Hello there, and welcome to my book blog! I hope to become your regular book blog rest stop. I am a 40 (cough, cough) something bibliophile and busy mother of 2 girls, but somehow manage to find time to read!
Aaaaahhhh, Sunday..... I LOVE Sundays. And this Sunday in particular is awesome because we had our first snow fall! So, at 730 this morning I put on a fire and read the paper while the rest of my house was sleeping.
This week turned out to be a great reading week! After several weeks of not a whole lot of productive reading, I finished Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden and started and finished Susan Higginbotham's "Hugh and Bess", which I LOVED. I will be reviewing it on Tuesday after hopefully being able to arrange for a giveaway of the book! (fingers crossed!)
I carry Echo in the Bone around with me everywhere, and have not been able to read as much as I like of it. It's not a book I want to read with distractions around. Because I love this series so much, I want to savour every single word of this latest book, knowing the next (and LAST) one will not be out for 3 years or more. Sigh. After following on Diana Gabaldon's blog for the past year, I still stare at its cover in awe that it is finally here in my possesion. Yes, I love it THAT much. Sad, really. What is cool about following an author's blog such as Diana's is that all along while writing Echo she shared with us little excerpts AND even described in detail HOW she wrote a few bits. We even were let in on the stress of the final weeks of the "final frenzy", as she puts it, where she basically did nothing but write. Diana also kept us apprised of the discussions over various cover designs and posted the final cover long before anyone else knew about it. She also replies often to comments, and is very approachable to her readers. Here is here blog in case you would like to follow her too: Voyage of the Artemis
This week I will be reading "The Christmas Cookie Club" by Ann Pearlman. I recieved this ARC back in the summer, but have been waiting until now to read and review it. It looks like a fun read, and I think it would be a great gift for the women in your life!
I'll also be reading "Dewey - The Small Town Cat who Touched the World" by Vicki Myron. This book is already very heartwarming, and Dewey is quite possibly one of the cutest cats I have EVER seen in my LIFE. EVER.
I may add one more book to the pile, James Patterson's "The Murder of King Tut." It was also a review copy from the lovely folks at Little Brown Publishing co., and it looks like a fascinating read.
Other than that, I am going to go BACK to my fire and knit while my 9 year old daughter watches "That's So Raven" and enjoy some scream-free moments before our 2 year old wakes up!