Friday Reads

Happy Friday Readers!!! I haven’t done one of these in a while but I’m trying to get in the habit of scheduling posts for days or weeks that i’m not feeling my best. Also, I’d like to know what you’re currently reading and enjoying or maybe not enjoying. My weekends usually see me putting my books away to spend time with my 2 tiny humans but I’m also working on ME time when they’re napping. For those that have responsibilities (doesn’t necessarily have to be kids)ย which is probably most of us, then you know that time is always evading us. I think this week alone has taught me the importance of self-care & stepping away when necessary for mental health. Starting next wknd I’ll be carving out ME time since this weekend is my 1 year Wedding Anniversary & there’s no escaping that LMAO!

Kicking off my Friday with the highly anticipated season 5 return of Orange Is The New Black!!! I’ll admit, last season wasn’t their best but that ending has me clamoring back for more so without shame I will binge the hell out of OITNB tonight into the wee hours of the morning. Sure I’ll pay for it come Saturday morning when the insanely cruel tiny humans sound the alarms at 7am…then again they may just meet me channeling my fave character “Red” in the kitchen ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’m actually back to reading 2 books at a time, I had taken a long break from that but the mood called to me & I answered. So I have 1 audiobook & 1 eGalley that I’m currently working my way through. I’m about 38% into Let’s pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawsonย & once again Jenny has me making awkward gasping sounds in public while I try not to die of laughter. I loved Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things (review here) which came after this one but I am SERIOUSLY LOVING Let’s Pretend! but this time I’m savoring it & only listening to it when my anxiety is high or I’m feeling a bit down. It is legit the best medicine for any down day. I find myself enjoying this one more simply because she’s including stories about her dad and husband Victor pre-marriage that have me shaking my head in disbelief. The Taxidermy stories are still awkward but very funny & Jenny is unapologetically Jenny. Hearing how she thinks is kind of liberating, we all have a little quirk in us…she has a ton & I love her for it!

This morning I started Song of the Current (Song of the Current #1) by Sarah Tolcserย a YA Fantasy with its own mythos centered around a River God. The main protagonist Caro is strong willed & waiting for the day that the River God calls her name as has been the case for generations in her family. I’m only a chapter in & already hooked wondering where this adventure will take me. After reading & loving Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levensellerย earlier in the year, I am looking forward to another waterways adventure &&& PIRATES! I can always go for Pirates ๐Ÿ˜‰

What are you reading/watching this Friday? any plans for the weekend? ๐Ÿ™‚

Author: LairOfBooks

"I didn't choose the Book Life, the Book Life chose me"

16 thoughts on “Friday Reads”

  1. I love Let’s Pretend This Never Happened ๐Ÿ˜€ I can’t read her stories without stopping and making hubby read like every other page with me. He always shakes his head and says “Yup I can see you doing that” Sometimes I think Jenny is my spirit animal ahhahaha!! I’m glad you are enjoying it!!

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    1. Yes! her stories are just too funny not to share it with someone LOL! I have so many favorites already & I haven’t even reached the halfway point. Jenny is alla round awesome & I hope to meet her one day but know how hard it is for her to physically attend book events. I’ll still keep an eye out though *fingers crossed*

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      1. I know she was in PA this year and pretty close to me, but it was on a week night during dance time of the year. So it was a no go for me ๐Ÿ˜ฆ but maybe some day soon!!


  2. That’s awesome that you’re trying to give yourself more time for you. ๐Ÿ˜€ I know it is much needed sometimes.

    I have a ton of laundry to do, so I plan to binge Orange is the New Black and do all my laundry LOL. I can’t wait to get home and start season five. YESSSS!

    I really want to read Let’s Pretend This Never Happened. I love laugh out loud books, so I need to check this one out! I actually have Furiously Happy, but haven’t read that one yet. Song of the Current sounds pretty interesting.

    I am currently reading The Song Rising, which is book three in the Bone Season series. I love this series so much.

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    1. Thank you Ashley! it def is much needed sometimes. I love watching videos when I’m putting away my laundry & you already know that I am SO READY for OITNB! I was going to start my binge while at work but I want to give it 100% of my attention lol so I’ll save it for tonight since my hubby is working a bit of OT to help his office move *insert ME time here* haha. Both Jenny’s books are legit LOL funny to the max. I don’t know if I’d go the physical route though, she narrates the audiobooks & starts each chapter with a hilarious intro. Plz go for the audiobooks ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      1. I think I watched 7 or 8 episodes of OITNB. I had to stop watching, because I need to mentally prepare myself for the next episode I’m on LOL.


    1. Well in that case ๐Ÿ‘€ ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ‘€lol, I’m dying to get out of work so that I can read ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ will def be posting a review ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  3. I really hope you enjoy your weekend Lilly, I imagine family time will be nice, and congratulations on your one year wedding anniversary as well! ๐Ÿ˜€
    My copy of Song of the Current arrived yesterday and I am going to be starting it this weekend as well. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s great to hear you’re already hooked, means it’s probably as good as I’m hoping it will be! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Great post. ๐Ÿ™‚ โค๏ธ


  4. Furiously Happy and Let’s Pretend This Never Happened have been on my list forever! I see nothing but positive feedback for both. I know Debby is a fan. I just have not found myself in the right mood to start them.

    I have a kindle copy a copy of Seafarer’s Kiss I keep eyeballing after Gretchen’s review. I also am about to order Hunted. I am on such a fairy tale binge. I started the Waking Land ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks to some lovely buddy. I am really enjoying it. I am also working through Long Black Veil which was a blogging for books title I forgot to read. Oops.. barred for life SMH.


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