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Mondays with Megan-Critter Christmas III-12/15/14

This past Saturday was my Third Annual Critter Christmas Party with the Cleveland Animal Protective League. They brought four dogs and eight kittens to the library. Throughout the day over 100 people stopped in to see the animals and leave donations. We even had one adoptions!

This is Dinks. She found a forever home this weekend!


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Izzy, Coco Strudel, and Tina are just a few of the pets that went back to the APL. If you are thinking about adding a new pet to your family please consider giving a rescue animal a chance. And a special thank you to everyone who stopped by to leave a donation or just stopped in for a cuddle.

As Christmas rapidly approaches I am trying to juggle last-minute reading and checking off items on my enormous To Do list. So far I have baked two batches of cookies, ordered a few gifts, and made a trip to Barnes & Noble for my nephews. Oh! and I bought a ton of fancy cheese. I got lucky with my assignments. Last week I discovered that short stories, novellas, graphic novels and audio books are the way to go right now. Novels just slow me down!

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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  • The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin. This edition is a reprint of a novella originally published in 1980 and is set in the world of A Song of Ice and Fire. This little novella tells the story of a girl and the legendary Ice Dragon who befriends her.
  • The Witch Must Burn by Danielle Paige. This digital novella is the second prequel to Dorothy Must Die. In this one readers learn more about Glinda and Jellia Jam. One is not as good as she claims and the other learns that she an important role to play in the saving of Oz.
  • Spoiled Brats by Simon Rich. This collection of short stories all examine the theme of parents and the spoiled brats who love them. Dark, off-beat and irreverent as well as laugh-out-loud hilarious.
  • Fables, vol. 20: Camelot by Bill Willingham. It is clear that this series is winding down, and Camelot is setting the stage for a big finish.

Current Audio:

blue lily, lily blue lucky us

Currently Reading:

glory o'brien all the bright places how to be a woman

On Deck:

mortal heart accidental

Happy Reading!


Mondays with Megan-When All the Cute Came to the Library

Over the weekend I hosted the Second Annual Critter Christmas Party with the Cleveland Animal Protective League. Over 80 people braved the weather to come and cuddle with some adorable animals. Many brought gifts from the APL’s wishlist and stayed to make a treat to take home to their own pets. Best of all, one luck pup found a forever home! Ready to see some cuteness?

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The cute little guy at the end of the second row was adopted! Above him is Silent Night. I cannot believe this beautiful girl wasn’t adopted. I wish I could have taker her myself. If you are looking for a calm dog to snuggle with, she’s your girl! Someone needs to please go get her!

This event is so easy to organize. The amazing staff and volunteers to almost all the work! All I have to do is prepare a couple of simple crafts and gather some books.

photo 8The dogs go nuts for this simple, no bake treat!

photo 23Jingle bells attached to pipe cleaners keep the kittens busy!

It may not be a lot of work, but the cuteness overload left me feeling a little like this:

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I wish I could use this as my excuse for not getting much reading done. Sadly, the puppies are not the reason! On the bright side, this already long post isn’t going to be much longer once I finish my It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? post.

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That’s right. I finished one book and was it ever a good one! Champion, by Marie Lu is the final book in the Legend Trilogy. THIS is how you end a series. *cough unlike Allegiant cough*. There was action and suspense, betrayal and romance. There were tears. It was a wild ride and I loved it.

Current Audio:

fin city of theives

I am so close to finishing Fin & Lady by Cathleen Schine. It is wonderful and charming, just perfect for this hectic time of year. I abandoned my previous Playaway in favor of City of Thieves by David Benioff. I am completely engrossed in this story about the Siege of Leningrad.

Currently Reading:

mara dyer born of illusion breath of frost

I just started The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michele Hodkin. The book opens with a Ouija board scene and if you have read The Diviners by Libba Bray, you know that no good comes of that. I am scared. I am still plugging away at Born of Illusion by Teri Brown and I also started an ARC of A Breath of Frost by Alyxandra Harvey about a trio of cousins in Regency London who discover a family legacy of witchcraft. So, I have the supernatural covered.

On Deck:

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My next audio is Boston Jacky by L.A. Meyer. I am SO excited! After Mara Dyer, I plan to read A Stranger Thing, the much-anticipated sequel to Mothership, by Martin Leicht. I have 15 days to finish 11 books. I am a little worried!

Happy Reading!