Monday, October 2, 2017

Monday Musings

Friday night at the beach.

My week: It was a pretty good week here. Wednesday I got to do preschool storytime at work again to cover for a co-worker who's been out, and it was so much fun! The theme was music and we read two fun stories and made maracas -- plus, a different co-worker's husband, who's a musician by profession, came in to play some instruments for the kids, and of course they loved that. And then on Friday a group of second-graders came to the library as part of a field trip and I got to help out with that too. I read them the new Duck and Goose Halloween book by Tad Hills and asked them what they plan to be for Halloween. The kids were so adorable!

Later Wednesday we had our family pictures with the puppy at the beach, which was... an adventure. Friday evening we took Alohi to the beach for some fun time, and Saturday we went to the Hawaii vs. Colorado State football game (CSU is my alama mater).

Reading: I finished and enjoyed the non-fiction book "American Eclipse," about a total solar eclipse in 1878 and the scientists who flocked to the Rocky Mountains to see it. I learned so much and now I've added seeing a total eclipse to my bucket list; unfortunately Hawaii missed out on the August one. Then I finished the Irish novel "Himself," which was quite a bit different than I expected (I thought it was a straight-up mystery but it also had some paranormal/magical realism elements) but I really liked it, too.

Now I've just started the thriller "The Marsh King's Daughter." I'm only a couple chapters in but I'm really intrigued by the writing and the story (it's narrated by a woman whose parents were a kidnapped woman and her captor -- and now her father has escaped from prison).

Watching: "This Is Us" started back! Such a good episode, too. We also watched an interesting movie called "Denial," a based-in-fact film about a libel trial involving a professor/author (Rachel Weisz) and a historian/Holocaust denier (the guy who plays Peter Pettigrew in the Harry Potter movies).

Listening to: "Going To Mars" by Judah & the Lion.

Eating: Homemade apple dumplings. Mmmm.

Monday Musings
10 Novels That Feature Smart Women
Book Review: The Scribe of Siena
Turning the Page on September 2017

Looking forward to: My mom and brother will be here for a visit in just over a week!

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


  1. I really enjoyed Himself, though it was different as you said. Good different though. Have a good week.

  2. I missed the most recent eclipse because our skies were completely overcast. Story times sounded like fun. I used to enjoy doing them too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  3. Love the beach photo!

    The Marsh King's Daughter is a book I've been eyeing. Enjoy your week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  4. Hope the pics turn out great! I read Marsh King's Daughter before it was released and really enjoyed it. Hope you like it too! Sounds like you had fun with the kiddos at the library. Have a wonderful week!

  5. Your books are new to me. I saw the Marsh Kings Daughter on several blogs though.

  6. Love This Is Us too. The Marsh King's Daughter sounds good.


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