Saturday, January 9, 2010

Week in Review: January 3-9

Week in Review

Has it really been a few weeks since I've done a Week in Review? Boy the Holidays really have gotten away from me.

Well, thank goodness I'm here now. Whew!

Unfortunately not a grand exciting week or weeks of book reading. Too much wine, presents, nut goodie bars, fuzzy slippers and sleep. I had all of these grand illusions to finish The Alienist and the not-yet-released Jodi Picoult. I wanted to get lost in a great pile of literature.

What did I finish? Seduced by a Rogue by Amanda Scott (hunky romance) and The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (young readers). Well, no offense to either one of them but not exactly the meaty novels I was planning on jumping into. Oh well, I had a blast anyway. Besides I'm in January now and it's Saucy Reading Month. So, fellas, forget your shirts, I'm coming your way.

Oh, before I forget= I won the Honest Scrap Award from Nikki at A Haunt of Ancient Peace and Celtic Lady from Blog o' the Irish. THANK YOU BOTH! I have to pass it on to others and tell you all a bunch of secrets about me. I promise I will do that this week!

For books I received this past week, there have been a few.

I won a copy of City of Ashes by Clarke from Anna at Anna's Book Blog (thank you!).

I got a copy of Christine Falls by Benjamin Black (gritty Irish thriller) from

I checked out New Years Eve Murder by Leslie Meir and Every Dead Thing by John Connolly from my awesome local library.

I snagged an ARC of Roses by Leila Meacham from work. A meaty, delicious novel! I can't wait. And also, an ARC of The Girl Next Door by Elizabeth Noble.

Anyhoo, my world of books may not have been very exciting but unfortunately some family emergency news did kick my life into high gear the past few days. My 94 year old Grandma who helped raise me had to have surgery. She pulled through and is resting comfortably (knock on wood!) She is forever in my prayers that her journey to recovery is smooth!

Until next time, Happy reading!

red headed book child


Melissa said...

Looking forward to your review of Roses. I really want to read that one.

Celticlady's Reviews said...

I want to read Roses also... Hope Grandma keeps on doing well!!!

Amy J said...

Sorry that you weren't a big fan of Seduced By A Rogue. I am very picky about my historical romances. They have to really grab my attention quick and they have to have words I actually know! LOL

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Amy, I sent you an email in repsonse but what historical romances do YOU prefer?

Melissa and Celtic Lady, thank you and I will hope to get to Roses soon enough. It's a big one!

Tales of Whimsy said...

Nice! I love winning books. Congrats :)

Anonymous said...

Hope your Grandma does well! In spite of what you may think, it seems to me you're doing plenty of reading!! Congrats on your award and all the books you got. Life is good :)

Amy J said...

I recommend Elizabeth Hoyt and Anna Campbell. They are both amazing authors!

Christine said...

I'm glad your grandma's surgery went well and I, too, hope her recovery is comfortable and quick! :)

Enjoy all of those books!

Celticlady's Reviews said...

Michelle, I found a cool website that has books about folklore some of the books look really cool!!!

serendipity_viv said...

Sounds like you had a busy week. I keep meaning to get into the Riordan books, but just haven't had the time.

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