January just breezed by with some cold, and some very mild temperatures for us as well. It seemed everyone around me had some sort of flu symptoms, but I guess my flu shot worked - I was healthy all month ...yay. The highlight of January for me was finalizing the sale of my parents house which happened last week...finally. It wasn't hard to sell the house, it was just getting there and making the closing happen! I think I'm still haunted by it all as last night I had a dream that I was at the house getting a few last items there and when I tried to get out, it was all boarded up and I couldn't get out -- yes a nightmare.
On the reading front it was a good month (14) books, and I enjoyed just about everything I read.
(7) fiction books (2) were audio books; (5) non-fiction books and (2) childrens books.
- Favorite Book - Let's Take the Long Way Home; Gail Caldwell
- Me and You; Niccolo Ammaniti - 4/5 (my shelves) (Jan-2013)
- The Twelve Tribes of Hattie; Ayana Mathis - 4/5 (eGalley) (Jan-2013)
- Let's Take the Long Way Home; Gail Caldwell - 5/5 (my shelves) (Jan-2013) (NF)
- Tyler Makes Pancakes; Tyler Florence and Craig - 3.5/5 (review) (Jan-2013) (kids)
- The Peace Book; Todd Parr - 4.5/5 (library) (Jan-2013) (kids)
- Hearthbroken; Lisa Unger - 2.5/5 (audio-library) (Jane-2013)
- In the Woods; Tana French - 4/5 (my shelves) (Jan-2013)
- Williams-Sonoma Soup of the Day - 365 Recipes for Every Day of the Year; Kate McMillian - 4/5 (Jan-2013)
- The AARP New American Diet: Lose Weight, Live Longer: Secrets to Slender Longevity; Dr. John J. Whyte - 4/5 (eGalley) (Jan-2013)
- Naomi; Tanizaki - 4.5/5 (my shelves) (Jan-2013)
- The Good House; Ann Leary - 4.5/5 (review copy) (Jan-2013)
- Salad for Dinner: Simple Recipes for Salads That Make a Meal; Tasha DeSerio - 3.5/5 (eGalley) and softcover (Jan-2013)
- Salad for Dinner: Complete Meals for All Seasons; Jeanne Kelley - 4.5/5 (library) (Jan-2013)
- The Forgotten; David Baldacci - 3.5/5 (library audio) (Jan-2013)
Jill at Fizzy Thoughts is hosting a February read-along of The Shining by Stephen King. Anyone can join in on Twitter (use hashtag #shineon) or comment on the blogs who are joining in.
- write review for - The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne, by Brian Moore
- Walter's Muse by Jean Davies Okimoto (in process)
- The Racketeer; Grisham (audio) in progress
- The Shining (audio)
- Dear Life: Stories; Munroe
- We Sinners; Pylvainen
- Life After Life; Jill McCorkle
- The Likeness; Tana French
- a few impulse picks as well
Hope you all have a good February.