Sunday, August 31, 2014

summer book report

I haven't done a book report in a long time and there's not better time than summer to catch up on some great books, so I thought I'd clue you all in on what I've been reading lately. At any given time, I'm in the middle of two or three books. I seem to have some sort of storyline ADD and always flip from book to book as I see fit. Here are some of the books that I've either recently finished or am currently working through.

I wish I was kidding when I say that this book is literally the story of my life. I can relate to nearly every single thing that Katie writes about in this story, so much so that I'm more than slightly convinced that we are the same person. This is a hilarious, easy read about the trials and tribulations of dating and is filled with sarcastic humor, which--for anyone who knows me--is right up my alley. 

I got hooked on this book after I saw a preview for the show on TV one day and decided to start following the series on Netflix. There's only a couple of seasons so I finished the show quickly and was left wanting more, especially when I learned that the show was eventually cancelled. In an effort to fulfill my young Carrie Bradshaw void, I picked up the book and finished it in a few days. The book and the show vary in several aspects, and I do have to admit that I enjoyed the storyline and the characters from the show a little better, but overall it was a good read.

The Cuckoo's Calling
I'm literally only a few pages into this one, so it's difficult to say what I think about it so far, but I heard it was a book with lots of mystery & suspense. The story follows a private investigator who is in the midst of solving the case of the mysterious death of a famous supermodel. I have never been one to turn down a good mystery novel, {#tbt to Nancy Drew} so I have a feeling I'll enjoy this one once I get further in.

We Were Liars
This book is written unlike anything that I've ever read before and can be difficult to follow at some points. So far I'm only about a third of the way in, but the storyline is filled with twists and turns as the main character, Cadence, suffers from amnesia after being in an accident and tries to piece together what happened to her. I've heard that the ending is quite surprising, so I can't wait to finish this one up and see what I think.

Fifty Shades of Grey Series
I thought I would go ahead and re-read these books before the movie comes out early next year {I have this book on my Nook, which is the reason why it is not shown in the photo}. I'm sure you all know about the plot to these books, so I won't bore you with the details, but I'm in still just as in love with the storyline as I was the first time I read it.

What books have you picked up and enjoyed this summer? Let me know! I'm always looking for new reads!

With Love,
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Friday, August 15, 2014

Here's to...

+ to the time we called a plumber at midnight because my necklace got washed down the drain

+ to break ups, Ben and Jerry's and binge watching Netflix

+ to the Sunday morning brunches and the rehashing of our Saturday night escapades

+ to Liesel's Lounge

+ to five girls cramming into a twin bed just to chat

+ to the Catalina Wine Mixer, countless pregames and an ugly sweater party

+ to a roommate Christmas Card photo shoot

+ to outfit crises and closet sharing, which seemingly go hand-in-hand

+ to 2 a.m. trips to Devil Dawgs, both drunk and sober

+ to never having any alone time in our tiny bathroom

+ to that damn smoke alarm that beeped for five months straight

+ to the robbery that made us realize how much more important people are than possessions 

+ to allnighters that drove us near insanity 

+ to that one time we actually cleaned the entire apartment at once 


+ to knowing that I have made my best friends that I will have for the rest of my life, thanks to living in our crazy little apartment for the past year. I miss it so much already, but I can't wait to see every single one of you in my wedding one day (if I can ever find a guy crazy enough to marry me, that is...)

With Love, 

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