Sunday, December 30, 2012

It's Monday and I'm back!


Hi guys! I missed you. Did you have a fantastic Christmas? Did you read lots of books and eat too many cookies? That is a trick question. There is no such thing as too many cookies at Christmastime. The good thing about not blogging for a week is that I read a ton of books and I am psyched to get back to telling you which books I loved and learning which books you think I should read next. 

What books did you get under the tree? Here is my holiday loot. 


Now I would be remiss if I did not brag here for a short moment. My husband...he is better than yours. I'm sorry to bust your bubble like that, but he did a super wonderful really amazing thing. When I was a little girl, my neighbor got me an autographed Madeleine L'Engle book. Somewhere in the shuffle of changing rooms and going to college, that book was lost. Madeleine is not with us anymore to sign a new book for me. So my awesome husband got me not one, but two signed Madeleine L'Engle novels. And one of them? A limited first edition. Yup. My husband won Christmas. 


End of bragging. Here is what I have read since my last "It's Monday" post:

For Her Own Good: Two Centuries of the Experts' Advice to Women
For Her Own Good: Two Centuries of the Experts' Advice to Women
By Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English

The Age of Miracles
The Age of Miracles
By Karen Thompson Walker

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag (Flavia de Luce, #2)
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag
By Alan Bradley

A Year of Biblical Womanhood: How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on the Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband Master
A Year of Biblical Womanhood: How a Liberated Woman
Found Herself Sitting on the Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband Master
By Rachel Held Evans

The Lost Daughter
The Lost Daughter
By Lucy Ferriss

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
By Cheryl Strayed

Posts from last week:
It's Monday
Review of Wonder Boys
So Long, 2012

Reading Now:
The Adventures and the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
The Adventures and the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


Up Next:
Mended: Pieces of a Life Made Whole
Mended: Pieces of a Life Made Whole
By Angie Smith


What are you reading this week?

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  1. Oh my word, your husband TOTALLY wins Christmas! Totally!!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer. It was a wonderful surprise. :)

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  2. That's an incredibly thoughtful gift from your husband :)

    Happy New Year Lindsey!

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    1. Thanks Sam! I hope you are having a great New Year's celebration yourself. :)

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  3. Ok, you win the husband competition! I'm sure if I had a husband he wouldn't be anything like as thoughtful as that. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and enjoy a fabulous New Year :-)

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    1. It's funny how when you are a kid you appreciate the flash and size of a gift, but as a grownup you really just appreciate when someone was paying attention.

      So far, so good on the New Year's front - nothing like starting a new year with pumpkin pancakes. :) I hope you are having a wonderful first day of 2013!

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  4. Aww, it sounds like you have the cutest husband ever! My fictional husband is Nathan Fillion and in my head, he's as cute as that. I have no real husband to be disappointed in, lol.

    Glad to hear you had such a wonderful Christmas! Hope your New Years was amazing :)

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    1. I think if one is picking a fictional husband, Nathan Fillion is the way to go! I don' think he will be letting you down anytime soon. :)

      I hope you are enjoying the first week of 2013!

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