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I had a busy but uneventful week. This month is just flying by but I'm not complaining as I can't wait till May. Then I wouldn't mind if time slowed down a little :) I seem to finally be over my cold which I am happy about. Now I just need to get back into working out since my clothes don't fit very well these days. I really meant to start on Saturday but it didn't happen. Maybe today is the day. At least I got the chocolate out of my apartment (I took it to work to share with my coworkers) and I plan to throw away the cookies later today. Baby steps.
At work I am finally ready for the Page to Screen winter reading challenge. There are already some library patrons expressing interest and saying it sounds fun. It starts Monday and all I have left to do is to set up my display of books that were made into movies. Now I need to start planning my spring programs. Even though it feels like spring is far away (aside from that rare 60 degree weather we had on Thursday) I know it will be here quickly and I have a lot to plan. So far I know that I want to have a Peeps diorama contest in April. Last year I had several programs in the works and was starting to book performers for spring and summer in January. Now I am struggling to come up with ideas. Hopefully inspiration will strike soon! I'm spending time on Pinterest every day so maybe I'll find something there.
Last week on my blog:
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher
Spinning Starlight by R.C. Lewis
I can't believe I waited so long to read this because I liked it a lot. It is a YA science fiction retelling of The Wild Swans.
Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
I am reading this for my afternoon book discussion. So far it's okay. I'm not a huge fan of the vernacular writing style.
Currently listening to:
Starflight by Melissa Landers (reread)
On my TBR pile:
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (reread)
This is the book we're reading in my evening book group. I believe I read it back in 2015 or maybe it was 2014. I don't know if I'll get the time to reread the entire book but I want to at least look through it to jog my memory. I tried an audio version but didn't like the narrator.
The Lady of the Lakes by Josi S. Kilpack
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
New books received:
By Your Side by Kasie West (for review)
The Wish Granter by C.J. Redwine (for review)
The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan (for review)
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden (for review)
The Orphan Keeper by Kamron Wright (for review)
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly (purchased)