Thursday, January 28, 2010
Slice of Life in January
The universe has been acting in very strange and wonderful ways lately....2010 started out frigid with freezing temps that made me want to do nothing but burrow under blankets and read, and it's drawing to a close with the warmer temperatures of Miami (as in Superbowl!) calling my name!
As January draws to a close, I'd like to take a look at what I've completed for my 2010 challenges, and see what's ahead for February.
In January, I've read and reviewed the following books:
Jane Eyre's Daughter by Elizabeth Newark for the All About the Brontes Challenge (4/5 stars)
Angel Time by Anne Rice for The Time Travel Challenge (3/5 stars)
Lady of Hay by Barbara Erskine for the Time Travel Challenge (4/5 stars)
The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant for the Historical Fiction Challenge (3.5/5 stars)
The Secret by Julie Garwood for the Romance Challenge (4/5 stars)
Murder on the Cliffs: A Daphne du Maurier Mystery by Joanna Challis (3/5 stars)
These is My Words by Nancy Turner (4.5/5 stars)
I also viewed the Masterpiece Theatre's production of Jane Eyre for the All About the Brontes Challenge.
So many good things coming up in the next few weeks.....Mardi Gras is right around the corner, and we've been busy getting our costumes ready and purchasing all the goodies we need to throw on Mardi Gras day. For the past few years, we have decided to ride and be the ones throwing all the beads and trinkets instead of being spectators. Loads of fun and something I always wanted to do as a kid.
Talk about a great ending to our football season! Last Sunday's NFC championship game between the Saints and the Vikings has been to talk of the town, and we're still flying high over the Saints going to the Superbowl! I'm so glad I was at the Dome to experience "history" as it happened.
We'll be leaving for Miami soon...yes, my husband said it's a once in a lifetime chance, so we're going for it! My husband played football all his life and in college, and he lives for football. He's not about to pass up on a Superbowl experience, and I'm not one to pass up an opportunity to go to beautiful Miami in the middle of winter!
Hope everyone has had a terrific start to your new year!
Sorry about this Saints widget -- my brother sent it to me and I couldn't resist! ;)