Saturday, November 23, 2013

Ramblings and the Week to Come 24NOV13

Well I didn't finish the book I planned to review today so I decided to switch it up and do my usual Sunday post today. That means I will post a review tomorrow and then definitely also on Monday because I also started that book and already adore it.

Giveaway Reminder:
Last week I celebrated my fourth blogoversary and since I like to party in style, I'm hosting a giveaway. It's your choice of book under $20 from the over 1100 reviews I've posted. You've still got one more week to enter and it's super easy-just leave a way for me to get in touch with you (plus bonus entries if interested.) I thank you very much for the well wishes you've left-it's enormously helpful as I ponder my future in book blogging and what I might want to change in 2014.

Celebration:
It's American Thanksgiving this week! I clarified it because I remember seeing Thanksgiving posts in October and being super confused until I realized it was Canadian Thanksgiving. Now it's ours. I do have work for three days but then it's four days off with loads of food, shopping, and Christmas preparation.

My Obsession:
I am totally obsessed with Little Mix's album Salute (I previously shared about their single "Move" which I still love but I'm finding loads of other gems) but instead I'm sharing about something that a lot of you probably already know and love. Yep, it's Candy Crush! Attached is just a screenshot I found from googling. I read a fascinating article about how players have found it super addictive and for some reason that prompted me to give it a try. I really like playing it but so far it hasn't really taken over my world nor have I paid anything for it-I'm pretty cheap so I don't foresee that changing. I also only play it on my phone, not facebook or any other platform if they're available. Does anyone else play?
Week to Come:
Churchill's Angels by Ruby Jackson-I'm not really clicking with the writing, which is why it's taking longer than expected but I have to write a review for Amazon Vine so I'm going to push through
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion-this is the book I already love and I can't wait to see how it turns out
The Trouble With Being a Duke by Sophie Barnes-another Vine book; should be a good comforting romance
Fall For You, So Into You, and When I'm With You by Cecilia Gray-these are the first three books in her modern YA retellings of Jane Austen novels. You know Austen is my favorite author and I love all the different twists contemporary authors put on her books so I'm excited to check out these three.

Then Saturday will probably be a month wrap-up post so that Sunday can feature part 11 musings on War and Peace because we're done with another month! I have my December reviews roughly planned out and it looks like a pretty exciting month with my usual eclectic mix.

14 comments:

  1. I had to laugh when I saw the picture of Candy Crush. While I haven't played this particular game I have become addicted again to Bejeweled which I now have on my phone. Very bad idea :) I was planning to write some reviews yesterday evening but instead I kept playing...

    I am glad that you are loving The Rosie Project. That is one of my favorites and I need to finish up my review for it soon. I am disappointed to hear that Churchill's Angels isn't quite working for you. I had hoped it would be as interesting as the Maggie Hope books.

    I am glad that Thanksgiving is finally here. My mother's side of the family lives in Canada and I'm hopeful that some year I will get to celebrate both! I will be going to my parents' house on Wednesday evening. My mom and I have two Thanksgiving meals to prepare-a small one for Thursday and a bigger one for Saturday when my sister and her husband can make it. While shopping isn't on the agenda I'm sure we'll be busy putting up the Christmas decorations. I hope you enjoy your time with family!

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    1. I love these games so much though honestly Freecell and Minesweeper are my real loves.

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  2. Okay, you are making me nervous with these statements about your future in book blogging??!!
    Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving :)

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    1. I'm here for the long haul-I just need to switch up my habits!

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  3. <3 happy reading sweetie. And ohh, I hope you will have an awesome Thanksgiving soon :D

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    1. This is super late but it was really nice!

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  4. OMG! Candy Crush is my downfall. I've been stuck on level 105 for the longest! Hope you have a great week! And Happy Early Thanksgiving :) Now I'm off to crush some candy lol

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    1. I hope you've passed level 105 by now-haha!

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  5. I do Candy Crush on Facebook. Happy Thanksgiving :D!

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    1. That's how my sister plays-I like having it portable on my phone.

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  6. I play and am addicted to Candy Crush

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    1. That was me for a while but I've managed to kick my habit for the time being.

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  7. I play candy crush, it's one of the most addictive, frustrating, annoying, challenging games. I refuse to pay for stuff so it often takes me forever to get through levels, that and the fact I'm not very good lol and I swear I'll give up the stupid game but I always go back. Level 165 now :)

    Happy early Thanksgiving, wish we celebrated it in Australia. Have a fabulous week and happy reading :)

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    1. Yep, I refused to pay as well so everything takes longer but I'd feel bad if I actually spent money on the stupid thing.

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