Happy Monday!

Good Morning! Happy Monday, all. I hope your weekend was lovely. I found the above picture on Pinterest this weekend and love it – it’s a pile of books about brave girls! Do you have any that you would add to that pile?

Fall has finally arrived here to stay (fingers crossed) and I am thoroughly enjoying it. Where I live, I have some drastic temperature changes (i.e. it might get up to 90 or 100 during the day, but almost always cools to the 40s/50s at night in the summer). We typically gradually get cooler over a few weeks come autumn, but this year it seems we went straight from the 90s to the 40s/50s. I compared our weather to that of London and Paris today, and we were on par (with our nights actually dipping into the 30s). I’m not right next to the coast, but rather in the mountains above a coastal region, so our weather is usually a bit more fun than near the ocean (fun for me meaning: it changes!). Anyway, loving my crisp weather and had a nice weekend with plenty of time spent with both hobbits and JK Rowling (am reading The Casual Vacancy and really enjoying it).

What was your reading like this weekend? Share with me what you’ve been reading over the past week (I might make this our new Monday tradition).

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13 thoughts on “Happy Monday!

  1. I finished The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe and started Tides of War by Stella Tillyard this weekend. Two very different books, that’s for sure!

    I’m in Northern Wisconsin and it’s steadily becoming colder and colder…brrr. There’s a bit of snow on the ground this morning. I don’t think it will stick though.

    I haven’t read Casual Vacancy yet, I hope you continue to like it!

  2. I spent the weekend (*whispers*) reading The Hobbit! Can’t put it down. I’ve blown past the last several weekly allotments, forgotten all about my other books, and am deep, deep, deep in the adventure. DEEP!

    I solemnly swear I’ll keep my discussions to the chapters for each week but OMG! Loving it!

    • Ha! (I love the solemnly swear part, but especially if you are up to no good.) The Hobbit is just SO easy to read isn’t it? I get sucked in and realize ten pages have whizzed by without me blinking.

  3. I spent the weekend reading my O magazine. I’ve been trying to get through 11/22/63, which for some reason has been rather difficult. Although, now it is getting rather good, so I’m hoping the pace continues at the speed its going right now. So far, I’m not sure if I love the book or like it.

    Definitely let us know how Casual Vacancy turns out – I’m pretty mixed about whether or not to read it.

    Have a fab week, chica!

  4. I’m so glad to hear about The Casual Vacancy, because I’m not sure I’m ready to move on from Harry Potter and read it yet…

  5. This weekend I’ve just started ‘Rubicon’ by Tom Holland, a gripping history of the fall of the Roman Republic, whilst on the fiction side of things, I’m just about at the half-way point of Ford Maddox Ford’s ‘Parade’s End’ tetralogy, a vivid depiction of English society colliding head on with World War I.

    Also, on the brave girls front, coming at from a slight side angle, Joy Nicholson’s ‘The Tribes of Palos Verdes’ would be an excellent addition to the pile (As well as being possibly my only specifically YA recommendation ever) Medina Mason’s dealing with entering into the beach and surfiing communities whilst her family falls apart around her always struck me as bravery of the first water.

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