Sunday, October 25, 2015

Sunday Post (26) / It's Monday, What Are You Reading

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. It's Monday, What Are You Reading is a fun weekly meme now hosted by Kathryn at Book Date, where we share what we've read and reviewed over the past week and what we plan to read next.

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)

Books read:

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.

Currently reading:

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


  1. I'm looking forward to the new Amory Ames. I liked Brightwell a lot. If you read it first I'll read your review, I'm hoping it's good! :)

    Good luck with the murder mystery dinner! Sounds fun...

  2. You've had a busy week, good you got your parents phones sorted but it's annoying when things don't go to plan. Kale chips sound yummy, will have a look for that recipe.
    Yay glad to hear the soap making was enjoyed by all and I hope the murder mystery dinner is a big success and loads of fun.
    Curious about The Hired Girl, will check it out on Goodreads. Have a great week and happy reading :)

  3. Grrr, I dread those trips to upgrade phones. We have to do it soon. The Murder Mystery Dinner sound like fun. Have a great week of reading.

  4. You had a very packed week. Your books look interesting. Soap making sounds different. I hope you have a wonderful week.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  5. I've heard kale chips are good but never tried them or tried to dry them out to eat. Maybe some time. Good that your soap went well, I have a niece that makes soap of all kinds and ships it out to people. Nice little sideline and they look good enough to eat. Enjoy your reads and your murder night!

  6. All of these books look good. I have added them to my TBR list.

  7. I've still got Murder at the Brightwell on my wish list... guess I'd better get going!

    The library book club will discuss The Boston Girl at one of the winter meetings and I hope to join them. Glad you liked it.

  8. I've been seeing A Madness So Discreet on a lot of blogs lately. I hope you love it!

  9. So glad the soap making was a success. Too bad about your co-worker. Good luck tomorrow night with the Mystery Dinner. I am loving your haul this week and would like to read a few of them!

  10. This House is Haunted and The Hired Girl look very good.

    ENJOY your reading week...looks good.

    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

  11. The covers you have posted here are mouth watering. There's definitely something to be said for a good cover wrangling me into reading an excellent book. Madness So Discreet definitely appeals, and I've added it to my TBR and Wishlist. Thanks so much for sharing these!

  12. That Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook sounds interesting! I need to lose some of this baby weight lol. I will have to look it up.

  13. I'm curious about the kale recipe you used. We tried some from Whole Foods and my little one actually liked it. I know kale has to be heavily seasoned to have any taste, especially to appeal to an 8 year old. I saw The Bollywood Bride at the library before the read-a-thon. You've inspired me to look at it again and so I've added the Kindle version to my TBR. Your next reads look good, especially the Madness one. I just may add that as well. I always hesitate to add young adult b/c sometimes it's too juvenile for me.

  14. Wow- your library has so many fun programs! I can't wait to hear your thoughts on First & Then....loved all the Jane Austen references. I also am interested in reading The Hired Girl. I Hope you have a great week!

  15. I have a copy of This House is Haunted by John Boyne - but haven't gotten around to reading it yet - I am sure I will at one point! :)


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