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It was a quiet week with more crazy weather changes. On Tuesday my book discussion groups met but unfortunately I wasn't able to finish either book though I definitely plan to finish A Gentleman in Moscow at a later date. Several of my evening book group members said that was their favorite book we've read in the years we've been meeting.
This Tuesday I am going to the eye doctor for the first time in my life for a basic checkup and on Saturday I will be starting swimming lessons at the local Y (I never learned as a kid). I am somewhat excited about the swimming lessons since learning to swim is on my bucket list and it would be handy to know how before the Mexico trip. I am also a little nervous about it. My sister told me she doesn't know how to swim but that hasn't stopped her from enjoying beach vacations and snorkeling or parasailing. She is a braver soul than I!
Last week on my blog:
The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan (review)
The Lady of the Lakes by Josi S. Kilpack
Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
While I thought the book ended kind of abruptly, I really enjoyed it. Alosa is a fun character and the book is a fun pirate adventure that reminded me a little of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.
Books listened to:
The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore (reread)
A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn
So far this book is kind of slow and not really holding my attention. If it doesn't pick up soon, I may set it aside to read something else first.
Currently listening to:
The Girl in the Castle by Santa Montefiore
I have heard so many good things about this book so I decided to use one of my Audible credits to purchase the audio book version. I like it so far but I also feel like I may be missing some things since I am listening to it while I drive. Also I feel really sorry for Kitty. Her mom is terrible and her dad may be kinder but he isn't much better.
On my TBR list:
The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff
I just read another glowing review of this one so I decided to put it on my list for this week. It covers darker subject matter so we'll see if I'm in the mood to tackle it yet.
Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens
I still haven't read any of Chevy Stevens's books though my coworkers love them. I don't read a lot of suspense but I thought this sounded kind of good.
Hunted by Meagan Spooner
I enjoy fairy tale retellings and this one (inspired by Beauty and the Beast) is set in Russia which also intrigues me.
New books received:
The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues by Edward Kelsey Moore (for review)
Hunted by Meagan Spooner (for review)
Duels & Deception by Cindy Anstey (for review)
No Other World by Rahul Mehta (for review)
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See (for review)
Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham (library book)
The Dry by Jane Harper (library book)
The Tumbling Turner Sisters by Juliette Fay (library book)
The Girl in the Castle by Santa Montefiore (Audible)