I hope all of you had as wonderful a Christmas as we did. We had expected to have a very meager Christmas, and had even warned the kids so that they wouldn’t be disappointed. Instead, thanks to the generosity of friends and people at our new church, we had one of the best Christmases ever. The kids were given very thoughtful gifts, things that they have been enjoying ever since. We are so very grateful.
Aside from playing games, eating too much, and watching Christmas movies, I did manage to finish Stay by Allie Larkin; Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl; and Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card in print, and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak on audio – reviews to come after the New Year. I’ve spent some time figuring out my end-of-year reading stats, as well as making some reading plans for the New Year, and will be posting about that tomorrow.
I will probably be staying home from church this morning, unless Josiah wakes up feeling a lot better from his cold. I will definitely be watching the Seahawks/Rams game this afternoon, and then this evening some friends are taking Kevin and I to dinner. If I have any chance to read at all, it will be The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin and Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery that will be keeping me company. And tomorrow, Natalie, my mom and I, and some friends are heading to Spokane to see Les Miserables – can’t wait!
Did you receive any books for Christmas? Are you reading anything wonderful?
On the blog this week:
~ 2013 “I’ve Always Meant to Read That Book!” Challenge – details and schedule
~ Book Review: Cascade by Maryanne O’Hara
~ Wrapping up 2012′s reading challenges
~ Favorite audiobooks of 2012
~ Favorite speculative fiction of 2012
Books finished in December:
Daddy’s Girl by Lisa Scottoline (audiobook) – 4 stars – my review
Prized by Caragh O’Brien – 4 stars – my review
Cascade by Maryanne O’Hara – 4 stars – my review
Rainbow Valley by L.M. Montgomery – 3 stars – my review
Stay by Allie Larkin – 3 stars
Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl – 4 stars
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (audiobook) – 5 stars
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card – 4 stars