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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (September 18): 09/18/17
September is turning out to be a busy month. My son has been to three cross country races. His school team is probably the smallest in the league but they're a tight knit group. He's having fun.
Girl Scouts is in full swing and I'm back as a co-troop leader. I had originally planned on sitting this year out but there was a genuine need for volunteers in our troop. Plus my daughter is training to be coming a jr camp counselor next summer. To do that she needs direct experience working with brownies with a troop leader's permission. Since last year's brownie leader couldn't do it this year, it just made sense to volunteer for the spot.
We're about two weeks from closing on a new to us house. The house itself is fifty-three years old but was kept in good repair. There are stil a few things that will need work but nothing along the lines of what we were expecting given our budget and the local market.
What I read:
What I'm reading:
Comment #1: Monday, September 18, 2017 at 03:41:04
Bad Housekeeping and Lumberjanes look so cool. Love the covers for both. I hope you enjoy your books this week.
My It's Monday! What Are You Reading? post.
Comment #2: Monday, September 18, 2017 at 10:08:00
The Lumberjanes series so far has been wonderful. Bad Housekeeping I hope to get to soon.
Comment #3: Monday, September 18, 2017 at 06:44:44
I like the look of all your children's books. I think I'm especially interested in the Book of Mistakes. Thanks for sharing them!
Comment #4: Monday, September 18, 2017 at 10:10:00
The Book of Mistakes is a gorgeous piece of metafiction. It was recommended to me by the Gathering Books blog.
Comment #5: Monday, September 18, 2017 at 07:10:24
Yay on finding a house. Good variety of books on your list.
Comment #6: Monday, September 18, 2017 at 10:13:00
Now where int he hurry up to wait part to see if owners will agree to make a few minor fixes on the house. I'm ready to be done with the whole process and have the keys.
Comment #7: Monday, September 18, 2017 at 10:19:41
I've been curious about the Wangs vs. the World for awhile now. I'll have to see about adding that one to my TBR. I listened to Finding Audrey earlier this year on audio and really enjoyed it. I really enjoy reading your blog.
Comment #8: Monday, September 18, 2017 at 10:19:00
Wangs vs the World is good but not what I expected. If you decide to read it, I recommend listening the audio. I tried both print and audio and found that the story flowed better when performed. There's also a smattering of Mandarin in the book, and while it is written in pinyin, it's far better to hear someone speak it properly while doing the different character voices.
Thank you for letting me know you enjoy my blog.
Comment #9: Monday, September 18, 2017 at 10:33:19
Congrats on finding your house! Enjoy the settling in...and even the repairs.
Bad Housekeeping was an interesting book. Enjoy!
Comment #10: Monday, September 18, 2017 at 10:23:00
We still have about two weeks before we get the keys, and another week before that before we can settle in. But we're almost done with this process — something we started on back at the end of spring.
I bought Bad Housekeeping because I'm looking for a new series to start and I liked the cover. I'm looking forward to starting it.
Comment #11: Monday, September 18, 2017 at 10:53:58
Sounds like you are keeping nicely busy. Good luck on the house closing. We might be closing on the one we are selling about the same time. Nice assortment of books. I'll be eager to hear what you think of Bad Housekeeping. I read it a while ago. Come see my week here. Happy reading!
Comment #12: Monday, September 18, 2017 at 10:26:00
The house we sold closed a week ago today. There was some final hang-ups with the payoff because the buyer's title company messed something up. Fortunately we had our own copy of the same paperwork and they were able to use ours. What a nerve wracking weekend though. Hopefully the house we're buying won't have any surprises like that.
Comment #13: Monday, September 18, 2017 at 16:18:10
Sounds like a busy time but also like everyone is having fun. I never did Girl Scouts, but I do love their cookies. We are starting to look at houses, as my husband wants to get a job elsewhere, and wow the prices in many places are sky high! Have a great week.
Comment #14: Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 17:22:00
Where ever you decide to move, do your research. Learn as much as you can about the neighborhood. Even though we will end up moving only two miles away from our original place, we still spent about four months learning everything we could about the market. It made finding our new home so much easier.
Comment #15: Monday, September 18, 2017 at 16:19:56
A new house! How exciting is that! It looks like you enjoy cozy mysteries :)
Thanks for stopping by!
Comment #16: Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 18:07:00
I will post more about the house when everything is final but we certainly are excited. I got back into cozies this year after a three year hiatus. Part of it is because I was invited to join a mystery reading challenge.
Comment #17: Monday, September, 18, 2017 at 16:59:56
Carrying Albert Home is catching my eye.
So is Ivy.
ENJOY your books, and thanks for coming by my blog, Sarah.
Comment #18: Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 18:07:00
I will get both books reviewed later this year. Thanks for the return visit.
Comment #19: Monday, September 18, 2017 at 21:31:04
Best wishes for you and your new house. Good luck with the Girl Scouts.
Comment #20: Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 18:12:00
Thank you re the house. It's a big step for us! This is my fourth year of being a co-leader. I wasn't expecting to be doing it again this year when I thought our plans would involve a much farther away move. The girls, though, were happy to have me back. We're a huge, multi-level troop.
Comment #21: Monday, September 18, 2017 at 21:36:16
Hope the rest of your move goes smoothly! I've got Wangs Vs World on the stacks.
Comment #22: Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 18:17:00
The buying part of this process has been easier so far than the selling part. Hopefully that trend continues.
Comment #23: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 00:47:09
"All Our Wrong Todays" was such a good book -- hope you enjoy it!
Comment #24: Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 18:20:00
I devoured most of All Our Wrong Todays over the course of a single afternoon. I'm still reeling from the experience. I read it in print but want to go back and listen to the audio version.
Comment #25: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 09:12:36
I read The Wangs....some time ago and found it very interesting one of the many books on immigrants that have come out. The Fog looks interesting.
Comment #26: Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 18:20:00
The Fog is good and thought provoking. If you decide to read it, I recommend also reading her memoir, Birds Art Life to see what probably inspired the picture book.
Comment #27: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 17:47:32
I've read the first Lumberjanes volume, and really enjoyed it. Have a great week. :)
Comment #28: Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 18:26:00
After I finish replying to comments, I'll be posting my review of the first volume of the Lumberjanes. I'm looking forward to starting volume three soon.