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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Soul Ripping Romance Tag

Thanks to Chelle’s Book Ramblings for tagging me for this. Feel free to pay her site a visit:) This tag was originally created by Nel@reactionarytales (very cool tag by the way)

The Guide:

  • Thank the person who tagged you and create a pingback to the original author.
  • Share at least 5 (but more are welcome) romances that tugged your heart strings. They can be from books, movies, TV shows, manga; anything you can think of! They can be examples of sad tears, angry tears, happy tears or a combination of all three.
  • Nominate 5 (or more) people to share their emotional traumas
  • (Note: Try not to spoil the story for your readers in case they would like to check out these romances on their own)

The Tag

Books

I have three books that come to mind that were very emotional reads for me.  They are:

  • Sometimes Moments by Len Webster
  • Making Faces by Amy Harmon
  • The Fault in our Stars by John Green.

I cried hard during these books, and I’m not a crier.  They were all really good reads and I highly recommend them!

Sometimes Moments (Sometimes Moments, #1) Making FacesThe Fault in Our Stars

Movies and TV Series

I’m more of a romantic comedy kind of gal, but there is a movie that totally gutted me, and it’s A Walk to Remember with Mandy Moore.  I cried and cried.

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As for TV, I found Party of Five to be a very sad show.  I felt like that family could not catch a break.  I’m sure there are others I’m not thinking of, but that’s my list of 5.

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This was harder than I thought it would be!

I tag:

Norin @ Diary of a Book Fiend

Patty @ Moonshine’s Corner

Laurel @ Laurel Rain Snow

AC Squared Book Blog

James @ This is My Truth Now

And you!

Happy reading.

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Greek Mythology Book Tag

I saw this tag on Chelle’s Book Ramblings blog, and it sounded fun, so I thought I’d give it a try.

ZEUS GOD OF SKY AND THUNDER

Favorite Book

This is tough for me, because I’m not someone who re-reads books. My go to answer for this is always Sphere by Michael Crichton.  I remember reading this 25 years ago and staying up all night to finish it, it was that good.  So I’m going with that one.

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POSEIDON GOD OF THE SEA

Book that drowned you in feels

Sometimes Moments by Len Webster.  My friend told me not to read the end on the train, and I didn’t listen.  I was a blubbering mess.  But it was a beautiful book.

Sometimes Moments (Sometimes Moments, #1)

HADES GOD OF THE UNDERWORLD

Favorite Book with a Dark and Ominous plot

I read mostly romance, but I read Defending Jacob by William Landay, which is about a father whose son is accused of murder.  This book has a surprise ending I never saw coming and it’s so good.

Defending Jacob

HERA GODDESS OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY

Cutest fictional couple

Another toughie but I’m going with Tina and Nic from Friend-Zoned by Belle Aurora.  They are so cute and funny and offset each other’s personalities in a very believable way.  Love them!

Friend-Zoned (Friend-Zoned, #1)

ATHENA GODDESS OF WISDOM AND WARFARE

Series with the best world building

I don’t read fantasy, but I’ll cheat a little and say Game of Thrones since I watch the show and I’m completely captivated by the show.

APHRODITE GODDESS OF BEAUTY

Most Beautiful Cover

Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah, which is also one of her best books.

Winter Garden

ARES GOD OF WAR

Most violent book you’ve read

I’m going to have to go with Heartsick by Chelsea Cain.  Books about serial killers tend to be violent, but this is really violent but it doesn’t detract from the story.  Love this series if you haven’t read it.

Heartsick (Archie Sheridan & Gretchen Lowell, #1)

 

HEPHAESTUS GOD OF BLACKSMITHS AND FIRE

Scorching hot character

Matt Montgomery from Tied with Me by Kristen Proby.  Wow.  I read the end of this book about 20 times.  Cop who likes to tie chicks up = sign me up!

Tied with Me (With Me in Seattle, #6)

ARTEMIS GODDESS OF THE HUNT

Favorite Kick ass heroine

Going to have to go the easy route and say Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger Games.  She is the most kick-ass heroine ever!  Nobody tops her!

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)

APOLLO GOD OF LIGHT

Sequel that redeems its series

Out of the Blue by Carina Adams.   I didn’t love the first book in the series, but loved the character who was the star of book 2.  Much better than book 1 in my opinion.

Out Of The Blue (Bama Boys, #2)

HERMES MESSENGER GOD OF THIEVES

Book with the best message

Making Faces by Amy Harmon.   Such an amazing book.

Making Faces

HESTIA GODDESS OF HEARTH AND HOME

Most relatable story

The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz.  Mainly because their family is crazy and zany just like mine.

The Spellman Files (The Spellmans, #1)

DEMETER GODDESS OF FERTILITY AND AGRICULTURE

Best bookish setting

I tend to read a lot of books set in Denver for some reason.  I also love books set in Italy.  Don’t really have a favorite.

DIONYSUS GOD OF WINE AND CELEBRATION

Most anticipated release

The Beauty of Us by Kristen Proby, part of the Fusion series which I love.

The Beauty of Us (Fusion, #4)

 

If you would like to do this tag, feel free.  I did it for fun, so I hope it’s fun for you as well!

Happy reading.

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