The Weekly Roundup is a meme created for Sporadic Reads to talk about the week that went by in the blog, share links from around the net, which also includes my Weekend Readings, and my weekly STS.
It’s been getting hotter in here. Summer in the Philippines is definitely one of the hottest, gaining up to 37 °C (98.6 °F), and it’s only getting started! I haven’t been getting a good night’s sleep. I feel like a zombie at work. There are dark circles under my eyes, it’s awful! But the only solution to that is hydrating, so I’ve been drinking lots of water.
Recently, I received an email from Julie, inviting me to join Indie Chick Lit to become one of their tour hosts. I seldom do book tours, but I think it’s a great opportunity for both book bloggers and authors alike to promote their blogs and books. I usually join the tours that are hosted by Lola’s Blog Tours, so check that out, too.
Around The Net
- ‘Eleanor & Park’: DreamWorks picks up film rights to Rainbow Rowell novel.
OMG! OMG! OMG! They are turning this book into a movie!
- 32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life
Hopefully, I get to cross out some of these books on my to-be read pile.
- Early this year, I mentioned a meme called Book Best Friends, but we haven’t done any of that until now. But here’s Jules’ Top 3 Book Best Friends.
- Quiz : Genré Conundrum via Nara @ Looking for Panacea
- Because Theo James is hot, here’s 44 GIFs of his hotness.
Books I Read This Week
- Tangled (Tangled, #1) by Emma Chase
Thank you, Drew Evans, for all the lessons I picked up that you threw in here and there. This was definitely an enlightening read. Some of the things in there, I already knew about men, but I really loved the wit and humor in this book.
- Dare You To (Pushing the Limits, #2) by Katie McGarry
It was an OK read. I think Pushing The Limits is still better, not sure if I’ll pick up book 3 soon.
- The Temptation of Lila and Ethan (The Secret, #3) by Jessica Sorensen
DNF. This was too painful to read. It was too lengthy for the plot. I got to 57% and I just gave up. I’m unsure if I will pick it up again to finish it any time soon.
- Red at Night by Katie McGarry
It was short and sweet. A novella that promotes hope and it’s free, too!
- You Are Here by Liz Fichera
A novella about a family becoming homeless and receiving help from an NGO, with little bit of romance, too.
Reviews This Week
- The Program by Suzanne Young
- Unteachable by Leah Raeder
- Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens
- Sunshine by Robin McKinley
Weekend Reading #026
Sporadic Reads hosts a weekly meme called “Weekend Readings“. Join us!
As part of a blog tour, I’ve decided to start reading Face Time by SJ Pajonas. I’ve had good reading experiences with her books, so I didn’t hesitate giving this New Adult book a chance. If you’d like to check out my review on her books, then click the titles : Removed, Released.Face Time by SJ Pajonas
Series: Love In The Digital Age
Published by Onigiri Press
Published on April 25th 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance
After the best first date ever, Lee thought Laura was funny, intelligent, and impulsive; a whirlwind of bright laughter and happiness. Laura loved Lee's sweet smile and the way he expertly filled in every awkward pause. He held her hand and then pulled her in for the most perfect kiss she’s had in years. What could possibly be wrong? Just the 7000 miles that separates them the next day.
Even though Lee has gone home to Seoul, Laura can't stop thinking about him. What starts as an innocent text thanking him for their dinner date becomes something much more: someone either of them can't live without. But Laura's got a live-in mother going through a midlife crisis, and Lee's stressful traveling schedule means they'll be apart for some time. Life, family, and a complicated past also get in the way, and they're both going to need actual face time to figure it out.
Told from both Lee and Laura’s point of view, FACE TIME is a funny, romantic, modern-day story about two people who connect across the world.
Stacking The Shelves #022
Book Meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. It may be physical or virtual copies of books.
Here’s my haul for the week. All thumbnails open to Goodreads.
These are free from Amazon as part of Harlequin’s More Than Words series.
Other free ebooks from Amazon (not sure if they’re free until now).
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