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Today is the first day that I've felt like blogging in awhile. I took a much needed break over Thanksgiving but I was not planning on coming down with a cold! My whole family came down with colds during and after Thanksgiving. Colds--the gift that keeps on giving :) On Tuesday I also missed work because of an endoscopy. It turns out that I don't have ulcers but I do have some inflammation. I miss being able to eat normally and now it looks like it may be permanent. On the bright side, I am very relieved that the test showed no ulcers.
Other than getting sick, I had a nice Thanksgiving and decorated my parents' Christmas tree before I left. This holiday is just sneaking up on me. I need to work on Christmas cards this week! I've also been thinking about all the books I still want to read before the end of the year. I have several review books to get through if I can as well as a stack of library books I really want to read. We'll have to see how much I can accomplish in the next few weeks!
Yesterday we had the Star Wars movie marathon at my library. It started at 11 and ended shortly before 6 p.m. (we only showed the original trilogy). After some technical difficulties with the XBOX One remote (it refused to work though it is brand new and we tested it a few days before), we ended up hooking up a Blu-ray player borrowed from the children's department so the show could go on. We had an interesting mix of adults, teens and kids though attendance dwindled by the final movie. We served pizza and then broke out our "new to us" movie theater style popcorn machine which my coworker thankfully handled as I probably would have burned myself. The smell of popcorn definitely made the experience more realistic though it is a hassle as our machine smokes so it has to be popped outside or it'll set off the sprinklers. Overall I think my last program of the year was a success.
#FitReaders Weekly Check In
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I did not exercise at all this past week due to the cold but now that I am feeling better I want to get back to it especially to work off all that pumpkin pie I ate!
Last week on my blog:
First & Then by Emma Mills (review)
Paris for One by Jojo Moyes
I liked this novella about a young Englishwoman who goes to Paris for a romantic weekend but her boyfriend fails to show up.
The Lies About Truth by Courtney C. Stevens
This YA contemporary novel features a hurting teen who is struggling to cope a year after a fatal car accident claimed the life of her best friend and left her physically scarred.
Death Wears a Mask by Ashley Weaver
I liked this second Amory Ames mystery that is partially set at a masked ball. I think fans of Rhys Bowen would enjoy this series.
Velvet Undercover by Teri Brown
This historical spy novel is set during the Great War. A young teen is recruited to spy for La Dame Blanche, an all female international spy organization but her first mission is more complicated than she expected.
Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
I like this one so far though I had to look up who some of the characters were from earlier books because I recognized the names but couldn't remember them. I've really enjoyed this series so I'm sad to see it end.
What I might read next:
Star Wars: Lost Stars by Claudia Gray
Beatrice and Benedick by Marina Fiorato
I forgot that I had to review this for Amazon Prime until I found it recently in a stack of books. I love Much Ado About Nothing so I am hopeful that I will enjoy this too.
Until We Meet Again by Renee Collins
I am intrigued by this novel that features a love story across time. A modern day teen girl encounters a young man on the beach who happens to be from the 1920s.
New books received:
Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner (purchased)
All In by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (library book)
How to Be Brave by E. Katherine Kottaras (library book)
Until We Meet Again by Renee Collins (for review)