Sunday, November 22, 2015

Sunday Post (30) / 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 can't believe Thanksgiving week is here already! I need to start going through my recipes for some ideas. My mom and I like to try out new recipes every year. Sometimes this goes well and sometimes not so much (like the time we made parsnips). Last year I made pomegranate and dark chocolate cups. It will be just the three of us this year so we are going to have a beef roast instead of dealing with a turkey. Honestly I like turkey sandwiches but I hate leftover turkey. Smoked turkey is pretty good but also pretty expensive!

My year is winding down at the library. I have just one more program left. We are having a Star Wars marathon next Saturday, showing the original trilogy. Hopefully it will be a success. If the weather is nice we'll even make popcorn to go with the pizza (the popcorn machine smokes so it has to be used outside at a distance from the building). I also have to pick a book to read for our children's storyline (dial a story). I usually go with a Christmas/winter themed picture book since I take my turn every December. Last year I read a Little House on the Prairie picture book (about the time Mr. Edwards played Santa Claus and brought Laura and Mary presents from "Santa" because the creek was too high for him to cross). Not sure what I'll be reading this year. Any recommendations?

I will be going to see Mockingjay Part 2 with a friend and her husband today (Sunday). I'm glad the reviews are very positive so far. I only watched the first one in theater and the rest on DVD. I'm pretty picky about what I'll spend my money to go see. I will definitely be watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens, hopefully several times while it's in theater. Can't wait!

#Fit Readers Weekly Check In

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

Monday--walked 1 mile
Tuesday--walked 1 mile
Thursday--walked 1 mile

Last week on my blog:

These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly (review)

Books read:

Winter by Marissa Meyer

I really liked this final novel in the Lunar Chronicles. I thought it wrapped things up nicely and it was definitely action packed.

Ana of California by Andi Teran

I really enjoyed this modern adaptation of Anne of Green Gables. Ana may not have Anne's charm but she is a likable character and there are fun similar scenes. I look forward to finding out what my book group thought of it on Tuesday.

What I might read next:

The Lies About Truth by Courtney C. Stevens

Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal

Star Wars: Lost Stars by Claudia Gray


  1. So glad to hear Winter wrapped up nicely. I hope the Star Wars event is a success. Enjoy your holiday Christina!

  2. I want to go to your library. Seriously- a Star Wars marathon and pizza? I hope it goes great - sounds like so much fun! I'm hoping Force Awakens is great and hope to see it multiple times too. I'm pretty picky about which movies I see too, now that tickets are $10 a pop here ($8.50 for matinee, but still). Crazy!

    A beef roast sound good for Thanksgiving, something different from the usual turkey. Great idea! Enjoy. :)

  3. Hope the Star Wars marathon is a huge success, what fun, I would be at all your events if I lived there lol. I can't wait to see Mockingjay part 2, hope you enjoy it.
    There's so many wonderful Christmas picture books for children, very hard to choose Even though it's a 2004 book I've only just come across Bear Stays Up For Christmas by Karma Wilson, lovely message of giving.

    Very happy to hear you were pleased with Winter, I don't think I'll get to it before the end of the year but I'm really looking forward to it.
    Have a wonderful week and Thanksgiving with your parents :)

  4. I enjoyed Ana of California...and have been eyeing The Lies About Truth. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving...and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  5. What can go wrong with parsnips? Now I want to know! Nice that you enjoyed Winter, so looking forward to reading right through the series.

  6. Enjoy your beef roast! Glad Winter was a nice ending to the series. Happy Thanksgiving.

  7. Mmm ..pomegranate and dark chocolate cups sound delicious. Parsnips not so much! I'm usually too nervous to experiment with a new recipe on Thanksgiving, but often try something earlier in the month to see if it makes the cut.

    A Star Wars marathon sounds like a lot of fun. Happy Thanksgiving.

  8. No rule saying you have to eat turkey. My, I love it, and now I have an extra one in my freezer to cook sometime next year.

  9. ENJOY your week.

    The Lies About Truth and Kitchens of the Midwest look good.

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

  10. I am doing a turkey breast for the holiday. A whole turkey is just too intimidating for me. I think I'll wait for the DVD for Star Wars and Mockingjay. I would rather watch them in the quiet of my home. My last two theater experiences haven't been positive. This is what I read last week. Happy reading!

  11. I swear Winter was calling my name as I prowled the shelves looking for my sister's birthday gift. I was good and resisted! I don't own any of the others and I've listened to them all on audio. Buying the last one in hardcover just doesn't make sense, no matter how badly I want to know how it all ends! Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy your week!

  12. Enjoy your Thanksgiving with you parents...hope the new recipe works out. I can't wait to start the Cinder series...just got book one! Happy Thanksgiving!

  13. So four novels in the Lunar series - I think I have the first three waiting to be read. :) Hopefully early next year. :)

  14. That Star Wars marathon sounds so fun!


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