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Updates: Book Winnings and Dog

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Despite lackluster reading, it's been a good week. I got up earlier and used the extra time to make some headway on my goal to read the entire Bible this year. The bookmark mocks me and makes it readily apparent how far I have to go. But I finished Frankenstein! Finally.

I did productive things on my new smartphone. :) No, seriously, product producing, not just Twitter and games. I found a task list app I like and I'm finally practicing my severely rusty Spanish with Duolingo. And I took, ahem, "practice photos" with the camera to prepare for BookCon and other assorted future book events. Such as this one:

Meet Shadow!
I also had downright strange good luck and received emails saying I'd won three different giveaways! Technically, I got the emails two weeks ago? But the two books I won arrived this week, so close enough. Major thank you's to Anya at On Starships and Dragonwings for an ARC of The Forbidden Library and Shannon at Novel Reflection for a signed copy of Ignite Me!


And another big thank you to Samantha at Fabulous Fabris for a $25 Amazon gift card, which I promptly spent on the following:


A belated Happy Mother's Day to all the moms and grandmothers out there! I spent a lovely Sunday afternoon with my mom and brother seeing Captain America: The Winter Soldier. It was really entertaining! Crazy thing, though. Three tickets, one popcorn and two sodas: my $50 gift card was $5 short. Yep.

That's about it for this week. Check back tomorrow for a mini-review of Cinder!

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  1. Refreshments at theaters is highway robbery. ;) I hope you end THE FORBIDDEN LIBRARY. I haven't read it yet, but I have flipped through it, and it seems like a really fun Middle Grade fantasy.

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    1. I have mildly high hopes for it. I've read some decent reviews, and it's about a library. :)

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  2. A magic, forbidden library at that! :) Middle Grade fantasy along those lines is fairly hard to go wrong with, I've found. They're rarely above 3 stars/strawberries, but they are enjoyable, relaxing, fast reads. Congrats on finishing FRANKENSTEIN, too! Take a break from May's pick, if you want, and join us when we do TREASURE ISLAND in June. The key with classics is to be constantly reading them throughout the month; don't make them your "one read."

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    1. Haha, no worries. I definitely want to at least start Sense & Sensibility...and I actually read Treasure Island as a kid, so that gives me two months for this one. :)

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  3. Yay! Great to see what you purchased with the gift card :) Looking forward to your reviews. I have All Our Yesterdays on my wish list.

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    1. I highly recommend All Our Yesterdays, and I'm really, really looking forward to the other two. Thanks again!

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