Sunday, August 11, 2013

Ramblings and the Week to Come 11AUG13

Ramblings:
Not too much to share this week. I have being feeling somewhat lackluster, meaning not up to doing anything including reading and especially blogging/commenting. I do have a full week of reviews planned but may have to cancel them if I can't motivate myself more :( As of this writing, I've only finished one book though I've started the second and plan to finish at least one more today. I really want to get ahead on my reading as the week of the 18th marks the start of orchestra and softball, both of which will take up quite a bit of time that could otherwise be spent reading. Just because I'm feeling a bit down though doesn't mean I don't have some good stuff this week like...

Red:
I've written before about my love of Taylor Swift and I'll be seeing her this week! I don't really go to that many concerts so this is my first one of hers. My sister and I are so thrilled! We are also Ed Sheeran fans so that's just the icing on the cake for us. I've already browsed their set lists and just can't wait for this experience. I may even write a post about it if I end up having time.


Soccer:
Today Manchester United takes on Wigan Athletic in the FA Community Shield game, something which seems to not necessarily be that important? Anyway last year I discovered how fond I am of soccer so I'm thrilled to be back to watching the beautiful game. It looks like NBC is going to be airing games too (watch the hilarious Jason Sudeikis ad for this-I really enjoy his comment about tackles which are very different depending on what kind of football you're discussing) but I kind of like my Fox Soccer channel and that is the channel I plan to continue to watch.
 
Week to Come:

Love Disguised by Lisa Klein
Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick and Suzanne Young
The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White
Believe by Sarah Aronson
Abandon by Meg Cabot
A Wounded Name by Dot Hutchison

The above are all egalleys for 2013 YA releases. However I may substitute in a post about library books Phoenix by Elizabeth Richards and/or The Distance Between Us by Kasie West. We'll see what gets read first!

28 comments:

  1. Are Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran touring together? Lucky! I've been listening to Sheeran almost nonstop lately. How fun! Have a great time!

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    1. They are-he is opening every one of her RED shows. I am working on a wrap-up of the concert. In short, he was amazing (she was too but since you're more of an Ed fan, I'm sharing about him.)

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  2. I'm reading Chaos of Stars now -- a few mixed feelings so far, so I'm curious to get your take.
    Enjoy the concert!

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    1. Excited to see your thoughts about Chaos...Paranormalcy is still my favorite White book though I'm excited about the promise of Mind Games and its follow-up.

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  3. Loved Pheonix and hope you do too!

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    1. I'm unsure if I'm going to be able to get to it before it's due back at the library-I have so many review books to get through. I may have to check it out later this year.

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  4. Oh I hope you have a great time in the concert, I would love to read about your experience. Like you I haven't gone to many concerts but I would love to go to a Taylor Swift one :)
    I hope you feel better!

    -Mari @ The Sirenic Codex

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    1. It was so amazing! I'm working on a write-up but it's probably going to be long because I have a lot of feelings!

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  5. Ooh, I would love to see Taylor in concert. Is Ed going to be there too? If so? OHMYGOSH. I love their "Everything Has Changed," and several of his songs like "Kiss Me," and "The A-Team."

    I hope your reading/blogging slump ends. :)

    Molli | Once Upon a Prologue

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    1. Yep, he opened the show including with The A-Team and then during her part, they duetted. So awesome!

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  6. I hope you have a fantastic time at the concert! I also hope things get better for you blogging wise.

    I look forward to your review of Love Disguised and I'm also curious about your thoughts on The Chaos of Stars. I've read some pretty negative reviews of it so I'm on the fence about reading it.

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    1. It was so good-I still need to do more reading and blogging but that's how it goes sometimes.

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  7. Have fun at the concert! I just had to force myself to blog this morning- is there some strange end of summer blog slump going around?

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    1. I wonder-I wish I hadn't taken my vacation over Memorial Day week as I could really use one now and my day off for Labor Day isn't really going to cut it.

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  8. I'm sorry you had a blah week, may the concert it just what you need. :) Have a fabulous time.

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    1. The concert definitely perked it up and I'm excited for this new upcoming week.

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  9. Sometimes I don't feel up to much reading or blogging. Thankfully, I'm reading a lot these days but we'll see how that goes when classes begin again.

    Yay for your upcoming concert. I LOVE Ed Sheeran; he's great live.

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    1. He was so great-I was just blown away by his "You Need Me, I Don't Need You."

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    1. As I shared, I don't go to a lot of concerts but Taylor/Ed has got to be among the best. She's just so comfortable on stage and they have a great energy.

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  11. Ooh! Hope you have a great time at the Taylor Swift + Ed Sheeran concert!! That should be fun :)

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    1. It was so great-I'm really looking forward to sharing with everyone!

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  12. Oh man, I still need to read Phoenix. SO BEHIND.

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    1. I still haven't read Phoenix either; at least the third book hasn't been released...yet.

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  13. Just do what you feel up to, I'm sure your blogging mojo will return. We're soccer fans here too, both my sons played at premier mens level, we're 2 Man U fans & 1 Chelsea fan (boo lol)

    Love Ed Sheeran, enjoy both the concerts, what fun! and happy reading whatever you pick up :)

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    1. Go Man U :)

      Ed was really great and I loved seeing Taylor (who's basically my musical idol) live.

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  14. Okay. SO JEALOUS! I love Taylor Swift too :D Hope you will have an amazing time :)

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    1. As expected, it was amazing. I'm so happy I had the chance to go!

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