Saturday, June 10, 2017

Sunday Post (92) / It's Monday, What Are You Reading



The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. It's Monday, What Are You Reading is a fun weekly meme now hosted by Kathryn at Book Date, where we share what we've read and reviewed over the past week and what we plan to read next.

I am writing this post from my parents' home where I will be till Tuesday. My dad is going to have a heart catheterization done on Monday morning to see if he has any blockages. Please keep him in your thoughts. We are feeling pretty positive as his cardiologist is not too worried. Tuesday is my mom's birthday but we will be celebrating it today (Sunday) since Monday and Tuesday will be spent at the hospital. 

It's been a crazy first week of the summer reading program at the library. We have been so incredibly busy! The good thing is that it makes the day fly by but I also have so much work to do. So far over 90 adults are participating in the summer challenge. On Monday night I had my rock painting craft night which was fun. Ten people attended and they seemed to really enjoy it. I told them about The Kindness Rocks Project which is what inspired the craft night. 

Now I have my two big programs to plan for in just two weeks. We have our third annual Comic Con in the Burg on June 23rd and 24th and then on June 26th I have my 80s murder mystery dinner. I have a lot of details to figure out still and we are so behind in getting the word out about Comic Con which worries me. Our first year we had 100+ people and last year I think we had around 60. This year the event is big and we are putting a lot of effort (and money) into it. Hopefully people will attend and it will be a success! I also need to finish my Ms. Marvel costume. The month is just going so quickly!



Last week on my blog:



Not a Sound by Heather Gudenkauf (review)

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon (review)



Books read:



Royally Roma by Teri Wilson

This is a contemporary romance inspired by Roman Holiday. In this version, a prince is visiting Rome and decides to ditch his responsibility to go sightseeing with the heroine, a tour guide who believes he is her client.



The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

This fascinating novel is written like a tell all from a film star of Hollywood's Golden Age. Although the characters are all fictional Hollywood stars, I really enjoyed it. Evelyn Hugo led quite a life. 



DNF:




The Summer House by Hannah McKinnon

I so badly wanted to like this book. I enjoyed Mystic Summer but for some reason even though I thought this started off well I wasn't interested once it was no longer just about Clem. I couldn't connect with the characters and I couldn't get into the story. I think if the book was just from Clem's point of view I would have liked it more. 




Currently reading:





The Undateable by Sarah Title

So far this is a lot of fun. Bernie is an academic librarian who becomes an internet sensation when a picture of her is made into a meme, Disapproving Librarian. A magazine writer wants to write a series of articles on her and set her up on dates to prove she isn't "undateable". I wanted something lighthearted to read and this seems to fit the bill.






On My TBR pile:




Falling for Trouble by Sarah Title

This is the second book in the Librarians in Love series and features one of Bernie's friends as the hero.




Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

I started reading this but decided to save it for later. I thought what I read of it was good and one of my coworkers really liked it. It inspired by true accounts of kids who were stolen from their families by Georgia Tann, this horrid woman who sold kids to wealthy couples who wanted to adopt.



White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht

This will be the final book I review for Library Journal as I recently resigned as a reviewer after three years.  The book will be published early next year and is a historical novel set in Korea during WWII and South Korea in 2011.



New books received:



Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate (for review)

Everybody's Son by Thrity Umrigar (for review)

Falling for Trouble by Sarah Title (for review)

White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht (for review)

True to You by Becky Wade (library book)

How Dare the Sun Rise by Sandra Uwiringiyimana (library book)






16 comments:

  1. Best of luck to your dad. Be strong and I hope everything will turn out the best possible way!

    Ms. Marvel costume, ooh! Will we get to see? :)

    Wow, Before We Were Yours - that was a thing? I'm shocked. I'm between wanting to check it out and feeling fearful, lest I get depressed from reading something as sad...

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  2. I said a prayer for your father. Hope everything comes back clear. Hope you have a great week. And happy birthday to your mom!

    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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  3. Good luck to your dad with the procedure- hope he comes out all clear- and happy birthday to your mom! Hope you have a great weekend w/ family!

    Good luck with Comic Con and I think an 80's murder mystery sounds like a blast! Hope you get great turnout for both. I saw a review for Not A Sound and it sounded interesting, will have to see what you thought.

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  4. Bummer about Summer House. I was eying that one. Sending positive vibes your way for your Dad.

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  5. I hope your Dad's procedure goes well! Have a good week.

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  6. My dad had that procedure done around Christmas and everything was fine. He said it hurt like hell, but the procedure went perfectly so I just know your dad will be fine! Hang in there!

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  7. Sending good thoughts for your dad's procedure. Thanks for the reminder that I need to sigh up for my library's summer reading program.

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  8. I am adding How Dare the Sun Rise to my wishlist. The move is really happening. We have temporary housing squared away and most of our home library in storage now. Come see what I'm reading this week.

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  9. That book about The Seven Husbands sounds interesting. I hope you enjoy your books.

    My It's Monday! What Are You Reading? post.

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  10. Saying a prayer for your father and sending good thoughts for your mother for her birthday during a stressful time!

    I would really like to read Before We Were Yours. I enjoyed Roman Holiday, the original movie, so the book based on that might be a cute read. Enjoy your books and your family time.

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  11. I hope things go well for your dad. I'll be thinking about him.

    Your library programs sound like fun. I hope they go well too.

    Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  12. I hope all goes well with your dad's tests.

    Enjoy your events...they sound great.

    I've been wanting The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. I got The Summer House this week.

    Enjoy your week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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  13. Hope things go well for your dad today! I love Taylor Jenkins Reid, and can't wait to get to that one. Glad you enjoyed it!

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  14. Best of luck to your Dad. I'm sure everything will be just fine :)

    I've seen 'The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo' pop up a few times this week! I think I may have to add it to my wishlist :)

    You can find my It's Monday post here - http://bookandbloom.com/2017/06/12/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-3/

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  15. Good vibes to your family ~ by now the test is done and over and behind you all. Hope it all went well. :)

    My sister-in-law and I just signed our kiddos up for the summer reading program today. We also signed ourselves up too! They had a reading program for "busy moms" which was cool. We both chose that one, and it is a Bingo board of different reading tasks that are either for just us, or to do as a family. It is pretty cool.

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  16. Oh my goodness. A bit late but I hope things went very easily and your daddy is recovering nicely. That's wonderful you were able to head over there to support your parents!

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