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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

Good afternoon. What have you been up to today? Fellow Americans, are you on holiday for the Fourth already?

Not much happened over the week except eye appointments, all three of us. Took at least two hours, part of it being the teenager trying to put a contact on one eyeball (no success). We all became a bit more near sighted. I just ordered more contacts, keeping my prescription as is while the dames chose new frames.

The teen has been working hard on her tennis skills. The coach is tough on her, recently telling her it’s okay to beat your friends in a match and you can be friendly later; he told her to be more aggressive and to even grunt when she hits it harder. My husband was like, “That’s what I’ve been always telling her!” LOL. Not only is my daughter taking a weekly, one-hour, private lesson, but she is also playing a match against another of the coach’s clients and on top of this, my kid is going to Open Court at her high school, led by one of the team’s captains.

The tween had a doctor’s appointment today for her yearly wellness check up. She’s almost as tall as me! Of course we forgot for her to bring her glasses but I told the nurse she saw the optometrist last week, etc.

I recently got back from the tea shop while the tween was in math class. I earned a free drink and it was cool that the two toppings I had added (usually $0.50 each) were free too!

I also finished the message and envelope of my BFF’s card; it’s in the mailbox with the flag up, waiting for our mailman to pick it up. I was kind of stuck on the design but was able to whip it out today. I’ll post about it tomorrow.

“A trip to the library is like coming home and going on an adventure at the same time.” 
― Megan Shepherd

On a side note:

I like the quote above. I always enjoy walking into the adult section in the back while my teen browses upstairs in the YA section. It’s fun to peruse the shelves to see what’s out and read cover summaries. What about you?

Hummingbird Lake (Eternity Springs #2) by Emily March

Paperback edition

*raises hand* Raise your hand if you have ever read a book in one sitting from beginning to end. Guess how long it took for me to read this 300+ paged book.

Two hours and forty minutes! I read it Saturday night from 9pm to 11:40pm. It was kind of like oh, I’ll read til the end of the chapter. Next, I’d be like oh, I’ll just read another chapter. Then it got to oh, I’m almost done; I might as well finish it!

I had read the first installment in February 2018. I liked it. This one, I really liked. The characters with their back stories and what drove them kept me interested. There are always cute animals involved, mostly dogs I think. The town and its main characters are always around; it’s like the show, Cheers. I’ve requested book three. Four stars.

What book have you read in one sitting?

I’m off to respond to your comments before I take the teen to Open Court. Thanks for droppin by. TTYS.

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

  1. Zach’s love of tennis is something he learned in High school. Most on the team came from well off families whose kids had lessons for years. Zach, new to the game, only played doubles. Today it is one of his great joys in life. He got to play often, really often in Mexico. Not nearly as much here in the last year. He is watching Wimbledon now. I hope your daughter loves the game for life!! I have to find the name of the book our dear friend Gee gave zach when he began tennis. I’ll ask him if he remembers!!!!

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  2. Hi Stefanie 🙂 Well, summer is HERE Yay!!! I’m porch-bound for the most part avoiding the black flies and skeeters! I started a book (what??? a book??? lol)…it’s called “The Book of Joe” by Vincent Price. He wrote such a lovely tribute to his beloved dog, very heartwarming! And because I love the man, I am reading it, by hearing him narrate it! Pretty cool. 🙂 Congrats on the free tea! I love freebies!!

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  3. I am impressed that you read Hummingbird Lake in one sitting. I don’t think I have ever done that. But occasionally I would read for a couple of hours in one go.

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  4. Ugh I have to make an appointment for myself. I hate taking time out of the day for those things. Lol. Sounds like your girls are doing great! What does grunting do when playing tennis? Very interesting! I always hear pro players grunting and I thought it was a result of hitting so hard, but maybe it actually helps them. Very cool.

    I remember before Wyatt was born and a new HP book would come out I would just sit and read cover to cover. I used to read like that a lot, actually! Now I don’t anymore, but as he gets older I am sure I will again! 🙂 I am glad you liked that book that much!

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    1. Aw, thank you! Glad what I’m reading is similar to your tastes. I always add many books to my TBR from Kathryn of The Book Date and from Katherine of I Wished I Lived in a Library.


  5. Ugh the annual eye doctor visits. I still schedule mine with my kids on the same day as well, and I don’t like when they dilate my eyes.
    I like the quote you shared and Hummingbird Lake sounds good.
    Enjoy your week!

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