Monday, December 23, 2013

Monday Maunder: December 23, 2013


Reading was a bit lighter this week, but it was still a great week.  I finished The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King on audio as well as a physical book of Keeping a Journal You Love by Sheila Bender.  I was able to return to my audio of Ready Player One by Ernest Cline and continue with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum with my kids.  Today, I picked up The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  Such a great line-up, right?!?

I'm hoping for a really relaxed week of reading with Christmas right around the corner.  I have a couple of graphic novels from the library that I am also hoping to dig into this week, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed for some great books under my tree as well.

What are your reading plans this week?


Blogging was fun this last week with a review of Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt as well as Fables:  Werewolves of the Heartland by Bill Willingham.  I also shared my bookish wish list, which was a fun post to compile and soak up all the bookish goodness in one place.

What appeared on your blog this week?  


Writing is slow again.  My time is spent on tasks for the holidays.  I will get back to my regularly scheduled writing in the new year.

Are you still writing?


Life is all about the holidays in my household.  I finished all my shopping.  I have completed all wrapping.  I have done a little baking.  And, we have a family member in town to enjoy it all with!  This is going to be a fun week!  I leave you with a little sugar cookie art that we created today for a little friendly family competition.

Hope you have a wonderful holiday week if you celebrate!  If not, have a wonderful week just the same!

Are you ready for the holidays?


  1. I read The Eyes of the Dragon this month, too! Loved it. So Dark Tower-ish.

    1. Heather ... This was a re-read for me and I loved it even more this time around. I finished it and I was blown away with the thought that this was actually a prequel to the Dark Tower series! I will chat more about it when I figure out how to review it though!

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  3. Love the cookie art. Fabulous! This is the first time in years that I have had everything bought and wrapped at least a week before Christmas. It feels good to not feel rushed. I took the boys riding around to look at lights last night and we're having a dinner here at mom's tonight. I'm baking some pumpkin cookies and peanut butter blossom cookies today too. We made sugar cookies on Friday.

    I'm hoping to pick back up with the writing and get out of this reading slump in the new year. Wish me luck! I'm thinking of having a Sit Down and Write in February after my winter read-a-thon.

    Have a safe and happy Christmas, Tif.

    1. Michelle Miller ... Thank you! It sounds like you have had a very nice holiday so far. We went and looked at lights on Christmas Eve as well. It is so fun to just hang out and relax as a family!

      Good luck with your writing! I'm hoping to do better as well in the new year. Maybe we can help keep each other accountable?!? Either way, I'm in for a Sit Down and Write!!

      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

  4. I still need to finish wrapping gifts, but at least I got my holiday baking done!

    Happy Christmas, Tif!

    1. Alexia561 ... You've made progress!! I hope you were able to get it all done before the big day!! :)

      Hope you had a wonderful, wonderful Christmas!!


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