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I had a quiet and chilly week with not much going on (but at least we didn't get all the snow!). It was nice to have a free weekend. I watched some movies (The Intern and Learning to Drive) and finished my book discussion book. I also worked on getting my reviews caught up. Some reviews were from books I read early last year or in 2014 so I won't be publishing them here. I still have a lot more to go.
This week I have my Coloring and Cocoa for Grownups program on Saturday. I am looking forward to it. I believe I now have 15 people signed up to attend and so far it looks like the weather will be cooperating. I bought Crayola markers and colored pencils and now I am waiting for the gel pens to arrive from Amazon. I have to find and print some coloring pages but thankfully there are a lot of free ones online and they are easy to find on Pinterest.
I was happy to be able to book a ballroom dancing instructor. We will be offering three classes and then if there is interest, we will have four more to complete the session. I am also toying with the idea of a trivia night. I've been wanting to do one for a few years. We had hoped to partner with a local brewery for a fundraiser trivia night but it never happened so I might just have one at the library without the beer. Now that my summer reading program is almost planned I need to think about spring programs like the edible book festival. I enjoy planning programs and the creativity involved but it can also be stressful. I think this is the first year I've been so organized about it. I know last year I was planning the summer reading program in May and it started in June!
#FitReaders Weekly Check In
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There were a few days that I didn't get that many steps in at work this past week. Part of the problem is that it was so cold out that I didn't leave the library on my break like I usually do. I spent a lot of time sitting at my desk so when I got home I worked out again to make up for it. I found a quick (15 minute) workout video that I like on YouTube from Leslie Sansone. It is supposed to be part of a new DVD later this year and I think I may end up buying it because I like it so much. This week I'm going to try harder to get up and move at work!
Sunday--11,032 steps, exercised 62 minutes
Monday--10,224 steps, exercised 41 minutes
Tuesday--10,315 steps, exercised 41 minutes
Wednesday--10,871 steps, exercised 50 minutes
Thursday--10,231 steps, exercised 30 minutes
Friday--10,133 steps, exercised 43 minutes
Saturday--11,138 steps, exercised 53 minutes
Last week on my blog:
Death Wears a Mask by Ashley Weaver (review)
All In by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
I love this series! This book was full of suspense and twists and turns. I couldn't figure out who the killer was and the ending was shocking. Can't wait for the next one!
A Fireproof Home for the Bride by Amy Scheibe
Once this story got going, I liked it. It reminded me of other books I've read in my book group and I look forward to hearing what other members thought of it.
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
This is slow going. I love the mention of all the books but it is kind of like a cozy without the mystery.
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien (reread)
The Last Command by Timothy Zahn (reread)
What I might read next:
Starflight by Melissa Landers
I absolutely loved Alienated and Invaded so I'm pretty excited to read Starflight, the first book in a new series.
The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine
The Dressmaker's War by Mary Chamberlain (library book)
Baking with Mary Berry by Mary Berry (library book)