Showing posts from September, 2019

Movie Mondays #2: Star Wars Episode VI : Return of the Jedi

Hey Everyone! So I missed last week, but dang, was it busy!! FUN! But super busy!  Mainly because my husband and I went to Disneyland!!!  We got annual passes for the first time since 2013, back during our first year together.  We are HUGE Disney fanatics, and love having the opportunity to go anytime we can!  Last year we had Disney World annual passes, because we took this big Family Trip, and were there long enough, that it just made sense to get a pass, and then we went back in February of this year, because we wanted to make the most out of the pass.  Unfortunately, it did expire last month, and even though we told ourselves, we were Disney’d Out when we got back in February from Florida, by the beginning of this past summer, we were already itching to go again.  Especially with the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Also we hadn’t done the new Incredible Coaster at California Adventure, so we found a reason to go!  With us getting ready to have a child, we know this might b

No Judgements (Little Bridge Island #1) by Meg Cabot (ARC Review)

Hey Everyone! I honestly didn't think I would be approved, but holy moly NetGalley approved me!!! I got approved for Meg Cabot's latest adult novel No Judgements !!  She hasn't released a new series in years, especially an adult one, so I have been really looking forward to this one!!!   From Goodreads : The storm of the century is about to hit Little Bridge Island, Florida -- and it's sending waves crashing through Sabrina "Bree" Beckham's love life... When a massive hurricane severs all power and cell service to Little Bridge Island --as well as its connection to the mainland -- twenty-five-year-old Bree Beckham isn't first.  She's already escaped one storm -- her emotionally abusive ex -- so a hurricane seems like it will be a piece of cake. But animal-loving Bree does become alarmed when she realizes how many islanders have been cut off from their beloved pets.  Now it's up to her to save as many of Littl

TV Thursdays #1: Stranger Things

Hey Everyone!! So any Stranger Things  fans??!!  Of course there are!! Who isn't right??!! 😉 Well I'm super excited, because I'm going to Universal Studios today for Halloween Horror Nights!  I am a bit nervous, because I don't like being scared, especially in horror film situations, but I am very excited because Stranger Things has a maze this year, so I'm going to be rocking my Stranger Things  t-shirt, with a butterbeer in my hand, and walking around trying not to pee my pants! So we were pretty late to the Stranger Things  game, because we started the show early this past summer.  But man, did we get hooked!!!  We have of course finished it now, in fact I'm already jonesing for the next season...and season three JUST CAME OUT!!! But while we wait for Season 4 to come out, my husband and I have started collecting Stranger Things  Pop Vinyls!  Any Funko fans??  They are sooooo adorable!!!!  My Harry Potter collection is growing too, but that is for an

Tuesday Tunes #1: Lover Album by Taylor Swift

Hey Everyone! Here's another weekly post! This one is pretty common I believe, just talking about the music I'm listening to!  I used to do this one years ago, under a different name I believe.  But I'm going to bring it back. Music has only recently come back into my life.  I had a very difficult time listening to it after my dad passed.  The last few years, when I did listen to something it was usually an audiobook during my long school commutes, or the radio in the background. But I am going to try to bring it back, hopefully!!  These posts may not come every week, but hopefully more often, just so more posts can go up on The Romance Bookie, and keep me busy, when  my brain is just absolutely scatterbrained! So for my first Tuesday Tunes, I am currently listening to the Lover Album  by Taylor Swift on repeat in my car.  I recently got Apple Music, and so the album has been following me around.  In the car I have the CD playing that I got opening day, but then w

Movie Mondays #1: Now & Then (1995)

Hey Everyone! I want to try to start blogging more, and so I've been running through some possible ideas for Weekly Posts, so The Romance Bookie isn't sitting as dormant as she has been these last few years.  Plus I'm not reading as much as I used to, so I really would like keep her up with not only books, but also other things I'm interested in. I'm sure Movie Mondays is probably taken somewhere, but I am going to try to share which movies are on my mind! For my first week, I'm picking a movie I just found last week for the first time.  It's on Netflix, a semi-old one, but a good one! Image from IMDB   It's called Now & Then , and it features a younger Christina Ricci (around her Casper days!), as well as Rosie O'Donnel, Rita Wilson, Demi Moore, and many more. So I don't know if there are any Casper  fans reading this, but if there are, do you guys remember the cutie who plays real-boy Casper??  You know the one all of us

What Have I Been Up To?

Hey Everyone! Another two months have passed since my last review :(, but I promise I have my review for Meg Cabot's latest novel  No Judgements  scheduled for September 20th! I have been pretty busy these last couple of months.  I got laid off a few months ago from my job, which was very difficult, not just financially but also emotionally, because I had been running that after school day care for three years, and knew most of the kids for years before that (because of my previous job at the same school).  I had grown attached, and it was very sad to leave my last day of work.   I miss them. Luckily, I live in a small town, so I do get to see some of them once in a while though. Anyway, I am currently working with my husband and his company; which has been an interesting experience.  I am definitely still learning the ropes, but I have been extremely lucky in that while we are super busy, I can have time off when I need it. So does that mean, I have been reading? Sadly