Monday, June 2, 2014

Weekend and Book Challenge Update.

This weekend was pretty low-key. Friday night, my small group girls and I went to dinner for Jen's birthday. She picked a new burger place in Greensboro that none of us had been to, Hop's Burger Bar. And oh. my. word.  It was the BEST burger ever.  Of course, when I told my burger-connoisseur husband about it when I got home, he felt the need to go.  So we had to go again Saturday night.  And it was just as amazing the second time around.  My mouth is watering now just thinking about it...  I'm glad it's 40 minutes away so we don't give into temptation to go there multiple times a week...
I also read Emily Giffin's new book in a day and a half this weekend.  I absolutely loved it and couldn't put it down.  The last few of hers have not really clicked with me, but this one was SO good.  Definitely different than what she usually writes, but I think that's why I liked it so much.  
And since it's the first of the month, here's an update on the Summer Book Challenge I'm participating in. While I have read a lot of books since the beginning of May, only a few of them have counted for the challenge.  I need to get to reading for these categories, but the world of Harry Potter has sucked me in!  I'm only at 55 points out of 200 right now:
5 points: Freebie! Read any book that is at least 200 pages long. 
Inferno by Dan Brown

10 points: Read a book from the children’s section of the library or bookstore. 
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling

15 points: Read a book that is on The New York Times' Best Sellers List when you begin reading it. 
The One & Only by Emily Giffin

25 points: Read a biography, autobiography or memoir. 
Brain on Fire by Susannah Calahan

Hope you guys had a great weekend!  Read any good books that I need to add to my list??

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  1. Great job girl :-) I'm so glad to hear you liked the Emily Griffin book - people have really said they haven't liked it, but I've been wanting to read it really bad! I trust your opinion :-)

  2. Oooh thanks for the review on Emily Giffin's book! I'm gonna need to read that one soon!

  3. I'm so glad you liked the EG book. I've been on the fence about it because her stuff is sometimes hit and miss. I loved her last book, though. I'll have to make sure to give it a read! I'm glad you got to have to freaking delicious burgers!!!!

  4. Emily's book is supposed to be arriving for me today at the library, the first book of many to get me back on a reading kick again. Its sad that i haven't been able to read for awhile but that's what happens when you have no time!

  5. I'm reading One and Only now and I like it but I don't love it. I liked some of her others more. But I need to finish it before I give my final thoughts!

  6. Oooh I really want to read her new book now--I was skeptical because I hated "Heart of the Matter" so much by the end, but if you loved it then I think it's safe, haha! And that burger looks soooo good :)