It’s Monday & I have some great reading ahead of me

May 29, 2017

On Saturday, I went to the beach with a friend. On our way there, my friend revealed that she had gotten an annual pass to the state parks because her plan is to explore different parts of the state. And I realized that her plan is brilliant–brilliant! Because, essentially, she is going to be a tourist in our state. “Why didn’t I think of that?” I said. So now that is my new goal. State tourism!

Anyway, more happened at the beach, including a blinding migraine caused by sinusitis–opposite of fun and a prime opportunity to practice gratitude for sure. But the beach is the beach and it was marvelous. Because BEACH.

Yesterday and today were fun family times. My mom brought over hamburgers to grill yesterday and then I invited her to bring over kielbasa to grill today. These were both A+ choices.

And tomorrow it’s back to my regularly scheduled vacation. Which is just a fancy way of saying doing more unpacking, cleaning, and purging. While not going to work. Because of vacation. (VACATION.)

I finished one book this week:

A Conspiracy of Kings (The Queen's Thief, #4)A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I would have liked this more if it had focused on politics less. I get that these books are about politics but I also don’t want to actually read about the politics so much as see how the characters engage with each other.

Great characters, still. Just a little bit slower and less engaging than some of the other books.

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I got a ton of great books from the library, so I am super excited for the reading that is ahead of me. I have decided to start with Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han.

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I am sure it will amuse and delight me. At least, that is the hope.


I am also still listening to Blame by Michelle Huneven. It’s an interesting look at someone reintegrating into society after spending time in prison. I do wish, however, that instead of everyone lauding how remarkable the main character is for her transition, at least one character would point out how much her privilege is a factor. The book addresses it–just not directly.

Anyway, I’m invested. And wish I knew how one of the character’s names is spelled. (Okay, found it and all while avoiding spoilers. I am brilliant.)

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Kidlit version hosted by Kellee Moye of Unleashing Readers and Jen of Teach Mentor Texts; original version hosted by Kathryn at Book Date.

Have a great week, everyone!

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  1. cweichel

    Blame looks like an interesting read. Isn’t privilege all to often the pink elephant in the room that never gets acknowledged?

  2. Karen Yingling

    I am debating finishing the set of Turner books for me heavy duty fantasy fans. The cover of the first one does not appeal to my readers, but this year I “forced” some of them to read the two I have, and they liked them.

  3. Katy K.

    I just finished Always and Forever, Lara Jean! So sweet!


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