Sunday, March 28, 2010

Week in Review: March 21- March 27

Week in Review

Such a beautiful Sunday morning here in Minnesota. Cold, yes, but beautiful. I'll take sun whenever I can. The music I am listening to is making this morning even better.
While my son and husband play on the floor, we are listening to the new album by Patty Griffin, Downtown Church. Though this blog is about my love of books, I have a pretty strong passion for music as well.
Raised on country, my feet are still planted firmly in the dirt of ones like Johnny Cash. But I am also a child of the 80s, was a young 20something in the 90s and am now an adult in the new century of American Idol obsessed music so my love expands to those of many. I have and will always have a soft spot for singer/songwriter music. Emmylou Harris, Iris Dement, and especially Patty Griffin. She is folk, country, blues, gospel, rock, all rolled into one. My husband and I are very lucky to get a chance to see her 5 days after my birthday in June!

Anyhoo, the week was a busy one as well. We took lots of walks again on the "warm" days, discovered we love to slide and now have a clear distinction between identifying all the vehicles "Van, mama, not truck!".

I caught up with a very old friend over tea and treats where as in the past we would do a late night beer and bad food at the local bar. Oh how time and age changes one!

My week in books was a busy one. I had two blog tours and am hosting two giveaways. I am giving away two copies of Merlin's Harp by Anne Eliot Crompton and Beautiful Dead by Eden Maguire. Check out my earlier posts and sign up.

I finished Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani and passed it on to my mom. I started Brava, Valentine and should have that one done this week.

I finished up Powder Necklace, a young adult novel, due out April 6.
My review should be up this week.

And my husband did his very first Guest Review for Last Snow and First Daughter by Eric Van Lustbader! Great job, hon!

I am looking forward to reading books off of my shelves for the next few weeks as I do not have any tours or requests scheduled!

If you have not hopped over to Crazy For Books and discovered the Book Blogger Hop that Jennifer started, you should. I have "met" so many new lovely blogs.

As always, thanks for stopping by and Happy Reading!

red headed book child


Staci said...

Sounds like a great week of family fun and reading!!!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said... had a busy week in books. It is cold here still but suppose to get in the 70's by Thursday so that will be nice.

Have a great Week!

Lisa said...

As soon as you have to start getting up with kids in the morning, that drinking and staying out late turns out to be not as much fun, doesn't it?! I think the Valentine books look like fun and just the kind of thing I'd pass on to my mom, too.

Marie Cloutier said...

I love Patty Griffin- awesome! :-) I hope you have a great week :-)

Tales of Whimsy said...

Tea and treats vs beer and bar food = I TOTALLY feel ya.

Ahhhhhh Emmylou and I'm in the mood for country.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Sounds like you are having a good week. Yes Minnesota was cold yesterday.... looks sunny out there today and is suppose to be warming up - I hope so. I plan to get my bike out this afternoon and hopefully take a spin.

Carin Siegfried said...

I love Patty too! She's announcing tour sites and I'm very excited she's coming here on 6/1! I haven't heard the new album yet but maybe I'll get it today.

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Thanks Staci and Diane!

Lisa. the Adriana Trigiani books ar glorious.!

Marie, I am so glad you are a fan of Patty Griffin too!

JuJu- you are my country gal partner in crime!

Sheila- it is 70 degrees today! Can you believe it?

Carin- i am waiting for my tickets!