Monday, February 27, 2017

Monday Musings

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My week: Another hectic and exhausting week here that consisted mostly of work, puppy-ing and cleaning up accidents. So long clean house, afternoons reading with the cat curled up on my lap, beach days and full nights' sleep! On the plus side, we have an adorable, sweet, bold, funny boxer baby!

Reading: I finished "The Chemist" by Stephenie Meyer (pretty good) and read Clare Mackintosh's new thriller "I See You" (ok) -- review links at the bottom of the post -- and now I'm a little ways into "Dead Letters" by Caite Dolan-Leach, a thriller that comes out Tuesday. It's about a set of identical twins who've had a falling-out; Zelda dies in a fire but Ava has a hunch it's one of her sister's elaborate schemes. I have a feeling there are some big twists and turns coming!


Knitting: I really should be working on the Hufflepuff scarf for my friend, but I was craving a soothing, fun knit and I decided to start a hat. It'll be teal with white hearts.

Watching: We've continued watching season 1 of "House of Cards," and I'm getting more and more into it. We also watched "Deepwater Horizon" and "Manchester by the Sea" this weekend. I liked both fairly well, but Jarrod thought "Manchester" was just-ok. We had the Oscars on for a bit last night. Jarrod couldn't care less, but I love seeing the glamorous (and hideous) dresses!

Eating: We tried this recipe for beer-honey chicken skewers this week and both thought it was a winner.

Blogging:
Monday Musings
10 Recent Reads That Didn't Live Up To My Expectations
Mini Reviews: Gilded Cage, Lab Girl and The Chemist
I Judge Books By Their Covers: All Our Wrong Todays
New Release: I See You by Clare Mackintosh
16 Intriguing March 2017 Book Releases

Looking forward to: The weekend!

*I'm linking up with Kathryn of Book Date for It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

13 comments:

  1. I'd forgotten about Stephanie Meyer releasing The Chemist, so thanks for reminding me about that one. I'll check my library for it. I loved Mackintosh's I Let You Go and have seen some great reviews for I See You but haven't read it, yet. I wish it had been better than ok for you. I love to knit, too. I've been working on a sweater for a while and have the neck to finish. After that, it's a matter of sewing it all together. Of course, I'll have to wait until it's cold again to wear it. lol What an adorable puppy! Have a great week. :)

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    1. I liked "I Let You Go" but I didn't think her new book was quite as good. Still worth checking out, though.

      Good luck with the sweater knitting! I'm abominable at seaming so I've only ever made sweaters that involve knitting in the round and picking up stitches.

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  2. Your pup is growing so much. I love their little "knot heads." Dead Letters sounds pretty good so I'm looking forward to your review.

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    1. We call that the "knowledge knot"! ;)

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  3. Your puppy is just plain adorable! I keep seeing good things about Dead Letters. Will look forward to your review.

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    1. Thanks, Susie! She's lucky she's adorable because she's earned her nickname of Little Monster! ;)

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  4. I See You and Dead Letters look interesting. I hope you enjoy your books!

    My It's Monday! What Are You Reading? post.

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    1. Thanks, Majanka! Happy reading to you, too!

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  5. Cute pup!

    I enjoyed I See You. I am curious about Dead Letters.

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    1. "Dead Letters" is decent so far. I don't like any of the characters but the plot is intriguing!

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  6. I See You is up next for me!

    Love the picture of your pup! They are so much work in the first few months but then are a lot easier to manage after that! They're worth it though :) Yours is so adorable!

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  7. All three of these look awesome. Happy Reading!

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  8. My only experience of Stephenie Meyer's work is the Twilight series - I think I need to rectify that. Happy reading, and I hope you're having a great week.

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