Monday, December 2, 2013

A Reading Life (23)

December is here! My favorite time of year...the holidays! Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. =O)
Listening To:  Christmas music! Finally, the radio stations are playing Christmas music. I also got a free download of Dickens' A Christmas Carol so I think I will begin listening to that too.

Books finished:
Anvil of God, J. Boyce Gleason (review)
A Divided Inheritance, Deborah Swift (review)
The Red Queen, Philippa Gregory (not reviewed yet)

Winter Solstice, Rosamunde Pilcher
The Snowman Maker, Barbara Briggs Ward

Coming Up:  
Not sure what other Christmas books I'm going to read, but will also try to squeeze in a couple more review books...hopefully. I do need to finish Catching Fire because I might go see the movie this weekend.

Watching: Christmas movies on TV and some favorites I own. Hoping the regular TV shows will be in repeats soon to free up some time for me. I'm going to watch the TV Sound of Music, even though I can't stand Carrie Underwood, I do love the story and Stephen Moyer. =O)  I'm also looking forward to the a capella music competition on TV, The Sing Off. I love that show!

Making: My Thanksgiving dinner was a hit. Everyone loved my stuffing. I made sausage cornbread stuffing with sliced almonds. Yum! The five layer pecan pie was yummy...very rich and chocolate-y. My pumpkin dump cake was also a success. I will probably be sharing some of these recipes over at The Christmas Spirit during my Sharing the Joy event. For sure, I will be sharing the homemade spiced cider mix I made. It is SO awesome!

Grateful for: the wonderful visit we had with my sister, her daughter and my grand-niece and nephew. It was too short, but we made the most of every minute. Hopefully, it won't be so long before we see each other next time. Fingers crossed for a spring break visit to Michigan!

Looking forward to: all the holiday stuff I'm going to do with my sons. Making cookies, driving around looking at Christmas lights, watching movies, listening to music. Fun!

Picture: our Christmas tree!

Books I received or purchased:

Won from Me Home for Christmas, Brenda Novak

For review, from the author...The Reputed Wife, Jo Ann Butler

What's been happening in your Reading Life?


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