Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Sunday Salon: Post-Christmas Edition

It's been a month since I've written a Sunday Salon post. I've been missing myself! LOL

We had a wonderful Christmas week. We had two families over for Christmas Eve dinner. Years ago when we decided to stay home for Christmas instead of doing the trek to all the families, we started inviting anyone who was in town to come for Christmas Eve dinner. The two families that came this year were ones that were our 'regulars' and it was so nice to have them. I started to say something about being our family here in Indiana but got all choked up when I started as we won't be having Christmas Eve in Indiana again. I just loved having them here with us.

The next two days - Christmas and Boxing Day (no, we aren't in Canada, but I love the idea of the second holiday) - were spent holed up in our house. The four of us played alot of the new Wii games we got - my favorite is Super Mario Galaxy! We listened to new music, got our mp3 players working, etc. Just a wonderful time for the four of us to spend together - especially nice with being separated and stressed so much the past months.

Amazingly I didn't take a single picture of any of the Christmas festivities! Thus, none to share. Sad, huh?

I didn't get any new books from my husband or kids. I am definitely hard to buy books as I'm not a 'keeper' of books and read so much, they never know what to buy. But I did start a new book on Christmas day - Breathing Out the Ghost by Kirk Curnutt. It's set in Indiana just 30 minutes from my house! I am reading it for a book tour in January. Mr. Curnutt even signed my book - first signed book I've gotten! It's good so far - about halfway through (too much Wii playing and not enough reading). I look forward to finishing and then chatting with Mr. Curnutt about the book.

This past week I posted my reviews of The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.

Not sure what I'll read next. I've still got a bunch of books in my book basket to choose from. The library is missing me! And I am missing it as there are some new books by my favorite authors recently released that I haven't read yet. But I am determined to whittle down the basket before returning to the library.

Tell me about your books. What did you get for gifts? What books should be on my list for the library when I return in January?

I'll be posting my top 2008 reads later this week. I will be looking for your lists as well to add to my tbr list.

Have a good Sunday!


Alyce said...

I didn't get any books for gifts, but we did have a relaxing Christmas at home. Last year was the first year we decided to do our holiday travel before Christmas, and we liked it so much that we decided to do it this year too.

My husband and son spent the entire day after Christmas playing Ben 10 Alien Force on the Wii. We already own Mario Galaxy, and my boys really like that one too.

Jo-Jo said...

We just had a relaxing holiday at was great! I received The Heretic's Daughter from Alyce and my son gave me The View From Mount Joy. Both of these were on my list so hurray!

bermudaonion said...

Sounds like a great Christmas. We stay home, because I like to be in my own house on Christmas Day. We did have a guy who works with Carl over for Christmas dinner so he wouldn't be alone.

Shana said...

Michele, it sounds like a wonderful holiday for you and your family. I didn't get books, either, but I did receive some music!


Julie said...

Hey Michele - sounds like you had a nice time on Christmas eve. I didn't get any books or even any Amazon gift cards. I guess its 'to the library' for me!!