Linking up to The Sunday Post hosted by Kim at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer – a weekly meme where fellow book lovers post updates on life, blog happenings, and their recent book hauls.
Well folks, not too much excitement this past week except for a happenin’ work trip to Ohio. Fun Fact: The origin of “Mallory” has French roots translating to the Ill Omened or Unlucky One. You see where this is going…
First, let it be known that I should not operate motor vehicles before 5am. I backed out of my garage headed for the airport and clipped my side mirror on the garage frame. Typically not a big issue, but the mirror was frozen and the plastic casing shattered instead of flipping-back against the car like it was supposed too. Then I said the famous last words “Well, at least I got my bad luck out of the way!” Oh Mallory… you know better!
I had the 7:00 am flight from Minneapolis – on an airplane full of SuperBowl fans who hadn’t quite sobered up yet. After a long day of meetings, I ran to my hotel for a nap before a work dinner. I go to check-in and discover my work credit card was shut down due to fraudulent activity. Work insisted on “overnighting” a new card to my hotel and promised it should arrive in 2-3 days, hopefully before got on the plane for Minneapolis (huh?).
Feeling defeated, I finally get into my non-smoking hotel room to find that the previous occupant had been, well, smoking. The housekeeper was kind enough to drop-off an air freshener, but not kind enough to put me in a new room. Lots of complaints to management latter… and I was still stuck in the same room. No nap for me, but at least they cleaned the room while I was out for dinner. (And then knock on my door at 11:00pm wondering if they forgot cleaning supplies in my room)
I wish I could say the week got better, but let’s just say I deserved to treat myself today to (another!) wild Saturday at Barnes & Noble and some Olympic Ice Skating. Pardon any perceived negativity, but I just can’t believe so much crazy could happen in one week! *Note: I’d make a comment like “at least I got all the bad luck out of the way”…. But we saw what happened last time 🙂
Lately on the Blog:
On Tuesday: I shared six reasons why books disappear into my TBR, never to be seen again
On Wednesday: I reviewed Christina Lauren’s Roomies (4.5/5)
Read this Week:
I tackled Max Monroe’s newest romantic comedy – Wildcat. This newest series centers on the fictional NFL team, the New York Mavericks. Highly recommend for anyone going through football withdrawals now that the season is finally over.
New to the Bookish Library:
Looks like my YA Sci-Fi/Fantasy kick is still in full force… plus a few non-YA books that had long been on my TBR pile that I grabbed on sale.