Sunday, February 21, 2010

Week in Review: Feb 7-13, 14-20

Week in Review

This picture always makes me smile. I figure since I haven't written a Week in Review in a few weeks due to her passing, I'd throw out one more picture of her in remembrance. I have collected a bunch of pictures and put them up to feel her close but for my blog, I think I need to refocus on my books going forward. Thank you to everyone for listening and commenting. It has helped tremendously. I am going to continue to write and remember, though privately in my journal.

This past week brought post-funeral wrap up. My mom and I worked on Thank Yous and gathering more pictures to send to people. Most of her clothing has been given away to family. She always had the snazziest sweaters and an assortment of decorative pins!
We have made the plans for the burial (due to it being too cold now) for May, the same day of her wedding anniversary. I plan on writing something to say. (gulp)

As for my world of books, I have completed and written several reviews. Thank goodness! I was so behind. I reviewed The 19th Wife, Out of my mind, and Spider's Bite. This week I plan on writing reviews for Little Bee and Falling Apart in One Piece.

Speaking of Little Bee, have you all read it yet? Click on my side bar and check it out! It was one of my absolute favorite books of last year.

I discovered a new cozy mystery series all about cooking! Cooking up Murder by Miranda Bliss. It is Book 1 in the Cooking Class Mystery. I got it from Paperbackswap.

I received First Daughter and The Last Snow by Eric Van Lustbader from the publisher to review. Political Thriller? Sure!!

I also got another award (my head is hung so low in shame for STILL not rewarding those that have awarded me! I promise! It will happen soon!) I got the Prolific Blogger Award from Crazy for Books. Thank you! Thank you!

I also need to catch up on my blog reading. Comments here I come.

I must say, though, the thing that tickled me the most this week was that JODI PICOULT commented on my review for her book House Rules. I just about fell out of my chair. !!! I guess a few people read this little ol' blog!

Anyhoo, Happy Reading!

red headed book child


Staci said...

Love that photo!!

I loved Little Bee and it was on my top 10 for last year. I'm going to check out your review of Picoult's newest. I'm looking forward to reading it but I hope it's better than last years' book!

Celticlady's Reviews said...

I assume that that is Rootbeer right?

Love the picture... it is nice to have these blogs to talk about stuff... I do better in writing than actually conversations... time will take care of the hurt... I really need to read Jodi Picoults last book. I do have it but have so many other committments...sheesh..

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Staci, I'm so glad you like Little Bee as much as I di!!

Kathleen, actually, that is a real beer. My Grams was a fan of knocking back a brew right up to her 94th year. What a hoot!
Jodi P's new one packs a punch. Take your time!

Jenny said...

OMG about JP commenting!!! She's like a CELEBRITY, lol!! I would have fallen out of my chair too, hahaha.

I've been planning on writing a review for Little Bee soon too... I read it in December, though, so I'm not sure how much I remember, hehe.

Cheryl said...

guess I need to pick up Little Bee again - I do feel a little guilty for having ignored it for so long and when you say you loved it so much. I saw a huge display of it in Borders yesterday.

Tales of Whimsy said...

1. AWESOME picture! She looks like she was an amazing cool lady.
2. I can't wait to see what you make of Cooking Up Murder.
3. *hugs*

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Jenny, I totally flipped when I read her comment!
Cheryl, yes, you DO need to read it. It's just so unique and different.
Juju, thanks! She was an amazing cool lady! And thanks for the hugs!