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Not much going on this past week though it was cold and rainy. I was a little sad that I had to get my sweaters out of storage so early. I hope we actually have a fall instead of going from warmer weather to an early winter. No snow on the forecast though!
At work I am still trying to figure out what my last program of the year will be. I had thought of doing a cookie exchange but due to the possibility of germs I am considering a craft night instead. I am also working on ideas for a cookbook club I hope to start next year. I am trying to decide what format to use (we all read the same cookbook and make a recipe from it, we use different cookbooks based on a theme like chocolate or comfort food) and when and how often we'll meet. This Friday I'm going to a programming round table so hopefully I'll get some fresh new ideas for next year.
Last week on my blog:
A Most Novel Revenge by Ashley Weaver (review)
A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess
I liked this book though I'd had some misgivings after reading other reviews. It reminded me of The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas which I loved.
Amy Snow by Tracy Rees
This book started off really well and I did like it though I admit I was a bit let down in the end. I liked Amy and thought she was a sweet character who had to deal with a lot of cruelty. I was happy to see her bloom and find happiness though I felt a little let down in the end.
The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman
This series is really interesting and I learned more about magic, the library and various worlds. I can't wait for The Burning Page which is set in an alternate fantasy version of the French Revolution.
Victoria by Daisy Goodwin
I am really excited about the PBS series coming this January and I find this book to be fascinating. I do think Victoria seems really naive and unprepared for being a queen and at times I found her annoying because of her immature behavior. This book focuses on the very beginning of her reign but I hope the author will write more so we can see how Victoria matures and changes.
Currently listening to:
The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan (reread)
On my TBR pile:
Heartless by Marissa Meyer
A Change of Heart by Sonali Dev
All We Have Left by Wendy Mills
New books received:
Alterations by Stephanie Scott (for review)
A Most Extraordinary Pursuit by Juliana Gray (library book)
The Tea Planter's Wife by Dinah Jefferies (library book)
The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan (library book)