>> Saturday, January 15, 2011
So there was this little football game on Monday. My team didn’t win, but I’m still proud as heck of them and can’t wait until the next season starts. I do love me some college football despite the fact that by the time the game was actually played I wasn’t too fond of most football fans. Only 230 days until the season opener kickoff!
Didn’t get as much reading time as I would have liked this week, but I could probably say that every week. I finished Scaredy Cat by Mark Billingham and I'm still reading An Incomplete Revenge by Jacqueline Winspear. I also finished listening to Peter and the Sword of Mercy by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson and read by the amazing Jim Dale.
There was a fun link wandering through Twitter this week where you can find the list of the NY Times Best Sellers for the week you were born (or obviously whatever date you choose to enter). Find the Bestsellers for your Birthday Week.
This was kind of fun. I was pleasantly surprised that the #1 for my birthday week was Hawaii by James Michener because I’ve actually read that book at least three times. I read it for the first time when I was in high school and it is still one of my all time favorites. Even more fun is that it was still #10 on the list for the week The Hubster was born a year 16 months later.
Here is the Fiction list for my birth week
- HAWAII James Michener
- ADVISE AND CONSENT Allen Drury
- THE CONSTANT IMAGE Marcia Davenport
- OURSELVES TO KNOW John O'Hara
- TWO WEEKS IN ANOTHER TOWN Irwin Shaw
- THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE Morrs L. West
- THE LINCOLN LORDS Cameron Hawley
- DEAR AND GLORIOUS PHYSICIAN Taylor Caldwell
- POOR NO MORE Robert Ruark
- KISS KISS Roald Dahl
- ALL THE DAY LONG Howard Spring
- EXODUS Leon Uris
- THE UGLY AMERICAN William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick
- MRS. 'ARRIS GOES TO NEW YORK Paul Gallico
- FUEL FOR THE FLAME Alec Waugh
- A SEPARATE PEACE John Knowles
In addition to Hawaii, I’ve also read A Separate Peace and Mrs. ‘Arris Goes to New York. I haven’t read Exodus, but I loved Trinity by Leon Uris and although I haven’t read Dear and Glorious Physician, I have read Captains and the Kings by her a couple of times. I do love big fat historical sagas.
The only book on the Non-Fiction list for the week that sparked any memory was The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan which I read for a high school history class.
Other than books and reading:
I’m working on a baby afghan for a friend. I have until February 4th to finish it (the shower is scheduled for the 5th). I also started a knitting class this week. I’ve crocheted for years and although I have completed one knitted baby afghan, there is no way I can say that I know how to knit. Fortunately there is a cute little knitting shop near my home and I’m taking a three week knitting basics class.
Tomorrow is our annual family get-together for Dad’s birthday. We don’t try to add to the holiday chaos and instead gather for lunch sometime mid January to celebrate his birthday (which was actually the 10th) and catch up a bit.
Added to my TBR List (To Be Read) this week:
Bookalicio.us mentioned this one the other day on Twitter and it definitely intrigues me. I know lots of folks have been impressed with Moran’s earlier books, but they haven’t jumped out at me perhaps because of the settings in Egypt, but this one with the French Revolution as part of the story definitely has my interest.
Purchased this week:
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Classroom in a book. I’ll talk more about this next week.