I don’t have a lot of time, but wanted to say thank you for all the kind thoughts on last week’s Salon post. We had a really good Christmas in spite of the stress – probably because I simply refused to think about what lies ahead after the 1st! I hope that all of you who celebrate had a blessed, joyful Christmas.
I did manage to write my last two official reviews these past two weeks: The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber and A Small Indiscretion by Jan Ellison. From this point on, any review I write will be by choice, simply because I felt I had something to say about a book I read.
I did finish The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty this week, and while not as mind-blowing as The Husband’s Secret or Big Little Lies, it was still a terrific read. I gave up on Lisey’s Story by Stephen King. I’m already listening to one of his books on audio right now, so decided to go for something else – The Perfect Paragon: An Agatha Raisin Mystery by M.C. Beaton.
This week is another vacation week for us. Thanks to a gift card for the movie theater, given by wonderful friends from church who joined us for Christmas dinner, I am taking the boys to see the last Hobbit movie tomorrow – but first Jonathan gets his braces off! After three years, he is more than ready. On New Year’s Eve, Kevin and I are hosting a party at church: board games and finger foods. I doubt anyone will stay until midnight, but we’ll have fun for as long as people hold out. 🙂
I am working on plans for changing the blog in the New Year. Don’t be surprised if one day there is a new name and layout – and maybe a redirected url. We’ll see. I’m trying to get inspired with some design ideas to pass on to Kevin to at least give him a starting place.
My wish for all of you in the New Year is lots of time for family and friends, for health and contentment, and for peace and love. Happy New Year!