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I had a somewhat busy week ending with a visit to my parents for the weekend. The potluck with my book group went really well and we all agreed that the movie version of The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared was pretty true to the spirit of the book. It was nice to spend some time with my parents though the weather was cooler and rainy. We stayed inside and watched movies like Woman in Gold, which was excellent and the new version of Cinderella which was cute.
This week is the Pinterest Craft Night that I've been mentioning so much lately. We have 9 people signed up now which is really exciting. We made more room so a grandmother could bring her two teenage granddaughters with her which I thought was really sweet.
Last week on my blog:
Maid of Wonder by Jennifer McGowan (review) not the best in the series
Dumplin' by Julie Murphy (review) really liked this novel about body image and confidence
Avelynn by Marissa Campbell
An interesting historical novel set during the time of the Saxons and Vikings. It also has some romance and fantasy elements. It was pretty grim reading at times.
The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
I just loved this book. It was touching and sweet and sad and I look forward to hearing what my other book group members thought of it. I'd wanted to read this book for years and I'm really glad I finally got to. I was really moved while reading this when I read a recent post by George Takei that touched on his experiences as a young man in the internment camp.
The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas (reread)
What I plan to read next:
The Immortal Heights by Sherry Thomas
I was so excited to get an ARC of this. I can't wait to read it but at the same time I'm worried about the fate of the characters and sad the series is coming to an end.
Future Perfect by Jen Larsen
I think the concept behind this book is sad. The main character's grandmother keeps trying to bribe her to lose weight every year on her birthday. This time the bribe is her Ivy League college tuition in exchange for weight loss surgery.
Lord Fenton's Folly by Josi S. Kilpack
What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler
New books received:
Black-eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin (library book)
Mrs. Sinclair's Suitcase by Louise Walters (for review)
A Step Toward Falling by Cammie McGovern (for review)