Tuesday, June 30, 2015

VA Wimbledon Day Two

Day Two was about the same as Day One, unfortunately. Work is really getting in the way of my embracing all things Wimbledon. I had an "English Fog" this morning and some baby scones again, but when you leave for work at 5am, it's tough to pack a proper British lunch. I did have some delicious lemon cookies, though:

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I did have some crisps as an afternoon snack, but dinner ended up being a takeout salad because I was in traffic on the way home for way too long. Side note, but I remember when I was in Scotland I kept eating all of my garnishes because our meals were so meat/potatoe heavy. Everything was DELICIOUS, but I craved salad and such. I love the green foods!

Tennis-wise, I'm happy with a lot of the wins (Murray, Wozniacki, Watson, etc.) and kind of shocked at some others (Bouchard, Halep). I didn't think either would make it too deep into the tournament, but first round losses were not on my bracket.

Tomorrow is going to be a goooooood VA Wimbledon day because I am off work and my only errand is to post something. I'm thinking a proper English breakfast is in order! And tea! Lots and lots of teaaaaa!


Book Boos: June

Halfway through the year and I completed my Goodreads challenge of reading 47 books. Woohoo! So what did I read this month? Let's see!

6. Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shephard. (Audio) Don't get me wrong- just because I put this book in last place doesn't mean I didn't completely enjoy it. I LOVE the show and this was a fun way to spend some commuting time. 

5. Dangerous Lies by Becca Fitzpatrick. (ARC) This book has a seriously good main guy character and I liked the setup for the plot. Unfortunately, I questioned a few too many things and then I was even left wondering if some conclusion had been left out. BUT I would still recommend this because I really enjoyed reading it.

4. Gathering Deep by Lisa Maxwell. (ARC) I had planned to read Lisa's first book, Sweet Unrest, before this one, but then, with the ARC about to expire, I jumped right in because I didn't want to miss out. (Have I mentioned that I am addicted to ARCs??) So, while I totally enjoyed this book and especially the characters, I kept thinking that I should stop and read the other first-I even own it! Sheesh, I'm a dufus. I'll rerank this one once I can give it its proper attention. Can I just say, though, that Lisa Maxwell has the greatest covers? <3 td="">

3. Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella. (ARC) I'm realizing now how much I really enjoyed all of my June books! It's so difficult to rank them. Finding Audrey was so much fun. The premise is of a serious nature, but the writing was so light and fun when it could be that it was extremely enjoyable to read. The characters are hilarious and unique and memorable. 

2. They Call Me Alexandra Gastone by T.A. MacLagan. (ARC) I LOVED this book and am so so so glad I randomly picked it out from Netgalley. It called to me because of the spy element and the details in the book were so cool! I'm super impressed that this is the author's first book...and I really hope she has a sequel planned!

1. Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen. Cool characters and interesting world-building, this book is one I highly recommend. I loved Kelsea, the heroine, and it was a great read to follow along as she found her way as the new queen. I'm on the sequel now and it's equally as fun...but (not a spoiler) some interesting things are introduced!