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I am so glad it is Sunday! My week definitely had its ups and downs. I have been battling a sinus headache for over a week now and unfortunately it is still here. I ended up leaving work early on Friday because of it but now it isn't as bad. Hopefully it will clear up soon. I have been treating it with steam and Tylenol for the pain. On the plus side I don't have a sinus infection. My poor sister had sinus surgery earlier this week so she will be off work for the next week and she is pretty sore at the moment. I've been giving her book recommendations as we have somewhat similar reading tastes.
One of the good things about this week was yesterday's coloring program at the library. I had 21 people sign up and 16 showed up so that is progress and a good turnout. They all seemed to have a good time and have asked me to do another one. I'll have to check the calendar and see. I don't like the idea of doing a Saturday afternoon coloring program once the weather is nice because people have a tendency to not show up and I don't blame them! Today is supposed to be beautiful and in the 60s so I hope to get out this afternoon and do some shopping and maybe walk around downtown.
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My sinus headaches affected my exercise this week so I had a couple days where I didn't get my steps in. I couldn't move much on Thursday without throbbing pain so I spent most of the day sitting and reading or watching Netflix. On Saturday morning the pain was a lot better so I was able to exercise before work. I had a bad week in terms of eating as I consumed a lot of chocolate and white chocolate. I will try to do better this week. I am starting the day off with oatmeal at least :)
Last week on my blog:
The Lies About Truth by Courtney C. Stevens (review)
The Golden Son by Shilpi Somaya Gowda (review)
We Never Asked for Wings by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Take the Fall by Emily Hainsworth
I still don't know how I feel about this book because of the ending. I did not figure out the mystery so that is a plus as so many times I know "whodunit" early on.
Missing Pieces by Heather Gudenkauf
I liked this suspense novel. It didn't have much in the way of character development but it was straightforward suspense with lots of family secrets to uncover. I suspected who the killer was early on but I wasn't 100% sure and I enjoyed most of the book though in the end I kind of felt a little let down.
The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien (reread)
I am now at the part where Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli are reunited with Pippin and Merry at Isengard. Soon the story will move to the part with just Frodo and Sam. I kind of wish that Tolkien had done what Peter Jackson did with the film and interspersed the story lines so you know what is going on concurrently.
Currently listening to:
Newt's Emerald by Garth Nix
I actually have an ARC of this that I never got around to reading to my shame. I was looking for something to listen to on my commute and found this on Overdrive. I am enjoying the audio book both for the story and the narration. It is a YA Regency spy novel with magic and has a definite Jane Austen vibe to it.
On my TBR pile:
Stars Above by Marissa Meyer
I've read a few of these short stories already from when they were available on Kindle but some of the stories are entirely new.
The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine
I hope to read this next. I really like the sound of it and I love fairy tale retellings so I have high hopes.
Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
I am really hoping that as I read this, I will remember the first book and who the secondary characters are. It feels like years since I read Red Queen.
Somewhere Out There by Amy Hatvany
That title reminds me of the song that I really liked when I was a kid (I loved An American Tail). This story is about two sisters who were separated when they were little and put into foster care and now they are adults who will hopefully be reunited.
New books received:
Love, Lies and Spies by Cindy Anstey (for review)
A Girl's Guide to Moving On by Debbie Macomber (for review)
Somewhere Out There by Amy Hatvany (for review)
A House Without Windows by Nadia Hashimi (for review)
Newt's Emerald by Garth Nix (library book)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (Audible purchase)