For What It's Worth

For What It's Worth

Friday, December 3, 2021

Long time no blog....

 So heyyyyyy....

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I feel like it's been so long that I don't even know where to begin lol

Whenever I'm gone this long I need some kind of schedule or motivation to get me jump started. So - I don't really have much to say today but if I right down and post my plan I might do it. (????)

The plan is a review on Monday's (provided I read 😜 anything - but I have two! reviews I want to write), TMST on Tuesday, and maybe go back to doing a Friday 5 on Friday.

That doesn't seem too stressful or pinned down to one topic. 

In theory lol

I do want to share one really great thing that happened back in October that I wanted to post about but it fell through the cracks. It's bookish and just too cute not to share!

I participated in La La in the Library's Dog Days of Summer reading challenge and won her giveaway for a custom bookmark made by In Line with Annemieke (her Etsy shop link). I asked for something Halloween-ish/spooky with the dogs. I had no idea if that was possible and said alternatively it could be anything spooky. She's in the Netherlands so I also had no idea when it would even get here.

But it came very soon after in gorgeous packaging with lots of little extras and LOOK AT THAT BOOKMARK OF MY BABIES!!!

I was just so happy with it and thank you so much to La La for hosting the challenge and giveaway!


So that's it and hopefully, maybe, possibly, I'll see you back her Monday with a review!


Thursday, November 11, 2021

Quick reading/watching/life (p)update...



Waves hi!!!

I have been really wanting to blog for weeks now but...I haven't *felt like blogging* lol Does that make any sense??

I miss everyone and want to chat about things but actually sitting down and typing posts - not so much.

I'll be doing the quickest of updates then share a silly reenactment of the Ripley/Kai incident that happened over the weekend. Because THAT'S what I felt like doing when I sat at the computer instead of typing a review 🀣


READ/READING:

What We Buried by Kate A Boorman - I swear I will eventually write a review about this one because it was an unusual and trippy book that I liked a lot.

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid - I started listening to this on audio and it's a dnf for me. I don't really care about poor little rich/famous people and their family problems and parties. The narrator is making the story sound like a cheesy Hollywood documentary instead of being engaging. It could be because it's 3rd person? I don't know but I give up lol

I have Roxy by Neal and Jarrod Shusterman coming up for review but I feel like it's going to be a heavy read that I need to concentrate on so we'll see. 

XOXO by Axie Oh - I had jury duty (another story to tell) so I wanted something light to read while I had to wait. Everyone loves and recommended this - plus no hold! But, of course, I didn't have time to read during jury duty and it expired but I checked it out again and hope to start it today. 

WATCHING: 

I'm watching my backlog of 2020 Hallmark movies starting with Fall Fest and through Christmas (last year). I think I've watched 5 (out of 29 lol) so far. Nothing really stands out.

An Astrological Guide for Broken Hearts on Netflix It's an Italian rom-com series (1season so far) and kind of wacky but endearing. HUGE ass cliffie at the end so be warned. 

The Harder They Fall on Netflix - Good western - LOTS of blood and gore, good acting (especially Regina King). I was kind of surprised it was a first time director because it was done so well - with the look and pacing. 

Love Hard on Netflix  is a new Christmas movie and is a super cute fake dating rom-com. I LOVED the guy, it didn't drag out toooo long or get too wacky so it was πŸ‘πŸ‘ from me and my movie date friend. 

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Sooooo....Saturday we decided to take the dogs to the park and we always take them in the enclosed tennis court to chase their ball. They get nice and tired and we don't have to do much except throw a ball.

Anyway - Kevin threw the ball, they ran and full speed...toward each other and jumped up to get the ball and exact same time and CRACK. I heard the noise and saw Kai's head twist and panicked.

Dog crash

Kai was cowering and I saw blood trickling from his front teeth but it stopped after I wiped it off and he looked fine but was very dramatic about the whole thing.

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Ripley was still bouncing around trying to get me to throw the ball so I thought she was fine but then saw a big string of bloody drool swing out lol 

She cracked a front tooth down the root and, miraculously, (if you've heard about my vet situation out here) I was able to get her seen by a vet that Monday. It needs to come out but she can't get in until January. But she's a toughie and is acting at 100%. In fact, I've had to take all her bones and balls away because she still tries to chew on things like nothing happened. She even continued to play for another 1/2 hour after it happened.  

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So that's a wrap-up of my fascinating life lol What have you all been up to? Any reading or watching rec's?

*I hope to be back regularly-ish soon - but we all know I will likely spend more time making a Thanksgiving dog theme banner instead lol

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Tell Me Something Tuesday: Series, stand alone, duology, trilogies...what's your reading preference?


Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post where bloggers discuss a wide range of topics from books and blogging to life in general. 

It is co-hosted by (Linda from Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell, Roberta from Offbeat YA, Jen from That’s What I’m Talking About, Berl's from Because Reading is Better than Real Life  and me) 

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Question: Do you prefer to read standalone stories, duologies, trilogies, series? 

Answer: Currently, I'm reading a lot of stand alone stories but I don't have a real preference. 

I did take a long break from trilogies (mostly YA) several years ago. I was reading SO many (I had counted at least 40 I was in the middle of) and was disappointed by middle books that added nothing or bad endings so I just cut hem all out except for a rare few. I've picked a few up lately but I can't even tell which ones. I'm not HOOKED or anything - anxiously awaiting the next book. 

I don't really count romances that are within the same world but feature different couples as a *series*. Each book stands on its own but has the comfort of revisiting old friends. 

I really do like the trend of duologies. It allows for more development but keeps the story lean without a lot of extra filler that doesn't add much more than filling pages.


What do you prefer? Getting lost in a series? Read one and move on? It takes two? The rule of three?