Monday, May 2, 2016

It's Monday and May already?

Good morning from the endlessly gloomy New Jersey.

I am not a fan of all this rain. It has been overcast here for the past four days or so and promises to continue for much of this week. While we have made many pillow forts and valiantly burned candles that promise something warm and tropical, this weather may lead to a meltdown where some active children are concerned.

In good news this week? It was my birthday on Tuesday. My parents took me out for lunch at this charming restaurant that specializes in every type of french toast you could imagine. Then husband took me out to dinner and we splurged on crab cakes, lobster macaroni and cheese, and this gigantic peanut butter brownie sundae.


We usually have big family birthday parties, but my father, two sisters, and I are going to be seeing Hamilton this summer. That used up our allotment for our birthdays and Christmas for probably the next ten years.

I moved Alice and Oliver and Searching for Sunday from my tbr pile over to my to-be-reviewed stack. The first is a novel about a couple with a new baby who learns that the wife has very advanced cancer. The second is a memoir of sorts about Evans leaving the church and coming back to it again.

             Alice & Oliver    Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church

Things were pretty quiet on the blog this week, but I did write mini-reviews of Maisie Dobbs and Countdown City. I also shared my love for The Golem and the Jinni. 

            A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers & Other Badass Girls    All of Us and Everything

This week. I'm hoping to read A Tyranny of Petticoats, a collection of short stories, and All of Us And Everything for the She Reads Book Club.


What are you reading this week?

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22 comments:

  1. I've heard really good things about Alice & Oliver! And a french toast restaurant sounds amazing!

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    1. It's so indulgent! I think we all decided that next time, we should get a normal breakfast and split some french toast for dessert!

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  2. Happy belated birthday! That brownie thingie looks good. Enjoy your reads, hope the weather will get better so the kids can run outside.

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  3. Happy belated birthday! It sounds like you had a great birthday - every birthday requires an abundance of yummy food!!

    Alice and Oliver sounds like it could be quite a heart breaking read. I look forward to your thoughts on that one.

    Happy reading!

    Reading With Jade

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    1. Alice and Oliver was certainly a tough read. It was good to read short stories about spunky, young female pirates and bank robbers soon after that!

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  4. Thank you for stopping by! Happy Birthday!

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  5. Oh yum, that desert looks delicious! Happy birthday :) It sounds like you're about to celebrate with some great reading.

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    1. Thanks, Shannon! Shouldn't all holidays be celebrated with good reading? :)

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  6. Happy birthday! I love French toast so your b-day breakfast sounds amazing! I'm also jealous that you get to see "Hamilton." How fun!

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    1. I am ridiculously excited about seeing Hamilton. I just may have received a Hamilton shirt with the Schuyler sisters on it for my birthday...

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  7. ha ha - I started my post this morning the exact same way - May already & gloomy weather! lol I didn't realize you were just over the border in NJ - I'm in DE so suffering the same wet, dark, cool weather.

    Your birthday meals sound scrumptious! And that dessert looks amazing (and so do you!)

    I have been hearing a lot about Alice & Oliver - hope it is as good as they say.

    Enjoy your books this week -

    Sue

    Book By Book

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    1. I keep hoping it's going to let up! We need some sunshine here on the East Coast!!

      Thanks so much, Sue. :)

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  8. Happy belated birthday and have tons of fun at Hamilton. Nice mix of books.

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  9. Yeah...lots of rain here in the mid-Atlantic states. Happy birthday! That dessert looks amazing. I'm starting Dead Wake. Happy reading this week!

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    1. Thank you, Heidi! It was a good birthday.

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  10. A Tyranny of Petticoats looks tempting. Enjoy your week!

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    1. It was a really fun read and short stories make reading seem so possible!

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