Sunday, July 9, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

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

Wow, we are just having a jam packed, full of fun and adventure summer. We had a fabulous 4th with my brother and his wife - we went to our hometown parade, that my brother and I have been attending since we were little babies. Now our babies went together. Then Saturday my cousin hosted a family BBQ, and we hung out with all of my cousins and their kids. One of my cousins has two girls, ages 7 and 4, and then the rest of them all fall in a line - starting in October 2014, then three more following in Jan 2015, March 2015 (my guy!), and finally, the youngest my niece in August 2015. It was fun to see all of them together. The dads all took to the pool with them, while the moms hung out poolside with our drinks. It was a beautifully perfect day. 

Read Last Week:


This was a pretty good read. I didn't care for it too much at first, but I stuck with it because I generally love DBF. I am glad I did because I ended up enjoying it more than I had thought. However, this is not my favorite book by her. I would put it near the end of my DBF favorites list.

Reading This Week:

It's been a while since I have read Graham and the Krewe of Hunters series. I took a break and when I saw this on Jennifer at Book Den's blog, I was reminded of how much I had enjoyed them. I am looking forward to returning to this series. 

It's also library day! Yay!


Mostly the Tour de France. There was some serious controversy last week! Peter Sagan, who is a big name in cycling and sprinting, was ejected from the Tour! There was an incident with another cyclist, Mark Cavendish. Cavendish tried to squeeze into a spot that some say he should not have attempted. Peter Sagan came zooming up and threw an elbow. Some say Sagan did not do this on purpose, and should not have been disqualified. This decision inspired lots of arguments and discussion, as both men are huge favorites of people. The crash was huge and pretty alarming. At that point in the race, both men were probably reaching speeds of 60- 70 km per hour, which is around 40 mph. Cavendish went down hard, and actually had his face run over by another biker as well. He was ok but did get injured and had to leave the race. Here is a link to an article including videos if you are interested.

Today (Monday) is a rest day and they need it after Sunday, which was through some massive mountain climbs.

What about you guys? What have you been up to lately?


  1. Glad you had a great 4th!! It was pretty nice here too, at least the weather cooperated. I heard a little bit about that crash and DQ but didn't know all the details. How awful! I'll check out that link.

    Have a great week!

    1. Thanks! This particular TDF has been crazy. So many of the top contenders and riders are out already!

  2. How wonderful to have that family tradition. We have a local parade here but only went in our first year here. Now that we live farther away from the ohana, we just chillax and putt around. But next year we may plan to do something or go somewhere for a bit. I need to plan better.

    1. The 4th is not my favorite holiday - I don't like fireworks. But I do love a parade and a backyard bbq! :) A relaxing day with the family sounds lovely too.

  3. Your books look good. Have a good week.

  4. I haven't been watching much TV or following any sports. Have a good week.

    We're in the last few days in our current place. It seems like the work to move will never end. Come see what I'm reading when I'm not packing.

  5. My cousin and his kids visited recently, and it was so much fun to watch them with my little guy. Isn't it crazy to think back to when we were the little kids running around? Have a great week, and a fun library day!

  6. Your week of the 4th sounds like such an amazing week!

    I had no idea the Tour was going on until you mentioned it yesterday. Wow! That sounds like a crazy crash!

  7. I agree with you on the DBF book. I love her stories but this one was kind of a disappointment. Still enjoyed it though and I'll keep her on my must-read list. Have a great week and happy reading!


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