most Valuable Playboy

Least favorite books this month: The Surprise (not pictured but horrible)

Watched

I started watching Mindhunter on Netflix. It’s based on a true story about the FBI agents who helped create criminal profiling. It doesn’t have a lot of big name stars but it’s really interesting. I’m about halfway through.

I also started season 2 of Stranger Things. So far I’m loving it, but with the World Series going into seven games, my husband is wanting to watch that and not Netflix. It’s over after today, so ST will be done by this weekend:)

Accomplishment

I completed my reading goal for the year!

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Hope everyone had a happy Halloween!

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20 Questions Tag

I grabbed this from Emma @ The Terror of Knowing. Let’s waste no time, let’s get right on with the 20 questions which make up the aptly named 20 Questions Book Tag.

1.How many books is too many books in a book series?

I honestly have no limit.  If I’m invested in the series, they can go on forever.

2. How do you feel about cliffhangers?

This may sound pompus but I really don’t like multiple books about the same characters, so I don’t like cliffhangers.  I tend to avoid the Fifty Shades type trilogies anymore. I just don’t care.

3. Hardcopy or paperback?

Paperback. Easier to hold and transport.

4. Favorite book?

Sphere by Michael Crichton. I’m terrified to read it again because I think it won’t be as good.

5. Least favourite book?

Worst book I’ve read is Alpha by Jasinda Wilder. I hated that book and honestly have no clue why I finished it.

6. Love triangles, yes or no?

Not really. Just a simple love story for this girl.

7. The most recent book you just couldn’t finish?

I loved Beneath This Mask by Meghan March so I started Beneath This Ink, the second book.  I didn’t like either of the characters. I may try the third book, but I just couldn’t get into that one.

8. A book you’re currently reading?

Sweet Southern Trouble by Michelle Summers. I’m really enjoying it.

9. Last book you recommended to someone?

I’m not sure.  The book I recommend most is Defending Jacob by William Landay, so probably that one.

10. Oldest book you’ve read? (Publication date)

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway, which came out in 1926.

11. Newest book you’ve read? (Publication date)

The Beauty of Us by Kristen Proby. Released August 22.

12. Favorite author?

Kristen Proby. I read everything she writes.

13. Buying books or borrowing books?

Borrow. I don’t re-read books ever so there’s no point.

14. A book you dislike that everyone else seems to love?

Gone Girl. I hated all the characters.

15. Bookmarks or dog-ears?

Bookmark. Since most of what I read comes from the library.

16. A book you can always reread?

I don’t reread books. Not sure why, just don’t.

17. Can you read while hearing music?

Yes. I live with a husband and two sons and two dogs so I’m great at tuning things out lol.

18. One POV or multiple POV’s? (POV’s = Point of views)

I much prefer books written in the first person with alternating POV’s. I pretty much wish every book I read was in that format.

19. Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?

Multiple days. I work full time and I’m a travel baseball mom. I rarely even get to read on the weekend:(

20. Who do you tag? (You can invite them to the group to do the tag)

Anyone who would like to!

Happy weekend!

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August Wrap up

How did the summer go so fast?  It’s almost fall, my favorite season!  Here is a wrap of  August:

Read

 

Favorite book this month: Royally Screwed

Least favorite books this month: Hard and Unfinished Business

Watched

Atypical – Netflix.  This story follows on 18-year old with autism (high functioning) trying to navigate high school and read social cues.  Sam’s sister Casey steals the show though.  8 episodes, all 30 minutes (or so).  Highly recommend.

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The Tick – Amazon.  This was a quirky, fun show – it’s only 6 episodes and each is less than 30 minutes.  My only complaint would be lack of backstory, but the acting is great.

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August was a crazy month at work, and I’m shocked I read as many books as I did.

Wishing everyone a wonderful Labor Day weekend!

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About Me Tag

I wasn’t tagged for this, but thought it would be fun.  I also didn’t do all the questions, because there were about 50!  Therefore, I won’t be tagging anyone, so feel free to do the tag if you choose:)

Books

Can you stop reading at any time, or does is have to be a certain page or chapter?

Since I read mostly on my kindle, I try to stop at the top of a page.

Do you eat or drink anything while reading?

Yes.  I especially like to drink wine while reading:)

Can you read listening to music or watching TV?

I listen to music on my train ride both to and from work while reading.  I watch TV while reading, but more for background noise.

One book at a time or several at once?

One at a time.  I have no idea how people read more than one book at a time.

Reading at home or everywhere?

I read everywhere and anywhere.  One of the nice things about having a kindle.

Reading out loud or in your head?

Only in my head.

Do you read ahead or skip pages?

I will skip ahead if the content is boring or too detailed.  I hate too much detail.

Breaking the spine or keeping it new?

I tend to break them on books, though I try not too.

Do you write books or just read them?

Just read, but I would love to write a book some day.

Five favorite books:

Sphere by Michael Crichton

Making Faces by Amy Harmon

Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah

Law Man by Kristen Ashley

Rock Chick by Kristen Ashley

The last book that you read?

Unfinished Business by Carina Adams.  For an ARC.  Disappointing.

ABOUT ME

Name:

Sheri

Name Meaning:

Beloved

Hair Color:

Brown/gray

Eye Color:

Hazel

My Birthday:

November 7

Height:

5 feet

Place Of Birth:

Chicago

Star Sign:

Scorpio

Best Feature:

My sense of humor

Piercings:

Just my ears

Tattoos:

None

Righty or Lefty:

Righty

Pets:

Two dogs – Wynnie and Abby

Siblings:

I have one sister, who is my very best friend

Kids:

Two boys, 18 and 12

Are You Married:

Yes, almost 21 years

Dream Job:

Teacher

Hobbies:

Watching sports and TV

FAVORITES

Films:

The Godfather Part II, Tootsie, Clueless, Star Wars, My Man Godfrey

Songs:

Couldn’t narrow it down.  Not even close.

TV Shows:

Big Bang Theory, This is Us, Game of Thrones, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Modern Family, The Goldberg’s, The Office

Food:

Pasta, Pizza, hamburgers

Drinks:

Water, Wine, Margaritas, vodka

Restaurants:

Any Mexican or Italian

Shops:

Amazon

Animals:

Dogs, horses and dolphins

Perfume:

Marc Jacobs Daisy, Nina Ricci

Colors:

Purple

Music Genre:

Pop and Country.

Hope you enjoyed getting to know me.  I’d love to read about you!

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July Wrap Up

How is it August??!!  My kids start school this month?! Crazy how fast this summer has gone.  Here is my wrap up.

Read

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Favorite – His Rules by Scott Hildreth

Least Favorite – The Room Mate by Kendall Ryan

Watched

Hacksaw Ridge.  Not my kind of movie at all, but I really enjoyed it.  A great story about a true war hero.

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Beauty and the Beast.  Finally saw this!!! It was so wonderful.  LOVE Dan Stevens too!Image result for beauty and the beast gif

The Boss Baby.  Nothing to write home about, but it was decently cute.Image result for the boss baby gif

July was an insanely busy month for me personally.  My son graduated from high school in June and we had his party on July 15th.  We also had two baseball tournaments in July.  So glad baseball is over!  I’m actually surprised I read 8 books given how busy I was.  On to August…

Happy reading.

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June Wrap Up

Hard to believe June is over already!  It was a busy month for me personally, with a high school graduation and a baseball trip to Kentucky.  Here is my wrap up.

Read

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Favorites – The Last Guy by Isla Madden-Mills

Least Favorite – Bad Penny by Staci Hart

Watched

Spotlight.  The Keepers made me want to watch other stories about abuse in the Catholic Church.  Spotlight was a really well made movie.

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Beware the Slenderman on HBO.  This was a tough documentary to watch.  Kids with mental illness is part of the story, but the rest is about believing what you read on the internet.  Good story.

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Kardashian: The Man who Saved OJ.  I’ve watched so many movies and documentaries about the OJ trial, but I had no idea that he got rid of OJ’s suitcase when he came back from Chicago.  It’s on tape.  Lost all respect for him now.

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I participated in a few tags this month:

Greek Mythology Book Tag

Soul Ripping Romance Tag

Would You Rather Book Tag

 

Happy 4th of July to all of you in the US!

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