Sunday, April 4, 2010

Week in Review: March 28- April 3

Week in Review

What on earth did I do this week? Gosh, it seems so long ago. Sigh. Well, the kiddo and I stayed inside too much due to a random fever that popped up on Tuesday. What is it with these fevers and toddlers? Good grief! Once that went away, we spent lots of time in our backyard moving rocks around. He loves that! Piles were everywhere.

I had a date with the husband. I know, when does THAT happen? As they tore my arms from my child, he stuffed me in the car and we went to my favorite noodle shop. Soba anyone? Bowls of happiness, I tell ya'. THEN we went to the Derby...yep, the Minnesota Roller Girls rock! My good pal is one of the refs so she got us tickets and we went and screamed our little heads off!
Good times.

On the books front, I had my two giveaways for Beautiful Dean and Merlin's Harp. Thank you to everyone for entering and Congrats to the Winners! The books should be sent out this week.

I finished Brava, Valentine by Adriana Trigiani and man, I had a hell of a time trying to decide what to read next. It's hard to follow up perfection. Really, truly, my review will tell it all....her books are beautiful perfection. I absolutely adored these! I sent a gushing email to Trish at TLC Book Tours thanking her for sending them to me and bashing myself for not reading her earlier!

I wrote a review for Powder Necklace which, to me, feels like Young Adult but I believe it is geared towards Adult Literature audience as well. I really recommend it to those who loved Little Bee by Chris Cleave. Spread the Word!

I am almost finished with Beautiful People by Wendy Holden for review.

I recieved two awards. Stacy from A Novel Source awarded me the Humane Award and L.Diane Wolfe awarded me the Beautiful Blogger Award. Thank you so much ladies!

I had to jump on the new Harlan Coben, Caught, because he is just too fun to pass up so THAT is what I am heading off to read now during my morning of quiet.

And, of course, before I consume my weight in deviled eggs!

Happy Easter.

Happy Reading.

And, as always, thanks for stopping by!

red headed book child


Jenny said...

I tried reading Very Valentine when it first came out... it was my first Adriana Trigiani but I didn't care for it... I may have to try it again. (I think I stopped before I even hit pg. 50 so it wasn't a fair assessment!)

Celticlady's Reviews said...

I like Harlan Coben also, I think I may have to get his latest...Going to Barnes and Noble today, if they are open.
Happy Easter to you and your family!!!

Ryan said...

I think I have to be one of the few people from MN that am not overly fond of defiled eggs. They are ok but I would never go out of the way and make them myself.

Have a wonderful Easter!

StephTheBookworm said...

The Harlan book does look great. I'm hoping to read that one soon.

Tales of Whimsy said...

Ooo soba and roller derby! FUN :)

Christine said...

Hello my dear. I'm sorry I haven't popped over in a while. Forgive me? We need to catch up again!

You and the boy were moving piles of rocks? Send him over! LOL!
So nice to see someone having date night with their husband. *sigh* You should do it more often. I wish we did.

I almost picked up Little Bee at my library last night. I passed it up, but at least I know my library has it when I'm ready for it.

Happy reading!! :)