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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (July 08): 07/08/19

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
Hosted by Kathryn of Book Date.

Hello from Reno. My husband and I are celebrating our 24th anniversary today. I'm posting later than usual from inside the poolside cabana. So far this week we've watched fireworks in Auburn and visited historic Sutter's Mill. Fireworks

Here is the replica of the mill where gold was discovered.

Sutter's Mill

Now here I am in the cabana.

Cabana view

What I read:

  • Up for Air by Laurie Morrison; personal collection
  • The Terrible Two's Last Laugh by Mac Barnett, Jory John, and Kevin Cornell; personal collection
  • A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramée; personal collection
  • Cat Got Your Cash by Julie Chase; personal collection

What I'm reading:

  • The Bride Test by Helen Hoang; personal collection
  • Gideon Falls: The Black Barn by Jeff Lemire
  • In the Key of Nira Ghani by Natasha Deen; personal collection
  • Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey; personal collection

Up Soon:

  • Trace by Pat Cummings; personal collection
  • Heartwood Hotel 3: Better Together by Kallie George; personal collection / research
  • The Book Supremacy by Kate Carlisle
  • Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng; personal collection

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Comment #1: Monday, July 08, 2019 at 15:08:03

Laurel-Rain Snow

Congrats om your anniversary.

Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

Comment #2: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 20:45:00


Thank you. It's beem a good trip.

Comment #3: Monday, July 08, 2019 at 20:18:45

Erin @ Cracker Crumb Life

Yay for vacations, and happy anniversary! Nothing like blogging poolside. :) Enjoy your trip!

Comment #4: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 20:46:00


Mostly I was in the pool or I was working on my fireworks photos. I got carried away with them.

Comment #5: Monday, July 08, 2019 at 20:49:48

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

Happy anniversary! Enjoy your time together. The fireworks are unique.

I decided to pass on The Bride Test. I hope you will let me know what you think of it. I may reconsider.

Have a great week.

Comment #6: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 20:48:00


Fireworks are such an interesting challenge to photograph. But I got carried away and took about 430 shots during a half hour show.

I am on page 100 of The Bride Test and I am enjoying it.

Comment #7: Monday, July, 8, 2019 at 22:30:07


Happy anniversary to you!

Comment #8: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 20:51:00


Thank you.

Comment #9: Tuesday, July 09, 2019 at 03:21:16

Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

That cabana looks like a wonderful place to be. I hope you enjoy The Bride Test, I didn’t find it quite as enjoyable as The Kiss Quotient but it’s not bad.

Have a great reading week, 🥂Happy Anniversary

Comment #10: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 20:52:00


The cabana is fun and the weather was perfect. I am on page 100 of Bride Test and I'm enjoying it.

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