Sunday Post: Mar 15

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The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

I like this meme because it gives me an opportunity to take a look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also like to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading. This is a great meme to take part in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it!

 

Last Week

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I’ve been in Iowa since last weekend and now am in northern Wisconsin for a wedding! The weather is surprisingly warm here–in the 50’s during the day. There’s still snow along the side of the road, but things are melting. Some parking lots are skating rinks though since it gets below freezing every night. My daughters and I arrived very early Thursday morning (1 a.m.) so we were in time to meet everyone at a salon Thursday morning for manicures and pedicures. So much fun! I seldom have either so this was a treat for me and so fun to talk and catch up with relatives. One of my daughters is a bridesmaid so she is off getting her hair and makeup done the morning of the wedding. This is a big, family wedding. I think the bride wanted something a little smaller and more casual, but her sisters talked her into this. So she has a big, but casual wedding (seven bridesmaids and every child in the family is part of the bridal party!) The family is pretty laid back about it all!

We’re leaving early Sunday morning for the trek back to Iowa (eight-hour car trip). I’ve only managed to drop in occasionally during this week a few times and had book reviews scheduled so it has worked out well.

Blog posts

Books

What I’m reading

 

What I read this week

Darkwalker by E. L. Tettensor

New–Books, E-books, Audiobooks–purchased or free or from library

Library

None

E-books

None

Audiobooks

Soldier Girls by Helen Thorpe

The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon

Mirror Dance by Lois McMaster Bujold

Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm

Next Week

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We plan to arrive back in Iowa early Sunday afternoon. Then my younger daughter and I are getting ready for a trip to Ireland. We leave on March 21 and return on March 28. My husband is meeting us in Chicago for the flight to Dublin. And we’re joining 30+ relatives for the trip! The bride and groom from the wedding decided when they were planning the wedding that they wanted to go to Ireland afterward and they invited family members to join them. We will have our own bus and tour guides in Ireland and have many group activities, but also free time every day. There are still relatives in Ireland whom the family knows well and we will be spending some time with them, too.

So the next two weeks are busy and I will have some scheduled posts, but especially when we’re in Ireland won’t have internet access.

Blog Posts

  • Top Ten Tuesday
  • TBR Review: Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews
  • Review: The Future Falls by Tanya Huff
  • Sunday Post

What books did you collect last week? What are you planning next week?