Sunday, November 21, 2021

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? and Mailbox Monday - Nov 22

Welcome to It's Monday! What Are You Reading? and Mailbox Monday.


It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. It's a great post to organize yourself. It's an opportunity to visit and comment, and er... add to that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye's Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date.

Welcome to the Monday before Thanksgiving. I'm even more excited this year since I am not cooking. Don't get me wrong, I love to cook. I just don't like having to clean the house to get ready for company. 

San Diego was amazing...much warmer than it is in Massachusetts. In addition to the conference, we attended a special event at Petco Park where the Padres play and spent a day at the San Diego Zoo and Coronado. It took me a few days for my internal clock to reset to Eastern time, but the trip was well worth it. Here are a few photos:

The North Entrance to Coronado Hotel.

We drove a golf cart around Coronado. 

Lil' Princess loves giraffes.

First exhibit we saw after entering the zoo.

This guy needs a meme. He was so funny.

So many beautiful flowers there.

I arrived home to the Christmas cactus looking pretty, new bakeware,  and Theo in his new sweater.

In my reading world, I read a few books and reviewed four since the last time I participated.

My review of this book will appear tomorrow at The Children's and Teens' Book Connection

I read this next one. My review will appear at this blog on December 6.

Next up are these.

I am still trying to work in some books just for fun.

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists. 

The conference gave me a chance to win some free books. I also bought one on diversity.

I also picked up this book from the library before I left.

That's it from me this week. Hope you share what you're reading and your new books. Wishing you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving.


vvb32 reads said...

Lovely zoo pics - those flamingos :-)

shelleyrae @ book'd out said...

Giraffes are my favourite too!
Glad the conference went well and you got to enjoy so many fun activities

Wishing you a great reading week and a happy thanksgiving

Marg said...

I've been to San Diego a couple of times now. I really enjoy it as a place to visit! We also wandered around Coronado!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

San Diego is a wonderful place to visit! Happy Thanksgiving, Cheryl. Enjoy your reading this week.

Aj @ Read All The Things! said...

That looks like a fun trip! I could use some warmth and tropical plants right now. Happy Thanksgiving!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

It has been many years since I went to San Diego! I still remember visiting the zoo there when I was a child. And I live in California! LOL

My granddaughter went to college there...but the Pandemic thwarted some plans.

Enjoy your books and your week, and here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

Kathy Martin said...

Glad you enjoyed your conference. Love the pictures. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

Lydia said...

Your dog is adorable. Hope you have a good Thanksgiving!

Cindy said...

Looks like lots of interesting reads. Here is my link for this week if you would like to stop by:

Cheryl said...

Thanks for visiting, everyone. I just caught up on viewing your blogs. Long day.

San Diego was a lot of fun. So neat to see many of you have also been there.

Lydia, God made Theo cute so that I don't get angry when he's naughty.

Hope you all have a nice week.

Greg said...

Great pics! I love flamingos. :)

Martha Eskuchen said...

I like the post background.
I'm glad you had a good time and the zoo pictures are wonderful.
Looks like you had good reading and Theo is cute in his sweater.
Enjoy your week, your reading, and have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Savvy Verse & Wit said...

I hope you love your poetry books and all the other goodies. The Bird of Paradise flower is beautiful. I love San's beautiful