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I can't believe that July is already over! This summer is going by too fast for me though I could use a break from the heat. Considering how much I love warmer weather that is saying something!
August will be another busy month with the fair and coworkers going on vacation. The bookmobile will be at the fair which is nice since it gives us some air conditioning and a reprieve from the heat. I am signed up to work three shifts (4 hours each) this year which is unusual. Usually we have enough people signing up so I do just one. Sadly I won't even get to sample the donuts and other fair food unless I break my gluten free diet. I am currently eliminating gluten to see if that helps with some of my health issues. I am planning to continue till my vacation in September.
My parents have decided not to move after all which I am happy about. I think they didn't really want to move to a different city and start over. Instead of packing and trying to find a new house they are busy gardening and getting ready for a visit from some of my mom's relatives from Canada.
Today is the release of the new Harry Potter story. I remember the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I did not go to a midnight release party but instead picked it up at a Borders store (RIP) during daylight hours. I remember standing in line with other Harry Potter fans discussing Snape (is he guilty or innocent?) and what we thought would happen. I thought about going to Barnes and Noble to check out the festivities but then decided it's probably more for children. I may go out and buy a copy of the book at Walmart instead of waiting for my hold at the library. Will you be reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child or are you happy leaving things as they ended in Deathly Hallows?
Last two weeks on my blog:
The Winemakers by Jan Moran (review)
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty (review)
The Art of Crash Landing by Melissa DeCarlo
I didn't think I would like this book. The main character is kind of a trainwreck. To my surprise I ended up liking the story and Mattie grew on me too. My book group members mostly liked it as well.
Smash & Grab by Amy Christine Parker
I was expecting something more like Heist Society but Smash & Grab is definitely a little darker than that (though it does have humor and romance). I liked the book but didn't love it. It was fun and full of action but there is a lot of stuff to suspend disbelief over and I had some issues with Lexi's motivation for the heist.
Books listened to:
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (reread)
The Wedding Shop by Rachel Hauck
I've read a few of her other inspirational novels and I liked the sound of this one with its historical story about a wedding dress shop owner and the related contemporary one about a woman who wants to reopen the shop.
Currently listening to:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (reread)
On my TBR pile:
The Matchmakers of Minnow Bay by Kelly Harms
I am looking forward to reading this contemporary romance soon.
P.S. I Like You by Kasie West
Flying by Carrie Jones
New books received:
Last Ride to Graceland by Kim Wright
When We Meet Again by Kristin Harmel