February 9-15, 2015
Like last week, this week I went on a mini vacation, this time to visit my boyfriend for Valentine’s Day! We’ve been together a while so instead of doing something overly-elaborate we chose to do some of our favorite things together, like finding new recipes online to try, catching up on our favorite Food Network shows (we’re obsessed with Kid’s Baking Championship!) and going to the movies (and seeing anything BUT Fifty Shades of Grey). We had a Valentine’s Day picnic as well as spending part of the holiday driving around town in search of Girl Scout Cookies! (I successfully got my hands on my two favorites: Thin Mints and Trefoils!)
Also, like I mentioned last week, I’m now on Instagram! Come follow me!
This week I finished Damsel Distressed by Kelsey Macke and it was such a powerful portrayal of anxiety and depression balanced with the whimsy of a fairytale retelling- look for my review soon! I also finished my reread of Princess In Waiting, the fourth book in my Princess Diaries Reread. I started I Was Here over the weekend because I owe it back to the library in a few days. While I want to discover the mystery around the suicide, I’ve been having trouble feeling connected to the characters. It’s my first Gayle Forman read though so I hope it improves!
What Happened Here This Week:
I had a lot of fun posting this week with a lot of content inspired by Valentine’s Day!
Monday: I have an unpopular opinion of The Darkest Part of the Forest in my review.
Tuesday: Top Ten Things I Like/Dislike When It Comes to Fictional Romance
Wednesday: In my second installment of Cristina’s Close Look, I explore Oppressive YA Relationships.
Friday: In honor of Valentine’s Day I talk about my favorite fictional couples in YA.
Did you have a good weekend? Did you do anything to celebrate the holiday? Let me know in the comments!