Weekend Wrap-Up // April 19, 2019

Ok I was going to post  my jam of the week here, but I heard this new celebrity Earth Day song and I had to share because it’s so funny and so real. The one thing I stand for is the Earth, this planet that we all live on. Seriously, there’s no where for us to go if this planet dies or runs out of resources then it could be over for us. I’m a strong supporter for the Earth and its creatures, so I wish you all a good Earth Day.

This week was so busy and it’s not even done. Yesterday, I went to Knott’s Berry Farm with my husband to celebrate our anniversary. It was super cute and we ate all the boysenberry foods! We went on a few rollercoasters as well (Bucky loves rollercoasters) and enjoyed the little amusement park. Honestly, it was so cute and so much fun.

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I also went to the LA Festival of Books and Bart’s Books in Ojai County last weekend. I’ll be writing about both of these experiences sometime this weekend, but for now I leave you with this pic of me reading in the stacks of Bart’s Books

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Links I Love

Ian McEwan writes a science fiction novel, but doesn’t call it science fiction – So over the week, Ian McEwan did this interview with BBC where he talks about the potential books have to talking about issues humans face nowadays. He says all types of books and genres can really convey this except for science fiction.

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Seriously, this makes Ian McEwan sound like he’s living under a rock for the past 40 years. Science Fiction not only covers the human condition and real world problems, but also expands beyond it. I mean, NK Jemisin wrote her whole Broken Earth trilogy wondering what would happen to the world if we continue on living the way we have? If anything, science fiction and its elements have been helping authors write about human experiences for years. Let’s put you back under that rock, McEwan.

The Notre Dame fire – I don’t think I need to expand on this one especially since it’s something everyone saw in the news. The sad part is that funds to rebuild this beautiful building has already been provided while other churches, cities, and lives are still waiting for the funds to fix their beautiful buildings. Oh well.

Blog Posts This Week

This was a review-heavy week including my mid-month checkin. I’m sorry for the reviews, but it’s been a busy week trying to get as much work done before the weekend where I’ll be taking a step back to celebrate my wedding anniversary. But I do have some interesting books I shared and how I’ve been doing this month. I think blogging will change a little bit with my new job and its obligations. Don’t worry! I’m not going anywhere, but I do have to re-organize my life. Lol, what a surprise.

What I’m Reading This Weekend

Well, funnily enough, this weekend I’ll be focusing on my book for work. I’ll be reading Paranoid by Lisa Jackson. Are you a Lisa Jackson fan?

I’ve never heard of her, but looking at her bio it looks like she’s been around for a while with over 85 published books and a New York Times Bestseller. I mean, her reputation proceeds her and I’m excited to read her next thriller for my review job. Here’s some more about the book I’m reading:

There are people in Edgewater, Oregon, who think that twenty years ago, Rachel Gaston got away with murder.

Rachel still has no idea how a foolish teenaged game turned deadly—or who replaced her soft pellet air gun with a real weapon. When a figure leapt out at her from the darkness, she fired without thinking. Too late, she recognized her half-brother, Luke, and saw blood blooming around his chest.

Despite counseling, Rachel’s horrifying dreams about that night continue. Her anxiety contributed to her divorce from Detective Cade Ryder, though he blames himself too. But as Rachel’s high school reunion nears, she feels her imagination playing tricks, convincing her that objects in her house have moved. That there’s a hint of unfamiliar cologne in the air. That someone is tailing her car. Watching her home.

She’s right to be scared. And as connections surface between a new string of murders and Luke’s death, Rachel realizes there’s no escaping the past, and the truth may be darker than her worst fears …

What are you reading this weekend? Have you come across anything fun? Let me know!

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