Weekly Rewind: March 30 – April 5


The Weekly Rewind is my version of The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.


It’s baseball season! I didn’t catch as many spring training games as I would have liked, so I don’t really know a lot about the 2014 St. Louis Cardinals, but I’m watching as many games as I can now that the regular season has started. As is tradition in our house, we ate peanuts during the game and hot dogs for dinner on opening day. The home opener, which I consider to be an actual holiday (yes, I took the day off), is tomorrow. More peanuts and hot dogs!

I’m running late on this post and have some other things to do today (like continue the book purge I posted about last week), so my Project 365 photos will return next week.


I spent most of my Saturday redesigning the blog. Do you like it? It took a lot of Googling and I still have a few things left to do, but I love the new look! I wanted something colorful and vibrant.

Reviews: In honor of LGBT month, I reviewed An Unstill Life by Kate Larkindale.

Other Posts: I debuted a new monthly feature, Picks of the Month where I share the things that make my life easier and/or more fun. I’ll be posting it on the last day of the month every month!

I’m almost out of prewritten Throwback Thursday posts, so I’m going to have to get busying finishing up the Canby Hall series. This week’s selection was #10: Make Me a Star, all about a movie shot on campus.

Late last night, I posted some of the funny spam comments I get on the blog. The post was supposed to be up earlier in the day but I had taken the site offline to work on the redesign and it took a lot longer than I planned.

Books I Acquired:

For review
Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn

Right on the heels of the first one, I received my second physical ARC, Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn. Although I generally prefer to read ebooks, it’s so exciting to be receiving these books in the mail!

Currently Reading: Sunrise by Mike Mullin



  1. Blog design looks so pretty. 🙂
    I haven’t heard about Katie Finn before, so thank you for sharing.

    New Bloglovin’ follower.
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  2. I love Baseball season, but my heart lies with the Philadelphia Phillies!!
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    • Well that’s no good! 😀 I saw that the Phillies postponed their home opener due to rain. The Cardinals have had a lot of rain delays so far this season, but today’s home opener was only slightly late.
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  3. Ah, baseball season. Peanuts and hot dogs- sounds like a good time! The blog redesign looks nice…
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  4. My family has never been a sportsy family, unfortunately. We keep up with football season the most, but even then it’s only on occasion. My parents have split teams, too, so our house doesn’t really have a ~team~ that we religiously root for each year. It’s still fun, though! Sports are always exciting to watch.

    I’m really jealous you got Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend! I’ve been wanting to read that for a little while. Someday soon, I suppose. 😛 Enjoy it! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts.
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  5. I’m the same way with college basketball. We always have burritos (sometimes turn into breakfast burritos with the time difference between the west & east coast.
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  6. I like the color scheme of the logo and the whole website. Sometimes I got busy working on my theme too but I always end up with minimalist black/white theme.
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  7. I love your family tradition of peanuts and hotdogs. Come to think of it, that made me very hungry now 🙂 I just laughed my head off on your post on spammers. Oh dear, some sad characters!
    Have a great week and Happy Reading.
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