Friday, 23 December 2011

Review of the week (or rather fortnight)

So here we are, Christmas Eve Eve, and I think apart from a couple more presents to wrap we're ready for the big event. Turkey is bought, as are the sprouts (yeuck), plans are afoot for the Family Crib service at the Parish church followed by the pub tomorrow, and come Sunday it'll be time to watch the kids' eyes light up. The slight fly in the ointment is that my Grandad is in hospital and unlikely to be home for Christmas as he needs an op. He should be fine once it's done though, so we'll make a happy day of it. I hope everyone else is looking forward to a lovely Christmas. 

I was so busy last Friday (office Christmas do) that I didn't manage my review of the week so today I've got two weeks worth! Since my last Friday recap I have read and reviewed:

Red Right Return by John H. Cunningham
While I'm Still Myself by Jeremy Mark Lane
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Creepers by Bryan Dunn, and
The Animals of Grandfather Mountain by L.L Mitchell

Another library visit today saw me pick up Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro. It's one of those books I feel like I am missing out on, so that will be my 12th book towards the Borrowed Book Challenge (13th if you count the novella I had too) completing that challenge.

Happily Monkey loves visiting the library and she has 4 new books to make us read over and over. I'm beginning to think I should start a children's book blog!

I will take this opportunity to say Merry Christmas (or Happy Holidays if you prefer) and a very Happy, healthy, peaceful 2012 to everyone.


Mark Boss said...

Thank you for all the good reviews you wrote this year. I hope your grand dad gets better and that you and your family have a Merry Christmas!

Silvia said...

My Grandad just had a serious op and I can't go home for holidays so, I feel very close to you... Many wishes to your Grandad, I'm sure he will be fine soon, and of course MERRY CHRISTMAS to you!!!!

Unknown said...

Happy holidays to you and all the best for 2012!


David M. Brown said...

Merry Christmas! I hope you have a much deserved wonderful Christmas and a prosperous 2012!

All the best

Unknown said...

A very Happy Christmas! :) And I hope your family's NEW YEAR is awesome, too! :)

TC said...

Thanks to everyone for all the Christmas wishes, I hope you all had a lovely time. I now have a wedding to attend before turning my attention to New Year!