The Sunday Salon – December 23, 2012

sundaysalon2This has been a wonderful week, and the kids are counting the days down until Christmas. No school this week meant more time to read, play board games, and blog. Aside from normal housework, laundry, and shopping, the week consisted of mostly fun activities, with Friday being a whole day of parties. We spent the afternoon with Michelle and her family, eating wonderful food and visiting while the kids played board games. Then Friday night, Kevin and the kids went to a Christmas party at youth group and I played cards with Mom and Dad and some friends.

Today will consist of church, reading, and watching football. The Seahawks have been on fire lately, and I am really hoping their streak continues with their game against the 49ers tonight. My reading will be from Stay by Allie Larkin; Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card; and Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl. If I have time, I’ll work on the last two of my favorites posts (speculative fiction and audiobooks) and my end-of-year reading stats post.

I probably won’t be online much Monday and Tuesday. Monday will consist of last-minute prep and a Christmas Eve service. And Tuesday, well, Tuesday is Christmas! I hope all of you who are celebrating have a joyous, blessed holiday. πŸ™‚

On the blog this week:
~ Favorite contemporary fiction of 2012
~ Favorite historical fiction of 2012
~ Favorite crime fiction of 2012
~ Mini-reviews: Prized by Caragh O’Brien; Daddy’s Girl by Lisa Scottoline; and Rainbow Valley by L.M. Montgomery
~ Announcing the 2013 “I’ve Always Meant to Read That Book!” Challenge
~ Announcing the 2013 Ireland Challenge
~ Announcing the 2013 Essay Challenge

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22 Responses to The Sunday Salon – December 23, 2012

  1. unfinishedperson
    Twitter: unfnshdprsn

    Mostly reading today and football here. Unfortunately, I’m ending up playing for third in both of the fantasy football leagues in which I participate, but at least, it’s not for money. Still disappointing though.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Bryan – I only follow the Seahawks until playoffs, so I don’t think I’d be very good at fantasy football.

  2. Patti Smith
    Twitter: PattiRSmith

    We have bad weather coming in today, so after church we’ll stay close to home and read, read, read…maybe take a nap as well :p Actually I know we’ll take a nap. πŸ™‚
    Have a wonderful Christmas!

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Patti – sounds like a wonderful Sunday afternoon! Merry Christmas. πŸ™‚

  3. Merry Christmas, friend!

  4. Nose in a book
    Twitter: Nose_in_a_book

    Merry Christmas!

  5. Laurel-Rain Snow
    Twitter: laurelrainsnow

    It’s been a quiet day for me here, and planning to spend some days in the week ahead with grandkids out on school vacation.

    Looking forward to seeing some movies, too.

    I’m off to check some of your links!


  6. Vasilly
    Twitter: Vasilly

    Merry Christmas!

  7. bermudaonion(Kathy)
    Twitter: bermudaonion

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  8. Susan says:

    Some of my family live in the Bay Area so tonight’s 49ers vs. Seahawks game is much anticipated. I wish you good luck! Your team is indeed on a roll! Enjoy your Christmas.

  9. Kailana says:

    Merry Christmas, Amy!!

  10. Beth F
    Twitter: BethFishReads

    Merry Christmas!!

  11. Kathleen says:

    Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!