First, the giveaway is unfortunately not mine. I'll have to consider doing one next year sometime though. The giveaway can be found at In Which a Girl Reads and there are going to be three winners, all of whom get to choose from an awesome selection of books. You can check it out here. She is celebrating 100+ followers, which is an awesome achievement.
Thanksgiving with my family is never a huge deal as long as we are together. This has gotten more important over the past couple of years due to my maternal grandparents' health declining. So Mom and I did the cooking and I had an awesome time with my family. And I've since been spending time with my boyfriend and some friends. Tonight I'm going out to dinner with my parents for their 35th wedding anniversary.
I've done almost no reading this past week. But it's definitely been worth it. However, I am somehow partway through a number of books:
Salt: A World History, which I've been slowly working on for a couple weeks and which has a ridiculous amount of etymology that I am enjoying
Fragile Things, which I'm trying to take my time on, because of how much I love Neil Gaiman
Persepolis, which is far simpler than I was expecting
Sense & Sensibility, which is absolutely awesome and which I've been picking up to read a few pages every time I get a chance
I'm used to one or two books at a time, so this is a bit more than I'm used to. I'm still enjoying the experience.
I've also finally decided to attempt to use Google Reader. I've found a number of blogs that I've been perusing the past couple of weeks and the list keeps growing. Next I need to create a list on my blog of all the blogs I'm reading. And attempt to design the blog how I want it to look. I have the colors I want, now I just need to get the layout I want.
2013 Virtual Advent Tour: Day 24
3 years ago