Sunday, August 10, 2014

It's Monday and we had a fun weekend!


This Wednesday, we packed our bags and dropped the kids off with my in-laws. The hubby and my mom and I got in the car and crossed state lines to take part in my cousin's wedding. My husband performed the ceremony, my mom played the piano, and I sang two songs while the grandmothers and mothers came down the aisle. My dad and sisters joined us later in the weekend and we had a really lovely time together.

The rehearsal dinner was at a park. We may or may not have had some fun on the playground....

I think we clean up pretty nicely, though. 


Read This Week:
The Magician's Land (The Magicians, #3)
The Magician's Land
By Lev Grossman

Landline
Landline
By Rainbow Rowell


Posts from this Past Week:
It's Monday
Reviews of The Virtues of Oxygen, The Visitors, and If I Stay


Reading Now:
The Hundred-Year House
The Hundred-Year House
By Rebecca Makkai


Up Next:
The Snow Queen
The Snow Queen
By Michael Cunningham


What are you reading this week?

30 comments:

  1. Congrats on the wedding and I love how everyone in your family has a part in the ceremony--how special! Yes, you all clean up well, and I love the color of your dress. I think I would like to read The Snow Queen, need to know a bit more about it. Have a good week.

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    1. It's fun to be a part of the big day and it meant that we drove up early and were able to help with some of the last minute details.

      I adore Cunningham's The Hours, so I'm excited to read his newest book.

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  2. The wedding sounds like a fun occasion, and you look beautiful! These look like good reading selections. I am definitely interested in The Snow Queen.

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  3. You have a lovely family. Congrats on the wedding! :)
    You have good reads this week. Happy reading!

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    1. Thank you! Now that everyone is grown up, it's so nice to have occasions to spend time together. :)

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  4. Congrats on the wedding! Just added The Snow Queen and The Hundred-Year House to my tbr. Happy reading!

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    1. Thanks B. This meme is always trouble for my tbr list too! :)

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  5. Sounds like you had a lovely time.

    Keep on reading!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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    1. We did have a great time. Now I have to get back to real life!

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  6. It's so nice that everyone was involved in the wedding! Hope you enjoy The Snow Queen.

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    1. Thanks JoAnn! I am looking forward to reading it.

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  7. Sounds like a lovely family wedding! I have been interested in reading The Hundred-Year House. Not sure about The Snow Queen . . . I'll be interested to hear what you think!

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    1. I just finished The Hundred-Year House and found it just ok. We will have to see how The Snow Queen goes!

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  8. I read Landline this week too! What did you think?

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    1. I enjoyed it. It was a perfect book to take on a trip! :)

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  9. It sounds like a lovely wedding! Nice pictures! Enjoy your books this week. I'm between books. I finished "Mexican White Boy" (a young adult novel) yesterday, and I'll start a short book on engaging kids with math either tonight or tomorrow.

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    1. I might have to check out the book about kids and math! It's not my strong suit but I don't want to pass on the fear to my kids.

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  10. Nice pics, and looks like a great wedding! Hope Landline was good- her books are so popular right now.

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    1. Landline was a fun read, but it also had a lot of good insight into marriage and relationships.

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  11. I look forward to your review of Landline.. I love hearing thoughts on books I recently read... Well, who am I kidding, any old book really. Haha!

    I've The Hundred-Year house awaiting me on Kindle, I'm really looking forward to reading it!

    Looks like you had a lovely time at the family wedding!
    :-)
    Bits & Bobs

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    1. Haha, that is the life of a booklover! Any review will be good. :)

      I liked The Hundred-Year House but I didn't love it. I will be interested to see what you think!

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  12. How is the Makkai book? I read The Borrower by her and liked it a lot. Curious about this one.
    The wedding sounds great, that are some fun pictures there :)

    Have a great week.

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    1. I liked some of it but there were other parts that bothered me. I think I'm still sorting out my thoughts!

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  13. Sooo dying to read The Hundred-Year House! Cheers to fun family weekends. :)

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    1. I didn't love it....but maybe you will!

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  14. Sounds like a lovely wedding. I am curious about Landline.

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    1. It was a great weekend! I really enjoyed Landline. Have you read other books by Rowell?

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  15. You do clean up nicely! :) Weddings are awesome. You had some awesome looking books too. Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks Heidi. I hope you're having a great week too!

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