Weekly Latte Rewind ~ 1.21.2017 | Coffee + Readalong News!

January 21, 2017 | Posted by Genesis & Amanda in Stacking The Shelves, Weekly Latte Rewind | 38 Comments

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Weekly Latte Rewind is a weekly feature where we will recap posts, books read, books we received and other bookish stuff. We’ve linked to Stacking the Shelves hosted by  Tynga’s Reviews and The Sunday Post hosted by  Caffeinated Book Reviewer.



  • My best friend and I went to Cafelados and had a really good time. We had a Brownie a la Mode, which was… Epic. So much deliciousness!

  • This week I decided to straighten my hair myself, something I have never done. Took me 3 hours but it turned out better than when they do it at the hair salon, and I saved $20 so it’s definitely worth the three hours. I also went out with my best friend to It’s Coffee Time and then put Reggaeton music cranked up in the car, which was another fun time 😀




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I finally have a contact with Bloomsbury! They actually sent me two copies of this book, so I may give one away 🙂








Nothing for now






Another week come and gone!

Spencer and I went out to a drop-in centre for the first time this week! Here in Ontario, Canada we have government funded places called Ontario Early Years Centres for children aged 0 to 5 and their caregivers to go, play, read, participate in circle time, etc. I used to go all the time when I was a nanny, but had not taken Spencer to one yet for two reasons: 1) I have very high anxiety and have been finding it difficult to leave the house, 2) I wanted Spence to be more ‘sturdy’ and independent before we went. We had a great time and met a bunch of new baby and caregiver friends! Hopefully, we will get to go every Wednesday!

I love yoga!! I have always loved yoga! I’ve gone on and off to different studios for the last six years, usually depending on my fiances, where I lived, where I worked, and how bad my depression and anxiety were. This week, Spencer and I started baby and caregiver yoga! That’s right! We started TWO new activities! We now do yoga for an hour on Fridays and it is awesome!!! We are very, very lucky to live in a city that offers not only many programs for mom and baby, but provides the financial assistance to take part in those programs if you’re in a situation, like I am, where the little money you have is barely enough to just live.

Are you reading with us?! Chat one, chapters 1-12, is TODAY (Saturday) on my instagram!


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Guys… I have so many books to review!! I am giddy with excitement!!


I got Frostblood in my January Uppercase Book Box the same day (coincidentally) that Gen texted me to demand I purchase and read it immediately! LOL



Keep an eye out for the reviews of these books coming very soon!!











38 responses to “Weekly Latte Rewind ~ 1.21.2017 | Coffee + Readalong News!

  1. So freaking happy you got Frostblood! Can’t wait for you to read it 🙂 I need to know your thoughts on the Lauren Graham book!! You know I’m loving GG so much. And wow, Canada is so much better with al those programs! Considering moving there…

  2. Oh my god, Gen! You got Letters to the Lost! I really can’t wait to hear what you think of it. I’m such a big fan of Brigid Kemmerer’s!
    And looks you like got some great books too, Amanda! Traitor to the Throne! I’m so excited for that one. 😀

  3. Megan McDade

    Gen that food looks so yummy! I really need to read the ACOTAR series so bad.

    I am glad you are enjoying your mum and baby activities they sound awesome! You got some great books for review. Enjoy.

    Happy Reading ladies!

  4. Amber Hodges

    so jealous of letters to the lost! I’ve had my eye on that book for a while! And I now want brownies! it looks soooo good in that pic, I might have to go make some now!! Great haul for you guys! Hope you enjoy your new book babies!!

    Amber @ Paradise of Pages
    My Stacking the Shelves

  5. @Gen: Whatever Cafelados is, I need to go there ASAP *.*
    3 hours to straighten your hair? That would have killed me! :0

    I really need to get ACOMAF *.* and congras on getting a contact at Bloomsbury! *.* They’re seriously such a great publishing house. How did you manage that?

    @Amanda: Great to hear that you had a great week and started new things! 🙂 I hope you’ll enjoy them in the future, too

    Oh my god you got Aquaman!! I’m so jealous!! Did you get it from Netgalley? Haha and good to see that somebody else also has a huge currently reading list 😀

    Oh and both of your instagram pictures are fabulous!

    Yasmine @ Swissbookworm
    My Stacking the Shelves

  6. Grace Fonseca

    Frost Blood is very popular this week. I hope you love all of your new books this week.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  7. So exciting that you both got Frostblood! That was one of my favorites last year (though it published this past week). Great review of that one, Gen. =) Amanda, Gen mentioned that you like The Bone Season series, and I see the photographic evidence! I got an ARC of The Song Rising last week and I flipped out. She said you got an eARC – I hope you like it!

    Have an awesome weekend, ladies. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  8. There really are some great free programs available here in Ontario for all kinds of things. The hard part is finding them as many aren’t advertised. I’m looking forward to being able to take my little guy to our local Early Years Centre, as well. Hope you are enjoying your new activities, Amanda. Yoga is wonderful for helping with stress and anxiety, I’ve found.

    Hope you both have a great week.

  9. I definitely understand your struggles with anxiety. I also have anxiety and sometimes have trouble leaving the house. I get panic attacks so I’m always worried I will have one while I’m out with my daughter. But good for you for joining in on two different activities! That’s huge! So happy for you.

    I REALLY want to read Frostblood. I’ve seen a lot of great reviews about it.

    Hope you both have a great weekend!

  10. Gen, your photos of food in these posts always make me so hungry! Also, omg, the struggle of straightening curly hair is SO REAL. I haven’t straightened mine myself in like, over five years, because it always takes me over two hours. Amanda, all of the programs in your city sound like so much fun!! I hope you and Spencer are enjoying them! I can’t wait to hear y’all’s thoughts on Talking as Fast as I Can and Frostblood. I hope you ladies have a wonderful week in reading and life! <3

  11. Gen – I just remembered why I hate your blog. It always makes me hungry. I kid, I don’t really hate your blog (I love it). So I read the first book in the Heartbreaker Bay series and didn’t…love it. So I haven’t continued it. But I kinda miss finding out about the other characters from the series.

    Amanda – Can’t wait to see what you though of Heartless. I want to read it, but I’m putting it off. I’ve heard missed things.

  12. Charlie Anderson

    I can’t imagine straightening my hair for three hours. It takes me about 45 minutes to fully blow-dry (which I have taken to doing every one in a while now), and about an hour to straighten. All of those programs and offerings sound amazing! I don’t know if it’s anxiety or people just piss me off too easily, but I like to minimize my interaction with the public as much as possible. I hope you and Spencer enjoy your new activities!

  13. Gen, I have to say I think you’re very patient to spend 3hrs on your hair…. Mine’s really short at the moment and it’s not uncommon that I forget to comb it at all!

    Amanda – I’m glad you went to the drop in centre as it sounds like a great experience.

  14. Gen – your week sounds AWESOME! And your hair looked great! How’s the reading slump going?? Well done on ACOMAF!? Have you started on that series yet? Your bookstagram pics have given me a serious coffee craving now…

    Amanda – The drop in centres sound fantastic and I’m glad that a good time was had by all. Yoga is something that I’d love to try one day (in fact, I was just looking it up last weekend!) and I’m glad you’ve found such a cool spot to go.

    You review haul looks great. I love the cover of Shadows of the Forest (I need to go look that one up!) and I want to start Rebel of the Sands soon. Hope you enjoyed Talking as Fast as i can (that’s on my TBR) and I loved Heartless so I hope you did too!

    Have a great week ladies!

  15. Love the hair Gen!! It looks great!! You obviously don’t need a hairdresser for that! 😉
    And I love Yoga too Amanda. I haven’t been able to do it much lately since the place that teaches Yoga near by has the worst hours. I hope I can find a new school soon though.
    Have a great week you guys! 😉

  16. Gen that brownie looks amazing! Also, love the hair!
    Amanda – That is so exciting that you have two new activities. The yoga sounds awesome! Great book haul this week! I can’t wait to see your review on the Lauren Graham book!

  17. Looks like another fabulous reading week.

    Gen- What did you think about Accidentally on Purpose? I didn’t love it but I liked it okay.

    Both of your IG pics are fabulous!

    Have a great reading week, ladies!

  18. Michelle

    That brownie a la mode looks AMAZING and I WANT ONE NOW. Also, YAY ACOMAF!

    Amanda, I’m curious what you thought of Heartless — I just finished it recently myself, so I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled for your review 🙂

  19. Jolene Wilson

    I LOVE the ACOMAF series. I met Sarah Maas in Chicago in May. She was so lovely and beautiful. She signed my books. I can’t wait for the third! I also love the Bone Season Books. I just finished The Song Rising. It was so good. I will have a post up about that in a day or so. http://www.jolenewilsonblog.wordpress.com

  20. Yay Amanda – so glad to hear you had a good experience at the drop-in centre! I’m an early years librarian in B.C., and we have similar programs here that are so great for new parents/caregivers and their little ones – sometimes I think theses sorts of programs are even more important for the adults than for the kiddies, because it’s such a great way to meet fellow sleep-deprived grownups who can totally to relate! 🙂

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