Finally got around to seeing “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol
2.” I enjoyed it (although it wasn’t as good as the first one), but Hubby
thought it was boring. That kind of surprised me. Yeah, it had some slow parts,
but I wouldn’t have called it boring. Just goes to show you everyone sees
things differently, huh?
Here’s what I read the past week:
Dates read: May 8-11 Title: “Beautiful Bastard” Year of publication: 2013 Author: Christina Lauren Genre: Erotic romance Series: Beautiful Bastard #1 # of Pages: 305 Paper or plastic: Trade paperback How obtained: Free (possibly from RT
in Dallas) Blurb from Book:Whip-smart, hardworking, and on her way to an
MBA, Chloe Mills has only one problem: her boss, Bennett Ryan. He’s exacting,
blunt, inconsiderate—and completely irresistible. A Beautiful Bastard. Bennett has returned to Chicago from France to take a vital role in his
family’s massive media business. He never expected that the assistant who’d
been helping him from abroad was the gorgeous, innocently
provocative—completely infuriating—creature he now has to see every day.
Despite the rumors, he’s never been one for a workplace hookup. But Chloe’s so
tempting he’s willing to bend the rules—or outright smash them—if it means he
can have her. All over the office. As their appetites for each other
increase to a breaking point, Bennett and Chloe must decide exactly what
they’re willing to lose in order to win. My thoughts: Book is in
first person and at first I groaned. But the book is popular and I wanted to
know what the fuss was about, so I kept reading. Then the next chapter was in
Bennett’s POV, also first person. Cool. Thing is, where I once thought this was
neat, now…not so much. At least for this book. Bennett is a douche! It was very
hard for me to continue reading because he really was a bastard (stuff he did
could be considered sexual harassment). I guess I just don’t understand how two
people who clearly HATE each other can’t keep their hands OFF each other. But
by the end of the book, I was having difficulty putting it down (had to know
how it was going to end). Dang authors (yes, two of them make up Christina
Lauren) had me rooting for this couple.
Saw my cardiologist on Monday. Good for another six months
(when I get to go through another stress test—ugh). But hey, the longer I can
put off surgery, the better!
Also, Hubby is on the mend. He’s eating more foods now—three
meals a day, even. Still needs to gain some weight, but I think he’s stopped
losing it, so I’ll take that as a positive.
Game 3 between the Penguins and Senators is in Ottawa tonight. So glad the Penguins played well on Monday and got that win. Now they need to win the rest! Yeah, I'm greedy that way.
So… What’s on your reading radar for the summer? Goodreads
has asked me that question and I’m not sure how to answer it. Besides wanting
to read Unsub by Meg Gardiner (due out in June or July), I don’t really have a
summer list. I pretty much look at the stacks I have around the house and then
just pick a book to read! I also got some more freebies from RT—some of which I
actually want to read. J
I’ve mentioned before how the bumble bees—which aren’t
really bumble bees, I know, but are actually carpenter bees, they just look
like bumble bees—love our mailbox post. Used to be one or two would hover
around the box. This year it’s gone up to at least 5. It’s so bad, I won’t get
the mail until the sun sets and I try to get the paper before the sun rises.
Otherwise, Hubby gets them for me.
Well, Hubby loves me sooooo much (or maybe he’s tired of me
sending him out there), he went out and bought a carpenter bee catcher. He and Son
attached it to the mailbox post. Know what? It works!
Unfortunately, other bees are taking their place guarding
the mailbox post. **heavy sigh**
Eventually we’ll catch all the ones that are living in that
post. At least, I hope so.
I’m tired of those things.
Penguins lost their first game on Saturday. I’m not thrilled
(of course), but have to remember they did the same thing last year. Hopefully
they figure out what they need to do to beat the Senators. Game 2 is tonight!
So… are there any bugs/animals/creatures that can keep you
from an area at your house? Something like…your house is haunted and you refuse
to go into the basement? My grandmother’s house was haunted. I didn’t care for
sleepovers there so much.