Sunday, November 15, 2015

Sunday Post (29) / It's Monday, What Are You Reading

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s 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 had a great time with my mom and sister watching Moscow Ballet perform the Great Russian Nutcracker. We had fantastic seats and best of all was seeing how much my mom enjoyed it. After the show we went out to eat at an Italian restaurant which was also really nice.

The rest of the week had its ups and downs. The windy weather caused a minor injury when my car door decided to try to shut on my leg. I am bruised and pretty sore when I put any weight on it. On the positive side, our holiday open house at the library was a big success. Our only issue was that the event attendance declined after the turkey bowling and Santa and the reindeer left. Still everyone had a good time and we learned some things to put into practice next year. It turns out that people don't want to stick around the library for four hours! Next time we will condense our events and have indoor and outdoor things going on at the same time while there is a crowd.

Turkey bowling practice toss

A 7 month old baby reindeer and her mom (I got to pet them both! So cute!)

#Fitreaders Weekly Check In 

#Fitreaders is hosted by Felicia at The Geeky Blogger and Jen at That's What I'm Talking About

Not a good workout week and it didn't help that I gave in to temptation and ate cookies, apple pie and other treats! My leg injury kind of sidelined me for the rest of the week so I didn't get much walking in. Hopefully it will feel better soon and I'll be able to get back to exercising.

Last Sunday--walked at least a mile between the parking garage, the ballet venue and restaurant
Wednesday--walked 1 mile
Friday--nothing (injured leg)
Saturday--nothing (though I was on my feet taking pictures at the open house till my leg bothered me)

Last week on my blog:

Soundless by Richelle Mead (review)

Books read:

Mrs. Roosevelt's Confidante by Susan Elia MacNeal

Liked this one though the mystery was anticlimactic. I don't like it when the killer is revealed at the beginning and there isn't much more to figure out.

Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

I thought this was good till the protagonist behaved in ways I didn't agree with (towards the end of the book) and the story seemed to end abruptly. I still plan to see the movie though.

Currently reading:

Winter by Marissa Meyer

So far it's pretty good. I am hopeful that I will like it as much as the rest of the series. 

What I plan to read next:

See Me by Nicholas Sparks

Ana of California by Andi Teran


  1. Turkey bowling looks fun! Glad the event went well. Sorry to hear about your leg though- ouch! Hope you feel better...

    I remember Ana of California from a while back and thinking that one sounded good...

  2. Mrs. Roosevelt's Confidante looks good. I have See Me on audio and is up in my queue soon. Hope your week is fantastic!

  3. I have no idea what turkey bowling is but I'm intrigued! I'm glad to hear the event went well despite the injury. Definitely not a fun one.
    I've got Mrs. Roosevelt's Confidante coming up and am looking forward to it though it is too bad the murderer is revealed right away. Have a great week!

  4. Turkey bowling sounds awesome! :D Hope your leg feels better!

    Here is my The Sunday Post!

  5. Sorry about the injury. A door at work slammed into someone and they injured their leg as well. It was a brutal wind. I just saw a trailer for Brooklyn. Have a great week.

  6. haha! That looks like lots of fun. Sorry to hear about your leg - I hope you feel better soon!

  7. Firstly Christy think you put last weeks post into the link up for It's Monday, so if you want to swap it out I think you have editing rights on the link.
    Glad The Nutcracker was so enjoyable. Yes can imagine 4 hours would be a long time for people to hang around. The little reindeer is absolutely adorable.

  8. Glad the holiday event was a big success, love the photos, haha the turkey bowling looks like fun, those frozen turkeys would be heavy. Aww lucky you petting the reindeer, they're so cute!!
    Thanks for the reminder again, I need to push Cress up my reading list so I can pick up Winter. My current library audiobooks aren't holding my attention, might be time to ditch them and pick up See Me or something else.
    Hope your leg feels better soon and you can get back to walking. Have a great week :)

  9. I'd like to read the Roosevelt book mainly because I read one this last week and she was a character.

  10. I'm glad the event at your library was a hit--sounds like fun! I'm sorry your leg is injured though...I hope it gets better. The Nutcracker sounds glad you got to enjoy it. I am hoping to read Brooklyn soon! Can't wait! I hope you have a good week.

  11. Nice to read your thoughts about Brooklyn - didn't know that it was being made into a film - I think I actually own two copies of this book! :)

  12. Brooklyn looks good.

    I hope you are having a good reading week.

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

  13. Turkey bowling looks great fun and those reindeer are so cute!!

    Ouch for the leg, it is always my fingers I get trapped!

    Have a good week!


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