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MarthaE from Martha’s Bookshelf
What a great week! I read and I listened to audio and well, for the first time in a long time I pretty much made it through everything I said I was going to read and listen to! 😀
My awesome week looked like this:
Bennys Angel by Laura Allen Nonemaker (A cute little story about Believing!)
Hometown Girl by Mariah Stewart (book tour and sweet read)
The Christmas Wedding by James Patterson (Bookies book club review and my threats to take out a character) 😯
Happy Accidents by Jane Lynch (wonderful audio memoir)
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night by Mark Haddon (oh, is that what the fuss was about all those years ago? LOVED IT!
I Am Ready To Answer Your Questions (opened up the blog to all your questions… and oh what fun questions were asked! 😛 )
Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer (what would you do if life as you knew it ended today? Fantastic read!)
Responses to your questions (you asked, I answered… on books, on life, on balance, on crazy things, and my dream spot!)
Maman’s Home Sick Pie by Donia Bijan ( a delicious read with a couple of recipes for you!)
See? Told you I had a great week! 😛 My audio time was awesome and my evenings were not as heavy this week so I got in some good reading time too!
Now – this week I thought I would have a little fun with my reading… tis the season and all that 😀
Every year at Christmastime, Marnie and her twelve closest girlfriends gather in the evening with batches of beautifully wrapped homemade cookies. Everyone has to bring a dessert and a bottle of wine, but this year, it’s their stories that are especially important. Marnie’s oldest daughter has a risky pregnancy. Jeannie’s father is having an affair with her best friend. Taylor’s life is in financial freefall. Rosie’s husband doesn’t want children, and she has to decide, very soon, the fate of her marriage.
On this evening, at least, they can feel as a group the impulses of sisterly love and conflict, the passion and hopefulness of a new romance, the betrayal and disillusionment some relationships bring, the joys and fears of motherhood, the agony of losing a child, and above all, the love they have for one another. As Marnie says, the Christmas Cookie Club, if it’s anything, is a reminder of delight.
This is the perfect week to read this one! Afterwards I am going to give my copy away 😀
All She Wants For Christmas Is…
If Amber Taylor doesn’t find a way home for Christmas, her mother is definitely going to disown her. Unfortunately, there’s no way she can afford to buy a plane ticket on her paltry salary. Luckily the universe obviously has her back. Why else would a single, drop-dead gorgeous actor suddenly show up on her doorstep and offer to drive her cross-country for the holidays?
A Happily Ever After…
Hunky Scott Cardoza was everything Amber desired in a boyfriend–except that he definitely had heartbreaker written all over him, which is why Amber promised herself that their road trip was going to be anything but romantic. Yet being cooped up in a tiny car for three days with the man of her dreams was turning out to be quite a challenge. Good things rules were meant to be broken…
Ok, a little out of my genre style but I picked this up at the library sale this fall and it is Christmas related… sort of… I think… maybe… 😯
A teen idol at fifteen, an international icon and founder of the Brat Pack at twenty, and one of Hollywood’s top stars to this day, Rob Lowe chronicles his experiences as a painfully misunderstood child actor in Ohio uprooted to the wild counterculture of mid-seventies Malibu, where he embarked on his unrelenting pursuit of a career in Hollywood.
The Outsiders placed Lowe at the birth of the modern youth movement in the entertainment industry. During his time on The West Wing, he witnessed the surreal nexus of show business and politics both on the set and in the actual White House. And in between are deft and humorous stories of the wild excesses that marked the eighties, leading to his quest for family and sobriety.
Never mean-spirited or salacious, Lowe delivers unexpected glimpses into his successes, disappointments, relationships, and one-of-a-kind encounters with people who shaped our world over the last twenty-five years. These stories are as entertaining as they are unforgettable.
I have been listening to this one for a couple of days now and WOW… this is so much more than I expected – cant wait to review!
Hopefully, this one needs no introduction. Yes, I read this a couple of years ago, but now as the movie inches closer and closer I am going to treat myself to it on audio! 😛
Thats my week! I have a Christmas Party on Monday evening but other than that my evenings are free for the week! (Well… sort of… I still need to put the tree up, shop, figure out Christmas dinner…. LOL)
So what are you reading this week? ARE you reading this week? 😀 Cant wait to see so add your link below where it says Click Here!
Oh, and in case I don’t get another chance to say it to you this week… Merry Christmas. May your holiday be wonderful and full of good memories.
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