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New Books

I got some fabulous new books this week that I’m REALLY excited about! It was Christmas on Edelweiss from HarperTeen!

Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes
Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes

The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand
The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas
A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas

Everything That Makes You by Moriah McStay
Everything That Makes You by Moriah McStay

Little Peach by Peggy Kern
Little Peach by Peggy Kern

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My week on Instagram

Lotso Reading Harry Potter

Evil bears are allowed to read Harry Potter too!

Starbucks Frappuccino with the name 'Ashlie'

I’ve never had anyone spell my name as ‘Ashlie’ before! It looks kind of cute.

Penhaligon's Fragrance

Ever since experiencing their shampoo in Florence, Coding God and I have become obsessed with Penhaligon’s! We went to their store last weekend to buy some body wash and got a super cute, small fragrance sample bottle. Of course I went all ‘Alice in Wonderland’ on it and had a photo shoot.

LitRate Guest Posts

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And there’s more to come!

Feeling bleh

Ugh I haven’t been feeling well all week! It’s horrible! The doctor suspects I have some kind of gnarly virus but I got some blood tests done just in case. It sucks though. I have SO much work to do and I can feel myself falling behind because I spend so much time in bed resting. I’m also annoyed because this virus has completed halted my Couch to 5K progress… and I was doing so well. πŸ™

How was your week?

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    1. I know, the bottle is adorable! And all of their products smell really good. What’s annoying though is that we got their shampoo and conditioner from a hotel and we LOVE it… but apparently they don’t sell those products. They ONLY sell shampoo and conditioner to hotels—not to consumers. To everyone else they only sell fragrances and body wash.

    1. I’ve mostly been the same (so just not getting better), but yeah it sucks. I hate how far behind I’m getting >_<

    1. Yeah that’s a lot of what I have. Extreme tiredness, dizziness, and every now and then I get some nausea. It’s not fun! I hope your daughter and husband get better soon!!

  1. Hope everyone who stops by is visiting the Kickstarter for LItRate. I am so excited to think we will be able to get a better version of a “Goodreads-like” book community. Please all, just throw in a dollar or ten to make it happen. Buy one less book, get it at a library or borrow it and donate that money..easy-peasy!

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    1. Haha well if it makes you feel better, I only started using my Instagram account in the last few weeks. πŸ™‚

  2. Feel better soon, Ashley! I can’t believe you already have all those fantastic books. Have you read any of those already? I am super excited for THE LAST TIME WE SAY GOODBYE and RED QUEEN. I love it that your bear loves Harry Potter too. I think he’s going to be in Slytherin if ever he gets sorted. I also had my name spelled as Saraj once. Needless to say, I wasn’t amused.

    I really really hope everything works well with LitRate. I have a feeling it’s going to be the next big thing. I would love to donate and would surely look for a way to do so (I don’t have a credit card and I’ve been banned from my parents’ xD), but I’ll surely spread the word.

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    1. I’ve actually read three of them so far (Red Queen, A Wicked Thing, and Liars Inc.) and loved them all! Now I’m starting Everything That Makes You. Harper is off to a good start with their 2015 books!

      Thank you for your LitRate support! Anything you can do to spread the word will be a tremendous help. πŸ™‚

  3. It WAS like Edelweiss Christmas this week! I picked up all of them! I think I’m most excited for RED QUEEN and THE LAST TIME WE SAY GOODBYE. But it’ll be awhile before I get to them — I’ve got other reviews scheduled. Glad to hear you loved THE RED QUEEN, though! It sounds like everything I love and I was hoping I wouldn’t be disappointed — if you like it, odds are I will, too!

    Feel better!

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