Friday, July 29, 2011

Friday Book Club & upcoming weekend!

I am linking up with Megan at A day in the life...again today for Book Club Friday.

Last week i started reading Last Night at the Chateau Marmont by Lauren Weisberger. I love her books and so far i am enjoying this book, i will give my full review next week hopefully. I seem to have gotten into a lull where i am only reading about 25 pages or less a night and then wanting to put the books down.... I might need to take a break from reading for a couple weeks and see if that helps peak my interest again :)
Here is the overview Barnes and Noble wrote about this book:

"Brooke loved reading the dishy celebrity gossip rag Last Night. That is, until her marriage became a weekly headline.Brooke was drawn to the soulful, enigmatic Julian Alter the very first time she heard him perform “Hallelujah” at a dark East Village dive bar.Now five years married, Brooke balances two jobs—as a nutritionist at NYU Hospital and as a consultant to an Upper East Side girls’ school, where privilege gone wrong and disordered eating run rampant—in order to help support her husband’s dream of making it in the music world.Things are looking up when after years of playing Manhattan clubs and toiling as an A&R intern, Julian finally gets signed by Sony. Although no one’s promising that the album will ever hit the airwaves, Julian is still dedicated to logging in long hours at the recording studio. All that changes after Julian is asked to perform on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno—and is catapulted to stardom, literally overnight. Amazing opportunities begin popping up almost daily—a new designer wardrobe, a tour with Maroon 5, even a Grammy performance.At first the newfound fame is fun—who wouldn’t want to stay at the Chateau Marmont or visit the set of one of television’s hottest shows? Yet it seems that Brooke’s sweet husband—the man who can’t handle hot showers and wears socks to bed—is increasingly absent, even on those rare nights they’re home together. When rumors about Brooke and Julian swirl in the tabloid magazines, she begins to question the truth of her marriage and is forced to finally come to terms with what she thinks she wants—and what she actually needs."

Looking forward to what you are reading this week! I am still needing a few more recommendations for my 20 book reads, if you have a favorite please leave a comment with your recommendation!

I really don't have too many plans this weekend, i am looking forward to heading to the Farmer's Market with my mom and a couple of her friends on Saturday, to get some goodies!! :) What is your favorite thing to pick up at your farmer's market? Our farmer's market has 216 vendors so i have LOTS of things to see and try and decide what to get! Then on Sunday i am hoping Joe and I can finish painting the basement and then hit up the pool or lake to get some sun!

We were going to be getting new carpet in our basement within the next month or so, but then our garage door spring went out... :( and we have a wooden door and i about died when the guy told me how much it was to replace the spring, so we are splurging and getting  new door and track instead of replacing the spring, we just replaced the opener last summer, so lets hope this is the last of garage door repair :) It is amazing that you can spend a few more dollars and get something

I was really looking forward to the new carpet, but i guess we are back to saving and waiting until later this fall for the carpet. I am also slowly starting to look at new counter tops and sinks for our kitchen! Can't wait to do this project! What is your favorite home improvement project you have done or are wanting to do?

Also, i have picked on my items for my 50 followers giveaway!! Getting close, so if you enjoy reading become a follower :)

Hope everyone has a great Friday!!

Until next time,


Heather said... [Reply]

Thanks for linking up again!!

Megan said... [Reply]

I love this author, she has some great books! I am going to have to go get this one.

Thanks for linking up!