Saturday, December 5, 2009

Week in Review: November 29-December 5


Week in Review


I had to include this picture of my little guy. It is just priceless. We are gearing up for the holidays in our house this past week. That includes trying to get a decent picture of our little one so we can make copies and send out our Christmas cards.

Well, every time we would put on the Christmas hat he would pull it off and shout "NO!" Point taken!

But we had several visits with both sets of Grandparents and they insisted we keep trying because of course, the end result would be adorable. !

Well, this is as close as it gets and I think it's perfect. I lean more towards the funny in pictures anyway!

Anyhoo,
On to my week in books. What a fun week I had and finally a very successful reading week. I finished Eggs Benedict Arnold by Laura Childs and These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer and Mistletoe Murder by Leslie Meier. Reviews are up for the first two. All were very enjoyable books.

I had to move on a bit from the cozy and the romance so I started an excellent, EXCELLENT thriller; The 13th Hour by Richard Doetsch. My review should be up tomorrow or Monday. Edge of your seat kind of thriller. I can't wait to tell you guys all about it.

As for books coming into my home this week, I received a few! I received a My Favorite Things package that I won from Julie at My 5 Monkeys. It included a cookbook, a chick lit novel, a word search book and LOTS of chocolate! Thank you Julie.

I also received A Blue and Gray Christmas by Joan Medlicott for review from Pocket Books. Her blog tour is Tuesday December 15.

Amy J from My Overstuffed Bookshelf sent me a copy of The Christmas Carol: Special Edition by Charles Dickens. Very exciting.

And lastly, I received two children's books by Marilyn Randall to review;
Elmer, the Christmas Elf and Inside Out. I look forward to reading them with my son and letting you all know what I am think of them.

To wrap up the week, today, my mom and I went to see cozy mystery writer, Laura Childs at a local mystery bookstore in my city. She was there signing copies of her Cackleberry Club mysteries. I got a picture and my books signed and it turns out she did know my Grandpa but not my dad. If you remember she is from my dad's hometown of Jordan, MN. She knew my family name and knew my Grandpa and was very kind and sweet as we chatted up my family.
It was a nice way to end the week.

On a sad note, my Godfather passed away yesterday. R.I.P George Brockman. He and my mom had known each other for over 40 years and she became best friends with his wife, Joyce. They were always so kind and giving to me growing up and really took the role of my Godparents seriously. George, you will be missed.

Until next time, Happy Reading!

red headed book child

15 comments:

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I think his expression is priceless - it's a keeper!!!

Staci said...

First off I'm so sorry for your loss of your Godfather.

The Christmas photo of your child is hilarious...love it!! Sounds like a great time spent meeting an author from your neck of the woods!!! Sounds like you received a bunch of great reads in the mail too...Enjoy!

Karen said...

Okay, I am rolling at Santa's smuggest elf!

StephTheBookworm said...

Love the picture - too cute!

Jenny said...

That is such an adorable picture!!

I'm sorry to hear about your godfather. =(

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Thanks everyone for your kind words about my Godfather. I appreciate it.

My 5 Monkeys(Julie) said...

what a cutie.

I'm so sorry to hear the loss of your Grandfather.

Amy J - Book Addict said...

My hubby says that he is giving you the TUDE face! LOL>..That is priceless. I would rather send out thousands of pictures with a funny face than a perfect one of my child smiling. LOL..The funny ones are the best! Glad you got the book!

CelticLady said...

I love that picture!! My youngest grandson always has a goofy face when it is picture time, my little imp...

CelticLady said...

Must be the Irish in me hey??? Which is a considerable amount. When hubby and I first met he said "I had the map of Ireland on my face". He is all Irish... with a last name of Kelly what else can you be? your little one is so cute....

Rhodes Review said...

My condolences on the loss of your Godfather.

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

Sorry to hear about your Godfather Michelle :(

Loving the little guy rocking in the Santa hat, he's too cute :)

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

Well this was a bittersweet post! What an adorable picture! I am sorry to hear about your godfather but enjoy your family and all the love around you. And all the good books! You are a lucky woman in so many ways. My warmest thoughts to you.

Lisa said...

I'm sorry to hear about your godfather.

Love the picture! It looks like he's trying to be all tough!

Christine said...

Sorry to hear about your godfather. I hope you and your family find comfort in your happy memories of him.

I'm so impressed that you've been busy getting into the Christmas spirit at home AND doing all that reading! That's awesome! What's your secret? I'm barely managing to do either one!

Your little guy is absolutely adorable. I know I say that every time you post a picture of him, but well... who gets tired of hearing how scrumptious your baby is, right? ;)