Manic Monday Recaps (Week 8/02/10)

Well hello my friends... I turn 32 today, it's Monday, and as of Friday, I'm unemployed... bleh. But, I'm looking at the brighter side. This means I now have more time to spend with the kids, to read, to take care of my home and... there's always unemployment. haha. Don't know how long I'll be unemployed, but hopefully (keeping fingers crossed) not very long. I'll keep you guys posted.

This weekend, the hubs and I were able to finally see Grown-Ups. I'm a big Adam Sandler fan and I really wanted to see this before it hit DVD. There's not much I can tell you other than that I loved this movie! Not only did it have a phenomenal cast... (see above picture), but it was uproariously funny, yet the morale to the story was deep and meaningful. I really liked it. Plus, the whole peeing in the pool thing almost made me pee, it was so funny. If you haven't watched it yet and are looking for something to just brighten your day, this is a flick you don't want to miss.

Here's what I plan on reading this week:

Last week I read the following:
- Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
- Sapphique by Catherine Fisher
- And One Last Thing by Molly Harper [review]

I reviewed the following:
- The Crying Tree by Naseem Rakha [review/giveaway]
- Monster High by Lisi Harrison [review]

Last week I also had the opportunity of meeting authors Melissa De La Cruz and Ally Carter. What beautiful ladies. They were just so fun to watch and hear from. They answered every question their audience had and then some. After the tons of questions they then sat there and signed every book placed in front of them, took pictures, made jokes, and were just so courteous, pleasant and a joy to be around.

Here are some of the pictures I took for your viewing pleasure.

Here are Melissa and Ally (left to right) discussing their books and answering questions.

The ladies signing our treasures... their books.

If you're interested in hearing more about the signing, please click here.

And there you have it my lovelies. Have a great week and read everything you can get your little hands on, I know I will.


bibliophiliac said...

Happy Birthday Nely! 32 is a great age--seriously! I hope you can enjoy your time with family without too much stress. I will keep a good thought for you.

The Thrifty Book Nerd said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy the down time. Everything happens for a reason. I hope you enjoy Crank! I like it.

Jenn said...

Happy Birthday!! Enjoy the time with your family and think of it more as "funemployed".

karenk said...

Happy Birthday Nely!!!

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Tales of Whimsy said...

1. Fantastic shots!
2. Happy birthday! We're both Leos :) I'm 34 on the 14th.
3. Unemployed? Best of luck! I know it won't last long. You're too good :)

Tales of Whimsy said...

I can't wait to see this :)

Eleni said...

Happy birthday!!!!! I hope you enjoy your day!

I'm sorry you're unemployed, I'm on the same boat, it sucks :(

Kala said...

Happy birthday hun!!!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Happy Birthday, Nely :)
Sending you good wishes for the day and also for finding a new job (hopefully you'll have some good prospects soon).

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday, Nely!!!

Great reading week, and what wonderful pictures! Thank you for sharing!

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday! I’m a Leo too (turning 31 on the 16th). Sorry to hear about losing your job. I hope you can find something else.

So glad you loved Grown-Ups. I’m looking forward to watching that one.

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