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It’s Monday! What are you reading?

I’m linking up with It’s Monday! What are you reading? hosted by Kathryn of The Book Date later on today. Kathryn took over this weekly, Monday meme from Shelia of Book Journey who had taken it over from J Kayne Book Blog. This meme is not just about adult books either. If you read picture and chapter books, juvenile fiction, or even YA, they count as well. Jen Vincent of Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee of Unleashing Readers give this Monday, book post link up a kid-focus.

The Dillio

I’ve been catching up on everything since STITCHES West. Like I mentioned yesterday, knitting has been my main jam since then and I can’t get enough of the Harry Potter sparkly yarn.

I’ve also been cooking up a storm; I’ve always wanted to do meal prep although there is the issue of being able to fit everything in the fridge, so it’s been a daily evening ritual to pack lunches for the husband and the dames.

We are going through meat more often now which means buying more from Costco and having weekly trips instead of bi-monthly ones. However, it does feel good to know my crew is eating well-rounded lunches. We’ll save money with E not having to buy food at work for lunch and the girls who have gotten tired of what’s sold at school will eat healthier. One of the teenager’s friends told her she had a “rich girl’s lunch,” LOL.

“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

This week I managed to finish a Kindle book that was a free download.

Dragon’s Awakening by Sean Fletcher is a young adult fantasy.

Kaylee Richards is about to start high school when on a date almost manages to kill him. She discovers she is half human and half dragon, a dragon-kin, and that there is a group of people called the Slayers who will do anything to get rid of all of her kind. This teenager not only has to navigate teenage life, but also has to fit in training and learn about this other part of herself all the while trying to stay alive and to stop the Slayers.

I am usually on the fence when it comes to dragons in the fantasy world. The characters typically are in high school dealing with teenybopper issues. However, while there was some of those characteristics in this book, high school life was in the background. This story was all about dragon-kin, their powers, and the types of mentors and guardians they are paired with. I liked the focus on this secret society and didn’t mind the teenage awkwardness. I also liked how there was somewhat of a multicultural cast. Three stars.

Reading Challenges Update

  • Goodreads: 11 of 65
  • Library Love: 6 of 60+
  • Audiobook: 0 of 1-5

Are there books where you’re not fond of how they’re usually laid out but find exceptions now and then when it’s presented in a different way?

I hope your Monday is off to a good start. I’m off to take care of a few things before I leave in 20 minutes. I love having Costco Executive Membership as I need to get in once it opens so I can get in and out. Happy reading to you. TTYS.

28 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What are you reading?”

  1. When I took a closer look at those yummy lunches I could see how you allowed for different tastes. I think your husband’s lunch is the first one? Do you make one for you, too?


    1. Yes, the one closest to the camera. He always gets the biggest piece of meat. The teenager’s similar. The last one is the youngest’s. That day she didn’t want strawberries because she gets picky if there’s bruises on them. The next day I cut up some so she’d have the good parts of them.


  2. Those lunches look amazing! You should totally do a food post on them! Do you prepack the salad?

    Yes, sometimes if I read a book in one format (like ebook vs. physical) I don’t like it – and then I switch it up and it is all better. 🙂


    1. Thank you. Yeah, I’ve been lazy since we moved and we have frozen Costo meals sometimes. I’ve gained weight while living here.


    1. Thank you. The husband told me today he missed my lunch as today I didn’t make any since we supported the Chipotle fundraiser last night.


  3. I’m currently reading crime and punishment and listening to the last magician 🙂



  4. Wow!!!!!! Hope your family appreciates how super wonderful you are! Making such lunches for them!!!! You are a Super-Star-Mom-Wife!!!!!!!!!

    -sigh- It’s WordPress, which does not want to ‘play nicely’ with Blogger. That’s the “why”, of why I have to type in all my info., every time I comment, here. -sigh-sigh-sigh-sigh-sigh-


  5. I’m so busy with auction-related work that I’ve not really had time to sit down. Buuuut, I am listening to Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children….for now. It expires tomorrow and needs to be returned so I put a hold on it so I can continue. ::sigh::

    But that’s it, I swear!


  6. Love your packaged meals. YUMMO! And I’ll have to look into Dragon’s Awakening. Did you like it enough to pursue Heir of Dragons #2? This week I’m trying to finish reading the entire Emily Windsnap series up to book #8 — I agreed to read an ARC of the last book before I realized it was part of a series. I can’t BELIEVE I did that. So yeah, my plate is full on reading (but I did finish books #1 and #2 and so far it’s a very enjoyable middle grade series). Have a wonderful reading week, Stefanie!


  7. Lunches are hit or miss with my teenager. They have open campus, so he will often just wander off w/his friends for a bagel. (He has a minor account attached to mine, so I can see where he’s eating. He’s incredibly frugal) Then I see him eat a ton when he gets home and then again for dinner. I have been bringing my lunch a lot more to try and save some money and also I feel chained to my desk half the week and if I know what I’m eating, I’m a little less stressed. Also, it seems to induce better portion control, especially if I’m bored by whatever I brought LOL

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    1. You go, Mama. I love how your son is conscientious about what he spends. C has off campus but doesn’t go except maybe on Fridays to accompany her friends to Domino’s. My husband told her to let him know so he knows where she’s at. And yeah, buying lunch can add up and no doubt you can cook way better. My husband finds his lunches out so-so.


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