What I've Been Reading-January

by jennifer29. January 2016 13:22

Wow! How is it already the end of January and I have not yet done a "What I've Been Reading" post? I guess that means I've been busy. And I have been. Between the holiday season, Haley's birthday, the circus, Monster Jam, and just my day to day life, there has hardly been time to do any blogging. But I have been reading, and reading quite a bit!

During this month I finished the Paper Magician trilogy. It was a quick series to read. I enjoyed it and recommend it to someone looking for a quick fantasy series. 

I also read Into the Wilderness. Many compared it to the Outlander series and Jamie and Claire even make a brief cameo appearance. But I really didn't see too many similarities and it didn't hook me enough for me to want to go out and finish the rest of the series, so I moved on to something else once I finished it.

I next moved on to the All Souls Trilogy which includes A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, and The Book of Life.

I enjoyed this trilogy very much, though there were a lot of repetitive parts. I almost think I could have read the third book alone and understood what was going on. But I really liked the science and history woven throughout the series.

And this week I started Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter. 

I am now on chapter 4 and I have to admit that I am hooked. There are a few parallel stories going on and I know that they will merge soon and I am intrigued to see what will happen.

The summary of the book was what got me intrigued.

From the publisher: A sophisticated and chilling psychological thriller of dangerous secrets, cold vengeance, and unexpected absolution, in which two estranged sisters must come together to find truth about two harrowing tragedies, twenty years apart, that devastate their lives.

My friend Bianca had just finished it and when I asked her about it she told me that "it gave me everything that Gone Girl didn't."  I liked Gone Girl but I didn't love it, so I am really looking forward to getting deeper into Pretty Girls and seeing if it does for me what it did for Bianca.

So that's what I've been reading. What have you been reading? 

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Ringling Bros Circus and Monster Jam-Tampa 2016

by jennifer19. January 2016 18:01
WOW!!! What a crazy whirlwind week it has been! On Saturday January 9 we were invited to attend the Ringling Bros Circus and on Saturday January 16 we were invited to attend Monster Jam. Both of these shows are produced by Feld Entertainment so for simplicity I'm going to discuss both of them in one post. First, the circus. This is a yearly tradition for us. One that dates to 2005 when our oldest child had not even turned a year old. This year, we were two family members short  Ella go... [More]

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Florida Power Yoga: A Review Day 1

by jennifer12. January 2016 11:05
It's been a long time since I've really written anything fitness related. Since I stopped doing CrossFit on a regular basis, all I've been doing is a 2-3 mile wog (walk/jog combination) every day, some kettlebell swings, and some dance aerobics on my XBox.  But you all know me. You know that I LOVE group fitness and being surrounded by the positive energy other people emit when they are working out. Florida Power Yoga came on my radar in 2014 while at CrossFit En Fuego. A few of the gi... [More]

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