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Boy was it a long week and a pretty depressing one for a lot of us but I'm trying to find the silver lining where I can. I'm currently visiting my parents for the long weekend and we've been bingewatching The Crown. I am interested in all things Britain, especially the royal family and I admire Queen Elizabeth a lot. It is fascinating to learn more about the first year of her reign.
Today is my family's Thanksgiving. I will be making mashed sweet potatoes with maple syrup and pecans. My sister is bringing a Paleo pumpkin pie and my mom will be roasting the turkey and making some other vegetable sides like green beans with sesame seeds. Last year that didn't even make it to the table because my sister and I were hungry :)
Yesterday my mom and I tried out the sock snowman craft for a trial run. My library craft night is next month but these cute little guys will be good for advertising it. My sock snowman is Harry Potter. I had these long Gryffindor socks that I never wore and decided to sacrifice them to the cause. I drew a little lightning bolt on Snowman Harry Potter's forehead to make him more recognizable.
Last week on my blog:
Ho-Ho-Ho Readathon (post)
The Sheriffs of Savage Wells (review)
Crosstalk by Connie Willis
I really enjoyed this book! The basic premise is that there is a new procedure that will allow couples to sense each other's emotions but for Briddey, it backfires and she can hear someone else--the annoying tech guy at her office. There is satirical comedy as well as romance. One of my favorites for 2016 I think.
The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson
Although I read some mixed reviews, I thought this was a good conclusion to the series.
Miracle on 5th Avenue by Sarah Morgan
I decided to read this when I signed up for the Ho Ho Ho Readathon. I've enjoyed the author's other romance novels. My favorite is Sleighbells in the Snow. So far this one is entertaining.
Currently listening to:
The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan (reread)
I should be finishing this today and then I'm going to start The Serpent's Shadow.
On my TBR list:
What Light by Jay Asher
Alterations by Stephanie Scott
The Gilded Cage by Lucinda Gray
Sweetshop of Dreams by Jenny Colgan
New books received:
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon (library book)
Miracle on 5th Avenue by Sarah Morgan (for review)