Sunday, December 29, 2013

It's Monday and I'm back!


Hello, my reading friends. I hope you had a very merry Christmas! We have had a nice few days here - we had our church service on Christmas Eve, dinner at our house on Christmas day, dinner on Friday night with extended family who were visiting from out of town, and a Christmas celebration with my husband's side of the family. We are a tired bunch and the kids are appropriately spoiled.

I have been on a crazy reading spree these past few days. I set a goal to read 110 books this year and I'm only one book away now. Hooray!


Read This Week:
Rise and Shine
Rise and Shine
By Anna Quindlen

The Last Camellia
The Last Camellia
By Sarah Jio

When God Was a Rabbit
When God Was a Rabbit
By Sarah Winman


Posts from this Past Week:
It's Monday
Merry Christmas!


Still Reading:
Pinkerton's Great Detective: The Amazing Life and Times of James McParland
Pinkerton's Great Detective
By Beau Riffenburgh


Up Next:
Hild
Hild
By Nicola Griffith

The Arabian Nights
The Arabian Nights


What are you reading during this last week of 2013?

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    1. Thanks Sheila. So far, they have been pretty good!

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  2. Interesting mix. Sarah Jio is popular, I should check her reviews.

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    1. Yes, I've heard so much about her books but this was my first time reading one.

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  3. Nice assortment of books. Good luck on reaching your reading goal. Come see my Monday Report here. Happy reading and happy new year!

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  4. I am so curious what you think of The Last Camellia! Enjoy your books this week!

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    1. I liked it. Have you read Sarah Jio before?

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  5. Sounds like a great Christmas! We traveled for Christmas so now we're in recovery mode!

    Hild sounds very good!

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    1. It's so nice to see family over the holidays. I hope you get a few days to recover before life gets back to its normal level of crazy!

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  6. I'm so interested in what you'll have to say of Hild! I had it via the publisher from Netgalley but didn't get around to it. :(

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    1. I'm liking it so far. It's a big book though!

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  7. Congrats on reaching your goal! I'm hearing great things about Hild. Happy new year!

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    1. Hild is quite good. It's making me wish I could send the kids to grammy's for a day or two and just read all day! Happy New Year to you too!

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  8. One book away - so close! Did you manage to meet your goal of 110 books? That's a lot, you should be proud! How many do you intend to read in 2014?
    Happy reading for the new year!
    :-)
    Bits & Bobs

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    1. I did make it and just under the wire! I think I finished at 11:45 on New Year's Eve! I scaled back a tiny bit for 2014. 105 will be a bit more manageable, I hope.
      Happy New Year and happy reading!

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  9. Ooooh! I hope you've made it and you finished your last book!! I have a book and a half to finish to get to 70 books but I don't think I'll do it unless I read until midnight haha! ;) I hope you have a very happy new year! :)

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    1. I did read until almost midnight! I think I did some poor planning when it came to my December reads. When you throw in a few books with 400 pages or more, it makes that goal a bit harder to reach!
      I hope your New Year is off to a great start!

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