Oh goodness I was so tired last night that even though I wanted to do a blog post sleep was calling my name. Needless to say, I’m so excited the holiday weekend is here so I can have an extra day to catch up on things.
I’ve gotten emails about the storewide sale at Half Price Books and a coupon for Barnes & Noble so I think I know what some of my weekend plans will be. Ha. Actually, I’ve got lots of plans you would think I have a whole week off. First, I am looking forward to lots of yoga this weekend. I have missed going to my classes these past two weeks and I’m ready to relax.
Perhaps we’ll catch a movie with friends, try a new restaurant, we’ll see. And, I’m celebrating my birthday this weekend so let’s see what goodies I treat myself too.
I hope you all have a wonderful and relaxing weekend.
I met with my book club tonight and we discussed The House Of Silk by Anthony Horowitz. I didn’t feel quite as prepared because I skimmed a lot of the end as I was rushing to find out what happened. I just never really got into the book which is odd because it has a lot of the elements that I would enjoy in a mystery but something wasn’t working for me.
We had a good discussion and some members liked it more than others but overall it seemed like it wasn’t one of our favorites of the year. Let’s see what next month’s selection brings.
Here are the books we’ll be reading in the next few months:
Good stuff. Have you read any of these? I’m especially intrigued by the Total Chaos books as that is a classic of European crime fiction. Ok, now to finish up another book I had in progress although my library books are tempting me.
I wasn’t planning to go to the library today because what I really needed to be doing was finishing up my book for book group tomorrow (I don’t think that’s going to happen) but I wanted to pick up two holds before they expired. So here’s what I got:
- Life After Life by Jill McCorkle. The book is about the lives of the residents, staff and neighbors of a retirement center. My last job I worked for a skilled nursing facility and it was tough. There were some very uplifting moments but then a lot of frustration, burn out, etc. I think working in healthcare really made an impact on me and while I’m not in healthcare any longer there are certain aspects I miss. Anyway, I think this book will be an interesting read and maybe one I can relate to on some level.
- Leaving Everything Most Loved by Jacqueline Winspear. It’s the latest Maisie Dobbs book! Enough said.
- The Start of Everything by Emily Winslow. Not one of my holds but the cover caught my attention. Set in Cambridge University this is a thriller. Now that I’m reading more of the book jacket it looks like this is the author’s second book. Hmm, I need to find out if it’s a standalone or a series before I start it.
- Wings Of Fire by Charles Todd. It’s been a couple of years since I read the first book in this series but I do remember I liked it a lot. I hate it when I wait too long to go back to a series but it’s hard to keep up with so many series I follow. Anyway, I am looking forward to this one.
Yes, I had said I was going for two holds and I walked out with four books. You know how it is. Let me know if you’ve read any of these books!