Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Coffee and Conversation

It feels like I haven't been on here in ages - and apparently I haven't. I've been so busy the last few weeks between personal stuff and getting ready for the holidays that I've neglected my blog.

I realized on Monday that I hadn't read a book in five days - not even a page! That's just wrong and completely unlike me. I always manage to squeeze in at least a few minutes here and there but again, swamped with Thanksgiving cooking and then Christmas decorating and shopping, reading took a back seat.
Last night I finally started Live by Night and I'm really into it so far.

While I was away, the new Stephanie Plum, Notorious Nineteen hit shelves. I managed to snag my copy while Black Friday shopping (along with a few more).

I finally picked up Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies. I'm really excited to read these, I've always been interested in English history and Henry VIII's reign is a very bloody, malicious time in their history. These will be perfect reads for cold winter nights.

While Cyber Monday perusing the internet, I happened to see Sylvia Day has a new book out today, Ask For It. It's actually a re-print of a historical originally published in 2006. I'm curious to see if anyone has read it and get your thoughts. Is it worth the read?

What about you, how were your holidays? Anyone manage to get new reading done or buy any new books?


  1. Oh, the holidays! My holidays went well but I'm salivating for Christmas as my BF and I are heading to Key West this year for some relaxation. We love our families but decided to try something new. My hope is that this will be our little tradition. I just finished Deadly Science by Amy Manemann with The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap by Paulette Mahurin on its way.

  2. Em - Key West for Christmas sounds fabulous! I'm a little jealous :)

  3. Your book updates are great! I've managed to read a few pages a night of Kate Morton's new book, "The Secret Keeper" before falling asleep—and it has nothing to do with the novel. It's outstanding. Holidays, working, writing, socializing all just have a way of making one so tired by the end of the day. Enjoy Key West!

  4. @ Peggy I'm glad you are liking The Secret Keeper! I loved it, as I have all of Kate Morton's. Completely understand the lack of reading, tis the season!