Last week was Thanksgiving and I don’t think I’ve ever felt so full. As someone with a generally small appetite, I may have been a bit too ambitious with my portions. But it was just so yummy I couldn’t help myself.
It was also my high school reunion, so I went back to my hometown to catch up with some of my oldest friends. Things sure have changed around there since I left, and I got to check out some of the newer businesses while I was there.
I read my 100th book of the year, which I can’t believe. It was either The Christmas Shoes or A Christmas Story, depending on how you feel about counting re-reads. After feeling like my reading has slowed quite a few times this year it’s surprising to hit such a high number. I’ve had some great reads this year, and I’ve still got plenty of books I’m planning to get through before the end of the year.
Last Week I Finished Reading
Skipping Christmas by John Grisham – With their only child away, a couple decides to skip out on the chaos and the hassle of Christmas traditions
Christmas for a Kitten by Robin Pulver – A young kitten searches for a home
The Fox and the Star by Coralie Bickford-Smith – A fox adjusts to life in the forest without its friend the star
The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans – A young couple moves in with a widow and learns a precious lesson while they’re there
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson – A family of the six worst children in the world decide they want to be a part of the Christmas pageant
A Highland Christmas by M.C. Beaton – A Scottish Constable’s work doesn’t slow down for Christmas as crimes and concerns continue to come up
The Christmas Shoes by Donna VanLiere – A brief interaction with a young boy changes a workaholic attorney’s opinion of Christmas and family
A Christmas Story by Jean Shepherd – Ralphie recounts notable memories from Christmas in his small hometown in Indiana with his family
Jurassic Park, book 1
by Michael Crichton
This book is so good, I don’t know what I was worried about. I’m only bummed that I put off reading it for so long.
Last Week’s Posts
Book Review – With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
Top Five books set in an alternate universe
Book Review – Brownies and Broomsticks by Bailey Cates
US vs UK Covers
Book Review – Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi
The Bookish Blog Tag
Book Review – Manhunt by James Patterson and James O. Born
My Non-Fiction Owned TBR