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What I'm Loving Now

I need book suggestions! I'm all excited to go to the local library here this week to get a library card so I can start checking out books. I keep hearing about all these great YA books and I can't afford to buy them all. So my plan is to get them from the library. Some of them are quite popular so I might have to request them and wait for the book to come in. So in the meantime, suggest some books for me! These are some other things I'm loving this week:

City of Bones

I finished another audio book a few days ago - City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. It's the first book in The Mortal Instruments series. I remember seeing the trailer for the movie adaptation of this book and it looked good. Plus, I heard good things about the series and I constantly saw the books whenever I went to Chapters. So I thought I'd give it a try. It was really good. I'm a fan of supernatural themes and this book has it all. Honestly, the book was better than I expected. It was different than I expected from watching the movie trailer. But now that I'm done the first book I need to see the movie to compare it. I have the second audio book, City of Ashes, waiting to be listened to soon.

Valentine's Day

As I've stated in a previous post, we're doing a Valentines swap on the IGGPPC site. So I've been on the look out for cute Valentines and stickers to send out. Valentine's Day has never been a huge thing for me. I would never think of decorating for it. Yes, I do some Valentine's Day inspired baking but that's about it. But now with Target open here, I'm obsessed with all their holiday decorations and I pretty much want everything in their Valentine section. 

I so badly want the canisters with chalkboard labels and the mugs! I have a feeling I'll be buying everything once it gets marked down because hearts are ok with me all year long! 

Ways to Go - Grouplove

This song makes me dance no matter where I am or what I'm doing. And the boy dancing in the video? Amazing! It just makes me happy!

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!
xo Jen


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