Reader, Writer, Reviewer

Labor Day Weekend



Me and some of our group drinking pitchers Friday night.

Saturday two lovely ladies accompanied me to the Princeton, WI flea market, “Wisconsin’s Largest Weekly Outdoor Flea Market,” and I did a bit of book browsing.  Not a broad selection (note the plethora of V.C. Andrews), but I did find a copy of The Bungalow by Sarah Jio for $4.

And I didn’t get nearly as much reading done as I’d hoped.  (Isn’t that always the case?)  Since I was in the middle of A Dangerous Inheritance by Alison Weir, I made significant progress on this 500 page chunker.  And I did get about 100 pages into Death in the City of Light by David King, so I’ll plow through the rest of it this week.  So far it’s awesome.  Didn’t even crack the other two I brought, but Dave got through all of City of Thieves by David Benioff (he’d give it 3.5/5 stars) and started The Amber Room by Steve Berry with promises that he’ll finish it (we’ll see, fingers crossed).

But I did get a ton of card making done and have a sufficient supply on hand now.  I also inspired some of my friends to make use of their scrapbooking leftovers.  Here are some samples of what I produced:

So if I have your address, of course you can expect a little something in the mail this week.  Back to the grind tomorrow, but at least it’s 4-day week.  Have a good one guys!


Author: Julie Merilatt

I live in a Chicago suburb with my husband and a house full of books. Book collecting, reading, and reviewing consume my life. I have a special affinity for all things Alice in Wonderland. I began my education at Carthage College, wanting to be an English teacher. Eventually I decided that Carthage and I weren’t a good fit anymore, so I transferred to North Park University, where I realized I didn’t want to be a teacher. So I finished my education with a degree in English with a writing concentration. I was always a voracious reader and wrote my first review in April 2007. I don’t remember why exactly I decided to write a review, only that I had just finished The Agony and the Ecstasy and had a strong feeling that I needed to express how I felt about it. This inspired me to write reviews about each book I wrote and after posting on Amazon for two years, I was invited into the Amazon Vine program. I am also an active reviewer/member of Goodreads and enjoy being an active member of the online book community.

2 thoughts on “Labor Day Weekend

  1. Wow, that book sale looks awesome! I wish I’d made time to go to that flea market when I lived in WI. I am a sucker for a good book sale.

  2. Pingback: Bookish (and not so bookish) Thoughts | JulzReads

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