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Just when it seemed like spring weather was going to stick around for awhile we are back to winter. Thursday night we got a couple inches of snow and this Monday we are supposed to get 1-3 inches. Thankfully the roads are good and it does look pretty but that wind is so cold. Last Wednesday evening there were some power outages in the town where I work due to wind damage. Both the local Walmart and grocery store didn't have power but operated on a generator (though both stores lost all their produce, frozen and refrigerated products) and several other businesses including fast food chains were closed the next day. The library lost power after hours on Wednesday night but we had power on Thursday though it did affect some of our technology.
On Friday I attended a programming meeting with librarians from other libraries. I got a few good ideas including a lead on a Star Wars author (nonfiction) for our Comic Con this summer. I hope that will pan out.
Saturday was supposed to be my first swimming lesson but it was cancelled due to a swim meet. Unfortunately the Y neglected to inform me. I only found out because I called them on Friday evening to confirm the start time of the class. I was not happy but thankfully I didn't pay for the classes yet. They were supposed to call me back to let me know if there would be a makeup class but they didn't. I am not happy with their level of professionalism and we'll see if there is a class next Saturday. The silver lining is that I have been struggling with sinus issues again so maybe it is a good thing to not try swimming right now!
This Friday the library is holding an Irish music concert at our local coffee shop. Hopefully we'll have decent attendance though I found out recently that the town is having a St. Patrick's Day themed pub crawl on the same night.
Last week on my blog:
Close Enough to Touch by Colleen Oakley (review)
A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn
I ended up liking this one more than the first book. I liked the character development and the mystery wasn't as easy for me to solve.
The Girl in the Castle by Santa Montefiore
Hunted by Meagan Spooner
On my TBR pile:
Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens
I started reading this before deciding to pick up Hunted first instead. I liked what I read though I usually don't go for thrillers. My coworkers are huge fans of Chevy Stevens though I don't think I will be.
The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff
I have heard a lot of good things about this book and hopefully I will like it though I know it will be tough subject matter like The Nightingale.
The Tumbling Turner Sisters by Juliette Fay
This is my evening book group's selection for March. I am really looking forward to it. A couple of our members have already read it and loved it.
A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen
My afternoon book group is reading this for our March book. I really liked the movie (and the real Bob was in it as himself--isn't he cute?) so I'm curious to see how faithful it was to the book.
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
New books received:
Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett (for review)
It Happens All the Time by Amy Hatvany (for review)
A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen (library book)
Starfall by Melissa Landers (library book)
Always by Sarah Jio (library book)