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I can't believe it's the middle of April already. Summer will be here in the blink of an eye! I enjoyed the warmer weather this week. Happy Easter to those of you who celebrate.
Update on my cat niece Kitty: she doesn't like having the IV treatments every other day but she is doing okay otherwise. Thanks for your thoughts and kind comments.
"The Chickens Build a Wall" (based on the children's book by Jean-Francois Dumont)
"Harry Peeper and the Mirror of Erised" (based on Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone)
This past week was National Library Week and we had our Peeps diorama contest at the library. There were a total of 13 entries--more than I expected. Seven of the entries were from staff (including the two above) and six from the public. Hopefully even more will participate next year. Right now voting is going on for "Peeple's Choice". There was an interesting mix of "based on a book or movie", "pop culture" and "political". You can see all of the dioramas here.
The big news this past week was Star Wars Celebration. I wish I'd been able to go to Orlando but it was fun to watch some of the live stream events. I was especially thrilled to see the new teaser trailer for The Last Jedi. Also very happy about the new character. I can't wait to see the movie!
Last week on my blog:
Duels and Deception by Cindy Anstey (review)
The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg
I liked this book though it didn't have a plot really or character development. It's the story of a town from beginning to modern day with an Our Town kind of vibe.
The Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes
I wasn't planning to read this yet but it is my afternoon book group's reading selection for April and I thought I'd better read it soon since we meet next week. The historical part was interesting but the contemporary part has issues and I read in the author's note afterword that the "inspired by true events" part wasn't exactly true. I think we'll have plenty to talk about at book group.
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (reread)
This is my third time reading The Hobbit. I first read it in 2002, immediately after I read The Lord of the Rings so I was disappointed by it. Then I read it again in 2012 before the first movie came out and I loved it. It is my evening book group's April selection and I'm looking forward to the discussion. I think there are some in the group who have never read it.
On my TBR pile:
The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff
The Vicar's Daughter by Josi S. Kilpack
A Twist in Time by Julie McElwain
New books received:
Geekerella by Ashley Poston (library book)
An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole (library book)
Beartown by Fredrik Backman (for review)
Purple Hearts by Tess Wakefield (for review)
The Simplicity of Cider by Amy E. Reichert (for review)
No One Can Pronounce My Name by Rakesh Satyal (for review)
That Thing We Call a Heart by Sheba Karim (for review)
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon (for review)
The Lines We Cross by Randa Abdel-Fattah (for review)