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I worked yesterday and it was not that busy for a Saturday. I also enjoyed the slightly cooler (but still warm) sunny weather we had.
Not much happened this past week and I didn't read as much as I'd hoped. I need to finish my current book soon so I can write the review before the deadline. I hate deadlines :) Today I hope to finish reading Monsoon Summer and finish a review for another book. I also have this recipe for gluten free zucchini bread that I've been wanting to try. Supposedly you can mix it in a blender but I'm not sure my cheapo blender is strong enough for the challenge. We shall see!
My trip to Williamsburg, Virginia is two months away. I've decided that I want to buy a crossbody purse as well as a new pair of walking shoes so I will probably spend part of the day online shopping. I am planning to buy my purse from Amazon if I can and use my Apple credit towards it. I haven't had any luck with buying shoes online so I may have to visit a bigger mall sometime soon to find my size. My feet were so sore at work yesterday and it has been years since I bought a new pair of walking shoes. It will not be easy to find a pair with my small wide feet and fallen arches. Wish me luck!
Last week on my blog:
Mystic Summer by Hannah McKinnon (review)
Exile for Dreamers by Kathleen Baldwin
I liked this sequel to A School for Unusual Girls. It was great seeing the characters develop more and the story progress. Tess is probably my favorite of the students at Stranje House and I enjoyed her romance with Lord Ravencross. This series reminds me so much of the Maids of Honor series by Jennifer McGowan only set during the Regency instead of Elizabethan England.
The One That Got Away by Bethany Chase
I'd forgotten I had an ARC of this book until I saw that she had a new book releasing this August. Oops. I liked this contemporary romance and I feel bad that I waited so long to read it.
Monsoon Summer by Julia Gregson
I think this is pretty good so far. The first part of the book felt a little slow but once they arrived in India it became so much more interesting, especially learning about what life was like for midwives, nurses and female doctors during that time.
Currently listening to:
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (reread)
On my TBR pile:
A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain
I moved this book up on my TBR pile because it is due back next week and there are holds on it. I want to read it now while I have the e-book instead of reading the huge hardcover version. One of my coworkers said it was fantastic and it's received starred reviews so hopefully I will like it. Time travel plus murder mystery makes this sound like a winner.
Margherita's Notebook by Elisabetta Flumeri and Gabriella Giacometti
I read an excerpt of this on the publisher's website and I liked what I read. I love books with lots of food descriptions and the setting also appeals to me.
The Perfect Neighbors by Sarah Pekkanen
This book kind of reminds me of Desperate Housewives, a show I loved once upon a time. I've also read some positive reviews of it so I'm looking forward to digging in and uncovering all the secrets.
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman
Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler
New books received:
Smash & Grab by Amy Christine Parker (for review)
The Wedding Shop by Rachel Hauck (for review)
P.S. I Like You by Kasie West (for review)
The Matchmakers of Minnow Bay by Kelly Harms (for review)
Margherita's Notebook by Elisabetta Flumeri and Gabriella Giacometti (for review)