Monday, December 30, 2013

Monday Maunder: December 30, 2013


I did not get in as much reading as I had hoped for this week, so I am still in the midst of all the same books . . . The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (on audio), and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (with my kids).  I am so close to finishing both the physical books, so I'm hoping to wrap those up before the end of 2013.

I am not sure which book I will pick up next.  I have The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins for Wilkie in Winter as well as a stack of graphic novels from the library that are due back soon.  All of those are possibilities and hopes for this next week.

What book will you be ringing in the new year with?


I am in the midst of finalizing my plans for the new year here on the blog; however, I am also still accepting responses on my Tif Talks Books Survey for a couple more days.  If you want to share your thoughts and opinions with me, I would greatly appreciate it!  I can tell you that changes will be coming.  I change things up every year, so you can always expect a little something to change here.  And, I love to hear your thoughts before I make my final changes.  I like to hear your voice!

I will be posting about these changes later this week, so be watching for it!

Do you have big plans or changes coming in 2014 on your blog?




I had a wonderful Christmas week.  My mom was in town.  I got to spend time with my kids and my husband.  We ate good food.  We went sledding.  We went to the movies.  We watched movies at home.  We played games.  It was fun and relaxing!

Speaking of movies, I saw THREE movies this last week thanks to having free babysitting around!!  My husband and I went to The Hobbit (loved!) and Anchorman 2 (ugh!), and all of us went to Frozen (cuteness!).  We had to make up for all the movies we have missed in the last six months and all the movies we will be missing in the six months to come.  This is the joy of living in a location for only one year and not knowing many people for that short period of time!  I'm okay with it.  I had a blast with all the movies this week!

How was your Christmas?  Do you have big plans for New Year's?


  1. Book? Don't know yet.

    Big plans or changes for blog? Nope. Already did in December.

    Christmas went well and New Year's Eve (today) and New Year's Day will be spent mostly reading. Looking forward to both days - before heading back to work Thursday and Friday.

    1. Bryan G. Robinson ... I hope you have a great couple of days reading and relaxing before you head back to work!!

  2. I can't remember the last time we went to the movies, so am a little jealous that you were able to see three! Sounds lovely! I plan on working on my consistency with posting, but have no major changes in store.

    Happy New Year!

    1. Alexia561 ... I'm not sure if we will get to go to the movies again before or after we move! I'm glad we were able to take advantage of this opportunity!

      Good luck with your goals in 2014! I will still be following and reading! :)


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