Monday Rambles

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m about turkey-ed out. I think I can go another year without even smelling the bird. Ugh.

Cranberry Shortbread Cake on the other hand…I could eat that every day. Or, well, maybe once a month. Don’t want to push it. Still want to try it with raspberries….

Thankfully Reading Weekend was a welcome R&R time for me. I just wish I’d had a little more time to read! We wound up going Christmas shopping Saturday. It’s good to be that much closer to being through with present shopping, but we were gone all. day. long. Here is what I did manage to read:

Finished Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card. Be happy Chris, I LOVED IT. Oh. my. goodness. LOVE.

Read Owly, Volume 5: Tiny Tales by Andy Runton. Waaaaay cute.

Read Around the World by Matt Phelan, which was awesome. Completely what I expect from Mr. Phelan, and more.

Read Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, adapted by Nancy Butler. This is the graphic novel edition Marvel put together. I’m not surprised by how much I enjoyed it. The art was lovely and the text was faithful to Ms. Austen. Win!

Also started Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor, made more headway with Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm by Philip Pullman, and of course, with the Count. All in all, I read about 770 pages. Not bad, I think!

That’s all for now. I have to go get ready to go to work, where I haven’t been in over a week. And try not to cry about it. *sigh* Have a great week!

6 thoughts on “Monday Rambles

  1. I am reading the Pullman, too. Very slowly, though. I have an e-copy and am getting a finished copy for Christmas… I mostly read graphic novels this weekend… I finished Farthing by Jo Walton! Have you read that? I think you would love it if you haven’t. My ‘classic’ is Victor Hugo. We are doing a group read of Les Mis at Historical Tapestry and I wasn’t going to join in because my reading sucks, but I have been glancing at a few pages lately… Just an e-copy… I also bought books. I had a good weekend!

  2. Go you! It looks like you’ve been doing some awesome reading! Since I was out of town I didn’t get much reading done, but now that I’m home I hope that changes. Wish me luck! Going to steal your cranberry recipe now. 😀

  3. Yay for Speaker for the Dead!!!! 😀 You just made my night 😀 It’s truly unlike any other novel that I’ve read and I thought that the concepts in the novel were just so beautiful…oh that book….If you liked the “feel” of that book (only way I can describe it :p) I think you’d like the next two as well, Children of the Mind and Xenocide.

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