Now that 2014 is nearly drawing to a close and I find myself reading a book that I certainly won’t finish before the new year, I thought this would be a good time to get all superlative and name the best books that I found myself reading this year. The List of Contenders: And Here are the 5 Books I Loved Most: The Hands Down … Continue reading The 5 Best Books I Read This Year
(now with handy star rating so you can tell at a glance how much I liked it) **** Freakonomics by Steven Levitt (January Book Club) – Finished January 12, 2014 – I enjoyed this book a lot more than I thought I would. Very interesting, whether you agree with them and their findings or not. – Full Review – *** Beauty Queens by Libba Bray – Finished January 23, 2014 – I thought the premise of this book was … Continue reading Books Read in 2014
This year I spent months planning these awesome handmade greeting cards that the kids and I were going to make together to send to friends and family for Christmas. It wasn’t so much about being crafty as it was about being frugal tbh. I had a wake up call this year or a serious case of Bah Humbug, not sure which, but I came up … Continue reading A Very Merry Rant & Well Wishes for the Season.
Alison at Hardcovers and Heroines shared this fun Book Gif Tag that looked weirdly fascinating and I’ve never blogged in Gifs before because I’m old and boring but I don’t want to luddite out and miss all the fun so here goes. Here be the rules: The person who tags you gives you a list of ten books. Then you respond with one sentence and … Continue reading The 10 Book Gif.
Here are a couple things online worth reading this week: I’m a new fan of Carolyn Hax who writes an advice column at The Washington Post. Here’s some advice she gave about dealing with friendship and politics not mixing well on Facebook. Here are the best books of 2014 according to Goodreaads.com – my favorite place to track my reading habits. Lastly, for anyone else … Continue reading A few links for today.
It’s kind of a blogging tradition to share Christmas gift ideas and I wouldn’t want to mess with tradition. But I don’t quite have the energy or time to make a list for all the different people you might be shopping for, so I’m just focusing on the most important person on your list: me. So for the Jen in your life (the bookworm, the nerdy … Continue reading I’ve made my list and checked it twice.
I’m linking up with Anne @ Modern Mrs. Darcy‘s linkup formerly known as twitterature. Now dubbed Quick Lit, the goal of the game is still the same: Share some mini book reviews for what you’ve been reading over the last month. Here are 3 books I’ve read since last month, all three definitely worth fitting into your reading time before the new year rolls into town. … Continue reading 3 Books to Read Before 2015
We’re continuing the tradition of celebrating Saint Lucia Day or Saint Lucy’s Day with our kids. Dan’s parents did it with their kids growing up and our kids loved celebrating last year so we did it again this weekend. The story is that Saint Lucy secretly brought food to persecuted Christians in Rome, who were forced underground into the catacombs. Lucy would wear a crown … Continue reading Celebrating St Lucia Day.
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