This is an extraordinary Sunday as it is not only the beginning of a new week a head, but also the first Sunday of a brand new year. With all of the reading challenges, and books on my TBR list I am geared up and ready to go! 2011 will be filled with Vampires, Anne Rice, Jane Austen, Edgar Allen Poe and more of the fiction I adore. There will be many more trips to my local library and I will even be getting some of my ebooks from my library. My New Year and my resolution to read, read, and to read some more, is off to a great beginning!
Three favorites for me for 2010 were Hera by Julien Longo, Sorrowed Souls by Brenda Youngerman, and Exploding Into Night by Sandy Pool. All three books were completely different, standing out in their genre and making a large impact on me. My reviews are available for each by clicking on their image below.
My first challenge with book blogging was The Christmas Spirit Challenge hosted by Michelle True Book Addict. I signed up with the Mistletoe level to read 2 - 4 books. I made it! Click for Reviews and posts for the challenge.
There is one more book, a galley, that I really need to finish up, 'A Simple Amish Christmas', for Challenge. Annie Weaver always planned to return home, but the 20-year old RN has lived in Philadelphia for three years now. As her time of rumschpringe is about to come to an abrupt end, bringing for Annie an overwhelming sense of loneliness. She returns home and finds herself face-to-face with a budding romance with an Amish farmer and Annie has several important choices to make.
This week I plan to be deeper into 'Twisted Webs' by Darlene Quinn. I received my advanced readers copy in my mailbox from Kathy Porter of Quinn Web Productions. It does not have a complete edit, and even so I am finding it to be a book I do not want to put down. The prequel 'Irreversible Webs' is due to be released mid 2011 and I can already tell it is one to add to my 'can not wait to read it' list.
Synopsis for 'Twisted Webs'
A baby girl is stolen, and tightly woven webs of deception encase her and two families for eight traumatic years.
Next on my list is another galley 'Here' by Wislawa Szymborska, translators - Clare Cavanagh and Stanislaw Baranczak "No reader, not even poetry-phobes, should miss the bright revelations of Nobel laureate Szymborska. Syzmborska is sharply ironic and lithely philosophical, pondering the phenomenal precision of dreams and the elusiveness of meaning. The neat, prancing lyrics collected in this slender, piercing book are delectable and profound." --Booklist
I just have to say that this one is so freaking cool. I really love this book and just adore the author.
Have you sorted out your Sunday? You are welcome to use my graphic and share what you have done and plan to do. You can add your link in the comments. Maybe by next week I will have a linky link.
Have a great week ahead!