Weekly Wrap Up (07)

Welcome to the Weekly Wrap-up with Bookmunchies. This is our weekly update that combines Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer‘s SUNDAY POST and Tynga’s Reviews‘ STACKING THE SHELVES. This is a post to share news, to recap the week on the blog, share new reads and new books, and upcoming fun for the week ahead!

Hey guys, Jackie here,

Happy Easter to those who celebrate. If not, I hope you guys are treating yourselves with lots of sweets in the shape of bunnies or tiny birds or any other cute spring animals (my favorite spring animal are sheep). This week at work its finally quiet again now that the kids are back in school. I had lunch with a couple of coworkers on Wednesday because our supervisor gave us coupons a few weeks ago. And it was a fun lunch, even though the food itself could’ve been a bit better. I also got the chance to finally watch Moana and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I’m not sure about the movies because I had mixed feelings for both. Moana was unexpectedly more musical than I anticipated, but somehow I still teared up a bit at the end. O__o (I still tear up whenever I listen to ‘I Am Moana’ on the soundtrack) And like previous Disney movies I had some songs stuck in my head for a couple of days. ^_^;; As for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, I had similar feelings while reading the script novel a couple of months back and I don’t know I guess I was expecting more. Like some kind of Easter egg surprise that you find in the movie and not in the book. I’m hoping the second movie will be more developed.

✖ Teaser Tuesday: Defending Taylor
✖ “Waiting” On Wednesday: The Color Project
✖ Review: Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas
✖ Review: The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Here at Bookmunchies we believe in being surprises for the week
(aka. we procrastinate, so we can’t tell you what’s quite coming up yet).
(:

The Ship Beyond Time by Heidi Heilig: 3 of 5 stars

 

BORROWED:

1. Alex and Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz – I placed a hold on this book while I was listening to Hamilton a couple of weeks back, but otherwise it’s my first time reading a book by this author.

2. Zenn Diagram by Wendy Brant – I wanted to get the ebook of this book after reading the summary because it sounded super cute, but apparently B&N didn’t have it in ebook format. So glad my library orders the really weird books that nobody would probably ever read so it’s like they read my mind about this one.

BOUGHT:

1. The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda – I LOVE Megan Miranda’s novels so obviously this was an auto author buy for me.

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18 Comment

  1. Happy Easter!! I really liked Moana. The music was so good! I really enjoyed The Perfect Stranger so hope you do too!! Have a great week!

  2. Happy Easter. Looks like you got some great and interesting reading ahead of you.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  3. I loooved Moana! Happy Easter and have a great week!

  4. Happy Easter to you! I haven’t seen Moana. I was looking through Netflix last night and realized how far behind I really am with Disney movies. I guess the fact that my kids are getting older shows. I do enjoy that kind of film so I may need to see about watching it at some point. Have a great week!

  5. I agree Zenn Diagram sounds really cute! I just recently got around to seeing those two movies as well! I loved Moana and really enjoyed Fantastic Beasts. Have a great Easter and rest of your week, Jackie!

  6. I got Zenn Diagram this week too! It just sounds so cute. I hope it is a good read, I’m going to have to start it soon!!

  7. Happy Easter darling. I hope you have a wonderful day with your loved ones.

  8. Yay for Fantastic Beasts 🙂 that was one wonderful movie. I’d say even one wonderful experience.
    I’ve heard of Zenn diagram as well 🙂
    Happy Easter to you too and have a great week 🙂

  9. Happy Easter! Surprisingly, I haven’t had any chocolate for the day… I’ll need to fix that later. o_o I’ve yet to see Moana, but I’ve heard all about its great soundtrack and tear-inducing ending. 😮 I’ll watch it eventually. I hope you enjoy your new books!

    Have a fabulous week, Jackie. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  10. Happy Easter! Alex and Eliza, I’m looking forward to reading what you think of this. I have it on my list. Enjoy your new reads and have a wonderful week.

  11. Ee! I’ve not seen any of them. One day maybe 🙂 Hope you had a lovely Easter!

  12. Hope you had a nice Easter. I liked Moana, especially the soundtrack. I teared up too. Shhhh. 😀 Have a great week!

  13. HAHA, procrastination! I hear you — I hope you and yours had a wonderful easter!

  14. Happy Reading! I’m visiting from the Reading with Beth blog.

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  15. Alex and Eliza is one I can’t wait for! My reviews for the upcoming week are usually a surprise as unless it is for a blog tour, I never know when I’ll have time and what books I’ll get reviews posted for! Hope you have a good week!
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  16. I went into Moana not expecting much, and I loved it. I am curious about the Melissa De La Cruz book, but I am waiting to read more reviews before I decide. I hope you all have a lovely week.

  17. I have yet to see either movie myself. I guess with both my kids being older now we just don’t rush out to see kid movies anymore. I would like to see both of them though, guess I will wait till they are on Hulu or Netflix. I hope you had an awesome Easter!
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  18. Your mixed feelings about Fantastic Beasts is why I don’t want to read or watch it (or Cursed Child). I don’t want to mar my expectations and memories that JK has created for me through Harry Potter. Your lunch sounds so fun (minus the cruddy food). It is good to remind ourselves we are just people and we have real lives outside of our jobs – and to connect with our coworkers. I hope you have a great week!

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