FRIDAY READS (#20)

It’s finally the weekend again!

It has been a crazy busy week for me. With getting back to the gym, business and resume classes, job interviews, it’s been hectic.

Tonight is my last class for the week and then it will definitely be time to indulge in some binge reading.

10025305I’m currently four chapters into Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare, the second book in the Infernal Devices series. You can click here to find it on Goodreads. I am really enjoying this series so far. I just finished Clockwork Angel and my review will be coming up for that soon so make sure you keep an eye out for that.

8755776Next on my list to read is City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare. Going back to the Mortal Instruments series, this is the fifth book in the series. You can click here to find it on Goodreads. I’m so excited to get back into this series and to figure out what my main man Jace is up to.

Other than that I don’t have much else planned. I’m in the mood where I want to read every single book in the world right now so I have no idea what I’m going to pick up next!

I hope everyone has a great weekend, let me know what you are reading this weekend!
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BOOK REVIEW: EMBRACE THE SUCK BY STEPHEN MADDEN

20525598Title: Embrace the Suck
Author: Stephen Madden
Published: 2014 by HyperWave
256 pages
Source: Published
Click here to find it on Goodreads

Embrace the Suck is Madden’s personal memoir of his venture into the world of Crossfit. In the past year and a half I have really gotten into fitness but I have never worked up the courage to try crossfit, so I figured why not start reading about it to see if it is something I would be interested in doing. And let me tell you, from the sounds of this book it does not sound easy or even fun at all, but I still very badly want to try it.

I knew nothing of crossfit so I enjoyed him explaining how it works, like with the WOD (workout of the day). I found it to be quite motivational. Madden was a lot older and not as fit as everyone else he worked out with, but I loved how he replayed his thought processes about not giving up. Your body can withstand a lot, it’s your mind that you have to convince.

This was a very fun, quick and easy read. If you need some motivational reading, you should probably check this out. While reading it I found myself relating and then when I finally finished all I wanted to do was go for some long sprints and lift some heavy ass weights.

I rated this book a 4/5 stars and recommend it to those of you who are fitness obsessed like myself!
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FRIDAY READS (#17)

What is this?! Mallory is actually making a post?!? Sorry I’ve been absent lately, but full time work and full time school has been leaving me basically no free time. I haven’t been doing much reading at all unfortunately. But this weekend I plan to utilize my time a lot better and get some reading done!

I’m going to be working on two books this weekend. First is Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones (click here to find it on Goodreads). I bought this when I went to Munro’s Book Store in Victoria last summer so it’s about time I finally get to this one. Plus I really want to watch the Studio Ghibli film and I won’t let myself until I read it!

And second one I’ll be starting is The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger (click here to find it on Goodreads). This is our discussion book of the month and I’m super excited about this.

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What are your plans for the weekend? Are you reading or do you have other things on the go? Let me know in the comments!

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FRIDAY READS (#16)

Is it Friday already?
It’s been a weird week. Where I live, we’ve been getting some pretty nasty weather lately, so I feel like I barely went to school this week. Somehow, the week flew by and I barely even did anything. I would have liked to have gotten more reading done, but I spent some time visiting my mom and didn’t get the chance to pull out my book. This weekend we are supposed to be getting yet an other snow storm here, so I am planning on staying inside, where it’s nice and quiet and cozy, to get ahead on both my school work and my reading. I am currently reading three books:

20639274I started to read Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan earlier this month, but I haven’t continued on with it for quite a while because it’s on my cell phone. I always end up getting tired of reading on such a small screen. I haven’t really decided if I wanted to keep reading this one, or just forget about it. I’m not that far in, but I really did like what I read and do think that it has great potential. If you’ve read this by any chance, please let me know if it is worth it!

20613470I am finally on the third book in the Throne of Glass series, Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas. As of right now, I am only 35 pages in. I really loved the ending of the second book, so I can’t wait until the action picks up in this one! I really wanted to have finished all three of the Throne of Glass books in January because I received them as Christmas gifts, but will most likely carry this one on into February. I have it in hard cover and it looks pretty chunky!

20706757The last book that I picked up was You Can, You Will by Joel Osteen. I’ve never read anything like this before, but my mom loves the author and really wanted me to read this one. It’s in the christian/inspirational book genre and it’s under 200 pages, so I figured I would give it a shot. I could use some positive inspiration in my life.

See how random my book picks are? I went from new adult romance, to young adult fantasy, to adult christian… Yeah. I would definitely be happy to be able to get ahead in reading Heir of Fire this weekend. I am really loving the Throne of Glass series so far, and I heard that the books just keep getting better and better as the series progresses. Let me know what you’re weekend reading plans are and what you think about my book picks in the comments below!
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FRIDAY READS (#12)

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I am SO happy that it’s FRIDAY! I was supposed to have class this morning, but my teacher decided to cancel it. It’s a good thing, because we are getting a ton of snow today here in New Brunswick! I am getting the most out of my wonderful snow day while journaling, reading, making lists and cleaning. This was my first official week back to school after the holidays and although I do have a great schedule this semester, I spent most of my evenings on pinterest and wordpress than I did cleaning my place up. I am trying to get organized and start crossing things off of my famous to-do list, but my couch is just SO comfy. I don’t want to move!

This weekend, I hope to FINISH reading Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. This is such an awesome YA fantasy read. I really am loving it, so why haven’t I finished it yet? Hmmm, laziness I suppose. Once I finish that book, I am planning on picking up The Mine by John A. Heldt, which Mallory and I will be reviewing for the author. Mallory has been raving about this, so I am looking forward to starting it. You can find The Mine on Goodreads HERE.

How are you spending your Friday? Let us know in the comments below!
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MALLORY’S #12DAYSOFBOOKMAS READ-A-THON TBR

10846780_10152837584945465_1444511147_nSo as Maria mentioned in her post, this read-a-thon is taking place on Instagram. And what perfect timing for a read-a-thon! Everyone will be finishing school and work and it’ll be all read read read time! So here are the books I plan to read during this time.

1. My True Love Gave to Me by various authors. I’ve already finished one story so this shouldn’t take me very long.
2. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer. Why has it taken me so long to get to this book? Super pumped for this one.
3. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World by Bryan Lee O’Malley. Second book in the graphic novel series. These are fun and take no time at all.
4. Scott Pilgrim & the Infinite Sadness by Bryan Lee O’Malley. This is the third in the series.
5. Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins. It’s about time I am getting to this series!

Hopefully I will be able to make it through all these and more. I want to get a lot of reading done this month. But so far, I’m slacking. This read-a-thon should help me pick it up though. Let us know what you plan on reading too! And don’t forget to check out our updates on Instagram 🙂

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