Monday, December 28, 2009

Monday Beginnings (18)

Before I start on my Monday Beginnings with my book update, I wanted to mention that just before Christmas here...

I hit and PASSED 50 followers! I want to take a moment and thank everyone for the follow. You are all wonderful and kind people. I am glad to see that so many of us have so much in common. I do plan on doing some sort of celebration here once we get into 2010 and life starts to calm back to normal.


It is a wonderful feeling others are curious to read what I may have to say.

I do hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! It seems from what I have seen so far on the blogs I have been able to get to that you all had a great holiday. AWESOME! We did very well here. The big man in the red suit treated us all great and we are happy for another year. lol.

Okay, now into Monday Beginnings...

How are you faring in reading your books or are you starting a new book for the week? The beginning of the week usually seems to be a great time to start anew. I have found at times Monday sets the pace of the way of the week, although sometimes I wish it didn't. Have you been able to get much reading time in or are you going to be rushed this week to just catch up with life and reading in the short 24 hour days we have?

With all the holiday reads going around I have still come up with books to add to my tbr list. I have come up with 7 more books this week, and one of the seven my son would be able to read as well. I have to say thank you all for these great suggestions! These all sound like wonderful books and you are all helping to keep me out of trouble and keep these awesome authors in work doing what we love best.

I have not finished any books this past week. Actually, with the holiday this past week I have been a little short on reading time. With doing all my elfin duties to help the big man. Santa*whispering* I am still working on the same books I was last week, Scorched by Sharon Ashwood. I am enjoying this book. I am currently on page 269 out of 366. I know not much left to go, but it seems everything keeps getting in the way of me and my books this week.

As for today, well... I have not got any reading in yet. We visited with very good friends of ours tonight to do the Christmas exchange and spend a little time together. So, that being said I will probably not get much blog reading done here tonight to just try to get a little bit of reading time in.

So, I am really wondering is, is this a good week for reading for you?


  1. Congrats on 50 followers! I'm proud to be one of them...

    Right now, I'm reading a "thriller" called Gold of Kings by Davis Bunn. Well-written. I have Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson and Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell on deck after that...

  2. I hope this week ends up being a good reading week, but I have a sneaking suspicion that it won't be. We have plans on Thurs, Fri, and Saturday this week. I am hoping to finish up the book I am reading now and get another started.

  3. Congratulations on the 50 followers ! I know exactly how you feel, I just reached 60 and was like : WHAT ?

    As for this week, I'll actually be reading a lot since Christmas kind of slowed me down... It's going to be tough since I'll be staying at some friends for a week, but hopefully I'll manage. :)

    And here's a little something for you (call it a Christmas present and a congratulations present !) :

  4. Congrats on hitting the 50 milestone! You are a wonderful person too =O)

    I am still reading my last book for my Christmas Reading Challenge. I have to finish it by Thursday! I'm also going to decide this week what other challenges I'm going to's going to be A LOT! I know, I'm crazy!

  5. You sound just as excited as I was when I realised I'd hit my 50th follower this Christmas. Well done you.

    Having finished the 3rd book for my Seasonal Reading Challenge, I'm now reading Philippa Gregory's The White Queen. Happy reading.

  6. David - Thanks! Gold of Kings, hmmm sounds interesting. I can't wait to see what you think of Warbreaker. I really enjoyed it and I think you will as well. Brandon always out does himself.

    Zia - Good luck with getting your reading in. We have been doing running like that for two weeks now and it is hard to get a book done. I have even been reading while standing in check out lines. lol.

    Charlotte - Thanks! And Congrats on 60 followers! Have fun at your friends house and best of luck to you with your reading. :)

  7. Michelle - Thanks! You are to kind:) Time for the Christmas Challenges are running out, huh!? I am looking for one more challenge, I want one that I am to read books which are out of my genre. I don't think I'll read a lot of them but I would like to give different genres a try this year.

    Petty Witter - I am excited, Thanks! And Congrats to you as well for hitting 50 followers! You are a wonderful person and deserve all the followers. Its always great to see your comments and how you try to visit everyones blogs. Happy Reading!

  8. Congratulations on your 50 followers. You have a great blog here which I always enjoy visiting.
    I'm having a good reading week so far, I'm already on my third book!

  9. Simcha - Thank you for the complements! I am glad you enjoy visiting, I enjoy the visits and all the great talks on books. Does sound like you are having a great reading week if you are on your third book already. Wow! I wish I could get that fast. Happy reading to you and thank you for stopping by to visit!

  10. Congrats on your followers, I'm glad more people are appreciating your wonderful blog:)

    I've been reading another series by Rhys Bowen, cozy mysteries are about the only thing I can read these days.

  11. Deb - Thank you for the kind words! You are too kind :) Mysteries are starting to sound really good to me these days. I am going to have to try some out here soon. Thanks for stopping by!


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