Monday, August 7, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (8-7-17)

Happy Monday! I haven't done too much reading recently because ... life.

1) My uncle moved from Los Angeles to my small town last Wednesday. He's living in a really nice assisted living facility, and though the transition has been a bit rough so far, I'm hopeful that he'll soon settle into his new life.

2) One of my best friends is getting married this Saturday, and her bachelorette party was last weekend. At said party, I had my first massage ever ... it was very nice!

3) I spent some time with my sister in Omaha. We went to a Lady Antebellum concert with our cousin, and the next morning, Blendy treated me to breakfast out for my birthday (which is this coming Saturday—I'll be a little busy with wedding things!), where I had the best gluten free cinnamon roll ever!

4) School. This time next week, I'll be at our back-to-school night, and we start back next Tuesday. Where did the summer go?

So I've only been doing bare-bones reading, and I miss it. Here's hoping I find some "read for fun" time soon!

What I read last week:

The Captivating Lady Charlotte by Carolyn Miller. The main characters in this regency novel reminded me of Marianne Dashwood and Col. Brandon from Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility. While Charlotte seemed very young and flighty at first, I came around to her side ... and I ended up really enjoying the novel! (4-1/2 stars)

What I listened to on audiobook:

Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery, read by Colleen Winton. It's been years since I read the Anne books! I picked Anne of the Island because it's the one with the Anne-Gil romance :-) (review and rating to come)

What I'm reading now:

High as the Heavens by Kate Breslin. So far this book is not what I expected—just about every other chapter is a flashback—but it is enjoyable.

What I'll read next:

Who knows! I'll be lucky to finish Breslin's book this week.

How's the end of your summer going? Read anything good lately? I'd love to know about it!

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  1. Nice looking selection of books. It's been about twenty years since I last read through the Anne of Green Gables books. Come see what I'm reading.

    1. It's probably been about that long for me, too! Listening to Anne of the Island was like revisiting an old friend :-) Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I finished Beartown, and it was everything I'd hoped and more. Now I'm reading When Dimple Met Rishi, which promises to be a cute and fun YA read. After that, I plan to tackle Megan Miranda's latest thriller, The Perfect Stranger.

    1. Once again, you bring new books to my attention! Enjoy your reads!


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