July 14, 2014

The Monday Mix (33)

The Monday Mix basically gives me the opportunity to share with all of you the links I loved online from weeks past. This includes everything from great reviews, articles about writing, inspiring posts and perhaps other things too. I've always valued the opportunity to share the great things I've read or seen, and this is my way to share the love with all the bloggers, authors + pubs out there!

Well, it's been... warm. I'm loving this weather though! There's something about sunny days that makes me want to go out and be outside and just hang out with everyone I love. It also reminds me of the Philippines, which makes me equal parts happy and homesick!

I was extremely grateful for the long weekend during July 4! Even though I was lying abed for most of it, due to silly cramps, I still had a lot of fun. I caught up on blogging (seriously, I managed to write up all my reviews and some fun posts too), started to watch Sailor Moon (and Sailor Moon Crystal) again, and started watching Fushigi Yuugi with Rachel (#friendswithanime on Twitter!).

Then, over the past week, I went on three different bookstore runs and it was glorious. My haul will be up this weekend, so you'll see the goodies then! But suffice it to say that it was tons of fun. And then, this past weekend, I spent the night over at Rachel's place and we did lots of fun things on Saturday. It's been a good two weeks, really, and the summer's really getting started!

I hope you enjoy reading these posts as much as I did! Now it's YOUR turn - are there any posts (on your blog or other blogs) from last week that I missed out on? Please feel free to share links in the comments and I'll try to check them out.


  1. Love it! I've never attempted vlogging but love that you've shared your own how-to! :)

  2. I've never heard of this title from Miranda before, Alexa! I love Miranda's other novels though, so to hear how profound, sweet and satisfying this story is definitely sells me on it. Lovely review! Definitely adding this to my queue :)

  3. I always find meaning in all of Miranda's books, so I'm sure I'd turn philosophical too >.< I can't wait to read this one though it sounds so emotional and sad, but also full of great characters and romance as expected! I also LOVE a romance that starts in friendship! And the mention of cameos is great I love to see what my old favs are up too! Great review, Alexa!!

  4. Can't wait to read this book!:)

  5. Wonderful review, Alexa! My stop is on Saturday and I *still* have not picked this one up yet! (Silly me.) Matt is my favorite of the Kenneally boys, so the fact that this is his younger brother's story and plays such a significant role makes me all giddy. And the name Jere... so cute! I can't wait to see how this romance unfolds - it sounds super swoony. :)

  6. I'm so glad you liked it! I felt the same way, Annie was definitely one of my favorite characters in Miranda's series. I think I loved her so much, though, because I'm also a runner and train for half-mararthons too. That's also why I completely fell in love with Jeremy, haha. The characters are great and, like you said, Annie and Jere's relationship definitely progressed in a very unexpected way, but I really liked how it took a lot of work for them to finally be together. Great review :)

    -Jessica (Peace Love Books)

  7. I can't wait to read this book -- the summary looks fantastic. Bonus: ANNIE! My family calls me that :)


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