Sunday, December 16, 2012

Week in Review 12/16/12

What went on in my life:
We were in our local parade last Sunday (it's our friend's daughter's truck not ours), then it was pretty much a normal week. I had flare-up issues again so it was a good reading week. I made progress on gift-buying for the boys who have been next-to-impossible to buy for this year. I have a little more buying to do, but I am mostly done. Now all that is left is to finish cleaning the house in preparation for Christmas celebration of my husband's family at our house on Christmas morning.  But first I hope the repairman can fix our oven before then so I can make the super-easy overnight french toast I always make.  So please send good vibes for the repairman tomorrow.  I thought that free Jenn Air stove was a blessing last year, but now I'm not thinking it is so much ;)

How was your week?

What I read (links take you to my reviews or to Goodreads page):
Heaven's Fury by Stephen Frey (library) -I haven't read Stephen Frey in awhile and decided to pick this one up. It was pretty good. Hope to review it in the next week or so.
A Million Suns by Beth Revis, Across the Universe #2 (library) -Oh my gosh, this was so great and I was so relieved to see the third book comes out next month. I don't think I could have waited much longer.  Review to come, but there was no second book lag in this one!
Baby It's Cold Outside by Heidi Rice, Amy Andrews, Kate Hardy and Aimee Carson (review) - what a great Christmas/New Year's romance anthology. I loved this, check out my review and giveaway.
All-Together Dead by Charlaine Harris, Sookie Stackhouse #7 (audiobook) - Pretty good, I love the audios of these and all entertain, not one of the best, but a so-so Sookie book is still a worthwhile read!
Political Suicide by Michael Palmer (review) - I received this for review and have read Michael Palmer in the past, and let me tell you this did not disappoint.  I loved this book. Good characters and great plot twists. Review on Monday or Tuesday.

What I received (links take you to Goodreads page):
S.E.C.R.E.T. by L. Marie Adeline - through Edelweiss from Broadway (a division of Random House), publishes February 5, 2013, review 2/5/13.
The Impossibility of Tomorrow by Avery Williams - through Edelweiss from Simon and Schuster  Books for Young Readers, on sale 6/4/13, review 6/4/13
A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy - through Edelweiss from Knopf, this is an author I have been meaning to read for a long time so I am excited to get this for review, on sale 2/12/13, review 2/8/13
The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay - through Edelweiss from Atria Books, I read a review of this one and it sounds really good, on sale 6/4/13, my review 5/31/13.
A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash - ARC from William Morrow , on sale 1/22/13, review 1/18/13
Reckless by S.C. Stephens - SQUEEE!!! - ARC from Gallery Books (Simon and Schuster) and I was so excited to get this one, now I can read Effortless!  Releases 3/5/13, review 3/1/13

Vicious Circle, Hallowed Circle, Fatal Circle, Arcane Circle, and Wicked Circle by Linda Robertson - from Pocket Books. I'm very excited to receive the whole series in preparation for release of the sixth book, Shattered Circle (which I should receive soon) on 1/29/13.  Look for my reviews of each of these books between now and the end of January.

What I'm Reading Now:
Merry Christmas, Alex Cross by James Patterson (library)- I love Alex Cross and continue to read the books every year.
All the Broken Pieces by Cindi Madsen (review) - This one is from Entangled Teen and I'm excited to read it, my review will be coming this week.
Imitation in Death by J.D. Robb (audiobook) - I realized I haven't read one of her books in awhile and it was time to read one.  I love these on audio.

What are you reading?