Five Things Friday #4


Happy Friday! Long time, no see. I wanted to come back and recap my week since I haven’t been as consistent as I have wanted to and I had a week of good things happening!

How was your week? What are you doing this weekend?

Have a great weekend,


1. Currently Reading:

I am participating in #ARCAugust but just for myself, no posts or anything – so it’s not really official. However, I’ve completed 1 ARC so far and I’m currently reading my second ARC which is..

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2. What I’ve Been Listening to:


DODIE IS MY QUEEN. I love her music and I have kept this album on repeat since it came out this week! My favorite songs are 6/10, In the Middle and Secret For the Mad.

3. What I’ve Been Watching:

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I have been counting down the days until Monday, August 14th and I couldn’t wait to finally watch I Hart Food on Food Network!! YouTuber, Hannah Hart got her own show on Food Network and it met my expectations!! It was AWESOME and I can’t wait to watch more!!


Ever have that life slump where you think everything is going shit and you’re doubting life?? well, that’s me, too.

but… this week I got A LOT of good news! who would’ve thought?

the biggest news is that I will be finishing up my last semester of community college and transferring to university in the spring semester!!! 😀 😀 😀 I’m so happy! I’ve been at CC for four years and I am ecstatic to get my Bachelor’s degree!

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5. It’s Friday and my last day of my summer job!

I have two weeks off before school starts and I’m so excited! Plus, I get to participate in Bout of Books! I just love relaxing time 🙂




Five Things Friday #3


Happy Friday! I was going to opt out of this week’s FTF because my week with mental health hasn’t been the best. But, I want to keep at this and if I stop, most likely I won’t go back.

Sorry to be emo, but it’s true. So, I’m going to recap my week the best I can.

I hope you all have a great Mother’s day this weekend, my mom and I are going to a Cupcakes & Wine tasting – I’m excited!

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1. What I Read This Week:

I read HELLO GOODBYE AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN by Jennifer E. Smith as a buddy read with my friend Chloe @ Brunette Bibliophile on YouTube. Jennifer E. Smith is an author that I’ve read most of her books besides You Are Here and my current read is WindFall. If you’ve ever read my reviews of her books, I always am unsatisfied. Averagely, I rate the majority of her books 3 stars or 3.5 stars. Also, this is my first Beat the Backlist book for May, yay!



2. Currently Reading:

Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith: I’m borrowing this ARC from my friend, Anna @ Unquenchable Reads, and I’m actually liking it?? It’s not written like Smith usually does, so I’m liking it. However, the same ol’ female character that I’m tired of.

Girl Out of Water by Lara Silverman: I received this book through Sourcebooks via Net Galley and I’m loving it! It’s a perfect summery read with diversity within. I am excited to review this one once I’m finished. Currently, I’m 30% into the book.


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This album, After Laughter is so relatable to me at the moment and wow. Paramore has been a favorite band of mine since 2009 and I feel like they’ve always helped me in hard times *pun intended*. This album is needed for me, right now.

4. I’m addicted to baking. Thanks, Lara Jean.

I’ve been posting on my vlog channel recently, it’s been pretty fun. I’m starting a baking series because I thought why not! I made some Chai Tea Sugar Cookies and they were so good! Thanks to LJ for the inspiration. I also made Rice Crispy Treats with marshmallow fluff which I filmed and then stupid Alyssa deleted the footage. WOOHOO.

5. Bookcon tickets arrived!

Okay, so they arrived like last week or something but I just happened to activate them and I’m getting excited.



Five Things Friday #2


TGIF, everyone! I’m very, very thankful that it is finally Friday. My week consisted of reading for the most part, so sorry I have been absent with posting on here and YouTube!

If you missed it, I am going to be doing these every Friday. They are just recapping the top five things that happened throughout the week. Feel free to share with me in the comments your favorite from the week.


1. Always and Forever, Lara Jean

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If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram…I have been updating my progress on reading the finale of my favorite book trilogy. It came out this week on May 2nd and I’ve been an emotional wreck. I finished just last night and I cried for a solid twenty minutes. SOBBING. These books and characters mean the world to me, I’ve never felt this before with any other book. I’m so thankful for Jenny Han for writing Lara Jean and Peter’s love story.  I’m sad it’s over, but it was a great finale.

2. Cookies!!

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Lara Jean always makes me want to bake, it’s inevitable that I will bake something while reading any of the books. But, Twitter was also having a conversation gooey vs crunchy? and I was in need of making chocolate chip cookies by that point! Thankfully, I got my cookie fix and baked some – from the box- this week! Then, I hoarded them in my room in a cookie tin because whenever I bake them…my family devours and I never get any! So, I read, I sobbed and I ate my feelings in chocolate chip cookies… DON’T JUDGE ME.


So many great music keeps releasing week after week! Harry Styles dropped his next song from his new album coming this month. The song is titled, Sweet Creature and I’m a fan of it! I’ve always been a fan of One Direction and I’m really liking the music the boys are producing as solo artists.

4. Mother’s Day plans ARE Booked!

I decided to surprise my mom for Mother’s Day, and I had to tell her in advance because it’s an event. Now that I think about it, this post will probably make you hungry.. I’M SORRY!! But, I found that in my area a little farther out there is a town that has little shops and happens to do wine tastings. My initial idea was a wine tasting until I found a perfect one! It entails wine tasting with CUPCAKES. Dream come true? I think so!

I love Mother’s Day because my mom is one of my best friends, we’re very close. We always say, we’re like Lorelai and Rory from Gilmore Girls. So, Mother’s Day should be fun! I’ll update on my Instagram story so follow me! @pucksandpaperbacks.

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5. This made my week.

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My teacher from high school, one of my favorites…She retired in January. She’s such a sweet woman and I adore her! I came home from work the other day after a awful day and it instantly made my mood better! The card is a Victorian doll-house and she wrote, “I was saving this card for someone special -you!” I love her! It was so nice recieving that, it meant a lot!

That was my week, how was yours?


Five Things Friday #1


Happy Friday, TGIF everyone! I am going to start a new series on my blog, Five Things Friday. I saw weekly recaps going around on blogs recently and I wanted to join in. I spotted Sydney’s Shelves doing Five Things Friday last Friday and it looks perfect! I love Sydney and her blog so go follow her if you haven’t!

Here is my first Five Things Friday! I’m just recapping five things that happened this week! Feel free to tell me something in the comments about your week!

1. GirlBoss on Netflix

After watching 13 Reasons Why, I didn’t have any other Netflix shows to watch. I logged on sometime this week and I found Girlboss, if you’ve heard of the book #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso, this is the TV version of the book. I really want to pick up the book now that I’ve been watching the show. IT’S SO GOOD I’M ADDICTED.  If you’ve read the book let me know if it’s worth reading!

2. Spring weather is finally here???

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It might be too good to be true but the past few days have been in the high 70 and 80 degrees fahrenheit. Saturday alone is going to be 87 degrees!! Spring is my favorite season and I’m glad it finally feels like it. However, it feels more like summer haha! Also, I’m technically on “summer break” now because I finished all my exams however grades aren’t final/official until May 10th.


Fall Out Boy, one of my favorite bands I grew up with came out with a new song and released a date for a new album plus tour dates just yesterday. The song is titled Young and Menace. The song has a techno/EDM kind of vibe sort of like when they came back from their hiatus and put out Light Em’ Up, it’s a different FOB vibe than I’m used to. I have mixed feelings, I will always love Fall out Boy dearly but I miss the Infinity on High type of music! I preordered the CD so fast and I bought a tank top NO SHAME.

4. Okay.. All Time Low just released a new song TWO HOURS AGO.

Another one of my favorite bands, All Time Low has been releasing songs in anticipation for their upcoming album, Last Young Renegade.  I really like their new sound now that they are with the label, Fueled by Ramen. So many songs are getting released, my fangirl self cannot handle it!!!

5. My Recent Kindle Purchases

I’ve been participating in #DiversityBingo2017, a diverse bingo board created on Twitter by a group of book bloggers. I haven’t officially announced besides my posts about it on Twitter. I’ve been looking at new Contemporary books to read for the board and I found three that I really want to read so I purchased them, they were all low prices. So, if you want them go grab them! Click here for the board and more information. I’ll be posting about my progress & want to read list, soon!

Here are the books I purchased and what spot they fit. The titles are linked with the Amazon link.

Those are my five favorite things from the week! This was fun and I will continue next Friday! One of my resolutions was to be more positive and I think this will really help.

I’ll be participating in Dewey’s 24-Hour readathon this weekend, so I’m excited to have a reading filled weekend!

What was your favorite from the week?