Sunday, December 20, 2009

Week in Review: December 6-December 12

Week in Review

Can you believe it's Christmas already? The year has flown by. Though by gazing into our household you will get more glimpses of Christmas destruction; lights burned out, Santa hat stuffed in a corner (rejected by child), antler ears on the cats (and for a brief second, on the child), bows littering the floors and atleast five extra pounds on my belly. And we have many more weeks of this coming from a divorced family on my husband's side, we will be celebrating well into January. And then comes the little one's 2 yr Birthday. (my waistline is groaning)

So on to my world of books this week...

I had a very successful week in books. I was a on reading streak. I finis
hed both Leslie Meier cozy mysteries, the final Spellman mystery and Joy Fielding's new one, The Wild Zone. I think I need to take a little break from mysteries for a bit. Oh, and I also contributed to the Blog Tour for Joan Medlicott's A Blue and Gray Christmas.

Even more exciting then that are all of the fantastic books that came my way. It was Christmas over and over again. I think I even squealed at the UPS guy. I'm sure he thinks I'm a wee bit crazy anyway since he seems to deliver when I'm still in my pajamas sporting a hair style popular in 1984. :)

Here's what I got! I got ticked off at my computer and didn't include all pics. poo.

I checked this cool cats out at my bookstore (Yes, we have a Libary Loan program!!!)
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
The Maze Runner by James Dasher

* I have read so many fantastic reviews for these two from you fell
ow bloggers I knew they would be perfect fun reading for Christmas week.

I bought these two at my local thrift store (super cheap! You gotta love that!)
Betsy's Wedding/Betsy and the Great World by Maud Hart Lovelace
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

For review, I received this saucy read:
Seduced by a Rogue by Amanda Scott

And from the fabulous Wendy and Alyson at Simon and Schuster (to keep me busy until summer) I received these super reads.
Play Dead by Bryan Brown (a new Zombie novel!)
Band of Angels by Julia Gregson
The Madonnas of Echo Park by Brando Skyhorse
Power Necklace by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond (Young Adult)
Contested Will:Who Wrote Shakespeare? by James Shapiro
The River Kings' Road: a novel of Ithelas by Liane Merciel (Sci/Fi Fantasy)

I have plenty to keep me busy through the winter!

I am looking forward to spending the Christmas weekend reading and relaxing
with my family. Presents, of course, will be opened and wine and sweets will be consumed. All and all, I am praying for some peace (no sickness) and recording some beautiful memories.

I wish all of you a very Happy Holiday and safe travels.
I am so happy to have "met" you all over

the past few months and I look forward to further contributions and collaborations with this awesome blogging community!

Happy Reading!

red headed book child


Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Oh, nice!! I don't even know which one to comment on exactly, so I'm just going to say awesome books in general. I LOVED BC. Anyways, enjoy, and adorable pic! :)

Amy J said...

That is such an adorable picture! You ought to use it for Christmas cards next year! LOL..My youngest daughter turned 5 on Dec 14th so I am feeling your pain of all the sweets hitting the waist! LOL

Celticlady's Reviews said...

This picture popped up and I had to laugh, your little one is soooo cute...

Happy Holidays to you and you do have lots to read for awhile!!

Melissa said...

Great books in there. I really want to read the Maze Runner and Beautiful Creatures.

Your son is adorable.

Have a great week.


Helen Ginger said...

Look at all those books! I love getting unexpected books in the mail (I totally understand the squealing). I've got a huge TBR stack, though. And, unfortunately, I'm doing some volunteer gift wrapping a Barnes & Noble.

Your son is sooo cute.

Straight From Hel

Anonymous said...

Great picture of your son. My wife will buy matching shirts for her and the kids.

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Stephen Tremp

Anonymous said...

Not sure of my original comment went through. I'll try it again:

Good picture of your son. My wife sometimes buys matching shirts for her and the kids.

Merry Chriatmas to you and yours.

Stephen Tremp

Anonymous said...

Have a glass of wine for me :) Merry Christmas!

JennyMac said...

what a smashing list of book recs. Thanks for sharing!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Just wanted to stop by to say Happy Holidays to you an yours. Thanks for being a loyal blogging buddy.

Christine said...

The little guy is sooooooo cute!!!!

I have Beautiful Creatures borrowed from my library right now, too! Did you start it yet? I haven't. Most likely right after the New Year.

I look forward to your thoughts on The Maze Runner. All of your other books look interesting, too! :)