So this post was so much fun to participate in! I think next month I will post each little update rather than dump them all in one post. But this is a trial run and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did! (read to the end to see the book for next month!)
I am now on page 70. So far I’m still a little confused as to what’s going on, but that might be the point as the main character Etta is also very confused. I’m hoping to get a clearer picture as to what’s happening in the story. I also am not sure I enjoy the different points of view between Etta and Nicholas. However it might grow on me. Question for this up to page 70: How do you think Etta got on the ship?
I have now reached chapter eight on page 165. This book has gotten so much better and I am hooked. The idea of time travel and the issues it ensues is interesting to read. I also am enjoying the switching points of view more. The tension between Etta and Nicholas is beginning to build and I’m not sure if I’m fully supportive yet. All I want to know is what Nicholas did to make Sofia hate him. But I’m sure we’ll find out eventually. Question for the first seven chapters: Why do you think Grandfather Ironwood wants Etta so badly? And why did he have to kidnap her to do so?
I just finished chapter 12 on page 297. I’m getting hooked and am wanting to just read until I am finished. I still am unsure if I support Nicholas and Etta. I’m really weary of him. So this is a short update but next question is: Do you think Nicholas really cares about Etta or is he just using her feelings for him as a way to get close to her and use her? Since this book is about time travel though, I want to throw in a quick fun question about time travel. If you could travel anywhere in time, when would you go to? Where would you go to? And why?
I am now just 38 pages away from the end of this book so I wanted to write down my guess on how it will end before I go over how I feel about the book as a whole. I am starting to really like Nicholas and Etta as a couple and am honestly kinda sad it took this long to like their relationship. The search for the astroblade is getting intense and i am curious to see what Etta ends up doing. I really am annoyed that Sofia felt the need to take over the search, she’s really just hungry for all the attention and that bothers me. I’m also very worried about Nicholas and hope he shows up just in time to save the day. My last question for this book is: Which is the lesser of the two evils in your opinion? Giving the astroblade to Grandfather or giving it to Sofia and why? Now onto the ending!
Pg. 470. Omg she could not have just died! This is not the ending I expected and I’m not loving it either.
Omg she’s not dead. A wrinkle? Like a wrinkle in time??
So I was under the impression that this book was a stand alone novel, but I have a feeling that it’s not. That’s alright with me though. I feel like it just got interesting and am left wanting more. Overall I enjoyed the book but about halfway though was when I couldn’t put it down. I hope you enjoyed it just as much as I did! Thanks for reading along with me!
For the month of June I’ve decided to read Turtles All The Way Down by John Green. I have enjoyed reading Green’s other books and am excited to check this one out. Here is a short description of the book and a picture of the cover. Hope you choose to read it with me!
Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis.
Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.
So Spring has sprung and I feel like I missed most of it. Like I said in my Spring bucket list post, Spring in Utah is like three weeks long. We got several snow storms in April and my flowers barely survived. But here’s what I was able to accomplish in the short season.
I made a bird feeder! Although I have yet to see a bird eating from it… Hopefully now that it’s really getting warmer I’ll see some bird visitors.
I was able to plan my flowers, and yes they did survive all the snow :) I am loving having some fresh plants around the apartment.
I did not have a picnic in the park. Whenever I planned on going out for the picnic the weather decided that it just wasn’t going to happen. Maybe this Summer
Kimmy and I went out to feed the ducks and it was super super fun. I loved every moment of it and think we will be going to do it more often. (a quick FYI you should not feed ducks bread, it isn’t good for them and pollutes the water, frozen corn or rice are much better options)
Hagrid and I walked the Jordan River Parkway one morning last month. And while I was hoping to see more of it, my poor little puppy got too tired. I even had to carry him back to the car cuz he wouldn’t walk.
Since I live in an apartment my veggie garden is more of an herb garden, but I love it either way. I’ve successfully grown lots of cilantro and basil with a few sprouts of rosemary.
I did not make it to any garage sales this Spring cleaning season and I’m pretty disappointed. Since I’ve been working almost every weekend and my job it’s made it so I can’t make it to the Saturday morning sales. But now i’ve got a new job so maybe this Summer I’ll be able to hit them up!
I also did not make any homemade lemonade. To be honest I don’t really like lemonade so i don’t know why I put it on my list..
Spring was so fun for how short it was. I am looking forward to an awesome Summer.
Last week I was really excited to have a good week of self care. I also made a goal to make a self care goal for each week. Last week it was to find some moments of alone time. Well I really only found one moment and it was while I was walking the dog one morning. I went to daybreak, my favorite place. It was a nice moment. This week I want to spend some extra time reading. I’ve been enjoying reading recently and I want to keep it up. :)
otherwise this past week has been pretty chill. I impulse adopted a beta fish and I already love him to death. So I also got some friends for him, three fish, two snails, and a live plant. I’m loving my mini aquarium.
For next week im totally looking forward to the long memorial weekend. Tyler and I are going camping and visiting the Grand Canyon. Im so excited to visit somewhere new. I’ll share all about it next week :)
Happy Monday to everyone!! 💕
So having a self care focused week last week was amazing! It really made the week more relaxing and enjoyable. Monday I did a face mask and painted my nails then Wednesday I took a candle lit bath with another face mask and wine. To finish my week off I went to the spa with Kimmy on Saturday to get a massage and a facial. Because of my self care centered week, I got a little off track with my blogging and vlogging.
While pampering yourself is not the only way to participate in self care, the pampering is exactly what I needed last week.
I think I want to start setting a self care goal each week in my Monday motivation posts. So my goal for this week is to find some time to be alone. I never have much time alone anymore and while I love the extra time with Tyler I should be spending some time to just myself. So this week I'm going to try and find time to do that.
I also plan on catching up on my blog and vlog this week. I hate when I fall behind, but it's always for good reasons. So look forward to a new vlog tomorrow and Friday and my regular Wednesday Saturday blog posts!
HAPPY MONDAY EVERYONE
If you know anything about me, you know that I love coffee. It’s like my favorite drink and it’s so versatile. I first got into coffee during my senior year and then jumped head first into it in college. There was a time that I was buying coffee everyday. Now I have to be a bit more frugal but I still have a cup everyday.
Now that I don’t get to go out for coffee as much as I used to, I really love when I get the opportunity to. I’ve got a couple favorites and if you keep up with my vlog you know that I’ve already filmed a favorite coffee shops video.Well I kind of like to post about subjects in both my blog and my vlog. It’s really fun to capture my idea through both writing and filming.
So now that I’m done rambling, here’s my fave orders from coffee shops.
High Point is my favorite local coffee shop. I wish I could visit there every single day. They have a lot of good drinks and my suggestion for here is to pick off the list of barista favorites. It gets updated frequently and so there’s always something new to try. That’s how I found out about the white orchard tea with peach and raspberry. I have also enjoyed good drinks like toffee and caramel. So just be sure to check out the favorites board. Plus the baristas here are so friendly that if you ask for suggestions, they will help you find a drink they think you will love!
I didn’t mention big chain coffee shops in my vlog for a couple of reasons. One I feel like everyone already is familiar with the shops and already have their go to favorites. Two I wanted to get a local and unique feel. But since this isn’t my vlog, I am going to share my favorites from Starbucks and from Dunkin Donuts.
These two chain stores are my favorite. Dunkin Donuts was my first coffee shop. It was near my school and on the way to my then boyfriend’s house. So I would stop in frequently. I haven’t been there in quite some time, but my favorite there is just the vanilla coffee. Sometimes I’ll add the caramel flavoring in it. If you’re looking to splurge, their cooladas are Amazing! I love the caramel coffee one. So now that it’s getting to be closer to summer you can bet I’ll be stopping in more frequently for those frosty drinks.
Starbucks is one that literally everyone knows, yet I still wanted to share my favorite. For the longest time I stuck to the vanilla bean or chocolate chip frappes at Starbucks. I was just so intimidated by their other drink names mostly because I didn’t know what the difference between a latte and a macchiato was. When I finally got brave I tried the iced caramel macchiato. This is the drink I fell in love with and stuck to it for years. As you can kinda tell I like to stick to what I like and what I know is good. Well sometime last summer I decided to switch it up. I ordered a salted caramel mocha blended drink. OH MY GOODNESS. I was obsessed. This drink was so amazing. I loved the caramel with the sea salt. My mouth is watering just thinking about this drink . If you like caramel like I do then you must go get this drink!
So those are just a couple of my favorite orders, I didn’t want to drone on too long. Thanks for reading and if you check out any of my favorites I’d love to hear what you think of them in the comments!
Hi! My name is Kylie. I'm 21 years old and am married to my best friend! I love my wonderfully normal life and hope you do too.