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I had a busy week at work with book group and getting ready for Tuesday's Edible Book Festival. Thanks to my very kindhearted book group members I have some more entries for the festival. We now have 6 patron entries and 7 staff entries which is a lot better than the two patron entries I thought we'd have. Next week I hope to have some pictures of the edible books to share.
Yesterday was interesting with a snow storm that caused the library to delay opening till noon. I am so sick of snow! I was kind of taken by surprise that we had a level one snow emergency in April. I really wish it had happened on a different weekend but I was really lucky and the main roads were not that bad. Most of it had already melted by the time I returned home. We were super busy at the library too. I think people were relieved that the roads were cleared off and they came out in droves.
Tuesday is going to be a crazy day. I am working 10-8 because I have a supervisor's meeting in the morning and then the Edible Book Festival and Star Wars movie night in the evening. Friday we have our Bigfoot program. A lot of people in my area believe in Bigfoot. We have had 2 or 3 Bigfoot programs in the past that always filled up and this one already has 75 attendees (registration is limited to 100). If only I could get those people to come to some of my other programs!
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I did better with my steps than I thought I would but this week I will not be able to do as much. I think it would be good to take a break from exercising and I know when I visit my parents this weekend I won't be able to get my steps in. I will also try to eat healthier this week.
Last week on my blog:
Somewhere Out There by Amy Hatvany (review)
Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse
I thought this book was fantastic. I couldn't put it down because I had to know what would happen to Hanneke, Mirjam and the other characters. There were parts that were definitely nail biting as well as heartbreaking.
Side note: I love how the author included little details like popular snacks that Hanneke liked. One of them which I'd never heard of before was stroopwafels, which are a thin wafer like sandwich cookie with a caramel filling. You set it on top of a hot cup of coffee or tea and it gets all melty before you eat it. I was happy to find some at Walmart so I enjoyed that while I read.
The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson
This is a slower paced book but I am enjoying it. It takes a little longer to warm up to the characters than her other novel, Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, which I loved. The first part of the book establishes the characters and the village setting but now the war (WWI) has started and things should get interesting.
The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien (reread)
I made more progress this week. Sam and Frodo are now in Ithilien and have just met Faramir.
Currently listening to:
Emma by Jane Austen (reread)
Although Emma is not my favorite of Jane Austen's novels, I am delighted by this audio book. I have seen a lot of glowing reviews for Juliet Stevenson's narration of the various Jane Austen audio books and I can see why she is so popular! I also find more appreciation for this novel now as I reread it. There are all sorts of things I didn't catch before or didn't remember.
On my TBR pile:
Love, Lies and Spies by Cindy Anstey
New books received:
Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston (library book)
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (library book)
What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan (library book)
The Marriage Pact by M.J. Pullen (library book)
Regrets Only by M.J. Pullen (library book)
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom (library book)