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Happy Sunday and happy last week of summer! Yea! This summer has come and gone so quickly, more so than usual I think. I refuse to believe the age thing. (Time passes quicker as you age.) I think the crazy weather this year had a lot to do with it. Hopefully winter will be average this year, but before then, is the fall. I love the fall with the crispness in the air, and pumpkins, and apples and cinnamon. The fall has always been my favorite season.
This week will hopefully be a quiet week as far as daily life goes. Busy but quiet, and that's how I like it. I almost forgot! Went to the dermatologist for a follow-up and everything is good. My face is healing beautifully, and it looks quite good. See...
A small laser treatment in two months and I should be good as new. I would have never thought this after all those stitches I had. Apparently the man knows his craft and he is quite the surgeon. And he's a nice guy to boot, so kudos to him.
In bookish news, on Thursday, September 2nd, I will have an interview with Justin Kramon the writer of Finny, which I enjoyed. Here is a trailer about the book, and look for my review on the 1st.
Last week was the first discussion of The Handmaid's Tale and it was quite interesting. I only wished we could do this in person because everyone has been such a delight to read. All of the participants have brought insights I hadn't considered, and make me read the rest of the book with a different eye. Yes, I am almost finished the book, because I had to know what happened. I have about 25% left, and I am saving that for later, so my mind is fresh for the upcoming discussions. I will post my thoughts each week, but if you wish to lurk along with the discussion, stop by the Classic Reads Book Club.
Anna Elliott. It is the second in the trilogy. The first was Twilight of Avalon which I read and reviewed last year. This trilogy is a fresh interpretation of the legends of King Arthur and Tristan and Isolde. I like the direction Elliott has taken. If you would like to read Dark Moon but am concerned because you haven't read the first one, I think you will be alright. The prologue of Dark Moon gives the reader enough information to get into the story and some of Isolde's reflections in Chapter 1 shed light as well. Although I would recommend Twilight of Avalon because it was such a beautiful read, and will give you emotional insight into Isolde and Tristan.
As for the rest of my reading schedule, I am not sure what to pick up next. I have two library books I would like to get to, but I also have review commitments to meet. Speaking of which, I know I said this at the beginning of the year, but obviously I didn't follow my own advice. I have got to be super selective when it comes to accepting books for review. I have had quite a few duds this year, and I think it's because I became dazzled from being solicited. No more I say! I will only accept books which I absolutely must read, or from those sources I trust. How else am I ever going to get to Mount TBR or those library books?!
Well that's it from me for now. Please enjoy your week and for those int he U.S. the upcoming holiday weekend. And don't forget to enter my contest for 151 Followers. You have until September 13th.
Take care and happy reading :)
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