Wednesday, February 19, 2014

GReads! Interrupted: A Little Bit of Country & A Whole Lot of Cold

Sometimes I want to share things with my followers that aren't necessarily a book review, so I thought I'd create a sporadic feature on my blog to do just that.  GReads! Interrupted. is a personal reflection of me -- music I'm listening to, delicious treats I'm craving and/or baking, or even just a random thought that I feel is worthy of sharing.  This is meant to be a fun break from the usual reviews + a chance for my followers to get to know me a bit more.  Hope you enjoy!

I'm a Texan, so one would think that country music is rooted deep in my soul.  However, I think because I'm a Texan and grew up surrounded by country music, it's caused me to detour away from it in my adult years.  Every once in awhile I'll hear a song and it brings me back to my country roots, though.  So I put together a playlist of a few country songs (new & old) that I consider favorites.  Have a listen, and as always if you like what you hear support the artist by purchasing their music, thanks!

This winter has been absolutely CRAZY down here in Texas!  I know places up north, and further east have gotten it much worse, but for us southerns it's been C-O-L-D!!  In the past two weeks we've had snow/ice/freezing rain -- wintery elements we don't see often down here.  The city of Houston closed schools twice, and I even had a day off of work.  Needless to say, this Texas girl does not know how to drive on ice!

With these cold temps, it's had me wishing for spring-time weather.  I even made myself a spring-time wreath for my door (PS - this craft was super easy to do! All I did was wrap a styrofoam ring with burlap ribbon and hot-glued my own embellishments -- found these super cute flowers at my local Hobby Lobby.)  This cold weather also makes me crave sweet treats.  I ventured out to the Cheesecake Factory & ate this delicious Reese's peanut butter cheesecake, and I am not sorry about it one bit.  I also got in the spirit of Valentine's Day and made cookies for my sweet nephews.

I couldn't end this blog post without SOMETHING book related.  Since I don't participate in any book haul type posts, I wanted to feature a few of the books I recently received & read.  A little bit of YA contemporary, and a little bit of Adult contemporary.  Look for these reviews coming very, very soon!!!

Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson | add to goodreads |
 The Last Enchantments by Charles Finch | add to goodreads |
 Fixing Delilah by Sarah Ockler | add to goodreads | read my review |
 Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler | add to goodreads | read my review |
 To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han | add to goodreads |
 Sweet Little Thing by Renee Carlino | add to goodreads |

How's the weather where you are? Do you have any hobbies/cravings while it's cold out and you're kept inside?  What's the last book you received in the mail, or picked up from the library?  Please share in the comments below!


  1. Cool pictures! My two favorites from your playlist is lady antebellum and hunter Hayes. I can't wait for the reviews, the covers look awesome! Thank you!

  2. ALLLL of that old country! LOVE. Wow. I may have to give some of that a listen today. (I tend to love old country more than new country unless it is Florida Georgia Line which is my guilty pleasure favorite.) Thanks for sharing that and making me smile (:

  3. The weather finally got warmer to 40 degrees, finally. Hopefully it stays that way, haha because I'm sick and tired of the perpetual snow. -knock on wood-

    I love Lady Antebellum! Also, that cheesecake looks so good!

    Looking forward to your review of To All the Boys I've Loved Before. I love Jenny Han and I'd love to read your thoughts on her latest work.

  4. Nice update, thank you - loved the pictures too :)

  5. I can't wait to listen to this country mix! My favorite Disney song is on right now or I would have changed to it immediately. So. It's cold here again. After a nice weekend. I'm moving to Texas. Do you have room for me and my book collection?

  6. It's freezing up here in NYC, but I keep trying to do things that lift my spirits -- like having cookies and coffee, or watching my favorite shows (currently: The Voice, TVD, The Originals, Agents of SHIELD, Hollywood Game Night and Supernatural), or just staying in with a good book. I seriously should plot a visit to TX, just to escape this cold!


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