Sunday, October 8, 2017

The Sunday Post/It's Monday! What Are You Reading?



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October is so busy! And hot. Where did this sticky hot weather come from? Blech. I've been working hard lately. It's been fun but has been keeping me ultra busy! I did however get a chance to make a small Halloween/fall craft, and go on a "daycation" to Saugatuck, MI with my friends. 

I am not a great crafter, so when I saw the easiest craft in the world intended for children on Pinterest, I knew I had a winner. Mine are still a bit messy, but I love them anyway. I have them stashed and tucked in among my other fall decorations and they look pretty cute!


My day trip was a blast. I haven't been out like that since my little guy was born, and while I missed him, I needed the time out. I had such a good time just laughing and chatting and sharing with my girl friends. We had mimosas in the morning and ended the night with wine on the water. Then we had to book back across the state to beat the storm system that was moving in. We stayed ahead of it the whole way home thank goodness. 


We went to The Butler, which felt rather iconic - old, classic, traditional. We had a great dinner and the view of the water, and coming storm added some drama.


Read Last Week/Reading This Week:

I seem to have fallen into the wizarding world and I can't get out! I can't stop with the Harry Potter reread. I did start The Rules of Magic but the heart wants to read what the heart wants to read. And right now, I am reading Harry. I am almost finished with Chamber of Secrets, and will probably finish up with The Rules of Magic this week as well. It is a long week for me, with two appts for the kiddo, plus 4 therapies for him, and a haircut, but I have found that sometimes when I am most pressed for time I read more. Maybe because I have to actually make time for it? I also have Caraval waiting for me at the library! 

  


And finally I am reading The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow for work. It looks super fun!


Watching:

Miss Fishers Murder Mysteries - we are in love with this show on Netflix. I am a big fan of the time period though - I think I would have been an awesome flapper

Getting ready to watch Riverdale, which returns this week (yay!), and also a new show called Lore, which is on Amazon and based on my favorite podcast of the same name! The trailer is pretty scary so I will just share the link. I can't wait!



What about you all? What's going on in your world?





34 comments:

  1. That day trip sounds awesome! Mimosas in the morning and wine at night...what could be better?

    I hope you are enjoying your books, and I'm going to check out that Netflix show (Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries).

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    1. It was pretty nice! I loved my day out. :)

      Miss Fisher is such a fun show. Kinda cheesy, but still good. I need to read the books!

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  2. It sounds like you had a great week! I just got the 6th HP book on audio from the library - I will be listening all week while I work and can't wait. I haven't reread the HP books in years but I do relisten to them in audio all of the time. I just can't get enough :) Have a great week and happy reading!

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    1. I know right? I hadn't visited that world in a long time, and I am reliving the goodness of them all over again. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I am waiting for the audio for review for the Rules of Magic. Your pumpkins are too cute! What a fun craft idea.

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  4. What cute covers, especially that Clockwork Sparrows. Reading for work? That book? How interesting! Good for you on you and your girlfriends taking a daycation. I'm relaxing today after a busy week and after a success celebration yesterday.

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    1. Haha yes. I started selling Usborne books and I want to be as familiar as I can with the different series that they have for older kids. I started with that one because it sounded so good, and I love the cover too!

      It was such a fun little trip. Quick but fun. And good for you too, taking a break! You are always doing such cool things.

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    2. How cool you sell books and get to be surrounded by them every day. Thank you for your recent visit. Yes, a happy weekend. She was happy so me and her dad were. I guess I can be picky when reading books. I guess reading all that fantasy has made me want strong and unique women all the time.

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    3. Yeah it's a new venture. Lol. We will see how it goes - I am not a great salesperson. :)

      I absolutely believe in being picky when reading! I have walked away from so many books! Lol.

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  5. I have the Rules of Magic here. I'm curious what you think of it. Let us know.

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    1. I will! I hope to have a review out next week on it. :)

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  6. You seem to have had a busy but great week. Mine was so boring plus I was in a someber mood all week so it didn't go well. Anyway, I hope you enjoy your books this week. Have a wonderful week and happy reading. 😁❤️

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    1. It was busy but fun. :) I know, the tragedy was so heartbreaking in Vegas. I mourn for those people, this country. Some days it can really get you down. :(

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  7. I love the Butler, used to eat there all the time. Marro's has great pizza too if you're ever there and in the mood for that. Glad you had a great time!

    I watched an episode of Miss Fisher's and it was pretty good! And yay Riverdale! Can't believe it's back already, but I'm glad!!!!

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    1. We enjoyed The Butler, the food was great and so was the atmosphere. So historic too. We actually wanted to go to Marro's, but it was closed for the season, if that is the Italian place that is white and on the corner across from the water? My SIL had gone there before and loved it.

      Glad you liked Miss Fisher! And so excited about Riverdale! I couldn't believe it was back already either, when you mentioned it on your blog.

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  8. Is the programme Miss. Fisher, the Kerry Greenwood's Miss. Fisher. I love those books.

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    1. It is! It is based on that book series - I am planning on reading them soon. I love the show. :)

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  9. The pumpkins looks cute, and glad to hear you enjoyed your 'daycation'.

    I've been seeing The Rules of Magic about this week, and I've heard such great things about Alice Hoffman. Happy reading!

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    1. Thanks! We had such a great time - it has been so long since we all hung out like that, it was worth it.

      I love Alice Hoffman! She is one of my favorites!

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  10. The quick vacation sounds like it was fun. I love getting sucked back into re-reading. It is so nice to visit with old friends both real and literary. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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    1. It really was! We had a blast! And definitely, so true. :)

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  11. I like the sound of The Rules of Magic. I hope you enjoy reading this week.

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  12. I finally had to give in a re-read A Discovery of Witches. Enjoy your week. Girl Who Reads

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    1. Sometimes books just call for a reread!! I have some I read every year. (Watership Down, I'm looking at you!)

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  13. Look at those pumpkins! How cute!! I'm jealous your reading Harry Potter right now. I've lost count, but I hate going too long without reading them again.

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    1. Lol! Thanks! I think this might be only the second or third time I have read them! Isn't that crazy? They are so darn good.

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  14. Glad you had a great day in Saugatuck. My daughter and I have decided to go next week while the weather is still nice. The pumpkins turned out nice.

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    1. Thanks! We had a blast! I hope you guys did too. :)

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  15. Wow, those pumpkins are absolutely awesome :) I even showed my mom :D absolutely great!

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