Monday 12/1 – a Manic Monday indeed! Nothing especially bookish on my calendar – laundry and grocery shopping after our Thanksgiving travels.
Tuesday 12/2 - Tuesday Thingers and Teaser Tuesdays happen today. Check back and you’ll get a peek at what I’m reading.
Wednesday 12/3 – Today’s Spotlight on Bookstores post is written by Joyce Hinnefeld, author of the wonderful novel In Hovering Flight, which I reviewed here.
Thursday 12/4 – I’m hosting Julie Gabriel’s The Green Beauty Guide as part of her TLC Book Tour. Come back and find out a bit of what I learned. As I read/reviewed/experimented with this book, my husband has taken to calling me “the Green Goddess” … that’s what passes for flirting around here these days!
My TriCon book group meets tonight; instead of discussing a book, we’re watching a movie (Constantine’s Sword) based on a book (Constantine’s Sword: The Church and the Jews – A History by James Carroll). Now, I’ve written before that I like to see a movie after reading the book, but apparently I’m turning over a new leaf! Just this week we rented Atonement (which I haven’t read), and I took LW12 to see Twilight (ditto, haven’t read it). I don’t know much about this particular book/movie, but this group of women always has a great discussion, and a yummy potluck dinner.
Saturday 12/6 – It’s official “Put up the Christmas Decorations” day at our house. This means getting the bins (neatly stacked and labelled, of course) from the basement, assigning various duties to the kids, and seeing what happens – we have our traditions of certain decorations being placed in the same spot year after year, but last Christmas was our first in this house, so nothing is set in stone. Oh, and we missed the adventure of cutting down our own tree last year (we bought from a local nursery instead), so I have to find a tree farm that we can drive to (despite my son’s pleas, we are not driving back to our favorite tree farm in Connecticut!)
Sunday 12/7 – Gregory Maguire will be at our local bookshop to read from his latest novel, A Lion Among Men. Remember when I nearly ran into him when I went to hear Julia Glass read from I See You Everywhere … I hope I can manage to walk a straight line and do more than stammer when I get my book signed!
This is whirlwind season – those short weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas! What are you doing this week to keep your sanity? What will push you over the edge? Are there any funny holiday decoration traditions in your family?