My Sunday-Monday Post!

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Phew! I don’t think I realized what a marathon Halloween can be until this year! And I even cut down on our planned activities. Our normal lives put on the brakes by Wednesday morning it seemed, with all the Halloween stuff we had going on over the course of Wednesday and Thursday. It was a crazy schedule but we had so much fun. Wednesday was Wyatt’s classroom Halloween party, then later in the afternoon he had a Halloween party and parade at the place where he goes to PT. So two costume changes in one day, and lots of candy and fun. On Halloween we went to my brother’s house and trick or treated with Wyatt’s cousin. It was a bummer, the weather was freezing and just a literal downpour. If it would have been one day later I could say it was a cold November rain, but alas, it was just a cold Halloween rain. Despite the weather, the kids were all smiles. We only did a few houses, but we still had fun.

Read Last Week:

The Wicked Deep: Oo, I loved this book!! It was a great read, and it seemed to dovetail nicely with The House of Salt and Sorrow that I read earlier in the month. I loved Ernshaw’s writing style, and this book was very original and well done. I loved it and now I can’t wait to read Winterwood.

Reading this Week:

I am participating in Nonfiction November this month, so I will be reading a few nonfiction books (hopefully!) I tend to read nonfiction slower than fiction, and I have never done a month of straight nonfiction, so I may mix it up a bit. We will see how it goes!

21st-Century Yokel: This was not in my plan at all until I started hopping around the blogs for #NonficNov! I saw it on The Secret Library Site and knew I had to add it to my list for the month.


We didn’t watch too much, but we did catch the finale for GBBO! Oh my gosh that ending!

What about all of you? What is going on in your neighborhood?


27 thoughts on “My Sunday-Monday Post!

  1. I finished watching The Affair (Season 5 was the end). I also enjoyed The Kominsky Method on Netflix.

    I’m glad you had some fun on Halloween. Kids love it, but I never really enjoyed it that much, lol.

    I am not officially participating in Nonfiction November, but I have a stack of nonfiction books and have read a few already.

    Enjoy your week!

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  2. They moved our trick-or-treat up a day because of the threatening rain. And for once it wasn’t cold! I’m not a big non-fiction fan and I know I won’t have time this month because I’m also participating in National Novel Writing Month. There is just so much to participate in this month!

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    1. I am glad that you guys weren’t cold! That’s a bonus for sure. Lol. We were so frozen! Wyatt was warm and toasty in his big Max from Where the Wild Things Are costume that we got in case it was cold (Cookie wouldn’t have cut it) but the rest of us were shivering.

      Good luck on Nanowrimo!!!

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  3. Whitney

    We actually had some flurries on Halloween in my town. Because my little one is only 10 months, we didn’t do much. It was waaaay too cold for anyone to be out trick-or-treating.
    Good luck with Nonfiction November!

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    1. I saw that some people were getting snow. My cousin in Chicago had snow on Halloween too. So early!! Wyatt’s first Halloween we didn’t go to many houses, I think like three just around us to see our close neighbors. 🙂 He was 7 months at the time. 🙂



  4. Halloween is crazy when you have little kids! My sister teaches 2nd grade and says that’s the toughest day of the year for her, lol. One of our neighbors had grandchildren visiting last week, so that little guy was our one and only trick-or-treater this year. The first week of Nonfiction November was great… I learned about so many new books! Looking forward to week 2, although I might not get to post.

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    1. I could not believe it! Lol. Next year we might just do his school party and then actual Halloween and try to limit, otherwise it is so much candy and a rushed schedule.

      Aww! That is cute!!!

      I really enjoyed the first week as well. And my TBR has grown quite a bit!


  5. Wow! Halloween sounds like it was a ride and a half! But it also sounds like you had great fun, and that’s what counts. Your fellow is a doll.

    I’m doing Nonfiction November, too, and I had originally planned to read nothing but nonfiction. The first book I read was great but I had to force myself to get through the next one. I’m not sure now if I want to read just nonfiction.

    I hope you have a great week!

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    1. It was!! I feel like I was a bit in shock, I was unprepared for the crazy of it. Lol. We did have fun though, so that was good. And thank you! 🙂

      I have already started reading a fiction book alongside my nonfiction. I guess I can’t do straight nonfiction!


  6. Literary Feline

    Halloween can be quite the event, can’t it? We had a lot going on too that week. It was a lot of fun. I am glad it is behind us though. I am glad Wyatt and his cousin had fun trick-or-treating despite the weather. I am looking forward to reading The Wicked Deep one of these days and am glad you enjoyed it. I hope you have a great week and Happy Reading!


  7. You are so adventurous to go out in the rain. I think one podcast I listen to, his area was like we’ll do Halloween the day after since they had a storm blow through the day of. We had so many trick-or-treaters; I aim to be prepared with more bags of candy next year as I’m sure there will be more since it’ll be on a Saturday.


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