Thursday, March 22, 2018

Weekly Reads (03/23/18) - The One Where I'm Tired



So as I mentioned before I had 2 days of training this week which involved about 3 hours on the road each day.  The training itself wasn't too bad and we even got out early on Thursday which was great, but we were under a winter weather advisory the first day and even though we didn't get anywhere near what they projected, it still made driving intense at times and I think it took it's toll on me. However, it's always a pleasure to come home to Mr. Barb and those two adorable puppy faces so in the end, all is good even though I am a tad tired.  

We ended up watching a few movies over the weekend.  First up was "Roman J. Isreal, Esq." with Denzel Washington and it was decent.  A little known fact about me is that I was actually accepted to two different law schools before choosing a different path so and I used to be obsessed with CourtTV and John Grisham books.  Scary huh?  Then we watched "Insidious 4: The Last Key."  I really enjoy this franchise and love Lin Shaye.  I think she's such a beautiful and spunky lady.  


So I kind of hit a read slump the past two weeks.  The only thing that saved me were some of the smaller things I read like graphic novels and starting a novella.  My review for said slumpy book will be up Thursday but let's just say I found 2018's "Little Heaven" and I'm sure this book will be making Top Ten Tuesday lists for several months to come!

So anyway I'm excited to read some new things this weekend and think it's just what I need.  Here's what's up next on the stack.


So how was your week and what do you have planned for the next one????

22 comments:

  1. We got a winter storm as well, and got like 6 inches of snow. It was probably our first real snow storm this winter, ironic that it fell on the first day of spring! The schools closed and my kids had to stay home, which kind of threw off my reading schedule :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. I'm so ready for Winter to be over. It's not that we've had a bad one, just an unpredictable one!

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  2. Driving makes me tired too, which is why I try not to do too much of it๐Ÿ˜Š I know your Little Heaven book is probably The Hunger, so I'm super curious, of course, to see why you didn't like it. Can't wait to read your review!

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    1. You know me too well Tammy. I do believe part of the problem was I set myself up. My review will be up Thursday!

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  3. Ugh, I hate books that send me into a slump. I hope your latest batch help you get back into the reading mood. Sorry to hear about all the travel too. Travel is extremely exhausting. I once did a training 3 hours away and decided to drive home every night for three days. I thought that week would never end.

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    1. I did have a great reading weekend. Was that 3 hours total or each way? If it was each way, I think I would have died. I just hate staying away from home though. How would the boys survive without me???

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  4. My recent Illuminae reads have me in a slump, as well. Those book hangovers! They're dreadful. But I wouldn't trade it for the world. These three books were phenomenal! I haven't watched The Last Key yet! I'm glad to hear it was good. They're cornering the market on freaking creepy movies! LOVE it!

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    1. You have me so anxious to start that trilogy. Yes, Insidious and Conjuring pretty much own the market right now.

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  5. Phew, being on the road is surprisingly exhausting. I hope you're able to rest this weekend :)

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    1. I was. I watched some TV, visited Gpa and got some reading done. All in all it was a win!

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  6. So glad we are both done with that horrible read! Lol Hope you enjoy these reads!

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    1. I don't know how we survived it!

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  7. sorry to hear about the reading slump! and that all the driving took a toll on you. oh wow look at you! two different law schools! That's VERY impressive! WTG Barb! I love the Insidious franchise too! I have to watch #4!

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    1. Thanks Daniela and I think you'll enjoy #4!

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  8. I hate reading slumps. I dumped an audiobook at the 60% mark this week and didn't want to listen to anything else for a while. Was it The Hunger? Sorry that your training required so much travel. At least Mr. Barb and the dogs were homing waiting for you :)

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  9. I can imagine why you're tired. That's really interesting that you almost went to law school, I had no idea! Hopefully you'll be out of your slump soon.

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    1. This weekend helped pulled me out. Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. I like that Revival cover. Ach reading slumps. I'm not doing much reading at all. I'm hoping to do some this afternoon as I lie in my cozy bed! I know it's my day off but I figured I'd visit a few blogs while I'm having lunch!

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    1. It's your day off - do what you want!

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  11. It sounds like a rough week. I hope your weekend is going much better. And yikes - I hate to hear you have another Little Heaven book. :( That can't be good.

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    1. I know. Who would have thought that Little Heaven's reign would be over!

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