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Good morning. I hope you had a fabulous week! We got our yard all decorated for Halloween this weekend. In our neighborhood, people put out almost as many decorations for Halloween as they do for Christmas!! It's a little crazy and a lot of fun. Here's a picture of my yard:



Reviews and Blog Posts
Last week, I celebrated my blogiversary with a giveaway and I chose the winners today. If you entered, be sure to check out the giveaway page and your email to see if you won!

I also wrote two reviews:
The Killer Next Door by Alex Marwood
To the Breaking Pointe by Cindy McDonald

Reading
I participated in the Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-Thon but didn't get as much reading done as I had hoped. I read all of To the Breaking Point, which was 307 pages. But I only read about half of The Light Between Oceans: A Novel by M.L. Stedman. I'm on page 143. My book club meets this week to discuss that one. And I have to read and review This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash by Friday! I need another readathon this week!

Kids Reading
C is still reading through the How to Train Your Dragon books by Cressida Cowell. We got a few more from the library this weekend. M finished Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney and started the second one last night.

What are you reading this week? It's Monday! is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, so hop over there if you'd like to see what others are reading too. You can also check out the younger version of It's Monday!

Comments

  1. I love preparing for Halloween almost as much as I love preparing for Christmas!

    Have a great week.

    Here's my It's Monday!

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    1. This is a great time of the year! Have a good week. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Hi, I reading through a book of prayers. Plus, I got about 20 books from a bloggers' conference this weekend. I plan to blog about those next Monday. :) The Killer Next Door sounds great.

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    1. That's a lot of books! Hope you enjoy them!

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