Free Time Fridays (Mar 4)

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Free Time Fridays is a weekly meme created and hosted by eatupmyfreetime.

On Fridays we will recap how we spent our free time during the week + our plans for the weekend! ie. Did you read? If so, what books? Did you shop? Listen to any cool tunes? Binge watch any cool TV shows? Take any trips lately? I want to hear all about it!! You can either mention ALL of the ways you spent your free time that week or focus on one activity. Whatever your heart desires!

My Free time:

 

Weekend Plans

Happy Friday! I am at work for the day.. counting down the hours until tomorrow morning when I will be heading to the lovely Montreal to celebrate the husbands birthday! CANNOT WAIT! We will be dining at our favourite restaurant (L’usine de spaghetti) and shopping in Old Montreal. Always loads of fun ❤

Life

Life is busy with work. I am still trying to adjust to the evening shifts. I don’t think my body will ever get used to it. I am loving this contract though and will be sad when it ends.

Reading

I am slowly getting back in to my reading groove. It’s been SO long. On top of that – I am reviewing again! This makes me so happy. I have had zero interest in reviewing books over the past couple of years so this is a big deal. I think Goodreads has helped. I had to switch over from Shelfari (damn you for closing) and people are way more active on GR. I love browsing reviews on there.. and it has inspired a couple of my own!

 

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I scored an eARC of Summer of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider. I enjoyed it! Check out my review.

I am currently reading another eARC – Don’t you cry by Mary Kubica. Hoping to get that finished and reviewed soon!

I also found time to review All Lined Up by Cora Carmack. Another fun read!

 

 

 

On top of the reading – there was some shopping! I picked up a few books at a local thrift store. Made out with some awesome titles.

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AND I keep adding more and more to my TBR pile. Ugh.. this is an addiction. Seriously.

Television

Most of you probably did the same thing: binged watched Fuller House! Oh man, so many childhood memories. It was good. Not great.. but entertaining. Tried too hard to be funny that it ended up being kind of lame. However, seeing the old characters grown up was awesome. P.s. Are the Tanners cursed? Both Danny and DJ lost a spouse?? How crazy!

The end

Hope you had a great week full of books and funtimes. Happy Reading!

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xox

Shannon

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Free Time Fridays (Jan 29)

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Free Time Fridays is a weekly meme created and hosted by eatupmyfreetime.

On Fridays we will recap how we spent our free time during the week + our plans for the weekend! ie. Did you read? If so, what books? Did you shop? Listen to any cool tunes? Binge watch any cool TV shows? Take any trips lately? I want to hear all about it!! You can either mention ALL of the ways you spent your free time that week or focus on one activity. Whatever your heart desires!

My Free time:

Where have I been?? I have so much to catch up on!

Christmas: My Christmas was great! I received so many aaaaaamazing gifts! Books, jewelry, clothes, and lots lots more. My only complaint – the whole “no snow” thing. It didn’t feel super Christmasy without snow.

Here are a few of the new books! I still need to get pics of the others (Like HP Illustrated!! omg)

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New Years: My Husband and I got to start off the new year with bad colds. We are still suffering an annoying cough but feeling much better!! Being sick sucks. And poor pup was sick too after xmas. Nasty bug going around!

Work: I left my contract in information management for a full-time contract as a Library Technician! I started last week and already love it. I am here until the end of the semester. Woohoo!

I hope to get this blog back up and running now that I am free from germs and whatnot haha. Have a great weekend!

xox

Shannon

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Free Time Fridays (Nov 6)

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Free Time Fridays is a weekly meme created and hosted by eatupmyfreetime.

On Fridays we will recap how we spent our free time during the week + our plans for the weekend! ie. Did you read? If so, what books? Did you shop? Listen to any cool tunes? Binge watch any cool TV shows? Take any trips lately? I want to hear all about it!! You can either mention ALL of the ways you spent your free time that week or focus on one activity. Whatever your heart desires!

My Free time:

I need to lead a more interesting life so I can find more things to talk about here buuuuut who has time for that?? Work is kicking my butt and school is kicking it even harder. I have zero energy to read (sorry Carry On! I promise I will finish you sometime soon!) BUT – Want to know what I do have time for?? Watching and obsessing over a new favourite show!

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The Killing is AH-MAZING. Like seriously so so good! It is visually stunning – if a little dark and depressing. The story is unlike other cop shows I have seen. It follows the same murder for two seasons before moving on to another. It not only focuses on the murder but the cops and their personal lives as well as the family and the toll the tragedy takes on them. It is sad and frustrating but it keeps you HOOKED. Love it! I am nearly done season two. Anyone else watch this show??

What are some shows you are completely hooked on??

xox

Shannon

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Free Time Fridays (Nov 6)

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Free Time Fridays is a weekly meme created and hosted by eatupmyfreetime.

On Fridays we will recap how we spent our free time during the week + our plans for the weekend! ie. Did you read? If so, what books? Did you shop? Listen to any cool tunes? Binge watch any cool TV shows? Take any trips lately? I want to hear all about it!! You can either mention ALL of the ways you spent your free time that week or focus on one activity. Whatever your heart desires!

My Free time:

 

How is it already November??? This year is flying by so fast!

My weeks are turning in to a huge blur. Work, work, school, work, work, school. lol. Just going through the motion right now to get everything done.

Still reading Carry On as I don’t have much time to read. I loooove it! Obviously nothing compares to Harry Potter but it is so nice to go back to a magical world. I feel like a teenager again!

DId I show you my super amazing early xmas gift from the husband??? It is the novelizations of some of Jim Henson’s biggest works!! omg. In love.

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Small post this week as I am being rushed off to work!

xox

Shannon

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Free Time Fridays (Oct 30)

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Free Time Fridays is a weekly meme created and hosted by eatupmyfreetime.

On Fridays we will recap how we spent our free time during the week + our plans for the weekend! ie. Did you read? If so, what books? Did you shop? Listen to any cool tunes? Binge watch any cool TV shows? Take any trips lately? I want to hear all about it!! You can either mention ALL of the ways you spent your free time that week or focus on one activity. Whatever your heart desires!

My Free time:

Sorry this post is late! It has been a hectic few weeks for me and I am about ready to crash.

I had and totally bombed an interview for a permanent library position. I seriously need to work on my nervous reaction to all things formal. I come up blank when I need to answer questions..even if I know the answer! Hopefully the next interview I get goes much smoother.

I switched jobs. My contract ended last week and I started a new contract at a different department this week. The awesome part – I worked a contract here last year so I know the job and everyone here! Less nerves on my first day of work. Woo!

School is coming along at a slow pace haha. I am hoping to find some time to focus on it soon. It is hard when you work two jobs – 6 days a week. I have zero energy or motivation after work. I need to catch up on sleep badly!!

Reading – I am currently reading Carry On by Rainbow Rowell and enjoying it! I love the familiarity of it (hello Harry Potter world!) I hope it doesn’t disappoint. I kind of have high hopes for this one. I loved all of her other books!

Not much else to report on. Hoping to get the next FTF up earlier lol. Hope your week went well!

xox, Shannon

p.s. HAPPY EARLY HALLOWEEN! How are you planning on celebrating? Both the husband and I work tomorrow so we probably won’t do much afterwards. Lots of relaxing and tv haha. Good times!

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Free Time Fridays (Oct 09)

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Free Time Fridays is a weekly meme created and hosted by eatupmyfreetime.

On Fridays we will recap how we spent our free time during the week + our plans for the weekend! ie. Did you read? If so, what books? Did you shop? Listen to any cool tunes? Binge watch any cool TV shows? Take any trips lately? I want to hear all about it!! You can either mention ALL of the ways you spent your free time that week or focus on one activity. Whatever your heart desires!

My Free time:

I have been finding it hard to find time to write blog posts (especially ones that need to be out on certain days) so I started taking advantage of that lovely scheduled feature. Why have I not used this much before?? I love being able to write posts in advance and schedule it. hehe.

I picked up a couple of books this week.. the new Rainbow Rowell and Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll. I am soooo excited about Carry on!! I adore Rainbow and want her to write more and more and more books!

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I am in need of some major free time to read and catch up on my MAJOR TBR pile. lol. oops.

Not much else to report. I am excited for Thanksgiving weekend. Time to unwind. Unfortunately everyone is sick around me and I haven’t been feeling well. Ugh. Time for lots of tea and rest!

Just a short post this week. Hopefully I will have more exciting things to share next week lol.

Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian peeps!!

and Happy reading!

xox, Shannon

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Free Time Fridays (Oct 02)

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Free Time Fridays is a weekly meme created and hosted by eatupmyfreetime.

On Fridays we will recap how we spent our free time during the week + our plans for the weekend! ie. Did you read? If so, what books? Did you shop? Listen to any cool tunes? Binge watch any cool TV shows? Take any trips lately? I want to hear all about it!! You can either mention ALL of the ways you spent your free time that week or focus on one activity. Whatever your heart desires!

My Free time:

How is it already October?? This year seems to be going by super fast!!

This week has been filled with work and painting! And buying “vintage” things off of kijiji. haha We are currently trying to find a new kitchen table set (thanks to puppy chewing our old one.) Two issues – apparently it is hard finding a nice set with metal/wrought iron legs! Also, when did kitchen sets get SO DAMN EXPENSIVE?? I seriously want to cry when I see the prices. ick.

Reading news – Not much of it happening. I am still trekking through the same book as a couple of weeks ago. And I am not even replacing it with school work (which I should be!) I did buy a new book though. The new Ransom Riggs!! omg! I can’t wait to read it!

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Television – I am on season 5 of Pretty Little Liars! oh my! This show is super addictive (I managed to get my husband hooked! yay!) What is with Alison??? and Mona??? ahhhh. K no spoilers. But SO GOOD. Another show I started is The Killing (on Netflix) and loving it. It is different from other cop shows. More real, more emotions, more story. It is so dark and dreary. I love it. Anyone else watch these shows? Watching anything else that you are loving? My inlaws lent us Orphan Black so we will probably start that soon!

Not much else to report. Pretty boring week lol. Hopefully I will get some reading done!

What is going on in your life??

xox, Shannon

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Free Time Fridays (Sept 25)

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Free Time Fridays is a weekly meme created and hosted by eatupmyfreetime.

On Fridays we will recap how we spent our free time during the week + our plans for the weekend! ie. Did you read? If so, what books? Did you shop? Listen to any cool tunes? Binge watch any cool TV shows? Take any trips lately? I want to hear all about it!! You can either mention ALL of the ways you spent your free time that week or focus on one activity. Whatever your heart desires!

My Free time:

Saturday – Sunday I was in Montreal celebrating my birthday with my BFF, her man, and the husband. SO much fun! I got to meet her cute pup, she took us to this awesome Mexican restaurant, watched a silly 90s movie, and went to a yummy breakfast the next morning!

I ended up spending my gift cards on a Fuji Instax camera (like a polaroid) and took lots of funky “vintage” looking pics of the trip! Who needs Instagram filters anymore! This camera is so awesome hehe.

Working at the library is such a change compared to my Government job. Fast paced, always on your feet, and multi-tasking like it is no ones business. I am always beyond exhausted afterwards but I love it!

Reading has been non-existent this week. So has school. lol. Major fail. Hopefully I will get back on track soon.

We painted a hallway in the house. It needs a second coat but it is so nice breaking up that bland grey colour that is throughout the house. ick. lol. We went with a darker grey called Gotham (Hello Batman!) and it is lovely!

Not much happened this week and not much is happening this weekend. Work + more painting. fun fun.

What are your plans? Up to anything fabulous?

 

xox, Shannon

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