Monday, November 25, 2013

A Reading Life (22)


So, almost a month again since I've done one of these posts. I'm seriously slacking.
 
Listening To:  Christmas music! Yes, I've been listening in the car for a couple of weeks now. I bought Kelly Clarkson's new Christmas CD and I've really enjoyed it.

Books finished:
The Arrow Chest, Robert Parry (review)
The Diabolist, Layton Green (review)
Illuminations, Mary Sharratt (review)
Stoker's Manuscript, Royce Prouty (review)

Reading: 
The Red Queen, Philippa Gregory
A Divided Inheritance, Deborah Swift (review Wednesday)
Anvil of God, J. Boyce Gleason (review Friday)

Coming Up:  
I'm not saying. *frown* I'm so behind on review books. So, a combination of that and Christmas books. I MUST get my Christmas reading in!

Watching: I have been watching a ton of Christmas movies! There are so many good new ones on The Hallmark Channel this year, not to mention Lifetime, ABC Family, and ION channel. Also...have to admit the Doctor Who 50th anniversary episode had me scratching my head. We had a talk about it on Facebook and that cleared things up a bit for me, but I'm still mildly perplexed. Did anyone else feel that way? I'm loving the new FOX show, Almost Human. I simply adore Karl Urban. At the movie theater, Thor 2. Awesome! Chris Hemsworth IS Thor, but my favorite part of the movie was any part that featured Tom Hiddleston as Loki. He is my new favorite actor. *grin/swoon*

Making: I made Baked Monte Cristo sandwiches! Have you ever had them? They are delicious and this recipe was super easy. This week, I'm cooking a Thanksgiving dinner with my mom. The church down the street was going door to door giving away free turkeys. It was such a blessing! I'm going to make sausage cornbread stuffing, smashed red potatoes...not sure what else, but desserts will be five layer pecan pie and a pumpkin cheesecake. Yum! On the craft front, I'm hoping I will have time to do some Christmas crafting this year. *fingers crossed*

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Grateful for: my blogging and writing friends who showed me nothing but love and encouragement when I failed so miserably at NaNoWriMo...again. You know who you are...I love you!

Looking forward to: tomorrow! My sister, my niece and my grand-niece and grand-nephew are coming into town! It has been almost two years since we've seen them. Can't wait! Family is so important, especially at this time of year. *love*

Picture: library sale haul and big Eugenia Price win from Arleigh at Historical-Fiction.com


Werewolf, Glen Duncan
A Cedar Cove Christmas, Debbie Macomber
Raised by Wolves, Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, Kate Douglas Wiggin
The Book of Fires, Jane Borodale
Home for Christmas, Andrew M. Greeley
The Season of Passage, Christopher Pike
The Christmas Dog, Melody Carlson
The Shoemaker's Wife, Adriana Trigiani
The Christmas Encyclopedia, William D. Crump
Jane Goes Batty, Michael Thomas Ford
Christmas, Present, Jacquelyn Mitchard
Landlocked, Doris Lessing
Auggie Wren's Christmas Story, Paul Auster
The Girl Below, Bianca Zander*
*actually won from Curl Up And Read
Mara and Dann, Doris Lessing
Juliet, Anne Fortier
Never Let You Go, Erin Healy

Eugenia Price's Savannah Quartet
Gorgeous covers!

What's been happening in your Reading Life?

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  1. Sounds like you have had a pretty great month! Looking forward to those Xmas books you are going to read! Glad you are getting some fun family in the for the holidays! Have a great Thanksgiving!

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  2. Baked Monte Cristo sandwiches? Sounds yummy. Glad you had such a great time with your family over the holiday!

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