Hi everyone and welcome to the first Sunday in December – the one where I finally allow myself to start getting excited about Christmas. It started Friday with a trip to visit friends and an annual tradition of going to see a band we see every December, Martin Stephenson and the Daintees. It’s band we’ve loved since we were teens and one of the best shows you can ever see because they aren’t just good musicians but funny too, making it a real show and a highlight of my year.
That was followed by starting to get out the decorations yesterday and one of the two trees we put up – a pink one in my daughters bedroom (her choice!). Today we belatedly make our Christmas pudding and cake (very belatedly really but they’ll still take good I’m sure). No doubt there will be Christmas music to help us on our way, with fingers crossed I won’t get too bored or Slade or Shakin’ Stevens over the next three weeks. How are your Christmas plans going?
In the rest of my life, things have been quite work wise – and should be in the whole run up to the holidays – which has been lovely, giving me plenty of time to read and blog. I posted every day last week, which happens rarely and always makes me happy when I do…
Monday I reviewed Her Final Breath by Robert Dugoni, the second Tracy Crosswhite detective novel. Tracy is a character I am coming to love in this clever series set in Seattle.
Tuesday I joined in with Diana at Bibliophile by the Sea for her Tuesday intro linky. This week I introduced His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet, which I struggled to get into but finally found the flow of and really enjoyed.
Wednesday I did my Monthly round-up for November with one book loved but an awful lot liked.
Thursday I reviewed The Food of Love by Amanda Prowse which was a hard book to read and review as it deals with anorexia. I can’t say I enjoyed it because of the subject matter but I did think it was a good, eye-opening, book to read.
Friday I joined in a new linky, Feature and Follow, because I couldn’t resist the question – favourite books in a winter setting. For everyone who has commented on that post, I am sorry I haven’t commented back yet but being away this weekend I was by a computer. I intend to respond to everyone today.
And that was it for my week. Not a bad one. How was yours?
This week, I’m linking in with Kimba at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and her Sunday Post and with (a little early) Katherine at Book Date for It’s Monday, What Are you Reading? Head over to see what other bloggers have read, written about or just added to their shelves.