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The week went by in a blur. I have been busy at work trying to get ready for our revamped summer reading program for adults (we are also revamping the teen and children's programs too) and still don't have everything figured out. At home I have been trying to plan a vacation I'll hopefully be taking this fall with my parents. Last spring I went to Williamsburg, Virginia on a girls trip with a friend and I'd like to go back and see more of the historical sites. We didn't buy tickets for Colonial Williamsburg so that is something I want to do this year if possible.
This week I have my book discussion groups on Tuesday. I finished the book we're reading for the afternoon group but I have just started our book for evening book group. I'll be spending a significant part of the day trying to finish. On Friday I am going to visit my sister for the weekend. I'll be attending a cancer fundraiser that she co-chairs on Saturday. There is a lot of food to sample and a silent auction.
#FitReaders Weekly Check In
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I did a lot better with my steps this week and I also found out that I lost a few pounds which was a nice surprise. Hopefully I will keep it off!
Last week on my blog:
Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse (review)
Emma by Jane Austen (reread)
I mostly enjoyed listening to this audio book. It has been years since I last read Emma. My thoughts this time were that Emma was pretty immature and could be annoying but I just couldn't hate her. Mr. Knightley deserved better and he seemed too good to be true in a way. I suppose that is why Jane Austen gave him that tongue in cheek name (George Knightley).
Love, Lies and Spies by Cindy Anstey
I liked this book though I was a little disappointed that Juliana wasn't very involved in the espionage. I think I was expecting something more like A School for Unusual Girls.
A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner
I'm still not sure how I feel about this novel. Part of it were pretty tough to read but I did feel a little emotionally manipulated by the story (similar to Nicholas Sparks novels). I'm curious about how the others in my book group will feel.
Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
I just started this but I already don't like Anya. I'm not sure about Meredith either. I've heard this is almost as good as The Nightingale and some say it is just as good. I hope so! We'll see how it goes. Perhaps Anya's story will change my mind about her.
The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien (reread)
I'm getting closer to the end of my reread. Frodo, Sam and Gollum are arriving at the Stairs of Cirith Ungol. Run, Frodo, run for your life!
Currently listening to:
I'm having fun listening to the audio books again. I do feel sorry for Harry in this book and hate it when the Hufflepuffs and others think he is the Heir of Slytherin. I want to smack that pompous Ernie Macmillan!
On my TBR pile:
The Skylighter by Becky Wallace
I definitely hope to read this soon. It was published in March so I want to move it up my TBR pile.
Summer of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider
I think a beach read sounds perfect for this time of year. I can't wait for summer!
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman
I just got the ARC for Britt-Marie Was Here which is a companion novel that will be published next month so I want to read this first.
Charlotte Cuts it Out by K.A. Barson (library book)
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson (for review)
Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave (for review)
Wanderlost by Jen Malone (for review)
Summer Days and Summer Nights by Stephanie Perkins et al. (for review)
Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman (for review)