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Kim and I by the book fountain at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
This past week I attended a library conference in Cincinnati (OLC Convention). It was nice to see some of my former colleagues and other librarians I know. Cincinnati also had some fantastic restaurants. I got to eat at a Scottish pub and a really good French bakery/cafe with excellent croissants. My friend and coworker Kim had never eaten Indian food before so I was happy to find an Indian restaurant for us to try and she loved it. We also had the opportunity to take a tour of the Cincinnati public library. Overall I had a good time and I didn't have any sinus headaches while I was there which was a real bonus.
My new friend Randy the Penguin (from Newport Aquarium) visits the OLC Exhibit Hall
Now that I'm back I need to try to get caught up on things (like cleaning) but it is hard to be motivated when I am distracted by TV. I have given up on watching Scandal. The characters became really unlikable which was a deal-breaker for me. Plus I already have so many other shows I like and I don't want to be a TV junkie! The new seasons of The Flash and Arrow started and I really liked both premiere episodes. There was a twist on Arrow and it looks like someone important is going to die this season. It better not be Felicity! Monday is the season premiere of Jane the Virgin and I can't wait for more telenovela craziness :) I started watching Quantico, a new FBI drama that stars Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra. I liked the first episode but I'm not sure if I'll continue (too much TV!). For her sake I hope the show does well and doesn't get cancelled.
Today (or maybe tomorrow) I am going to try out the homemade soap craft we are doing at our October Pinterest craft night. It involves melting shea butter soap base in the microwave and then adding soap colorant and pumpkin pie spice before pouring it into a soap mold. It says "10 minute soap" on the website but something tells me it will take more time for me to make it!
Last week on my blog:
Through Waters Deep by Sarah Sundin (review)
A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn (review)
The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan (reread)
Along the Infinite Sea by Beatriz Williams
Just like her last book I read (The Secret Life of Violet Grant), I thought the more historic storyline was more compelling than the "modern" one set in the 60s. I didn't really care for Pepper so it was really Annabelle's story that made the book work for me.
The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
I really like that this book doesn't have all the POVs that the Heroes of Olympus series does. I am also enjoying the return of the funny chapter titles.
What I plan to read next:
Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin
A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis
Mindy McGinnis was speaking at my conference but I didn't get a chance to attend her presentation. I've read an excerpt of this and it was really good so I hope I will like it though the setting creeps me out.
Ash and Bramble by Sarah Prineas
Death Wears a Mask by Ashley Weaver
New books received:
The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant (library book)
This House is Haunted by John Boyne (library book)