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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 23): 04/23/18
Last week I ended up sending back a bunch of library books unread. One exception was the L. Frank Baum biography. That one I sent back but then bought an ebook version which I finished on Sunday. Without so many library books to worry about, I was able to concentrate on books I've been setting aside. I finished a bunch of them.
I also realized that I had a book I thought I could start, I hadn't actually purchased it yet. I've now ordered the book, Dear Mrs. Bird and I'm just waiting for it to come in. From last week's returns, I've re-requested Don't Cry for Me, Hot Pastrami by Sharon Kahn but will have to wait for it to show up at the library again.
The sink in one of our bathrooms has developed a leak, so now we're all sharing one bathroom for brushing teeth and washing hands. It's not a big deal but it will be at least another week until it's fixed. Our usual plumber is booked up through the end of the month.
On Saturday my daughter completed the second part of Program Aid in Training. The last part will be working as a PAinT at the local Girl Scout day camp at the start of summer. She'll be going by the name "Tabby."
What I read:
What I'm reading:
Comment #1: Monday, April 23, 2018 at 01:02:51
I want to read Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe at some point or actually the audio version too. Sometimes the library is just too good a service!
Comment #2: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 11:17:00
I'm nearly finished with the audio version. It's excellent.
Comment #3: Monday, April, 23, 2018 at 01:57:56
The Night Garden and Space Opera look fun! I love the look of the maze book- fascinating subject!- and This Fallen Prey was a very good read for me. As was Emma in the Night actually.
Comment #4: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 11:20:00
The Night Garden is magical. Space Opera is fun, especially if you like Douglas Adams's books. This Fallen Prey didn't work for me.
Comment #5: Monday, April 23, 2018 at 03:15:53
Really like Kelley Armstrong but haven't seen this book before. Great big haul!
Comment #6: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 11:22:00
It wasn't really a haul — just books I finished reading.
Comment #7: Monday, April, 23, 2018 at 07:34:31
A lot of new to me books today ... I hate sending library books back unread.
Comment #8: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 11:24:00
I can always re-request them.
Comment #9: Monday, April, 23, 2018 at 08:05:40
So many good books in this post! I'm curious about Every Hidden Thing by Oppel. Will have to go check out your review. I also noticed that there are quite a few books with flowers on the cover. Enjoy your new books!
Comment #10: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 11:25:00
I honestly don't know if it's a good fit for you.
Comment #11: Monday, April, 23, 2018 at 11:10:42
You read a nice assortment of books this week. Come see my week here. Happy reading!
Comment #12: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 11:27:00
It was a remarkably good week for reading.
Comment #13: Monday, April 23, 2018 at 12:26:09
Lots of intriguing books. Mazes and Labyrinths and the Baum bio both sound really good. And anything by Ursula Vernon is always on my TBR list. Have a good reading week!
Comment #14: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 11:28:00
The Mazes and Labyrinths book is available for free download from the Internet Archive. The Baum biography was fascinating.
Comment #15: Monday, April 23, 2018 at 19:52:01
I’ll be interested to know what you think of Tyler Johnson Was Here. That one’s on my TBR list. Have a great week!
Comment #16: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 11:35:00
I will be starting Tyler Johnson Was Here soon.
Comment #17: Monday, April 23, 2018 at 20:44:23
Great books on your list. I enjoy the Cleo Coyle series and have to catch up. The Sharon Kahn series looks good. Hope you have a great week!
Comment #18: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 11:36:00
Both are good but I prefer the Coyle series to the Kahn one.
Comment #19: Monday, April 23, 2018 at 20:55:08
I hate when I have to turn Library books in without reading them. I have seen Space Opera around some. I love the cover. Enjoy the rest of your books.
Comment #20: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 11:37:00
Space Opera is fun. I hope you give it a try.
Comment #21: Monday, April 23, 2018 at 22:28:42
Hello. Yes, it is an ice cream place so worth it and their prices are cheaper than SF our friends told us. My husband was glad he didn't order a double scoop. You can sit down in there and have traditional sundaes; it's a popular place.
Comment #22: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 11:39:00
I'll keep it in my mind for the next time we head out that way.
Comment #23: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 07:01:08
I love how you reveal the purpose of your readings. Interesting patterns.
Comment #24: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 11:41:00
It's a throw back from the FCC panic of about a decade ago. I don't really need to do it since I'm not taking free books or other samples to blog about.
Comment #25: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 10:12:54
Oo I haven't read that Jenny Colgan! I will have to add it to my list. :)
I am loving the title Don't Cry for Me, Hot Pastrami! I have to sing it in my head every time I read it. Lol. Enjoy your week!
Comment #26: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 11:43:00
Me too, re the Kahn book.
Comment #27: Monday, April 30, 2018 at 03:01:27
I'm behind with my comments and will be back later for this weeks round up. The Night Garden by Polly Horvath looks like something I should read.
Comment #28: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 at 08:50:00
That's okay. The Night Garden is a lovely book.