Sunday, October 25, 2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

 
It's Monday! What Are You Reading is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date 

I can't believe Halloween is almost here! We have our candy bought, and Wyatt's costume almost finished. Our plans are made - my brother, sister-in-law,  and niece are coming over for Halloween and we are going to watch movies, hand out candy, and hang out with the babies. A laid back Halloween compared to our previous years, but much more fun.

This weekend was full of fall fun - and soup! On Saturday we went to our friends' house and made soup together, a Carrot Soup with Ranch Whipped Cream. It was delicious!!! Then on Sunday my brother and company came over and we made Broccoli Cheddar soup from the Pioneer Woman's recipe. Also delicious!!

Read Last Week:


Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray: I read this all last week but just could not get interested. :( I think I am going to have to say no to it for now, and maybe go back another time.

Reading This Week:

  

Season of the Witch by Christopher Knight (Johnathan Rand of Chillers fame! I met him once and he is a really nice guy)

This could change - I am going to the library tomorrow, and we all know that going to the library can change everything!

Watching:

The Walking Dead - so far this season is amazing!!
The Originals, Supernatural, iZombie,  and The Vampire Diaries


21 comments:

  1. Yes indeed, a trip to the library can mean a whole lot of options! The two you have here look very suitable for the last week of October. Enjoy your Halloween evening.

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    1. Yes, I always feel like my reading plan for the week is always subject to change - especially if a trip to the library is involved! :)

      Thanks Kathryn!

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  2. I do wish Australia was more into Halloween, my eldest is a Halloween baby, he's now 24 but I'd love to take my granddaughter trick or treating. Might have to check out the carrot soup, I made spinach soup on Sunday night, it was delicious and I'm not actually too fond of spinach unless it's the baby variety for salads. Have a great week and enjoy your creepy reads lol

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    1. I never thought of how other countries might, or might not, celebrate Halloween. Now I want to know! Halloween is at the top of my list for favorite holidays - maybe because it takes place during my favorite season? I have so many good memories for this time of year as well. Is there any sort of trick or treating you could take your granddaughter too? We have trunk or treating over here too, where a group gets together, like a church, school, club, etc in a parking lot and hands out candy from their trunks. It sounds really weird to me but people love it.

      That carrot soup is amazing! I have to admit I was a little nervous about it but was pleasantly surprised. :)

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  3. Soup sounds perfect for this time of year. I hope you and your family have a nice Halloween.

    I liked The Diviners more than Lair of Dreams. It took me a little while to get going with the story but it wasn't as suspenseful. Hope you find some good books at the library!

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    1. I could eat soup for every meal! I love it. Lol.

      Yes, Lair of Dreams just isn't grabbing me right now. I still want to read it but I don't think this is the time. :(

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  4. The library always seems to provide some unexpected surprises... I'm heading there today myself :)

    I made soup this weekend, too, along with the first pumpkin pie of the season. The broccoli cheddar recipe looks delicious!

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    1. I love going to the library! I am pretty excited about my trip today. I hope you find some good reads too!

      I love soup! I eat it in the summer, but fall and winter really are the best soup seasons. :) I bought a bunch of pie pumpkins the other day - I am hoping to turn them into pies. Lol.

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  5. Sometimes it's tough to set a book aside, but it's even harder to keep reading a book that isn't working. I hope you find some great reads at the library!

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    1. I agree! I don't like doing it but since I don't have as much time to read these days, I want to read something that I am enjoying at least. Lol. Thanks Lindsey!

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  6. I love soups! That carrot soup sounds wonderful...I could exist on soups for dinner indefinitely.

    I haven't read anything by Libba Bray....I don't know why. Enjoy your week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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    1. It was really good! I was hesitant about it at first but it was yummy!

      I have read a few things by her, and usually I enjoy her. This one felt blah to me right now.

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  7. I heard The Diviners mentioned a few times. You've sold me so I've added book one to my TBR. The carrot soup recipe looks yummy. I'm gonna pin that and try to make that this week. The ohana is craving soup lately with these cold mornings and sometimes half grey days.

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    1. The Diviners was really good! :) This one, not so much. :(

      The carrot soup should be perfect for grey days! It's so bright and cheery - and it tastes good. Plus is anyone if a ranch lover in your family, this should be a winner.

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  8. I like the looks of Wildwood Road.

    ENJOY your week.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

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    1. I feel like it is going to be super scary! Lol.

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  9. Enjoy Halloween! It sounds like you will have a lot of fun!

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  10. Wildwood Road sounds interesting! I didn't read any of the reviews because they flavor my reading too much if I'm not careful. I hate the seasoning that some negative reviews can wind up putting on a book that I'll love. Ah, well.

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    1. Yeah, I can see that! Sometimes that happens for me as well! :)

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  11. Lots of horror here - my kind of read!!! :)

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