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It was a rough week for me with sinus headaches. Yuck. I went to the doctor and got a prescription just in case it turns into a sinus infection. I am hoping it will clear up soon as I leave for a library conference on Wednesday. I also hit a reading slump after finishing What We Saw. I just couldn't commit to reading anything. Even my current book isn't really able to hold my attention. The audio book is fun but I only listen to that in the car and it is a book I've read before. Thankfully Rick Riordan's new book will be out on Tuesday and I've preordered my copy. I usually love his books.
I am looking forward to the library conference. This year it will be in Cincinnati. I hope that I'll learn some things but also have time for fun stuff. I also hope the weather will be warmer. Today it was only in the 50's and I ended up wearing a sweater and turning on the heat in my apartment.
Since I haven't been reading much this week I spent a lot of my free time watching TV. I started watching Scandal and am now hooked and kicking myself for not giving this show a chance years ago. Now I have some catching up to do! I also caught up on The Great British Baking Show and Once Upon a Time. I am planning to watch Home Fires tonight. It is set in WWII which is one of my favorite historical time periods and it stars Samantha Bond (Lady Rosamund from Downton Abbey). Indian Summers is on PBS tonight too. I loved the first episode.
Last week on my blog:
After You by Jojo Moyes (review-spoilers if you haven't read Me Before You)
What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler
This book made me so angry and sad. I think it's an important book for teens to read and touches on a very timely topic. It would be a good pairing with All the Rage by Courtney Summers.
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan (reread)
Future Perfect by Jen Larsen
This book just wasn't for me. I tried but I couldn't get into it. I don't know if it is the writing style or the pacing or the characters.
Along the Infinite Sea by Beatriz Williams
So far this is kind of slow going too. Maybe it will pick up once we really get into Annabelle's story.
The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan (reread)
What I plan to read next:
The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
I can't wait to read this and it will hopefully be the book that breaks my reading slump. I read a very positive review of it in Booklist so that's a good sign. It will be hard to picture Thor and Loki differently from the movie versions but I'm sure the characters will not be like their Marvel counterparts!
Death Wears a Mask by Ashley Weaver
New books received:
The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz (library book)
Star Wars: Lost Stars by Claudia Gray (library book)
The Last Midwife by Sandra Dallas (library book)