Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy 2010 everyone! Been a while, huh?

No best of/worst of list from me - I only read 40 books this year and apart from a couple of standouts (the Chaos Walking books and Her Fearful Symmetry) my reading's been a bit meh.

And I still have grand Challenge Plans, but so far the only one I've signed up for is the Graphic Novel challenge.

What I do want to do in 2010 (let's not call them resolutions, but dreams) is

- Read more

- Finish a challenge or three

- Blog more

- Take care of my family

- Get some exercise

Have a good one! :D

Monday, December 14, 2009

The reading week

Asked, as always, here:

Oh, gosh. I had such a bad reading week last week! I didn't pick up a book until Sunday! The upshot of that is that I'm still reading Unseen Academicals, The Vintner's Luck, and looking at The Eye in the Door and feeling guilty about's Fifty Books for Our Time challenge.

So. That's my week. Eeep!!!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Virtual Advent Tour

I'm taking part in this today: and I'm sorry my post is so late! Mostly because I still have no idea what I'm going to write about. I've been mulling over old Christmas memories, but I don't know that anything is really standing out that much.

My traditions now - such as they are - are small and quiet. I play Christmas carols on Christmas Eve, wrap the presents and decorate the tree. We go to family for dinner if I'm not working, and in January we'll most likely have a very noisy get-together because not all of the family can be together on Christmas Day.

And ... that's about it, really. Quiet, but you know, not bad. It's making me think about my Dad though, so I'll sign off before I get maudlin on you all.

Happy holidays :)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Holiday swap. AKA: I am a terrible person

My book bloggers holiday swap gift arrived from the lovely this week. I got handmade chocolates (and I'm not sharing, so there :P) a lovely Christmas card and postcards of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada, which looks gorgeous.
I'm a terrible person because I still haven't sent mine out yet, which means it's going to be late. So, if you're looking for me, I'll be hiding from Nymeth and her scimitar. :P