Howdy! How are you my friends? Did you have a good week? A good weekend? I certainly hope so.
I helped my brother move this weekend. He's rented this house for 12 years and the landlord gave them 6 weeks to find a place and get the heck out. They found another place to live, but they did no packing whatsoever until Friday. Now, I love my brother but he's a pig and I don't mean he's an ass - which of course he is, but I mean his house is/was a sty. I can't believe how disgusting some people can be and he lives with his wife and 13 year old daughter. At this time 5:52pm I brought the kids home to bathe (and bathe and bathe) but my hubby is still there. They have to be out of their house by today and frankly when I left I didn't think there was anyway in hell they were going to make it. If my oldest didn't have a speech to memorize by tomorrow (yeah...let's put things off til the last minute, shall we?) then I would have stayed. Of course even now I feel like a truck ran over me. Boy, I'm soooo out of shape! lol
I did get my tree up however! Yippee! The girls helped and we had a great time. I got started on my cards but will have to do them on my lunch hours this week at work. Needless to say with the moving I didn't get any shopping done. I'll work that in too...somehow...I'm sure.
Oh! And I'm sending this via our new computer! Yippee. This was the hubby's and my gift this year to ourselves. 3 GHz with a duo processor. That and my cable hook up and this baby flies! I friggin love it! I'm still getting used to Windows Vista but so far I've only had 1 issue so that's cool. Now I just have to move all my files from one to the other. Luckily the other is currently hooked up as well so I have access.
Anyway, this is what I read this week:
My first book was The Storm by Jean Johnson. Book 6 in the Sons of Destiny series. I liked this one the best so far. I was always curious about Rydan and this explained a lot. I have the next one so will read that soon and then only 1 more and it's over...yay! I know you're wondering why I'm reading if I don't LOVE the series but I can't seem to help myself! lol
My second book was To Sir Phillip, With Love by Julia Quinn. Yes, I'm still reading the Bridgerton's! lol I know, seems like I've been reading them forever, but it's only been a few weeks, I'm almost done. This was a very well written book but of the series so far I think this is my least fav. Phillip and Eloise just didn't click with me for some reason.
Snowy Night with a Stranger was next. This is a historical Christmas anthology that has stories by Julia London, Sabrina Jeffries & Jane Feather. You read my mini (and I do mean mini) reviews here.
Next up was Hot as Hell by Helen Kay Dimon. I've read a couple of her books and enjoyed them. This one started off well for me but then just went downhill. The relationship between the h & h was on the line and there were serious trust issues. Their banter at the beginning was enjoyable but then the heroine started making me annoyed and I stayed that way! lol I really liked the hero though - he was great.
Next was Dog Wild 1 by Melissa Glisan. I'll be doing a review of this sometime this week.
Last on my list was my last Bridgerton for a while: When He Was Wicked by Julia Quinn. I really enjoyed Francesca and Michael and this was a great read. I do have the next 2 books but they need to be back to the library soon. I just don't think I can read them right now - not because they're not wonderful, because they are. But because I have so many other historicals to read right now and I feel actual guilt when I'm reading one of those and not a Bridgerton! lol I need to take a break. Maybe after the first of the year?
That's it for me. I hope you have a wonderful week!
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