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Week in Review

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Here we are back to Monday again! We had a great time celebrating Halloween on Friday. And then I got up the next morning and ran my second 5K. I ran the first in May in 35:00. I ran the second 5K on Saturday in 33:26. I'm hoping to sign up for another one this fall and to finish even faster. So far, both of the races I've done have been very hilly!! Here I am at the finish line.


And now on to my reading and reviewing recap for the week!

Reviews and Blog Posts
Literary Blog Hop giveaway - ending Wednesday so click to enter today!!
National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) - Yes, I'm going to post every day this month! Yikes!
Review: This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash

Reading
I did a lot of reading last week. I finished The Light Between Oceans: A Novel by M.L. Stedman. Then I read This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash.

Now I'm reading There Once Lived a Mother Who Loved Her Children, Until They Moved Back In: Three Novellas About Family by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya.

Kids Reading
C continued reading through the How to Train Your Dragon books by Cressida Cowell. He just needs to read the last two or three when they're available at the library. He did find a new book at the library that he started: TodHunter Moon, Book One: PathFinder (World of Septimus Heap) by Angie Sage. M is reading Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 2) by Jeff Kinney.

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 haven't heard of any of the books you posted! Glad to hear had a good reading week though! :) Congrats on running a 5K! I'm not a runner and think it's awesome when people do it! :)

    Here's my Monday!

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  2. Wow, I didn't even know there WAS a NaBloPoMo! Sounds like you had a good reading week and blogging, too!

    Good for you for completing your second 5K...and bettering your time, too!

    Enjoy your books this week -

    Sue

    Book By Book

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    1. I hadn't heard of NaBloPoMo until a couple days ago! I had heard of the writing one, but I'm not that kind of writer, so figured I'd never be able to participate. Have a good week!

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  3. I've just completed my first It's Monday! post & I'm enjoying seeing what everyone, all round the world is reading.

    great to see an award winning Aussie author on your list. I'm hosting AusReading Month during all of Nov if you'd like to add a link to Stedman post when you write it :-)
    http://bronasbooks.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/ausreading-month-2014-master-post.html

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I'll definitely check out your AusReading Month post.

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  4. I have a few books from Cressida Crowell's dragon series but haven't started reading them yet. Holding off until I get the rest of the book titles. Great photo! I miss running! The haze was extremely bad in Singapore before I left, it was impossible to do outdoors running. :) Great picture! :)

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    1. My son is waiting on just two more of the dragon books and then he will finally be done with it! It's a long series! Too bad about the haze. I'm sure it wouldn't be healthy to run in that.

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