Life Update 1/23/22

Mood: Steady

Currently Reading: My Darling Duke and Witches Get Stitches and Then Came You

Walk it out: ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

Events Iโ€™m excited for: ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

Something good :

Wireless headphones ๐ŸŽง ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Something bad:

The surgeโ€™s still going on ๐Ÿฅฒ

Dietary alterations ๐Ÿฅฒ

Something great ๐Ÿ˜:

Posted the podcast on a bookish Facebook group

Podcast check-in for Episode 3

Book talks through DMs ๐Ÿ˜

Just taking you on my reading ๐Ÿ˜ #4

Before the Romance Takeover Readathon, I was reading Then Came You and From Lucav With Love. During the Romance Takeover Readathon, picked up My Darling Duke. All of ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿผ are unfinished, so this week Iโ€™ll resume My Darling Duke, Then Came You and From Lucav With Love.

๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ by doing these weekly reading blogs, I feel less pressure to finish a book ๐Ÿ“– Physically reading with my eyes ๐Ÿ‘€ is slowerโ€ฆโš ๏ธ

Monday

My Darling Duke

Before

Alexander, Duke of Thornton reappears at the Sanderson Ball ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

โ™ฅ๏ธ to โ™ฅ๏ธ between Alex and Kitty ๐Ÿคจ โšพ๏ธ

Tuesday

Then Came You

Lily getting kicked out of Raiford Park ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Lily talking to George ๐Ÿฅฒ Henry comes home ๐Ÿก and takes Henry to Cravenโ€™s ๐Ÿ˜‚

Wednesday

My Darling Duke

Chapter 6 = check-in ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ Alex plans to call on Kitty. Proposes friendship. Alex requires Kitty attend Lady Carnforthโ€™s summer ball and spend 1-2 weeks in Scotland ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ

Thursday

My Darling Duke

Alex intrigued by Kitty ๐Ÿค” Never noticed before ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ About to leave for Scotland ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜ Mates โ™ฅ๏ธ

Witched Get Stitches

Got the audiobook! Getting reorientated to the story (reread: https://listenwirhprecious.com/2021/10/31/witches-get-stitches-reading-blog/) Since this is a reread, just experimenting it ๐Ÿ˜‹ (not taking notes)

๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿผ initial reading blog

Friday

Witched Get Stitches

Listened more ๐ŸŽง Violetโ€™s seer powers deterring her from pursuing Nico ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‰ โšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธx 2 ๐Ÿ˜‚ (17 magic closet, 18 1st date) Violetโ€™s list ๐Ÿ˜

My Darling Duke

Kitty and Alex otw to Scotland ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ โ›ˆ ๐Ÿ› only 1 bed ๐Ÿ˜ Chapters >1 hour ๐Ÿง

Then Came You

Lily invites Henry to stowaway in her carriage ๐Ÿ˜ Transition between Lilyโ€™s POV and Alexโ€™s POV ๐Ÿค”

Saturday

Witched Get Stitches

โšพ๏ธ โšพ๏ธ 20 ๐Ÿ˜ โšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธ ๐Ÿง™โ€โ™€๏ธ โญ•๏ธ Nicoโ€™s ๐Ÿบ brought to surface ๐Ÿง Empress Ink opening ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ Edible ๐Ÿ˜ Violet tells Nico about her misreading Henry Blackwater & Clara ๐Ÿ˜ Shane crashes ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Violet taken ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ New Moon Werewolf (NMW) Serum ๐Ÿงช Enspelled tattoos ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ Garth Clearwater & Livvy โ™ฅ๏ธ Mateo, Nico, Sean, and Henry ๐Ÿฆธโ€โ™‚๏ธ Violet did tattoos ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿ˜Š Nico & Shane talk ๐Ÿ—ฃInjustice for too long โœŠ๐Ÿฝ Nico & Ty talk ๐Ÿ—ฃMobilize witches (seers & enfourcers) to help ๐Ÿบ ! Valentines Dat โ™ฅ๏ธ Sapphire river ๐ŸŽถ From Nico, to Violet โ™ฅ๏ธ Evie pregnant ๐Ÿคฐ๐Ÿคข๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ Limericks ๐Ÿ˜

My Darling Duke

Kitty & Alex wake in the same bed ๐Ÿ›Œ Kitty wakes before Alex ๐Ÿ˜ด Alex divulges what happened ๐Ÿ˜ฎ (10) Castle ๐Ÿฐ on ๐Ÿ”ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Jump out window ๐ŸชŸ Kitty dreams of acting ๐ŸŽญ and see the ๐ŸŒŽ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜˜ โšพ๏ธ x 4.

Then Came You

Alex overhears Penelope crying ๐Ÿ˜ข Penelope admits to loving Zachary โ™ฅ๏ธ henry tries to convince Lily to like Alex ๐Ÿ˜‰ Trap for Raiford ๐Ÿ˜ Lily knocks out Alex ๐Ÿ˜ฑ ๐Ÿ˜˜ โšพ๏ธ Zachary will take Penny to Gretna Green

Series Review: Juliette Crossโ€™ Stay-A-Spell Series

This series is still ongoing! This series has reaffirmed my love for Paranormal Romance ๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸฝThis series has become a comfort read ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

  1. Wolf Gone Wild
    1. Friends to Lovers
    2. Evie Sovie โ™ฅ๏ธ Mateo Cruz
    3. Content Warnings: ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ
    4. 3-word summary: Hex draws them (together)! ๐Ÿ˜‚
  2. Donโ€™t Hex And Drive
    1. Enemies to lovers
    2. Isadora Sovie โ™ฅ๏ธ Devraj Kumar
    3. Content Warnings: Being hit by a car ๐Ÿš—
    4. 3-word summary: Fun times with (a) vampire ๐Ÿง›โ€โ™€๏ธ
  3. Witches Get Stitches
    1. Friends to Lovers
    1. Violet Sovie โ™ฅ๏ธ Nico Cruz
    2. Content Warnings: ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ
    3. 3-word summary: Enspelled tattoos FTW

Read 2 of the books in Bang In The Night

https://listenwirhprecious.com/2021/11/02/bang-in-the-night-%f0%9f%8c%83/

Romance Takeover Readathon

https://youtu.be/08SUBhzLsJ4

https://youtu.be/2GC8JYdQVYY

1:30 1/14/22 – 1/17/22

  • Follow the hosts
  • Attend a reading sprint/live show
  • Host recommendation
  • 5 star prediction – My Darling Duke
  • POC author – My Darling Duke
  • Disabled characters – My Darling Duke
  • Ronance you didnโ€™t get to in 2021 –
  • Historical Romance – My Darling Duke
  • Read an audiobook – Then Came You
#romancetakeover
Build your bingo board ๐Ÿ˜‹

Friday

Finished a book for a book club (Getaway Girl by Tessa Bailey) Just finished a live show. Preparation for this more last minute than usual.

1. My Darling Duke by Stacy Reid

Reread. Read it via audiobook

Review from initial read ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿผ

On BookTube, saw ebook may be better than audiobook. Initial read via audiobook, determined to do this with the ebook. Didnโ€™t take notes the 1st time. Will have a reading blog and book review this time ๐Ÿ˜ Still looking forward to rereading it! โ™ฅ๏ธ this book ๐Ÿ˜

Sinful wallflowers meet ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ

Kitty need to secure sistersโ€™ marriages ๐Ÿค” Meet the characters ๐Ÿ˜‡ Nicolas Ives ๐Ÿค” Earl. Scoundrel. Kittyโ€™s plan concerning the Duke of Thornton ๐Ÿค”

Saturday

Kitty shares her plan with Maryann ๐Ÿค” Includes Lady Gamble. On this reread paying more attention to the Sinful Wallflowers – Kittyโ€™s book 1, Maryannโ€™s book 2, and Ophelia is book 3 ๐Ÿง 2/3 books are rereads, but faintly remember the story ๐Ÿค” Iโ€™ll be taking notes ๐Ÿ—’ this time!

This will also be a reread, but a renewed, more critical eye ๐Ÿ‘ this time

https://listenwirhprecious.com/2021/03/21/her-wicked-marquess-by-stacey-reid/

https://listenwirhprecious.com/2021/03/21/my-1st-read-along/

The plan: Kitty will claim to be the Duke of Thorntonโ€™s fiancรฉe, to secure her sisters good matches ๐Ÿค” Itโ€™s about to go awey ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚

Kitty divulges of her engagement to Momma and her sisters after 2 weeks ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธ Meet Thorntonโ€™s solicitor ๐Ÿ˜

Thomas Biddleton, inform Alex of his engagement ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‡

Sunday

Alexโ€™s steward then solicitors tell him about Kitty ๐Ÿค” Alex tells Penny ๐Ÿ™ˆ Alex enlists Mr. Pryce to send him articles about Kitty ๐Ÿง Pennyโ€™s wagers ๐Ÿ˜ Alex plans to go to London ๐Ÿ˜

Monday

Not goong to finish this TBR ๐Ÿฅฒ but Iโ€™ll finish My Darling Duke. Nonethless ๐Ÿ˜‹ There will still be a reading blog and book review ๐Ÿ˜‰

Get more of Alexโ€™s history: scarring debilitating accident ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Alex admits to his godmother the truth about him and Kitty ๐Ÿง Alex reaappears ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Iโ€™ll end here for now and resume tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜‰

Getaway Girl Book Review

My content warnings:

  • Hospital scenes/hospitalization
  • Cheating 

My biases:

  • Canโ€™t stand overt, blatant, and obvious rudeness

Getaway Girl by Tessa Bailey 

Book # in Series Name

Read: January 10-14, 2022

Star Rating (of 5): โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ

  • Not too angsty 
  • Hooking ๐Ÿช 

Enjoyment ๐Ÿค—: ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

  • Sweet story 
  • Dirty too ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚

Heat ๐Ÿ”ฅ : ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

  • A lot of scenes ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Intensity (1 to 100): 80%

  • Public spaces
    • Desk
    • Cabinet 
  • Destroy a bed ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Predictable? (Predictability): N

Content warnings: Jilting

Prevalent Tropes: Friends to lovers

Tropes I like! ๐Ÿ˜

  1. Caregiving/sick bed
  2. Fake Dating 
  3. Friends to lovers
  4. Found family
  5. Single parent
  6. Bodyguard 
  7. Marriage of convenience 
  8. Disability rep
  9. Forced proximity 
  10. Wallflower 
  11. Bookish heroine
  12. Only 1 bed ๐Ÿ›
  13. Teaching ๐Ÿซ 
  14. Road Trip Romance 

How itโ€™s usedโ€ฆ

Elijah is a jilted groom by Addisonโ€™s cousin 

Smutty times ๐Ÿ˜‹:

  • 11: Desk sex ๐Ÿ˜ 
  • 16: Post DTR ๐Ÿ˜
  •  18: Bed ๐Ÿชฆ 
  • 21: New bed ๐Ÿ› 
  • 24: Inauguration ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

3-word Summary: Disaster brings fortune ๐Ÿง

Thoughts ๐Ÿ’ญ:

  • Jilted on the altar ๐Ÿ˜ฑ
  • Family history/transgressions

Getaway Girl Reading Blog

Check-ins/Updates:

Before I begin:

Admittedly, not super interested in reading thisโ€ฆ But, my book club, which is, is one I really enjoy and trust! Love that is uses the readalong format! The discussions are really good ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ They catch, and point out, details I miss, all the time! So based on that Iโ€™ll join in ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

Based off the Amazon summary, thereโ€™ll be a jilter groom, which sounds fun ๐Ÿค” Its friends to lovers, which I love โค๏ธ 

Got the audiobook through Anyplay so thatโ€™s how Iโ€™ll read it!

Chapter 1 – 6

This follows pretty well after Window Shopping ๐Ÿ› The butt scene was hilarious ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜‚ Didnโ€™t really feel until after that Elijah was so affected by Addison until after that scene ๐Ÿง This does read well ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ I, also, didnโ€™t know much going into this, so Iโ€™m unexpectedly impressed ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ Elijah or Aiden? What romance reasons am I missing? ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ Might have to reread the ornament scene ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ Donโ€™t remember listening to itโ€ฆ Aidenโ€™s resilience ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ Him being jilted make wonder ๐Ÿ’ญ ๐Ÿค” WHY? Like that Neomi isnโ€™t villainized ๐Ÿฆนโ€โ™€๏ธ

Not sure I understand getting an ebook on my kindle through the libraryโ€ฆ Help please? ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

Chapter 7 – 12

In this section, we get the 1st sex scene. Listening to the audiobookโ€ฆ Was worried about it, but it wasnโ€™t that badโ€ฆ Officially into โ€˜itโ€™s complicatedโ€™ territory ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Not sure this can be entirely categorized as friends to lovers ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ but they pine/long for each other ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿคจ Got glimpses of Addison and Elijah are territorial with each other ๐Ÿ˜‚ Elijah acknowledges theyโ€™ve been drinking, want to talk about it, which I 100% agree with ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ Maintaining a healthy relationship as friends after sex ๐Ÿค” Interesting a house swap is thrown in the mix ๐Ÿค” Addison decides to let Elijah go ๐Ÿฅฒ

I enjoy blogging my reading, so I have 2 seperate places where I put them 1) MY reactions to the reading and 2) response to the thread ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜‰

This is part of why I love surrounding myself with pictures ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ Not saying it can lead to sex, but it was ๐Ÿ”ฅ then ๐Ÿ˜‚ Sick bed/caretaking scenes โ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ Elijah masturbation inspiration ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ˜‚ I feel freedom is commonly explored as a theme ๐Ÿค” Seeing how characters are billionaires, rock stars, etc. privacy is constantly explored ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

Chapters 13 – 18

This section was ๐Ÿ”ฅ and explores the line between lovers and friends ๐Ÿค” Understand Addisonโ€™s insecurity, hard to tell being a rebound to the real thing, Addison and Elijah put in work (and have more sex ๐Ÿ˜) But I think thatโ€™s where romance gets it ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ the sex scenes move the story forward ๐Ÿง

Granted got lost on the thread ๐Ÿ˜ฑ so things may be unaddressed ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

Elijah is the opposite of what I look for, but I like him ๐Ÿ˜‚

Didnโ€™t know this was TBโ€™s favorite amongst her books ๐Ÿค”

Thatโ€™s why I thought Iโ€™d like contemporaries less ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿผ, but I find I like them ๐Ÿ˜‚

Kayaking in memory of her grandmother felt unexploredโ€ฆ

Appreciate how thereโ€™s no rape or sexual assault in TBโ€™s books ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

The dome metaphor ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿผ I admit I didnโ€™t get it until I saw your comments ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

Chapters 19 – 24

Understand Elijahโ€™s worry. Fearing the safety of lives ones is understandable. In a way, I find it nice ๐Ÿ˜Š Neomi back in town, knew it would happen ๐Ÿค” Prestonโ€™s existence in this story is to serve as plot device ๐Ÿ˜‚ Uses Elijahโ€™s jealousy ๐Ÿ˜ค There are a good amount of sex scenes ๐Ÿ”ฅ On a desk, against a cabinet ๐Ÿ˜‚ The โ€œI love youโ€ scene was heartbreaking ๐Ÿ’” Feel for Addison. Sheโ€™s already insecure about Neomiโ€ฆ this too?! Donโ€™t think Elijah doesnโ€™t care for her deeply, but that sceneโ€ฆ

  • Understand Elijahโ€™s worry. Fearing the safety of lives ones is understandable. In a way, I find it nice ๐Ÿ˜Š Neomi back in town, knew it would happen ๐Ÿค” Prestonโ€™s existence in this story is to serve as plot device ๐Ÿ˜‚ Uses Elijahโ€™s jealousy ๐Ÿ˜ค There are a good amount of sex scenes ๐Ÿ”ฅ On a desk, against a cabinet ๐Ÿ˜‚ The โ€œI love youโ€ scene was heartbreaking ๐Ÿ’” Feel for Addison. Sheโ€™s already insecure about Neomiโ€ฆ this too?! Donโ€™t think Elijah doesnโ€™t care for her deeply, but that sceneโ€ฆ
  • Revisiting the role of public opinion ๐Ÿค” Understanding love languages ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ I agree โ˜๐Ÿฝ Neomi needs to explain. Elijah, being a politician, makes it impossible to keep their relationship just them.

Chapters 25 – Epilogue

End of book ๐Ÿ“–

That was a pleasant read ๐Ÿ˜ Lots of sex ๐Ÿ˜‚ The river scene made for a good 3rd act conflict ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ The truth between Addison and Neomi ๐Ÿ˜ฏ Good segway into book 2 ๐Ÿค” Elijah proposing in the epilogue ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ This book wasnโ€™t too deep, which I enjoyed ๐Ÿ˜„

Fore warning โš ๏ธ having a hard time finding where posts from todayโ€™s reading isโ€ฆ. Good rule of thumb ๐Ÿ˜Š BOLD chapter summaries please ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

Just taking you on my reading ๐Ÿ˜ #3

Sunday

Resumed From Lucav, With Love

4 year age gap between Jasmine and Ivan ๐Ÿค” Meet Jasmineโ€™s family

Media (shoes, movies ๐Ÿฟ, music ๐ŸŽถ):

Skating โ›ธ ๐Ÿฟ ๐Ÿค” Cutting Edge, Miracle, Mighy Ducks ๐Ÿฆ†

Monday

Resumed From Lucav, With Love

Jasmine tells her family ๐Ÿ˜‚ This was a long chapter >2 hours Chapter 3 & 4 >2 hours ๐Ÿ˜ฑ POV doesnโ€™t change with each chapter (long chapters make reading slower and less enjoyable) ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ

Jasmine tells her mom

Helps make it more fun ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜

Started Getaway Girl

Enjoy getting a handle on a new story! Chapters alternate POV- Addison & Elijah ๐Ÿค” Takes Elijah to her apartment ๐Ÿ˜ Take Elijah in ๐Ÿ˜ Elijah back to lifeโ€ฆ New love interest ๐Ÿ’กElijah and Addison on page together ๐Ÿ˜ cohabitation factor ๐Ÿ˜ Know Addition is into Elijah, is Elijah?! ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ Is it based on how many chapters Iโ€™ve already read?!

Tuesday

Resumed Getaway Girl

Read the chapters for today ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ Set up for today. I usually go on the discord thread and copy and paste its contents in messages, so I can use text to speech ๐Ÿ˜ Do the reading then gather my thoughts ๐Ÿ’ญ and add it to the thread. โšพ๏ธ but escalating โšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธ Addison decides to let Elijah go ๐Ÿฅฒ

Resumw From Lucav, With Love

Mom supports partnership opportunity but questions itโ€ฆ

Jasmineโ€™s conditions +1) equal responsibility (Jasmine will hive all) +2) guaranteed new partner

Wednesday

Resumed Getaway Girl

Kayaking Related to grandmother. Elijah follows Addison out ๐Ÿ˜ DTR ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Knowledge Elijah-Neomi just broke upโ€ฆ Caviates 1) own rooms ๐Ÿ˜ Back at mansion ๐Ÿ˜ โšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธ Addisonโ€™s post-sex thoughts ๐Ÿ’ญ Not wanting to get used to thisโ€ฆ. Axe ๐Ÿช“ into master ๐Ÿ˜ฑ โšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธ โžก๏ธ โšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธ

Resumed From Lucav, With Love

Jasmine ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ coaching and choreography costs. Jasmine will cover her wardrobe and travel ๐Ÿงณ Pre-partnership check up ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš•๏ธ Partnership logistics ๐Ÿง Start tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Resumed Then Came You

Alex catches Lily ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Alex ๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ค๐Ÿคฌ Alex gets Henry ๐Ÿ˜‰ Evidence of Henryโ€™s floggings angry ๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ค๐Ÿคฌ Henry goes to Raiford Park. Lily orchestrates a kiss with Zachery in front of Alex ๐Ÿ˜ฏ Meet Henry ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Lily playing cards with Henry ๐Ÿ˜ Play cards. Lily cheats ๐Ÿ˜ Alex is good ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜‡ Aunt Sally ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ Alex dreamn of Lily ๐Ÿ˜ Alex catches Lily slaap walking ๐ŸงŸโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚ Nic ๐Ÿฅฒ Alex tries to sooth Lily ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ โšพ๏ธ See Caroline ๐Ÿ˜ณ Lily humiliated ๐Ÿ˜ค Zachary goes to Raiford Park ๐Ÿค” Alex drunk ๐Ÿฅด Alex asks Zachary about Lily ๐Ÿ˜‚ Alex calls out Zachary ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ Kick Lily out. Pack her things ๐Ÿ˜ค ๐Ÿ˜ก

Thursday

Resumed Getaway Girl

Morning of bed destruction ๐Ÿคฏ Call from Elijah โค๏ธ New bed ๐Ÿ› Meditation room โžก๏ธ ornament room ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ โšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธ Inauguration โšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธโšพ๏ธ Addison says โ€œI love youโ€ ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Expectations and automatic replies ๐Ÿค” Addison leaves ๐Ÿ˜ค ๐Ÿ˜ก

Resumed From Lucav, With Love

The next day. Day 1 of practice. 4 hours into practice and Jasmine falls ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜‚

Jasmine sees Galina and her new student. Ask Lina what She told Nancy about her ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

Resumed Then Came You

Lily leaving. Say ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿพ to Henry. Invite Henry to Cravenโ€™s ๐Ÿ˜‰ Lilyโ€™s trap for Alex ๐Ÿ˜ Bind Alex ๐Ÿ˜‚ โšพ๏ธ Lily stays on him โšพ๏ธ Friction ๐Ÿ˜ Letter ๐Ÿค” Count Giuseppe in London ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Giuseppe getting money ๐Ÿ’ฐ from Lily ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Friday

Resumed Getaway Girl

Addisonโ€™s presence noticed ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Elijah regretful ๐Ÿฅฒ Confront Virginia ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ Addison plans to leave ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Elijah comes home ๐Ÿก Sees Addisonโ€™s taken her things. Neomi visits. Addison in a storm โ›ˆ Spread her grandmotherโ€™s ashes ๐Ÿฅฒ Water getting rougher, island shrinking ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Kayak getting thrashed by waves ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Overturned kayak ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Find Addison ๐Ÿ˜‰ Elijah tells Addison โ€œI love youโ€ โšพ๏ธ Elijah proposes ๐Ÿ’

Resumed From Lucav, With Love

Resumed Then Came You

Saturday

Mighty Ducks ๐Ÿฆ† ๐Ÿ’ Watching Blog

Watched on my own (sometimes my partner ๐Ÿ˜)

Watched: January 9, 2022 (rewatched and took notes ๐Ÿ“ 1/11/22)

Platform: Disney+

Duration:

1 hour 43 minutes

1 hour 46 minutes

1 hour 43 minutes

Rotten Tomato ๐Ÿ… Rating:

21% ๐Ÿฅ€

20% ๐Ÿฅ€

20% ๐Ÿฅ€

Trilogy = 3 movies ๐Ÿฟ

Star Rating (of 5):

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  • These ratings are SUBJECTIVE! Yours may be different!

Book to movie/show ๐Ÿฟ : ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

Enjoyment ๐Ÿค—:

๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

  • May not be good technically, but has a nostalgic factor with me
    • Made me enjoy skating ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ โ›ธ

Heat ๐Ÿ”ฅ:

๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

  • Series is on Disney+, so PG
  • ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ means alluded to with supporting characters
  • ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ means alluded to with main characters

Rewatchable?: Y

Content warnings: Community service

The set-up (1): As a punishment for Driving Under the Influence, Gordon is sentence to community service, where he coaches a Pew-wee hockey team ๐Ÿ’

The set-up (2): Gordon comes home after playing in the minors ๐Ÿ’ and coaches for Junior Goodwill Games ( team USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ)

The set-up (3): The Ducks ๐Ÿฆ† get scholarships to Eaton Hall to act as their JV hockey team

Key ๐Ÿ”‘ Players: (Iโ€™d have to rewatch)

  • Gordon Bombay – lawyer who gets sentenced to community service, must serve 500 hours of community service
  • Ducksworth – where Gordon works, law firm, sponsor team for $15,000
  • Coach Riley – ๐Ÿฆ…
  • Charlie – Duck ๐Ÿฆ† team captain
    • Casey – Charlieโ€™s mom, has a love line with Gordon, waitress
  • Connie – ๐Ÿฆ†
  • Fulton Reed – ๐Ÿฆ†
  • Peter – ๐Ÿฆ†
  • Adam Banks – ๐Ÿฆ… turns into a ๐Ÿฆ†, moved up to varsity, aka cake-eater
  • Aberman – ๐Ÿฆ†
  • Goldberg – ๐Ÿฆ†, goalie ๐Ÿฅ…
  • Jesse – ๐Ÿฆ†, brothers, calls Adam cake-eater
  • Terry – ๐Ÿฆ†, brothers
  • Tommy – ๐Ÿฆ†
  • Tammy – ๐Ÿฆ†
  • Carp – ๐Ÿฆ†
  • Hans – skate polisher, friend of the team ๐Ÿ˜‰
  • Yans – skate sharpener, Hanโ€™s brother
  • Hendrixโ€™s hockey – sponsor for Team USA
  • Luis Mendoza – ๐Ÿฆ†, from Miami, fast
  • Dwayne Robinson – ๐Ÿฆ†, from Austin, puck handling
  • Ken Wu – ๐Ÿฆ†, former figure skater, stick-gloves-shirt
  • Julie โ€œThe Cat ๐Ÿˆโ€โฌ›โ€ Gaffney – ๐Ÿฆ†, goalie ๐Ÿฅ… , D2 on, from Maine
  • Dean Porter – ๐Ÿฆ†, D2 on, enforcer
  • Ms. Michelle McKay – team tutor, has a love line with Gordon
  • Coach (Wolf โ€œThe Dentistโ€) Stanson – coached Team Iceland
  • Maria – Iceland team trainer
  • Russ Tyler- ๐Ÿฆ†, knuckle puck, LA native
  • NOTE : Spelling may be incorrect ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

Important Places ๐ŸŒŽ:

  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Los Angeles – site of the Olympics
  • Eaton Hall – Private school

3-word Summary: Ducks ๐Ÿฆ† will fly

Thoughts ๐Ÿ’ญ:

  • Punishment can bring something good into your life

Book clubs January – June 2022

I, usually participate in 5 book clubs ๐Ÿ˜ One of them is seasonal, with the rest meeting every month. Usually it depends what book they read ๐Ÿ˜‚ Usually stay on top of my Google Doc ๐Ÿ˜‰ I use videos like this ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ

https://youtu.be/jaBz-tpfg4II

Multiple factors influence my participation ๐Ÿค”

  • Book synopsis
  • Availability
  • Time โŒš๏ธ
  • Club format (readalong, etc.)
  • Responsiveness