Monday, December 29, 2014

It's Monday and I am ready for some rest and relaxation!


Hey there, boys and girls! How are you?

I think that this will not go down as our favorite Christmas ever, due to general stress and a lot of sickness! But there is still something magical about singing in a church lit up by candles, seeing your family all in one place, and watching your little one's face when they open up that perfect present.



We are now settling in for a few days where I hope we can rest and get in some reading before getting ready for the next big thing. Did I mention we are going to Disney World? Yup, we leave in six days. These next two or three days will hopefully be a bit of buffer between one bit of wonderful craziness and the next. Here's hoping I can keep reading and catch up on my reviews!

How was your reading during the week of Christmas? I thought I was only going to read one book but then I happened to sit down one night and marathon through A Thousand Pieces of You in just a few hours. Reading a book start to finish like that was lovely.


Read This Week:

Not My Father's Son
By Alan Cumming


A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird, #1)
A Thousand Pieces of You
By Claudia Gray


Posts from this Past Week:
It's Monday
Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Hope Santa Brings!


Reading Now:

Love: The Saint and the Seeker
By Christina Stevens


Up Next:

Station Eleven
By Emily St. John Mandel


What are you reading this week?

30 comments:

  1. Glad for your upcoming trip! will replace Christmas memories for sure ;)
    Have a great time and HapPy New Year with lots of great reads ...

    Sharon

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  2. Christmas can be a stressful time. I hope you enjoy Disney World! Happy New Year.

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    1. Thanks so much, Pat! Happy New Year to you too!

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  3. Glad to hear you'll get a bit of a rest before Disney, though I'm sure it will be a great trip! And I'm very excited to see you're picking up Station Eleven!

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    1. Thanks Shannon. I'm excited to finally read it and see if I love it as much as everyone else did!

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  4. Sorry about the sickness! Ugh... that happened to me last Christmas. Enjoy your trip!

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    1. I know it isn't actually worse to be sick around the holidays, but it sure seems that way!

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  5. Have fun at Disney World!!!! You'll have to tell us your favorite part!!!

    And I agree, there's something holy about Christmas services that just centers me when everything else in my life feels chaotic!

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    1. I certainly will! I think it is going to be a great trip.

      How did Christmas Eve go for you??

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  6. Have fun at Disney World! I'm glad your Christmas was filled with joy. You can see my week here. Have a great week and happy new year!

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    1. Thank you Kathy. It seems like we have been waiting forever for this trip!

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  7. I had a nice Christmas but I hate to admit that I'm glad it's over. This year was kind of stressful for various reasons. Enjoy Disney World-- when we lived in FL we used to take the kids there and they had a blast.

    I would like to read that biography of A. Cummings even though I only know his work through one show. I read on other blogs that it is very well written. And I read Station Eleven and recommend it. Definitely not what people expect when they read the blurb--it's a literary fiction. Glad your kids had a great Christmas and you had fun singing in church!

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    1. Christmas is strange, isn't it? There is all of this buildup and then it's over before you know it! I hope your next week is calmer and that you have a very happy New Year's! :)

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  8. I know you will like Station Eleven! Have a wonderful time at Disney World.

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    1. That's what I hear! So many readers are raving about it.

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  9. Hope you will all feel better soon! Have fun at Disney World and good luck with your reading.

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    1. Thanks Ciska! It will be awfully nice to have everyone healthy at the same time for once!

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  10. I just started reading Station Eleven, and I love it so far. Not My Father's Son is also on my to-read list.

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    1. Thanks Sam. I certainly hope that we do. :)

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  12. Station Eleven is also on my Soon (hopefully) TBR list!

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    1. It's been on mine for too long, I think! I hope you get to read it soon. :)

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  13. What a great stack of books! Enjoy, and do have fun at Disney World. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  14. Oooo! I just finished Station Eleven and liked it a lot. Curious about what you will find there.

    Here's mine: A Little Nonsense.

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  15. I hope you enjoy your Disney World trip, it sounds like you and the family deserve it!
    :-)
    Bits & Bobs

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