↠ I started watching Buffy! I took a few weeks off work and for about a week or so it was yucky and cold and rainy. The perfect kind of weather for snuggling with a pup and watching teen dramas. I honestly don’t know why I didn’t watch this while it was originally airing: Buffy is a total Leah show! I’m kind of obsessed now.
↠ Matt and I recently celebrated our anniversary and I celebrated by…hanging out at a farm. Can you blame me? Last year I shared our instalove story. You know, for as much as I gripe about it in books, it works out pretty well in real life ♥ This summer we purchased our first home and Baylor came soon after.
↠ RECENT READS: I’m going back to Hogwarts, this time with Goblet of Fire. If you haven’t been following my posts, I recently decided to binge on the books in a series I’m calling Operation Return to Hogwarts. Tomorrow my review of the new Jennifer Donnelly, These Shallow Graves will be up: though I enjoyed this one it wasn’t without a few flaws and I’m a little disappointed by the cover. I think it’s fab, but it also feels like more of a Horror-type cover which this book is most definitely not. I read my first 2016 novel: Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel. A little girl falls through a hole and lands on a gigantic hand. Seventeen years later she’s the head of a team sent to discover the rest of the body. This one is told through reports and interviews and is seriously fantastic! Unfortunately, I’ve been picking up a lot of duds lately: Benjamin Percy’s The Dead Lands was one of my most anticipated releases of the year (um, hello, Lewis & Clark reimagining?!) but I only managed to get 56% of the way through the audio before calling it quits. This is definitely an it’s not you, it’s me deal: I was under the impression that this book was about THE Lewis & Clark…and that’s not the case. The characters simply share the names. Also, I knew going in that this was an apocalyptic/dystopian novel and I do NOT like that genre, but I was still looking forward to it. Despite getting halfway through the book I honestly couldn’t tell you what happened. There were gigantic vampire bats and a flu..and that’s about it. Very disappointed with this one. I’m hoping my current read will get me back on track: The Diabolical Miss Hyde (one of my Tackling the TBR picks) is a steampunk reimagining of Jekyll and Hyde. So far I’m loving it!
↠ Did you miss Lynn Carthage’s guest post last week? She talked about a VERY interesting ancestor. Lynn was one of the lovely authors we invited to chat with us in our #HistoricalFix chat. And, like always, if you happened to miss out on the recommendations mentioned throughout the chat, I’ve compiled a GoodReads list.