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This week we finally return to spring :) I have been enjoying the warmer weather and a visit to my family this past weekend. I didn't get much reading done but this coming weekend I am hoping to participate in Dewey's 24-HR readathon (though I definitely will not be reading for 24 hours!).
The edible book festival went really well. Below are some of the pictures. My favorite is "To Grill a Mockingbird" which won Best in Show, Best Pun/Funniest, Most Creative Use of Ingredients and People's Choice. One of the ladies in my book group made the grill out of cake. The wheels are Oreo cookies and she used candy for the coals. My entry is the middle one. The Twinkie cars turned out nicely and didn't take me that long to make. I won Best Library Staff Entry and Best Visual Presentation.
#FitReaders Weekly Check In
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I knew I wouldn't get my steps in this past week due to my trip to see my parents and other morning commitments but I did have a few good days. Tuesday was very busy at work with the edible book festival and my Star Wars movie night going on at the same time. I'm not surprised I did so well on steps that day!
Last week on my blog:
A Window Opens by Elisabeth Egan (review)
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld (review)
The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson
While it did have a slow start I thought this book was fantastic and I think readers who like WWI historical fiction and the English village setting would appreciate it. I was also reminded a little of the TV shows Downton Abbey and Home Fires.
Love, Lies and Spies by Cindy Anstey
I should be finishing this soon as I only have a few chapters left to go. I am enjoying it.
The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien (reread)
Frodo and Sam have parted company with Faramir and are making their way to Cirith Ungol. I'd forgotten about the parts in Ithilien and how pleasant that area was in spite of its proximity to Mordor.
Currently listening to:
Emma by Jane Austen (reread)
I'm almost done listening to this with only three hours left. I should finish later today on my trip back home. I think Emma is my least favorite of Austen's heroines but she does mean well most of the time.
On my TBR pile:
Summer of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider
Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
This is my evening book group's selection for April. We loved The Nightingale and I've heard Winter Garden is excellent too.
New books received:
The Winner's Kiss by Marie Rutkoski (library book)
The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead (library book)
Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum (library book)
The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith (library book)
When We Collided by Emery Lord (library book)
Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson (library book)