Monday, August 27, 2018

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (8-27-18)

Happy Monday! This blog was absolutely silent over the last week ... because I was on vacation! My college roommate Jodi and her husband invited me along on a trip to San Francisco. We were only there for two full days (three nights), but it was so fun!

Going into the trip, there was only one thing I absolutely "had" to do (besides reconnecting with Jodi): find the Full House house! Turns out, it was just a couple blocks from our Airbnb.

Honestly, you could've told me just about any house was the Full House house, and I would've believed you. The Painted Ladies are the iconic image from Full House ... and this house isn't part of them!
We ate lots of great food, hiked up and down way too many steps, rode a ferry to Sausalito, took a Lyft across the Golden Gate Bridge, reminisced about our college crushes (oh, my!), and caught up on the last six years of our lives. It was a wonderful getaway, and I'm so grateful to have been able to go! (See more on my Instagram.)
With Jodi and her husband Peter right before we went our separate ways at the airport.
Because I was gone for four days, two of them totally travel days, I expected to read a lot. I did not. This is thanks to Delta—two of my four airplanes had individual screens with hundreds of movies and TV shows to watch! So I spent the entirety of those two flights (about six hours total) watching movies. (Black Panther was great, Home Again was okay [not sure about that ending], and I gave up on Ready Player One and decided I just need to read the book.) So I read only one book last week ...

What I read last week:

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch. People (including my sister) raved about this book, and I can see why. It's an engaging science fiction thriller that kept me guessing (and sometimes gasping), and I can't say enough good things about it! Note: The book contains lots of cursing (especially the f-word) and a couple fade-out, totally non-graphic sex scenes, so it's definitely not a book suited to all readers. (4-1/2 stars, review to come)

What I'm reading now:

A Worthy Rebel by Jody Hedlund. I'm really enjoying this final (?) book in Hedlund's YA medieval romance series.

What I'll read next:

A Daring Venture by Elizabeth Camden. After I finish Hedlund's book, I definitely need to go back to this one. I was really enjoying it before I left on my trip, but I didn't want to take many paperbacks on my trip, so I left it behind.

How was your reading week? Share your current read in the comments, and then head over to the linkup to see what others read last week. 

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  1. I read and reviewed "Dark Matter" last week! I really loved the imaginative story and all the plot twists!

    Have a great week!

    Sherry @ Ubiquitous Grace

    1. I liked it so much more than I thought I would. Glad to hear you enjoyed it, too! Thanks for stopping by, Sherry!

  2. Wow! San Francisco sounds like fun! I'm glad you had a great time! Your books look interesting. I'll be checking them out! Thank you for sharing!

    1. It was SUCH fun :-) Thanks for stopping by!


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