{Mirror Mirror} Liza’s Update

Posted August 19, 2017 by Liza in Stacking the Shelves / 17 Comments

Mirror Mirror is our feature that replaces the old Stacking The Shelves/Weekly Recap posts. Bieke decided to make her own original feature because it was more than just a STS or recap post.

Life, News & Happenings

Hi there gorgeous readers!  I hope you had a wonderful week since the last time we “talked”.  Crazy busy life and work like always, but making it all work.

I’ve been having migraines non-stop for a whole week and I’m at my wits end.  Even though my headaches are normally control with diet, something is definetly up, and I hope for relief soon guys.

Well, enough self-pity for one post, right?   Other than that, we’ve been getting ready for school to start.  That means, cleaning up closets and buying new clothes and school supplies.  If the boys stopped growing, we wouldn’t have to keep buying stuff…

I got a planner last week to see if it works better than the bullet journal for me and I will let you know how it goes soon.

I’m also looking forward to a few book events next week and I’ll tell you all about it if I make it them 🙂

You Might Have Missed


New to My Shelves


Ashes on the Moor by Sarah M. Eden – I love Eden’s books and this is her latest 🙂

The Offer by Sara Portman – I read the first book of this series (The Reunion) and I really liked it.

Purchased for Kindle

The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery –  If you’ve read the Ann of Green Gables series (and if you haven’t, then get on it!) you should be in love with Montgomery’s writing.  The Blue Castle is an adult book and what a gem!  Review to come soon 🙂

The Forbidden Duke by Darcy Duke – I’m in the historical romance mood for sure.


The Name They Gave Us by Emery Lord – No need to explain, right?

What’s New to Your Shelves?



I'm an avid reader (since I learned to read at age four) and a book blogger (since May, 2011).I read mostly YA, but I also read romance, new adult and some middle grade.

Born in Puerto Rico, hola :), military wife for 22-years, and mother of three boys.I work full time doing something else that I love (sadly I don't get paid for reading!)


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17 responses to “{Mirror Mirror} Liza’s Update

  1. Boooo, I’m so sorry about your migraines, Liza. :/ I’m sure all of the hustle and bustle of back-to-school isn’t helping. I loved this time of year because all of the school supplies would be on sale, and I am a school supplies junkie! I love stationary and pens and things like that. But I bet I drove my mother crazy. 😀 This is the first school year in which none of her kids (us) are going to school! Which means my mom and dad survived… 22 years of school? From my brother in Pre-K to me graduating for uni. I think I did that math correct. In any case, D: Go parents! I don’t think I will miss school.

    I hope you have a fabulous week, Liza! =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    • Liza

      Oh Alyssa, I knew we were sisters in another life! I love school supplies, writing stuff, paper, you name it! I bet you don’t miss school… enjoy your new work and more reading time 🙂

  2. I’m so sorry to hear about your migraines! My headaches are becoming worse as I get older, which scares me. I hope you get relief soon. At Meet the Teacher night, a parent from last year told me their son grew FOUR inches over the summer. Usually, that happens after 7th grade, not 6th grade. I had zero intentions of purchasing new clothes or really supplies, but needing a new purse led to a $150 Ross trip (including 2 purses) and a $90 WalMart supply run. Considering I haven’t bought clothes in almost two years except for 2 pairs of jeans and some night-shirts as replacements, I think that’s pretty good! Between The Man and me, we’ve carted off 6 BIG boxes of clothes and other items to a consignment shop and Goodwill. I bought a Happy Planner at Hobby Lobby for school, and I’m going to keep my bullet journal for personal.

    • Liza

      I hope that’s not always true Charlie, because it’s scary! That’s my experience with my other two sons, but Chris seems to be growing non-stop. That sounds really good, I’m spoiled since I buy a lot of clothes all the time. I’m liking my planner thus far 🙂 How do you like yours?

      • The Happy Planner I bought specifically for work (my school) and I like the version I bought. My partner bought a teacher version and there aren’t as many things pre-set up like mine was, but I like that each day has three fairly large sections to write in. If I were to use it for school and personal, I’d have plenty of room to plan for my ELA classes, yearbook, and myself.

  3. I hope some relief is in your near future. *good vibes your way* I remember at the end of the summer being amazed at how short my daughter’s pants got. I never noticed the growth spurts while she was wearing shorts. Good luck with the shopping.

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