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Losing at Love (Outer Banks Tennis Academy #2) by Jennifer Iacopelli

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So years ago, 2013 to be exact, I got to be a part of this really awesome blogging team called the OBXers!  We helped and supported an up and coming author named Jennifer Iacopelli, get her debut book out into the world.  I remember it being so much fun to be a part of the team!  The best part, however, was getting to read an ARC of Game. Set. Match.I loved it!  It was such a great book, containing my favorite things!  Romance, teen drama, romance, and...teen drama!  What more could you ask for??

Well it's been over six years, and I finally had the time to read the second book in the series, Losing at Love, which was released in 2015.

From Goodreads:


Grass courts, tennis whites and the fiercest competition in the world.  Wimbledon.  After two crazy weeks in Paris, the girls of the Outer Banks Tennis Academy are headed to London with just one thing on their minds: winning.
Indiana Gaffney is fresh off a surprise win at the French Open junior tournament.  Sponsors are c…

This Week!

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So I'm officially 28!  Can I still be considered in my mid-twenties?!  😉

I got to do some exciting things with my husband on Tuesday for my day!

I went on the Warner Brother's Studio Tour in Burbank!

It was a lot of fun, and super exciting!  Last Friday WB added the set of Big Bang Theory on the tour!!  Big Bang Theory is one of my all time favorite shows! So to see the set was awesome!!!

Not only that but I also got to see pieces of so many other sets from some of my favorite shows!!!  Such as Gilmore Girls!!!!





And the studio where Friends was filmed!  Currently it is the home to Fuller House!  We got to go inside, and see the current set, the show is on hiatus, but it was pretty awesome seeing the Full House kitchen!  We were not allowed to take pictures inside though, sadly.

The tour also had a couple of special exhibits.
Such as the costumes for Aquaman:

The best special exhibit was though...
Costumes and props from Harry Potter and Fantastic Beast and Wh…

Something I'm Good At (Sol del Mar #1) by Caroline Andrus (ARC Review)

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I'm back again!! Did you miss me? Of course you did! ;)  All three of you reading this...

Oh who am I kidding, my mom!

"Hi Mom!!" 😄

Just kidding!

I hope, to who ever is reading this, that you have had an awesome kick start to your summer!  I know some of you might not have a summer break, because if you're an adult, like me at the almost age of 28, then you probably have work!  Or, if you're an adult, and really like me, you chose to go in the teaching children profession, and therefore you do have a summer break!  Either way, whether you have the summer off or not, I hope you are having a wonderful start to the new season!

I just got back from a fun week long road trip with my husband.  We tried to do cross country, but man is it tough being on the road for a week, let alone the three weeks we had originally planned!  We had a great time, and saw some incredible places; but road life is not the life for us!  We got home on Saturday and were so exc…

The Upside of Falling Down by Rebekah Crane

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I found this really great sounding book on Amazon for my new Kindle, and I found myself reading it, and just couldn't get enough of it!  So I finished it!

From Goodreads:


For Clementine Haas, finding herself is more than a nice idea.  Ever since she woke up in an Irish hospital with complete amnesia, self-discovery has become her mission. 
They tell her she's the lone survivor of a plane crash.  They tell her she's lucky to be alive.  But she doesn't feel lucky.  She feels...lost. 
With the relentless Irish press bearing down on her, and a father she may not even recognize on his way from America to take her home, Clementine assumes a new identity and enlists a blue-eyed Irish stranger, Kieran O'Connell, to help her escape her forgotten life...and start a new one.
Hiding out in a sleepy town of Waterville, Ireland, Clementine discovers there's an upside to a life that's fallen apart.  But as her lies grow, so does her affection for Kieran, and th…

Bridal Boot Camp (Little Bridge Island #0.5) by Meg Cabot (Novella Review)

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Yay for Lazy Sundays!

It's only a 50 page novella, but I managed to start and finish Meg Cabot's newest story, Bridal Boot Camp, which is the novella that has kicked off her new series, Little Bridge Island!  The first official novel in the series will be out in September, and it is called No Judgement.  I am so excited to read something new by Meg!  Especially an adult novel!

My husband and my anniversary is coming up this week.  We are celebrating six years together!  It is on Thursday and because I'll be working, we both decided yesterday to start celebrating a little early, and enjoy a full day with each other.  He ended up giving me a brand new Kindle!  My birthday is next month and I had mentioned I would really like a new one, because mine is eight or nine years old at this point, and doesn't really hold a charge anymore.  And since the new ones have the back lit screen to make night time reading better, I was sold!

I wasn't expecting to get it, especiall…

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

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I finished The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon this morning!

From Goodreads:


Natasha: I'm a girl who believes in science and facts.  Not fate.  Not destiny.  Or dreams that will never come true.  I'm definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him.  Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica.  Falling in love with him won't be my story.
Daniel: I've always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents' high expectations.  Never the poet.  Or the dreamer.  But when I see her, I forget about all that.  Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store--- for both of us.
The Universe:  Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment.  A million futures lie before us.  Which one will come true?
My Thoughts:

Nicola Yoon has such a unique writing style.  In both The Sun is Also a Star and Ev…

The Trip of a Lifetime to New York City!: Day 4 & 5: Shopping in NYC! And Visiting the MET and MOMA!

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On to Day 4 & 5 of my trip to New York City!

Day 4:  Saturday March 30th, 2019- Shopping in NYC!

So my husband and I figured that the weekend wouldn't be a great time to do a lot of super touristy things, because we thought it might be super busy with weekenders visiting the city.  So we decided to spend a full day of just shopping in NYC!

We had a little bit the day before with visiting FAO Schwartz and Tiffany's, and seeing the incredible iconic shops such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Dior, etc. on 5th Ave.; but we wanted to do some shopping in NYC that was a bit more in our price range, while still being able to take in the sights!

So of course on the list of places to see was:  Macy's!

As some of you may know, the Macy's in NYC isn't just any old Macy's.  It's the World's LARGEST Store!



It also is home to the really awesome wooden escalator!


 My mother-in-law told us all about the famous wooden escalator!  It took us a little bit…