Sunday, October 13, 2013

Ramblings and the Week to Come 13OCT13

Real Life:
  • Today is one of my best friend's birthdays and since she reads my blog, I wanted to give her a shout-out! She's also a big reader and though we are on opposite sides of the country and I can't be with her, I am thinking of her.
  • Friday was a very crummy day for me at work-someone who I thought was going to be in was not and someone else who would have been helpful was not in though at least I knew that person was going to be out. It was very draining.
  • However I came home that day to discover that my Shoe Dazzle order had arrived in less than 48 hours so that really perked me up. 
Am currently breaking in these 4.25" heels!
  • Plus I'm taking tomorrow off from work in order to do a bit of shopping, errands, and reading! Of course I had forgotten about the Dewey readathon but I can do my own mini one tomorrow.
Sports:
Another loss for my softball team-we really aren't that bad but we seem to struggle to get those outs while our opponents never do. There's no Man U game this weekend :( and my Phillies didn't make the playoffs so I've just got the Eagles and Flyers to concentrate on right now.

I'm Obsessed With:
Lorde's "Royals" (I also like "Tennis Court" and "Team" and plan to listen to more songs as soon as I can stop listening to those three!) Has anyone else been listening to this song nonstop? I loved learning that she was the first female solo artist to top the Billboard Alternative Songs chart since the year she was born and hope to see more women blowing up the charts with their exciting music.




Week to Come:
This week is a bit different as I will open with some thoughts about The Scarlet Pimpernel, a book Jen Ryland/YA Romantics and I read this summer. Then on Wednesday, she'll be posting about Diana Peterfreund's retelling Across a Star-Swept Sea and we're both hosting giveaways!
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke
Goodbye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell
The Midnight Dress by Karen Foxlee
Once Upon a Time: New Fairy Tales edited by Paula Guran

26 comments:

  1. Sorry for the rough time at work, enjoy your shoes and shopping though

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    1. I love the shoes so so much! I also bought two amazing pairs of boots and then black leggings when I went shopping. It was very revitalizing!

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  2. Oh my goodness those shoes terrify me!

    PS- I am super excited about the reviews you have up this week- they are all ones I haven't read and don't have!

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    1. I would never have bought them if I had read how high they were-I just thought they were pretty. They're actually pretty comfortable because of the strap. My main problem with heels is keeping my foot in the shoe and the strap and wraparound part are very effective in that regard.

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  3. I love the look of heels, but I only wear them with jeans. Wearing heels at work= KILL ME! (Then again, I work in a school library, so I'm constantly bending/kneeling to get to the short book cases/shelves.)

    Happy Birthday to your friend!

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    1. See I mostly sit at a desk with breaks to go to the printer/copier and to make sure I don't spend my entire day sedentary so heels aren't too bad. I am definitely planning to wear these with jeans as well as my skirts and dresses.

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  4. Hope work is better this week. I miss being be able to wear heels to work. I love shoes! Enjoy your week, and your reviews sound fantastic this week.

    Thanks for stopping by. :)

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    1. It did end up getting better and will continue to do so I think! I pretty much only wear heels for work; otherwise I'm flats (or better yet flip-flops :)

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  5. I hope this week will be much better for you (and less stressful)!

    I look forward to reading your review of The Scarlet Pimpernel. I really enjoyed that one as well as Across a Star-Swept Sea.

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    1. It was a better week (and this week is going well too.)

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  6. I have too many pairs of shoes and not nearly all the fabulous ones I would like! ;) I really loved The Scarlet Pimpernel, so I'm looking forward to seeing what you say. I should be finished with Across a Star-Swept Sea tonight, which I won from Jen. :) I really love it, but it is also my type of book. I'll be stopping by again this week for sure! Oh, and thanks for stopping by!

    Tressa @ Tressa's Wishful Endings

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    1. I adore buying shoes-I'm venturing in to heels since I already have so many pairs of flats and I want to switch my style up.

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  7. I'm so addicted to "Royals." I need to listen to more by her, but it's amazing she's doing so well. Very talented!

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    1. I love it so much-I keep hearing it on the radio and I can't change the station whenever it's on.

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  8. Oh, lots of good books this week!

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  9. Happy Birthday to your friend. Hope today at work is better.

    Great to see a book when you got home...that always makes my day.

    ENJOY your week.

    Cute blog.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

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    1. It really does perk me up-I'm so glad I have books in my life!

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  10. Happy birthday to your friend and I love the shoes :D

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    1. Aren't they spectacular? I got several comments when I did wear them in to work.

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  11. Thanks for stopping back to my blog.

    I hope you get to read Dollface.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

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  12. Boo about crap day at work.

    But yay for ROYALS, I love that song too!

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    1. It's so great! I've seen a couple of other posts about her and I'm glad to join the chorus.

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  13. Ohh, pretty shoes :D Hope you are loving them ;) Happy reading. <3 and hope you'll have an awesome week :)

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    1. I am! I think I'll only be able to wear them about twice a month but that's enough to keep my style fun.

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