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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

Afternoon; how is your Monday going so far?

Do you work out to music? If so, what gets you movin?

Here’s my current playlist; it’s been adjusted now and then when I get tired of certain songs:

My mouth’s also full of an Asian slaw salad from Costco and of a sunnyside up egg; this is how I fuel my body with protein after my workout and get in my veggies.

This past week has been one of adjusting back to PST and of finding something to wear to my cousin’s wedding and finding shoes for the tween.

The wedding was in San Mateo at the Marriot. It was a beautiful, simple ceremony. The bridesmaids looked beautiful in their dresses; the groomsmen looked good in their suits. The bride and groom were shining with happiness.

There was even lion dancing to bless the new couple after the ceremony was completed. It was great to see an all female crew playing the instruments. The performance was long and the first, few people in each row got to pet the lions. The tween did.

“When the last page of a book is turned, it leaves behind an emptiness, a certain kind of sadness that fills you up from within, yet leaves you craving for more.” 
― Anangsha Alammyan, Stolen Reflections

Beneath These Chains (Beneath #3) by Meghan March

Kindle version

This book was about Lord and Elle. I liked the confidence of Lord and how he took care of his woman. I liked how Elle knew her merchandise, spittin her knowledge on items for the pawn shop.

The mystery part was slightly awkward for me. I didn’t know who was the killer but when it came to light, I certainly was surprised. It was a bit believable for me but not all they way. That’s why I gave this book three stars.

Beneath These Scars (Beneath, #4) by Meghan March

Kindle version

This fourth installment was about Lucas and Yve. I totally disliked Lucas in book two; he was such a prick. His arrogance didn’t lessen at all in this read but I started liking him. And I did like Yve, although I did get tired of her usual, yelled comeback. However I enjoyed their story. The dangerous element throughout the plot made sense and finding out who the perpetrator was was certainly a surprise. Four stars. I’ve checked out book five!

Laundry is calling me; does it ever end? The tween has an ortho appointment soon also and we’re going to get boba afterwards. Enjoy the rest of your day. Thanks for stoppin by. TTYS.


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

  1. The wedding sounds great. I never listen to music – I am a music heathen!! Beneath these Chains actually sounds good although the cover wouldn’t entice me but sometimes if it doesn’t appeal you gotta look past it!

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  2. Lovely sounding wedding. 🙂 And lion dancing – wow! That’s sounds really interesting. I wouldn’t have commented on music, except that the comment above got me to thinking about it. I tend to put music on for a specific purpose (as opposed to having it on in the background). Maybe my spirit needs lifting, maybe I need to pick up my speed a little as I’m doing housework and music can work magic in both those situations. Walking outside, I do sing while I walk (if no one is close by to hear me), but otherwise I prefer to hear the sounds of nature, but inside on a treadmill? That’s boring as all get out, and peppy music with a strong beat helps pass that time so nicely. Hope you’re having a great week, Stef! 🙂


  3. This quote: ““When the last page of a book is turned, it leaves behind an emptiness, a certain kind of sadness that fills you up from within, yet leaves you craving for more.”
    ― Anangsha Alammyan” is exactly how I felt after finishing the Harry Potter series! Those characters invaded my life and thoughts for 4 months as I read the books back to back right before the last movie was set to come out!

    My music is for the treadmill and the bike–and it is just a Pandora “I wanna exercise” station. I need that beat to keep me going–but when I walk I don’t listen to much but I am thinking a crime podcast might be in order soon.



  4. Lovely family photo and the wedding sounds nice. I always need music when working out also.Glad you are enjoying the book series, I like the covers.
    Enjoy your week!


  5. I’m currently laid up due to the surgery yesterday. I can walk and that’s about it.

    I’m slowly working my way through Practical Magic. I listened to the Rules of Magic, which I enjoyed….this one is going more slowly, which is odd because I’m reading the actual book and I read more quickly. Little Man and I are also listening to Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them in audiobook format, read by Eddie Redmayne 🙂


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