Monday, November 28, 2011
I hope everyone in the US had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. We didn't have to travel anywhere, so it was a very relaxing five days for us. My mom and I took the kids to see the Rockettes on Wednesday in Durham. And then she came to Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday. My husband cooked, so that was nice! We got our Christmas tree up on Friday and the house all decorated throughout the weekend. So it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here...despite the 70 degree days!
The one big surprise is that I didn't really read much or write many blog posts. I figured with time off, I'd do more reading and blogging. But we ended up pretty busy with family stuff so that didn't happen.
I did finally finish reading The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak. I'll try to write up my review this week.
We're still reading picture books for Picture Book Month, but I didn't get around to writing my recap this weekend so I'll try to do that later today or tomorrow.
I officially announced my first year-long challenge: The Non-Fiction Non-Memoir Reading Challenge. If you enjoy reading nonfiction or want to try it out, sign up! You can read as few as 5 nonfiction books in 2012 and still qualify for the giveaway! I also put up my personal plans for the challenge.
And finally, I did write a review of The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. One of my favorites of the year ~ a great historical fiction novel!
I'm currently reading two books: The Secret Speech by Tom Rob Smith and 140 Characters: A Style Guide for the Short Form by Dom Sagolla.
I'm not sure what I'll read next, but I'm leaning toward Jacob T. Marley by R. William Bennett, which will count toward two different challenges I'm currently working on. It will also help get me in the holiday spirit!
What are you reading this week? This meme is being hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, so hop over there if you'd like to see what others are reading too.
Posted by Julie at 12:39 PM