Friday, October 06, 2017

Weekly Mews: September Wrap-Up & What Should I Read Next? (October's My TBR List Poll)

I am linking up to the Sunday Post hosted by the wonderful Kim of Caffeinated Book Reviewer, where participants recap our week, talk about what we are reading, share any new books that have come our way, and whatever else we want to talk about. As well as Stacking the Shelves hosted by the great Team Tynga's Reviews and Marlene of Reading Reality a meme in which participants share what new books came their way recently.


Happy October! The month opened with my daughter getting sick and having to miss school a couple days. My husband and I took turns staying home from work to be with her. I have been working hard on the holiday schedule at work, especially trying to ensure the big holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day are covered. In past years, staff were allowed to work at home and telecommute on those days, but this year we have been told we have to have staff working from the office. It's quite a blow coming so close to the holidays as many people have already made plans, but we will do what we have to do to make it work.

The weather here has been all over the place. Mostly in the 80's and high 70's during the day and into the 50's at night. Friday it was back into the high 90's and this weekend we expect more of the same. At least there were a few days when I could open the windows wide and let in the fresh air.

September In Review: School got off to a good start for my daughter. We settled into our fall schedule of extracurricular activities. Mouse's soccer team is doing great this season with two wins, one loss and a tie so far, and she is learning her dance routine for the holiday showcase in December. The new Girl Scout season also kicked off to a good start.

I had high hopes for September both in blogging and with my reading. I think I managed pretty well for the month in terms of blogging. I do not think I have ever posted so often!  I was up to six posts a week some weeks, which is too much for me to keep up with. On the reading front, I managed to fit in four books. I had good intentions (don't I always?), but life got in the way as it often does.

Here is what I read last month:

Solely For Me:
  • The Sworn Virgin by Kristopher Dukes
  • Gin and Panic by Maia Chance
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
  • Owl and the Japanese Circus by Kristi Charish
Some of the Books I Read With My Daughter in September: 
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr., illustrated by Eric Carle 
  • The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister, translated by J. Alison James
  • Ruby and the Magic Garden by Cari Meister, Erika Meza (Contributor)
  • The Too-Scary Story by Bethanie Deeney Murguia 
  • The Water Princess by Susan Verde, Georgie Badiel, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
  • The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
  • Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
  • Rulers of the Playground by Joseph Kuefler
  • The Magic School Bus Comes to Its Senses by Kristin Earhart, illustrated by Carolyn Bracken, created by Joanna Cole
Of the books I read just for myself, I wish I could tell you I had a favorite. I enjoyed my reading last month, but none scream "FAVORITE" to me. I liked them all, and they were each so different from one another. Of the children's books, my favorite is by far The Water Princess. What a great story! My daughter and I had such a great discussion while reading that one. The artwork is beautiful and the story itself is a good one. My daughter would probably say her favorite was The Magic School Bus Comes to Its Senses. She recently discovered the television show. I have to say, the book, while not the best story-wise, was actually pretty good in the education department. I was surprised and maybe a little bit impressed.


Non-Book Review Posts in September:

How did your September shape up reading wise? What was your favorite book you read in September?


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New to My Shelves: The October My Lit Box arrived in the mail this week. Another great box! I am relieved I hadn't already purchased a copy of this month's book selection. It just so happens to be on my wish list! This month's theme is "Things Fall Apart", a sentiment I can relate to all too well. Art evidently plays a big part in Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, which is why Sanura included a Mini Doodle Kit and Bookmark Magnifier in the shape of a camera in the box. Also in the box is a box of matches, with A Raisin in the Sun cover. There is also a Tiwalade pin which hadn't made it in time for last month's box, which is just beautiful. I have a feeling I will have to fight my daughter for at least two items out of this month's box. Can you guess which ones?


Also in the mail this week I got an unexpected surprise! Gilly MacMillan's Odd Child Out, The Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb, and Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan.



What I Am Reading: I am struggling on the reading front right now. Nothing interests me. Nothing sounds good. I am still trying to get through Miss Jane by Brad Watson. I might actually have loved this book had I read it at any other time. The only reason I am persisting is because I need to get it in the mail for the next person in my Going Postal mail group by next week.  I started Death in the Stacks by Jenn McKinlay last night as my daughter drifted off to sleep. I didn't make it too far before my own eyes didn't want to stay open anymore.

What I Am Listening To: The news. What happened in Las Vegas is horrific. So so sad. It seems like everyone I know what touched by it in some way.

What I Am Watching: Hallmark movies and re-runs of Catfish and even Grey's Anatomy. More Supernatural. I should be reading, but I can't right now. I just can't. 

What My Past Two Weeks Were Like: Sad. Heartbreaking. Last week we received my senior cat, Parker's blood test and ultrasound results, and it didn't look good. In a month's time, Parker had lost half his weight and was fading fast. My husband and I had a difficult decision to make. We had hoped Parker would last until the weekend, but it wasn't meant to be. I spent all of the Thursday before last with him, cuddling with him and sitting with him. That night, he took a turn for the worse. He was struggling to walk and breathe. I was up all night with him, not sure he would make it. The next morning, I drove him to the cat hospital for the last time.


Parker was the inspiration for my blog title and the reason for my nickname, Literary Feline. He spent fifteen and a half of his sixteen years with us, and is very much missed by us all, including Gracie, my surviving cat.

What I Am Worried About: My daughter's cough. A doctor's visit may be in order in our near future.

What I Am Looking Forward To: A visit to San Diego's Safari Park this weekend with our Girl Scout troop.

This Week In Reading Mews:

Tell me about what you have been up to! What are you reading, listening to and watching? How was your week? Do you have anything planned for this coming week?

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Thank you for helping me decide what book from my TBR collection I should read next:

My TBR List is a meme hosted by the awesome Michelle at Because Reading. It’s a fun way to choose a book from your TBR pile to read. The 1st Saturday of every month, I will list 3 books I am considering reading and take a poll as to which you think I should read. I will read the winner that month, and my review will follow (unfortunately, not likely in the same month, but eventually--that's all I can promise). 




I seriously thought about skipping this month's TBR List poll. I have fallen into a grief-related slump and am not sure how much reading I will get done this month. I want to try though. So, this month's selections are books I have been dying to read, hope to love, and which have been highly recommended. Two are new to me authors, but the other is one whose books I have enjoyed before.


Shadow and Bone (Shadow and Bone #1) by Leigh Bardugo
Goodreads Summary: 
Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.

Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.

Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha . . . and the secrets of her heart.


Ink and Bone (The Great Library #1) by Rachel Caine
Goodreads Summary:

Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. Alchemy allows the Library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly—but the personal ownership of books is expressly forbidden.

Jess Brightwell believes in the value of the Library, but the majority of his knowledge comes from illegal books obtained by his family, who are involved in the thriving black market. Jess has been sent to be his family’s spy, but his loyalties are tested in the final months of his training to enter the Library’s service.

When his friend inadvertently commits heresy by creating a device that could change the world, Jess discovers that those who control the Great Library believe that knowledge is more valuable than any human life—and soon both heretics and books will burn…


Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer
Goodreads Summary: 
Sixteen-year-old Cinder is considered a technological mistake by most of society and a burden by her stepmother. Being cyborg does have its benefits, though: Cinder's brain interference has given her an uncanny ability to fix things (robots, hovers, her own malfunctioning parts), making her the best mechanic in New Beijing. This reputation brings Prince Kai himself to her weekly market booth, needing her to repair a broken android before the annual ball. He jokingly calls it "a matter of national security," but Cinder suspects it's more serious than he's letting on.

Although eager to impress the prince, Cinder's intentions are derailed when her younger stepsister, and only human friend, is infected with the fatal plague that's been devastating Earth for a decade. Blaming Cinder for her daughter's illness, Cinder's stepmother volunteers her body for plague research, an "honor" that no one has survived.

But it doesn't take long for the scientists to discover something unusual about their new guinea pig. Something others would kill for.

Have you read any of these? Which one do you think I should lose myself in this month? 




Thank you for voting! I hope you all have a wonderful October and Happy Reading!


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71 comments:

  1. I'm glad to see the school year started out great and am sorry to see Mouse has been sick. I can see why you're not in a reading mood with the loss of Parker. I've been very distracted this week because of the horrible news out of Las Vegas.

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    1. Kathy - Her fever returned yesterday. :-( I feel so bad for her. We skipped her soccer game today, and she's resting. What happened in Las Vegas was just awful. That on top of the loss of Parker has made it a very bad week all around. :-(

      Hopefully this next week will bring better news for us all.

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  2. I need to read Kristi Charish's books! I've had Owl and the Japanese Circus on my ereader soooo long. I'm gonna have to vote for you to read the Leigh Bardugo book: I borrowed it from the library a year or so ago, feeling sceptical, and accidentally read half of it on the train home! I had to go back the very next day for the next book. :)

    My STS.

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    1. Nikki - I am looking forward to reading more in the series. Although I had a couple of issues with the book, I liked it overall. Thank you for voting! I am glad you enjoyed Shadow and Bone. I've been wanting to try something by Bardugo for ages now.

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  3. Sorry your little one is sick and for the loss of your furry baby. I hope this week/month is a good one for you!

    I voted for Cinder because I loved that book, still need to finish that series.

    Have a great week, Wendy! Happy Reading! ox

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    1. Michelle - Thank you. I hope October will be a better month as well. Thank you for voting!

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  4. Thank you for sharing this very detailed monthly wrap up. Sorry to hear that none of your books last month you really loved. I hope you have an awesome month in October and enjoy most of your books. Happy reading.
    Anyway, I voted for Leigh's book. Been wanting to read her books for a while. I hope you'll enjoy it. 😁❤️

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    1. Geybie - October is already off to a good start reading wise--at least the first book I finished this month was a great read. Death in the Stacks is really good so far as well. I did enjoy all the books I read last month, even if none were major standouts.

      Thank you for visiting and voting! I have been wanting to try one of Bardugo's books for awhile as well.

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  5. Hope things are improving at your house, Wendy. The only one of the three that I've read is Cinder, which didn't work for me. I have Shadow and Bone on my list of books I'd like to read.

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    1. Jenclair - Thank you. Mouse's fever returned last night so there was no soccer today. Poor girl. She's hanging in there. Thanks for stopping by, Jenclair.

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  6. Nice book haul :) I voted for Shadow and Bone because I too want to start reading that series :p

    My STS

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    1. Sim - Thank you! I am looking forward to reading all of these. :-) Thank you too for voting!

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  7. I'm so sorry about Parker, that is always so hard.

    Your TBR pick was hard! I've only read Cinder of the three, so I went with that one, but I want to read the other two as well!

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    1. Shaunesay - Thank you. Parker was such a big part of our family. We really miss having him around. :-(

      Thank you for voting! I really want to get to Cinder this fall, so if it doesn't win this month, I'll definitely read it next month. It seems to have the edge right now though. :-)

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  8. So sorry that Mouse is feeling poorly...hopefully she is on the mend.

    And I'm sad about Parker, but your memories of many years with him might help. Or make you feel worse. Sigh.

    I loved Little Fires Everywhere...and I received Odd Child Out this week. I felt as though I'd been waiting for it forever.

    Enjoy your week. Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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    1. Laurel-Rain - Thank you. I hope she will start feeling better soon or a doctor's visit may be in order.

      Thank you too for your kind words about our loss of Parker. The memories do help--but they also make us more sad. I am sure as days pass they will lean more on the making us happy side. Right now we just miss him quite a bit. Our remaining cat, Gracie, is so different from Parker, personality wise.

      I am glad to hear you loved Little Fires Everywhere. I can't wait to read it. Hopefully we will both enjoy Odd Child Out. :-)

      Thanks for visiting, Laurel-Rain!

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  9. I need Ink and Bone in my life, so I had to vote for it! Looks like you got a lot of books read in September! Congrats and I hope your October is just as successful :)

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    1. Sarah - It sounds really good, doesn't it? I have been wanting to read Ink and Bone for awhile now. Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. I’m so sorry about Parker. 😔

    Ink & Bone was very good. It actually was the book that got me out of a months (!) long slump.

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    1. Nicole - Thank you. Even Gracie misses Parker. She's always looking for him, even at meal times. :-(

      I am glad to hear you liked Ink and Bone. I think I will to. :-) I chose these books because I thought maybe one of them could help my reading mood at bit. Thanks for visiting!

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  11. I am so sorry about Parker, it is so hard to lose a beloved pet. I hope your daughter feels better soon.

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    1. Ellen - Thank you. We are hanging in there. Mouse is feeling much better, although that cough is lingering around a bit longer than we'd like.

      Thanks for visiting!

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  12. So sorry to hear about Parker. I know how rough that can be. My blog is named after our pup Booker T and I can't imagine losing him. You and your family are in my thoughts.

    Looks like you got some good books read and I hope you have a good October.

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    1. Barb - Thank you so much. He is very missed in our house. I love Booker T. I hope he is around for many more years! Love him well. :-)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Wendy, I'm sincerely amazed by how much you read, how much you blog (and your posts are fantastic) and how much you seem to accomplish, generally speaking. Seriously! And now that Parker has past :( you have every right not to push yourself. If you want to read, you do. You don't? You don't. And even though I've heard raves about SHADOW AND BONE, and love the whole "Library" premise of INK AND BONE, I picked CINDER 'cause I figured a retelling of Cinderella might go down a bit easier right now. I met the author at a signing and she was really nice. Did you know that was actually a NaNoWriMo book initially?

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    1. Donna Marie - Thank you so much. You are good for my ego. :-) I appreciate your kind thoughts--they struck just the right chord with me, and you even made me cry a bit. I sometimes need the reminder to be gentle with myself. So, thank you.

      I hadn't realized Cinder was a NaNoWriMo book! That makes it even more impressive, really. A lot of great books seem to get their start because of NaNoWriMo.

      Thanks again, Donna Marie!

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    2. That's good :) Please always know that I compliment in specific ways when I mean it :D And yeah, it was a NaNoWriMo to start!

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  14. I hope you'll enjoy reading Celeste Ng's and Gilly Macmillan's books and I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on them.

    I've not read any of the titles you listed for your poll but I'm definitely intrigued by them, especially Shadow and Bone. Hope you've a great weekend! :)

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    1. Melody - I hope so too! They both sound good. :-)

      Thank you for visiting, Melody.

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  15. I voted for Shadow and Bone--because I just picked up a cheap eBook copy today!

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    1. Melinda - Thank you for voting! I love it when you can find good deals like that online. :-)

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  16. Aw, sorry to hear about the change at work. It's hard to work on a holiday, especially when they've allowed work from home in the past.

    Little Fires Everywhere looks like a good read, and I've seen a few good reviews for it. Love the retro style cover on Last Christmas in Paris.

    So sorry to hear about Parker. That is so hard. My thoughts go out to you guys. And hope your daughter feels better quick.

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    1. Greg - A lot of us don't quite understand why the change in the work policy for the holidays given the old way worked fine--it was cheaper and no complaints had come in about it. With the budget situation in the way it is, I would have thought they'd want to stick with the cheaper method. It is what is it is though, I suppose, and we are making due as best we can.

      Thank you for your kind thoughts. Mouse is feeling better thankfully. She had a really rough week there, a combination of being sick and sad over Parker. It's really settled in for her now that her friend is gone and not coming back.

      Thanks for visiting!

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  17. Aw, that's too bad you can't work from home for the holidays this year. Seems like you read a lot last month though :) I didn't read too much... Was too busy. And you also posted a lot!
    Oh my... I'm so sad about Parker :( I was wondering about him before I started reading your post. Sixteen years is a lot though! I'm glad you could spend so many years with your beloved pet. At least he's not in pain anymore... So sorry about your loss :(
    And nope, I haven't read any of those!

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    1. Evelina - It does put a damper on things. I'm just hoping I can at least have Christmas off!

      Thank you for your kind words about Parker. He had a good life with us, and I'm grateful for that.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  18. Sorry to hear Mouse wasn't feeling well this week. I hope she feels better soon.
    I got Little Fires Everywhere from Netgalley. I can't wait to start reading.
    I read Cinder last year and love it. So I voted on that one ;)
    Have a great week and happy reading.

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    1. Maureen - Thank you. She's doing better this week, thank goodness. I had to pick her up on Monday because she went to the nurse's office again and the health tech was worried since she was visiting so often. I think it was a combination of her cold, her being sad over Parker's death, and the fact that her friend has to spend her recesses in the nurse's office because of an injury. She's had it rough lately.

      I am glad to hear you loved Cinder. I can't wait to read it. Thank you for visiting!

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  19. Awww hope she's feeling better. I can't believe the holidays are around the corner already again. That's too bad you can't work from home this year. I get the actual holidays off, but I have to work the days before and after this year because I don't have any vacation days left. Like dragging myself into the office on black friday *ugh*.

    You had a great reading/blogging month with being so busy. Did you enjoy Quiet?

    I'm so sorry about Parker, I know how rough it is to lose a beloved pet. You never ever forget them. :(

    Enjoy your week xo The new books all look good.



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    1. Naida - Thank you. She's doing much better. Things seem to have gotten back to normal. I am sorry you have to work on Black Friday. That really sucks. I do have that day off, at least.

      I did like Quiet, although not quite as much as I had hoped.

      Thank you for your kind words about Parker. He'll always be in my heart.

      Thanks for visiting!

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  20. I'm so sorry to hear about Parker. For me, pets are family so it's always so devastating when they leave us. Thinking of you and your family at this time.

    I took at a look at the books in your poll and while I voted for Cinder because it was a 5 star read for me, I've also heard a lot of great things about Shadow and Bone, which is still on my TBR.

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    1. Suzanne - Thank you. That is true for us too--our pets are very much a part of our family.

      Thank you for voting! I hope I get to read all three before the year is out, but I'm very excited about reading Cinder.

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  21. Hope you daughter is feeling better. You got a lot read between you an reading with your daughter. :)

    I voted for Ink and Bone, it's one I really need to read too.
    Have a great week!
    Stormi
    Week in Review

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    1. Stormi - Thank you! She is feeling much better. Thank you for voting! I keep hearing great things about Caine's series and I am looking forward to diving in.

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  22. I hope your daughter is feeling better today. I'm so sorry about Parker! I know how hard it is to lose a precious kitty. :(

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    1. Jennifer - Thank you on both counts! Parker was very well loved and we miss him every day. My daughter is much better, thankfully. Now if only we can beat that cough!

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  23. Sorry to hear of Parker. Take care.
    I like your My Lit Box - fun combination of stuff and great book. Celeste's book is in my tbr pile.

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    1. Thank you! I really enjoy the My Lit Box. I have yet to be disappointed. Thanks for stopping by!

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  24. Oh no I am so sorry about your kitty. It is always so hard. :(

    Sometimes tv is the best when you need to totally veg. And Supernatural is a perfect show! Love it! I heard the Hallmark channel has some fall movies out, I will need to look them up.

    Hoping your daughter feels better soon!

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    1. Erin - Thank you so much. I really enjoy Supernatural! It is a good escape.

      Thanks for visiting!

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  25. I'm so sorry to hear about your kitty. I lost my senior cat this time last year, and it still breaks my heart.

    The weather has been unseasonable warm here, too. Yesterday it was in the 80s and it is supposed to be the same today. Crazy.

    I've been vegging out in front of the tv instead of reading lately, too...and I won't even watch what is on while I'm mostly just on my phone. I need to make more time for reading--but it's so hard sometimes.

    Happy reading!

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    1. Natalie - Thank you. I am sorry to hear about you losing your senior cat last year. They come to mean so much to us.

      I hope your weather start to cool soon. It's going to be a warm week here again, unfortunately.

      I have a tendency to do that too--I'm playing games while the television is one. I should break out my coloring books and color instead, but I never think of it.

      Thanks for visiting.

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  26. Such a hard vote this month I loved both Cinder and Ink and Bone! Glad to see Little Fires Everywhere in your inbox! Have a wonderful week, and I hope October brings a new favorite read to your bookshelf.

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    1. Kim - Thank you! I hope you have a great October too.

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  27. Sorry that your daughter got sick. I hope she feels better!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays!

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    1. Ronyell - Thank you. She's feeling better now. :-)

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  28. I am so so sorry about Parker. It makes me so sad that you lost one of your precious fur babies. The Vegas shooting is heartbreaking. I can only watch so much of it for my own sanity. I am sorry to hear that Mouse is ill. I hope she makes a very speedy recovery. You got some great books this week. Happy reading!

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    1. Carole - Thank you so much. It was a difficult week all around for many.

      Mouse is feeling better, although the cough is lingering. It has improved though, so that's a step in the right direction.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  29. Wendy, I know exactly what you mean about a "grief related slump". The loss of our Freckles has done that to me as well.

    I hope you will enjoy Little Fires Everywhere, I thought it was very good.

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    1. Diane - I am so sorry you are having to go through this too. I am sorry to hear about Freckles.

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  30. I'm so sorry you lost your dear Parker. What a pretty kitty. I hope Mouse gets better and no need for a doctor visit. And, what crappy news about having to go into the office around the holidays. It's tough when management changes policies and especially when it's not in favor of the employees. Hang in there! Hope a good book catches your attention soon!

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    1. Iliana - Thank you. He was very special to us. I ended up having a phone visit with the doctor at the school's request--and the doctor told me just what I expected. It's a virus that had to work its way out. Fortunately, she's doing much better now. I really think it was a combination of grief, being sick and then a friend being stuck in the nurse's office at recess because of an injury that had an affect on Mouse. It seems to be going much better now.

      Thank you too for your support about work. It's frustrating especially given how much the agency is pushing "engagement" right now and listening to the employees. It often feels like it is all talk on management's part. How do they expect us to buy into it, if they don't practice it themselves? Anyway, it's a headache you don't need to hear about. I'm sure you understand.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  31. I'm so sorry to hear about Parker. That's a long life spent with you. Fall may be here, but it hasn't gotten the memo on weather. My September was a nightmare for reading, blogging, and bullet jouranling. There was nothing going on.

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    1. Charlie - Thank you. We miss him quite a bit. Fall definitely hasn't gotten the memo here either. Just when I think maybe it has, summer is back. Oh well. It'll come. Maybe in time for winter. LOL

      Thanks for visiting!

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  32. Awww Wendy, I'm so sorry to hear about Parker! Take your time with reading...there is nothing wrong with taking a break here and there. I haven't yet read any of the books on your TBR list choices so I won't vote but I am going to watch and see which one wins (since all 3 are on my TBR as well lol). I hope that you have a better week this week and that your daughter's cough goes away soon!

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    1. Samantha - Thank you! I have two tours set this month and so my stall in reading couldn't come at a worse time. I haven't done a tour in months. Talk about timing. We can't plan for these things though. I'm trying to push through.

      Thanks again, Sam!

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  33. I chose Cinder because I've been wanting to read it and am curious about what you think of it.

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    1. Jackie - Thank you for voting! I am looking forward to reading Cinder.

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  34. With a sick kid and Parker's passing it's no wonder you're in a slump. On top of being sad you have to be exhausted which makes everything even harder. Hope Mouse's cough clears up soon. Those coughs can linger for ages! I voted for Cinder which I read and loved even though it's way outside my usual reading. If you can get it on audio I highly recommend going that route. It may work a bit better with a slump. Hope this week is better. Take care of yourself!

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    1. Katherine - Thank you, Katherine. Exhausted. Yes, that is exactly how I have been feeling. It's spilling over into everything. I have to keep reminding myself it's okay to let things be. Thank you for voting! I'm looking forward to reading Cinder.

      Thank you for visiting and for your kind words.

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