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It was such a crazy week and I'm so glad it is over! I was supposed to work three shifts at the fair but it was so hot and I felt sick from the heat and some tummy issues so I only did two shifts and got a coworker to cover my Saturday evening shift. We had a bad location so not very many people stopped by and the heat wave and thunderstorms certainly didn't help. Although the fair didn't go the way we'd hoped, it wasn't all bad. I got to know one of my newer coworkers better and saw some cute llamas and a goat in the animal barn.
On a positive note although I was having car problems last weekend when I had it towed to my mechanic on Monday it started right up and they couldn't figure out what was wrong with it. So far it is running okay and hopefully will continue!
This Wednesday is my 38th birthday. I have the day off and I'm going to the massage therapist and maybe I'll do some shoe shopping. I still desperately need a new pair of comfortable walking shoes especially with the Williamsburg trip coming up in less than a month. On Friday I'll be going to visit my parents for the weekend. My mom wants to make me a birthday cake but I need to find something gluten free that actually tastes good.
Last week on my blog:
Flying by Carrie Jones (review)
The Matchmakers of Minnow Bay by Kelly Harms
This was a nice quick read. The romance was balanced by the secondary characters and friendships that developed. I could easily see this being made into a Hallmark film.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling
Even though I already knew the big "twists" from reading reviews (on purpose) I found this to be an entertaining play as long as I read it as fan fiction which is what it reads like. Even if it wasn't written in play format, the characters and plot and dialogue were not like J.K. Rowling's from the Harry Potter series. If you're not sure about reading this, I recommend getting it from the library like I did. I will say that I liked Scorpius and seeing Draco as a dad but it could have been a much better story without the parts that seemed like they'd be at home in The Quibbler.
P.S. I Like You by Kasie West
This was such a fun romantic comedy especially with its similarity to You've Got Mail. I liked the main character and how devoted she was to her crazy family.
Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave
My evening book group picked this for our August book. Our meeting will be at an area winery where we plan to take a tour and then do a wine tasting. I hope it will add to the discussion.
Currently listening to:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (reread)
I am now at the part where Ron has come back and they've gone to see Xenophilius Lovegood. One of my least favorite parts of the book is coming up.
On my TBR pile:
United by Melissa Landers
I am looking forward to reading this final book in the Alienated series to see how everything is resolved.
The Perfect Neighbors by Sarah Pekkanen
This book sounds like a mix of Desperate Housewives and the novels of Liane Moriarty. Should make for some engrossing reading.
The Reader by Traci Chee
I was so happy to get an ARC of The Reader this week. It's received some glowing reviews and I can't wait to start it.
A House Without Windows by Nadia Hashimi
Since this book is being published on Tuesday I hope to read it this week but at the same time I'm not sure I'm in the mood for it yet. I know the story will probably be pretty grim. I love her writing though and The Pearl That Broke Its Shell is one of my favorites.
New books received:
United by Melissa Landers (library book)
Crowned and Dangerous by Rhys Bowen (library book)
The Reader by Traci Chee (for review)