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After I posted last week's Sunday Post/IMWAYR, my laptop decided it didn't want to connect to the Internet. I just got the part to fix it from Amazon last night. It is so nice to be able to use my laptop again. I have a smartphone but it isn't quite the same and I can't do anything with my blog on it.
As I write this post on Saturday morning it is raining outside. We had freezing rain last night and the roads are really icy. So glad I don't have to work today. It's hard to believe that Christmas is just one week away! I am still not ready. I have some gifts I need to get (good thing for gift cards and Amazon Prime) and today I plan to do some baking and candy making. My book group had to postpone last Tuesday's cookbook discussion/Christmas party due to bad weather. We rescheduled for this Tuesday and so far the weather looks like it will be fine. The next day I will be leaving for my parents' house for Christmas. On Christmas Eve my sister and her husband are coming over for lunch.
The library had it's annual staff holiday breakfast on Friday. I am in charge of the fun and games part of the breakfast and this year we played "pass the parcel". I wrapped four small boxes in several layers of wrapping paper and inside one box there were chocolate coins and a $5 gift card to Amazon. The other boxes held chocolate coal. The second game was a timed Christmas song guessing game. The first letters of the titles of Christmas songs are given and people have to guess what the song is. My director won that and he was thrilled with his prize (a reindeer toy that lit up and "pooped" candy).
I had planned to see Rogue One on Friday afternoon but I decided I needed to go grocery shopping and to run some errands before the bad weather hit. Instead I bought the novelization of the movie. After I finish it, I'll decide if I want to go and see the movie later if I get the chance or I may just wait till it is available for rent. Did you see the new Star Wars movie? What did you think?
Merry Christmas (if you celebrate)! I will hopefully have a couple of posts this week and then I'll be taking a brief blogging break.
Last week on my blog:
Christmas Joy by Nancy Naigle
I liked this one. It had a nice small town feel with lots of Christmas traditions. There was a good storyline about forgiveness and moving on as well.
The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien (reread)
I was so happy that I got to finish this before the end of the year. I do wish I hadn't waited so long between finishing The Two Towers and starting The Return of the King. I loved the emotional moments (even teared up a bit) but I did think the last couple of chapters dragged on (even more than the ending of the movie). I'd forgotten about that. Love this book though. This last book was maybe the most action packed of all of them (until the end).
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by Alexander Freed
I was not originally planning to read this since I was going to see the movie yesterday. Plans changed though so I bought it and so far it is interesting. I'm only in the first chapter (prologue) but hope to read more later today.
On my TBR pile:
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
New books received:
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by Alexander Freed (purchased)
The Lady of the Lakes by Josi Kilpack (for review)
And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman (library)
Bad Blood by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (library)
This is Our Story by Ashley Elston (library)
Uprooted by Naomi Novik (library)