Hello to all of my happy readers!!!
I am so very ready for the NEW YEAR!! This last year was a wild ride full of love, laughs, and lots of tears. The holiday season was great here at the shop, and even with the crazy snow storm we were able to open and be here for all things books!
My Christmas was wild. Two out of my three kiddos flew in to spend the holidays with us. My John-Johnny got stuck in Florida until after the 29th due to all of the weather and freezing and canceling of flights in Seattle. What a mess that was. But everyone is here now, and AJ has a couple of friends in to visit, too, so we have a house FULL of kiddos. Eight humans, and I am tired, and I never want to do the dishes again.
I have not read nearly enough this month. I worked 68 hours the week before Christmas. I think my family watched me sleep on the couch a lot--hahahaha! I am taking my oldest kiddo and Amberly from the shop to the casino this evening (New Year's Eve) . Then we are going to see a band that we like play at the Lincoln Theater. Tomorrow, I am taking my oldest to the Seahawks vs. Jets game in Seattle. This was his Christmas gift from me. I am looking forward to the time with him.
Monsters Born and Made ended up being a lot of fun. It was a very good blend of Divergent and The Hunger Games--lots of action and good story line. I am now listening to Now Is Not The Time To Panic, by Kevin Wilson. I am about 50% of the way through it and it is very interesting--it starts in the present day and then goes back to the main character's youth, and one summer in particular. I read
The Hollows, by Daniel Church...First comment, it is very long...longer than I usually like to read because I am on such a time crunch. It was a good book with loads of action. I will say that some of it dragged on a bit for me, and for ALL of the hype on the cover, etc...It was not nearly as scary or creepy as I would have liked.
Because I was a little behind in my reading, I am going to read The Tryout: A Graphic Novel by Christina Soontornvat. This is a Middle-Grade Read, and I just think it will be interesting, and it is also featured in the holiday catalog. I am going to read Wild Is The Witch, by Rachel Griffin. This is a Young Adult title and it is about witches. I also want to read something fun when we close the shop for the week. The girls and I are going to Portland for a little down time. So looking forward to it.
I wish each and everyone of you the best possible New Year!
Please stay safe, happy, and healthy...Happy Reading!!