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I'm late in posting this week as I just got back from a weekend visit with my parents. I had planned to try out some new recipes with my mom but we didn't have much time as what should have been a simple trip to Best Buy to get them new iPhones turned into a nearly 3 hour ordeal. Thankfully after another trip to AT&T, they both have their phones. We also had time before church this morning to try a recipe for kale chips that I found in the new Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook. It turned out really well and we made two batches :)
I had a busy week at work. Tuesday night was our Pinterest craft night at the library. We made homemade soap but had to forego the sweater pumpkins as my coworker Kim was sick with the flu and the pumpkins were at her house. She is feeling better now thankfully and the program attendees loved the soap making so much they didn't seem to miss the pumpkin craft. I worked three nights this past week and this week I'll be working two nights because of programs. Tomorrow is the murder mystery dinner and on Tuesday night I have book group which is usually fun except those times I don't finish the book (which sadly has happened a few times and I'm the leader!)
Last week on my blog:
The Bollywood Bride by Sonali Dev (review)
What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler (review)
The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant
I liked this historical fiction novel about the daughter of Jewish immigrants and her experiences growing up in Boston at the turn of the century.
This House is Haunted by John Boyne
I thought it would be fun to read something a little spooky for our evening book discussion. This historical novel has a Gothic feel that reminded me of Jane Eyre and Rebecca a little bit. I'm curious to see how the other book group members felt about it. There isn't much in the way of character development.
First & Then by Emma Mills
I like this one so far. It is not a retelling of Jane Austen though it does pay homage a little bit.
What I might read next:
A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis
Death Wears a Mask by Ashley Weaver
The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz