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Mine was super-fab. David came up on Thursday evening and TOTALLY surprised me with an awesome home-cooked meal of chicken-fried steak, gravy, scalloped potatoes, hoppin' John (black-eyed peas, tomatoes, peppers), and a BEAUTIFUL cherry almond cake with his grandmother's hot fudge sauce. He also threw in roses, chocolate covered strawberries, and good hugs because he is a Valentine's Day god.
We had a fun, laid back weekend. We saw a horrible movie (Beautiful Creatures), drank some margaritas, and attended a birthday BBQ. Fun fun fun!
I've also done a spot of reading over the past week -- and you all know that's been in short supply. I'm feeling more of an urge and more of an acceptance that I may have to start and ditch several titles before something "sticks."
You can expect a full review of this one coming up soon.
I'm currently reading from a short story collection called Corsets & Clockwork: 13 Steampunk Romances edited by Trisha Telep. I started it sometime last year, read a few stories, and it wasn't striking the right note with me, so I laid it aside. When I was having trouble choosing a new book recently, I decided some stories might just do the trick to shake up my reading. I was right, and I'm enjoying it much more this time. I'm dipping in and out of it before bedtime, and during daily downtime.
Next up...and y'all are gonna think I'm CRAZY. And I just might be.
Trish of Love, Laughter and a Touch of Insanity along with Melissa of Avid Reader's Musings (link below) are hosting a Vanity Fair Readalong (#YoureSoVain). Heather and I attempted this one as a buddy read last year sometime, and I think we both flaked pretty quickly. I think that was on the heels of our highly successful Madame Bovary buddy read, and it was just too much of the same time period all squashed together. I'm hoping I have better luck this time, though if it doesn't click I won't put too much pressure on myself to finish. The important thing is to read enjoyable selections and KEEP READING.
Header over to Melissa's blog to officially sign up!
So what have you read lately???
I still need to download and whip through Me Before You by Jojo Moyes for my book club next week. Think I can do it??? The premise doesn't really blow my skirt up, but I WANT TO DISCUSS with my friends!!!!