It has been a CRAZY week!! I think I mentioned in a post (if not, I apologize, but I've talked about it on social media) that I have been reassigned to a library MUCH closer to my house. I spent this week working at this library and WOW...there is SO MUCH going on. A lot of changes are going to be happening in my life. And in my kids lives. They all start school next week, and my oldest is going to be starting middle school. Whew. Big deep breaths.
Okay, so what did I read??
Last week I mentioned that I was reading Buried Prey by John Sandford. Finished it, LOVED it. I really like the character of Lucas Davenport.
I don't typically read these types of mysteries, but I really liked it. It kept me guessing "who done it?" all the way up until the end. Very well done. I'm certainly going to add more of these novels to my must read list.
I also started and finished Luckiest Girl Alive. It was a good story. It was compared to Gone Girl, but nah, I don't think so. I don't want to give away too much because there would be the potential for a HUGE spoiler, but let me just say that the incident that Ani eludes to when talking about the documentary that she is being interviewed for was not something that I saw coming. So good job there Jessica Knoll. I also found out that Reese Witherspoon bought the rights to this book and is making it into a movie. I think Reese herself would be a GREAT Ani, but she might be too old as Ani is 29 in the story, so we'll see.
Have you read Luckiest Girl Alive? What did you think?? What else have you been reading?
This has been a slow reading week for me. I was only able to finish one book this week, but it was a good one!!
The Rosie Effect is the second book from Graeme Simsion. The Rosie Project was his first book and this book picks up where the other left off. Well, not right where the other left off. Rosie and Don are now married and have moved to NYC for Rosie to finish her MD and PhD, and Don is working at Columbia University (where Rosie is also going to school.)
New characters are introduced, and a more human side of Don is displayed.
It was really a fun book, and I highly recommend it.
I also started (just last night!!) Buried Prey by John Sandford.
Patrons at my library branch are always checking out books by John Sandford, but I don't think I've ever written anything by him, so I picked this one. It's got me hooked. I just started chapter 6, and I'm already super curious what is going to happen! From the author: "An entire block on the edge of the Minneapolis loop is being torn down for development, when an unpleasant surprise is unearthed: the bodies of two girls, wrapped in plastic, underneath an old house. It looks like they've been down there a long time. Lucas Davenport knows exactly how long.
In 1985, Davenport was a young cop just about to be promoted out of uniform, despite a reputation for playing fast and loose with the regulations. A local hockey hero, a womanizer, a superb undercover guy, he was part of the massive police effort that followed the kidnapping of two girls who were never found again, dead or alive. Eventually, the case was closed.
But not for Davenport. Now, with the bodies discovered, he has the chance to investigate the kidnappings all over again, and the deeper he probes, the more one thing becomes clear: It wasn't just the bodies that were buried. It was the truth."
So that's what I'm reading these days. What are you reading???
So many runs, so little time!!
The amazing people that have brought you The 5K Zombie Run, and the 5K Color Blast are at it again!!
But this year, this year is going to be EPIC!!
They will be in Sarasota for a 5k Zombie NIGHT run on Saturday Oct. 24, and the 5k Color Blast on Sunday Oct. 25th, and returning to Tampa on Saturday November 14th for the 5k Zombie Run in the morning, followed by the 5k Color Blast in the afternoon!
AND – since they doing the events back-to-back, they are offering a special, additional “fun run challenge” medal to everyone who participates in both! Yahoo!! I love to run for extra bling!!
The Sarasota Events will be held at Nathan Benderson Park 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle in Sarasota, and the Tampa Events will take place at Lake Park 17302 N Dale Mabry Hwy in Lutz.
The Girls and I went to the 5K Color Blast last year and had a GREAT time.
ALL participants receive t-shirts & finisher medals PLUS the additional 3rd medal for those doing both events. And they are also introducing several new, fun “swag” items this year! You can find out more information about each of the events at the links below:
To register for the events, please follow these links:
But wait...I have discount codes!! Use the code META5 to save $5 of each registration!!
But wait...there is STILL MORE!
I have one FREE registration for EACH race!!! How can you win? Simply leave me a comment telling me which race you'd like to participate in. Would you like to participate in more than one? Tell me that too!! All winners will receive a voucher that I will email and you MUST register online no later than October 1st. The winners will be chosen on Friday August 28th.
Good luck and I hope to see you in Lutz in November!!