Friday, January 29, 2010

Week in Review: January 24-30 (a day early!)

Week in Review

Good Morning all! I am anticipating this weekend to be a long one so I am doing my week in review a day early. My little one is chewing on one of his cars with his juice cup in one hand watching Sesame Street. I figure I have a few minutes to start!

This week kicked our butt again. My husband does on call Maintenance in rotation and this was his week. He got a ton of calls and we made the mistake of making plans. Of course, they all got interrupted and I had to leave work several times early...blah blah. It made for a long week of running around.

So far, the kiddo only likes to read about going Potty on the chair but doesn't quite want to do it yet. No pressure! The funny thing is that he gets quite a honk out of watching me do my business in the john. Privacy? What is that again?

On to my exciting Book news this week. I am registered for BEA and the Book Blogger Convention. I have booked hotels and made plans to meet some of you lovely blogger pals! The last thing is to find that perfect cheap flight....! I can not wait. I am so excited to get away and see New York. It's been too long. The last time I made my trip was when I was 5 months pregnant with kiddo. My best friend Trever (my NYC travel companion) was so bloated and exhausted by the end of that trip due to my constant need to eat every hour. He was determined to keep up with me and suffered at the end of it!!!

I finished House Rules by Jodi Picoult and boy did that one take it out of me. My review should be up early next week.

I started Ecstasy Unveiled by Larissa Ione for the Blog Tour. Saucy, indeed!

I also started The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff and Bloodroot by Amy Greene, a first novel by an exciting new voice.

I am determined to do an Awards post early next week and give back to all of those that honored me!! I promise.

I joined J. Kaye's 100+ Reading Challenge for 2010. I think I can, I think I can!
Oh, hell, I KNOW I can!

Lastly, though a few days late, the winner for Knit, Purl, Die by Anne Canadeo is Jeannie (Old Bookworm) at Pine Cottage Books! Thanks to all for entering!
Jeannie, I'll be emailing you for an address!

Happy Reading!

red headed book child


Tales of Whimsy said...

Great update. Have a fab weekend. Congrats Jeannie!

Julie@My5monkeys said...

sounds like a busy week.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Michelle! I'm looking forward to reading it. Sent you my address too. :)

Good luck on your new challenge and have fun at the convention. How exciting for you!

Anonymous said...

You've had a great week! I really want to read The 19th's on my list.

Jenny said...

Yay, I'm excited you'll be there too!! I still have to book flight and hotels... but that won't be until about March that I do that. I can't wait until it's official official, haha.

Lisa said...

Your days of privacy in the bathroom are over, lady! You will not get a shower or be able to use the toilet in peace again for a long time. Even if the door isn't open, there will be a knock on it!

I'm so jealous that you get to go to NYC for the conventions! My middle one graduates that week and I think he might be upset if I weren't home!

Alyssa Kirk said...

Always love a chance to catch up with your weekly review. So excited for (and jealous of) you about your NY trip. Have fun!