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Summer Reads {2014}

It seems to me that Summer is for books, what Thanksgiving through January is to movies.  I love the  summer book season!

Here are some of the books that have just been released, or are about to release, that I will be reading this summer...

I just love Emily.  I love all her books.  I have attended three of her book signings, and will attend another on June 3rd.  I always have such fun!  Oh, and have I mentioned we follow each other on twitter?  This new book is out today, so get your copy.  I'm currently stalking Fedex tracking for progress on my copy!
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Jennifer Weiner is another favorite author.  She has a new book coming out on June 17th.  I've only been able to attend one of her book signings, but I hope that when she releases her book tour dates, I'm able to attend another one.
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I've read all of Jane Green's books as well.   This book has been out for a couple of months, and I can't believe I haven't read it yet.  I will be rea…

A Gift to Myself

When I teach an express class each semester, I like to buy myself a reward present for completing it without having to enter rehab for exhaustion during or after the class.  You know, that's a thing that celebrities do.  I'm pretty sure in the normal world, that's called a vacation, but I digress.

Anyway, it's really not that bad.  I think the dread of giving up 3 weekends, and teaching 17 hours over the course of less than 48 hours, is the worst part.  I've been teaching the last 2 weekends, and today I start my 3rd and final weekend.

This semester, the express class happened to coincide with the end of the regular semester, which means I've also been pretty busy wrapping up things for my other two regular semester classes.  Add all that to the past 3 weeks of my actual full-time job practicing law being insanely busy, and well, I feel like I deserve a reward.

I usually like to buy myself something that I might not purchase on a regular basis.  I have bought…

A Summer Tote

Starting early this year, I saw this L.K. Bennett ad in all my magazines month in and month out... Immediately, I felt a strong pull toward that English Seaside inspired tote!
I went to their website and it was nowhere to be found.  I looked week after week, and finally took to twitter... (by the way, it is not named Lucy)
I waited impatiently patiently, and finally I found them on their UK website, but they weren't on the US website.  I also called to the Texas LK Bennett store in Houston.  They knew less than I did for whatever reason, but they mentioned that they were getting lots of calls of inquiry about it.
So what's a girl to do?  Take to the twitter again, of course...
I started to worry that if I waited for them to be released in the US, they would sell out before I got one, so I sucked it up, decided I wanted it bad enough to pay shipping from the UK, and placed an order from their UK website.
Truth be told, I wasn't even really sure what the bag cost, or how mu…