Life this past week has been filled with taking down all the Christmas decorations and preparing for my son's birthday. We celebrated him in a low-key manner yesterday with some of his favorite foods and a whole lot of fun and relaxation. We decided not to go with a big celebration and I am so thankful for that. It was one of the best days we've had in a long time. The highlight of the day ... besides the boy, of course .. was this yummy Extreme Chocolate Cake, made completely from scratch. No boxes, no containers of frosting. All natural sweetness ... and, it was very sweet!
On the reading front, I kicked off the Bout of Books 9.0 Readathon this morning, and have already finished my first book, The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins. This means that I have officially completed THREE books for the year so far. The other two were Saga, Volume 2 by Brian K. Vaughan and Life in Hand by Hannah Hinchman. Saga was a perfect first read of 2014, but that is all I will say for now! I will leave the rest of the gushing for the review to come in the weeks ahead!
I am now off to work on a couple of those reviews before diving into my next read. I'm not sure which book it will be, but it will be one of those on my Bout of Books 9.0 list that I linked above. Until next week . . .
How was your first week of the new year? Are you kicking it off with Bout of Books as well?