Hello everyone. I haven’t been very prolific in my blogging or my commenting this month because ever since Thanksgiving one or more of us have been sick. Danny has been sick since Thanksgiving. Allison has had a cold/congestion last week that kept Danny and I up a couple of hours a night for a few nights until we discovered that nasal spray helped her. Then, I was off on Friday with Emma. She had a temperature of 104, keeping us up a good part of the night Friday/Saturday. Needless to say, I’m a bit exhausted and haven’t had much energy. What time I do have I need to put into finishing my Christmas cards. I make them by hand and I’m really under the gun to get them out by Wednesday. Normally I have them out the first week of December…
I am currently reading The Conqueror by Georgette Heyer. I’m enjoying it, but it’s not as compelling as The Reluctant Widow (although, it’s becoming more compelling as of what I read during my lunch break). I was also able to finish The Jewel of Medina by Sherry Jones (I absolutely loved) and My Husband’s Sweethearts (enjoyable). I’m hoping to have those reviews between now and Wednesday if I can.
I am feeling a whole lot better about my near fatal ARC pile up now that I’ve finished over half of those that I promised. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel now and it feels good. I’ve been peaking at what is ahead and I’m really excited. The Triumph of Deborah is up next, followed by Tomato Girl. Both of those novels read very well over the first few pages.
I recently found out about a fun Book Club application for Facebook. I don’t know if any of you have Facebook accounts or not, but you might be interested in it, too. I’ve been using it some over the weekend and enjoy it. It allows users to create their own book clubs and I like how that is set up. I think this might work a whole lot better than what we used for Immortal. Check it out and let me know what you think. I’m planning on starting a Historical Fiction book club. I’ll post an update. If anyone would like to add me as a friend on Facebook, my email address for that is speedhaven (at) gmail (dot) com.
As much as I love the holidays, I’m looking forward to the New Year and getting back into my blog and yours!