Sunday Funday: Week in Review [24]

Posted February 15, 2015 by Cristina (Girl in the Pages) in Sunday Funday, Weekly Features/Memes / 3 Comments

sundayfundaySunday Funday is a weekly(ish) post I’ve started to recap the bookish (and sometimes not-so-bookish) happenings in my life the past week! Feel free to participate, just link back!

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!)

IMG_4809Also, like I mentioned last week, I’m now on Instagram! Come follow me!


iwashereThis 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.

Also, in case you haven’t heard, inhonor of my one year blogiversary I’m hosting a giveaway! Be sure to check it out to win a book of your choice (of up to $12 USD) from Book Despository!

Did you have a good weekend? Did you do anything to celebrate the holiday? Let me know in the comments!


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3 responses to “Sunday Funday: Week in Review [24]

  1. That sucks you didn’t connect as much with I Was Here. I just read my first Gayle Forman book If I Stay and I didn’t connect much with it either. I’ve been thinking about seeing the movie sometime and seeing if I like that any better! That sounds like a lovely Valentine’s Day 🙂 I didn’t really do anything for Valentine’s Day except eat lots of chocolate! I swear I’m not an addict… I just keep a secret stash beneath my desk hehe 😀 Have an awesome week!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

    • I haven’t read If I Stay but I LOVED the movie and LOVED how they incorporated the music aspect into it! I’m sort of scared to read the book now because I’m afraid it will be one of those rare instances when I don’t like it better! I too have been known to keep a stash of chocolate in my desk…it’s necessary for some of those late blogging nights!

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