Connie53 - Starting a new challenge in 2014 - part 7
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My husband Peter, daughter Eveline, her boyfriend Cyrille, me, son Jeroen and his girlfriend Rianne
01. Lucretia Grindle - Villa Triste - 470 pages - 3 points for ROOT -
02. Ruth Newman - Schaduwkant - 302 pages -
03. Raymond E. Feist - Reis door de nacht - 349 pages - 5 points for ROOT -
04. Ransom Riggs - De bijzondere kinderen van mevrouw Peregrine - 378 pages - 3 points for ROOT -
05. Ruth Newman - Oogcontact - 304 pages -
06. Naomi Novik - Tong van de draak - 300 pages - 3 points for ROOT -
07. Peter James - Schijndood - 396 pages -
08. Raymond E. Feist - De toorn van een waanzinnige god - 477 pages - 5 points for ROOT -
09. Jan Siegel - De kinderen van Prospero - 314 pages - 6 points for ROOT -
10. Emma Donoghue - Een kus voor de heks - 192 pages -
11. Jan Siegel - Drakendwinger - 320p. - 6 points for ROOT -
12. Guy Gavriel Kay - Tigana - 594p. - 5 points for ROOT -
13. Anthony Ryan - In de schaduw van de raaf - 671 pages -
14. Robin Sloan - Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore - 288p. -
15. Guy Gavriel Kay - Een lofzang voor Arbonne - 490p. - 5 points for ROOT
16. Susan Hill - De vrouw in het zwart - 99p. -
17. Jan Siegel - Heksenkoningin - 288p. - 6 points for ROOT -
18. Kate Morton - De vertrouweling - 431p. - 2 points for ROOT -
19. Kate Atkinson - Oude zaken - 289p. -
20. Michael J. Sullivan - Wintertij (Riyria 5) - 339p. -
21. Fiona Higgins - Het zwarte geheimenboek - 235p. -
22. Lucretia Grindle - De verloren dochter - 420p. - 2 points for ROOT -
Roger Zelazny - First Omnibus containing - 6 points for ROOT
23. De negen prinsen - 176p.
24. Het vuur van Avalon - 199p. -
25. Het woud van de eenhoorn - 170p. -
Roger Zelazny - Second omnibus containing - 6 points for ROOT
26. De hand van Oberon - 170p. -
27. Hoven van Chaos - 143p. -
28. Het spel van Merlijn - 167p. -
Roger Zelazny - Third omnibus containing - 6 points for ROOT
29. Bloed van Amber - 199p. -
30. Een teken uit Chaos - 187p. -
Roger Zelazny - Fourth omnibus containing - 6 points for ROOT
31. Ridder van Schaduw - 194p. -
32. Prins van Chaos - 182p. -
33. Neil Gaiman - De oceaan aan het einde van het pad - 256p. -
34. Juliet Marillier - Ravenvlucht - 318p. -
Ursula LeGuin - First omnibus containing - 6 points for ROOT
35. Machten van Aardzee - 161p. -
36. De tomben van Atuan - 127p. -
Ursula LeGuin - Second omnibus containing - 6 points for ROOT
37. Koning van Aardzee - 184p. -
38. Tehanu - 186p. -
39. Ransom Riggs - Omhulde stad - 435p. -
40. Kate Atkinson - Een goede daad - 404p. -
41. Harlan Coben - Ik mis je - 363p. -
42. Stella Gemmell - De Stad - 606p. -
43. Isa Hoes - Toen ik je zag - 278p. -
44. Kate Atkinson - Wachten op goed nieuws - 340p. -
45. Kate Atkinson - Vanochtend vroeg vertrokken - 337p. -
46. Megan Lindholm - De windzangers - 303p. - 3 points for ROOT -
47. Megan Lindholm - Het domein van de Limbreth - 288p. - 3 points for ROOT -
48. Simon Beckett - Klem - 334p. -
49. Megan Lindholm - Gelukszoekers - 303p. - 3 points for ROOT -
50. Veronica Roth - Inwijding - 348p. - 3 points for ROOT -
51. Veronica Roth - Opstand - 365p. - 2 points for ROOT -
52. Veronica Roth - Samensmelting - 380p. -
53. Linwood Barclay - Een tik op het raam - 383p. -
54. Patrick Ness - De kraanvogelvrouw - 313p. -
55. Robert Louis Stevenson - Schateiland - 193p. -
56. Nicci French - Wachten op woensdag - 492p. - 2 points for ROOT -
57. Nicci French - Donderdagskinderen - 379p. -
58. Carlos Ruiz Zafón - Marina - 206p. -
59. Susan Hill - De kleine hand - 109p. -
60. J. K. Rowling - De vertelsels van Baker de Bard - 119p. - 5 points for ROOT -
61. Simone van der Vlugt - In mijn dromen - 268p. - 4 points for ROOT -
62. Robin Hobb - De Moordenaar van de Nar - 624p. -
63. Erik Vlaminck - Suikerspin - 286p. -
64. Robert Galbraith - Koekoeksjong - 519p. -
65. Jason Mott - De teruggekeerden - 377p. -
66. Robert Galbraith - Zijderups - 541p. -
67. Erik Vlaminck - Miranda van Frituur Miranda - 88p. -
68. Michael J. Sullivan - Percepliqius - 518p. -
* Currently reading
01. Joanne Harris - Vijf kwarten van de sinaasappel
02. Benny Lindelauf - De hemel van Heivisj
03. Anthony Ryan - In de schaduw van de raaf
04. Benny Lindelauf - Negen open armen
05. Brandon Sanderson - De held van weleer
06. Peter James - Schijndood
07. Rachel Hore - De droomtuin
08. Bronja Hoffschlag - De dode kamer
09. Eleanor Catton - Al wat schittert
10. Emma Donoghue - Een kus voor de heks
11. Lauren Beukes - Stralende meisjes
12. Isa Hoes - Toen ik je zag
13. Tommy Wieringa - Een mooie jonge vrouw
14. Elizabeth George - Verloren onschuld
15. Ransom Riggs - Omhulde stad
16. Robin Sloan - Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore
17. Veronica Roth - Samensmelting
18. Nicci French - Donderdagskinderen
19. Michael J. Sullivan - Wintertij
20. Connie Willis - Experiment
21. Fiona Higgins - Het zwarte geheimenboek
22. Kate Mosse - De bruidskist en andere verhalen
23. Henriette Lazaridis Power - De erfenis
24. Tess Gerritsen - Incendio
25. Joanne Harris - De lessen van Loki
26. Harlan Coben - Ik mis je
27. Simon Beckett - Klem
28. Patrick Ness - De kraanvogelvrouw
29. R.J. Ellory - Een inktzwart hart
30. Nele Neuhaus - Wie wind zaait
31. Linwood Barclay - Een tik op het raam
32. Karin Slaughter - Veroordeeld
33. James Dashner - De labyrintrenner
34. Lucretia Grindle - De duivel van Florence
35. Claire North - De eerste vijftien levens van Harry August
36. Unni Lindell - Suikerdood
37. Deborah Harkness - Het boek des levens
38. Kelly Armstrong - De Darkest Powers trilogie
39. Kate Atkinson - Leven na leven
40. Tatiana de Rosnay - Overspel
41. Jilliane Hoffman - De snijkamer
42. Michael J. Sullivan - Percepliquis
43. Diana Gabaldon - Met het bloed van mijn hart deel 1
44. Diana Gabaldon - Met het bloed van mijn hart deel 2
45. Brandon Sanderson - De wet van staal
46. Anthony Ryan - De torenheer In de schaduw van de raaf deel 2
47. Robert Ludlum - De hades factor
48. Robert Ludlum - Het cassandra verbond
49. Ted Dekker - Adam
50. Verhalen voor na het donker -various authors
51. Michel Faber - Onderhuids
52. Tess Gerritsen - Sterf twee keer
Italic means Read
ROOTs that will count are books that have been on my shelves for more then 12 months. Books bought in december 2012 will count if I read them in januari 2014 or later in 2014. Re-reads will count too.
This is my points ticker. I will give points to books I've read and the longer my book has been on the shelves, the more points it gets.
2013 - 2 points
2012 - 3 points
2011 - 4 points
2010 - 5 points
2009 and older - 6 points
01. Lucretia Grindle - Villa Triste - 470 pages - 3 points -
02. Raymond E. Feist - Reis door de nacht - 349 pages - 5 points -
03. Ransom Riggs - De bijzondere kinderen van mevrouw Peregrine - 378 pages - 3 points -
04. Naomi Novik - Tong van de draak - 300 pages - 3 points -
05. Raymond E. Feist - De toorn van een waanzinnige god - 477 pages - 5 points
06. Jan Siegel - De kinderen van Prospero - 314 pages - 6 points -
07. Jan Siegel - Drakendwinger - 320 pages - 6 points -
08. Guy Gavriel Kay - Tigana - 594 pages - 5 points -
09. Guy Gavriel Kay - Een lofzang voor Arbonne - 490 pages - 5 points -
10. Jan Siegel - Heksenkoningin - 288 pages - 6 points -
11. Kate Morton - De vertrouweling - 431 pages - 2 points -
12. Lucretia Grindle - De verloren dochter - 420 pages - 2 points -
13. Roger Zelazny - First Omnibus containing - 6 points
a) De negen prinsen - 176p.
b) Het vuur van Avalon - 199p. -
c) Het woud van de eenhoorn - 170p. -
14 Roger Zelazny - Second Omnibus containing - 6 points
a) De hand van Oberon - 170p. -
b) Hoven van chaos - 143p. -
c) Het spel van Merlijn - 167p. -
15) Roger Zelazny - Third Omnibus containing - 6 points
a) Bloed van Amber - 199 pages -
b) Een teken uit Chaos - 187 pages -
16). Roger Zelazny - Fourth Omnibus containing - 6 points
a) Ridder van Schaduw - 194 pages -
b) Prins van Chaos - 182 pages -
17). Ursula LeGuin - First omnibus containing - 6 points
a) Machten van Aardzee - 161 pages -
b) De tomben van Atuan - 127 pages -
18). Ursula LeGuin - Second omnibus containing - 6 points
a) Koning van Aardzee - 184 pages -
b) Tehanu - 186 pages -
19). Megan Lindholm - De windzangers - 303 pages - 3 points -
20). Megan Lindholm - Het domein van de Limbreth - 288 pages - 3 points -
21). Megan Lindholm - Gelukszoekers - 303 pages - 3 points -
22). Veronica Roth - Inwijding - 348 pages - 3 points -
23). Veronica Roth - Opstand - 365 pages - 2 points -
24). Nicci French - Wachten op woensdag - 492 pages - 2 points -
25). J. K. Rowling - De vertelsels van Baker de Bard - 119 pages - 5 points -
26). Simone van der Vlugt - In mijn dromen - 268 pages - 4 points -
27). George R.R. Martin - Een feestmaal voor kraaien - 748 pages - 3 points - *
* Currently reading
HUH, somehow post number 2 is missing!
And now we have two mumber 6 and lost post number 7???? Mysterious things are happening here.
And Happy New Thread!
Do I have a Thingamedingdong? Really?
Yes I do, I checked. 5 years of LT means 6 books to buy. Maybe I will get to that in this month. I have 2 books pre ordered and I spotted some books I might buy too. So maybe I will get to six this month. I'm not promising anything though.
Well, yes, you do. You joined LT on Nov 9, 2009, so today, it's your 5th anniversary on LT. And according to the "rules", you can buy yourself 5 books + 1 extra now :-).
Can't wait to hear what you decided to buy for your Thingaversary present.
In mijn dromen by Simone van der Vlugt
A Dutch writer. The title would translate into In my Dreams
It's was enjoyable but not very good. About a girl who has dreams that predict some event in the future, in this particular case a plane crash. She stays home but her boyfriend dies in the crash. In her dreams it was not a regular plane crash but an attack. She gets a lot of support from a Moslim man she has befriended and you might guess the end
De moordenaar van de nar by Robin Hobb
I loved, loved, loved this book! Robin Hobb can surely write! This is the 13th book in the series, so don't go and read this one if you have not read the other 12.
Suikerspin by Erik Vlaminck a Belgium author.
Erik has been a guest at our school and I'm attending a couple of workshops he is giving and we had to read this book for those workshops.
It was a nice read about the fairs in the 1890 to 1920. About 4 generation of men: great grandfather, grandfather, father and son who all were connected to fairs. The GGF had a fairground attraction in which he showed bearded ladies and midgets. The story is mainly about how he mistreated the Siamese twins he was showing. And how the past of someone's ancestors comes back to haunt you.
Reading right now:
Koekoeksjong by Robert Galbraith aka J.K. Rowling
Not a review but the text on the back cover
After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office.
Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.
This is surely going to be one of this years favourites.
De teruggekeerden by Jason Mott
Not a review but the text on the back cover.
Harold and Lucille Hargrave's lives have been both joyful and sorrowful in the decades since their only son, Jacob, died tragically at his eighth birthday party in 1966. In their old age they've settled comfortably into life without him, their wounds tempered through the grace of time.... Until one day Jacob mysteriously appears on their doorstep-flesh and blood, their sweet, precocious child, still eight years old.
All over the world people's loved ones are returning from beyond. No one knows how or why this is happening, whether it's a miracle or a sign of the end.
I have four books pre ordered. They will arrive at the end of the month.
The book I bought today are:
Deborah Harkness - Het boek des levens
The translation of The book of live, part 3 in the All souls series.
This is the blurb not a review!!
After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness's enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew's ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches--with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency.
Kelly Armstrong - De Darkest Powers trilogie
The books in this omnibus: Bezwering , Ontwaken en Afrekening
>1 connie53: Great kids! Great photo.
I loved it and picked up part 2 about Cormoran Strike immediately.
Zijderups by Robert Galbraith, DUH.
This is the blurb not my review!!!
When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days-as he has done before-and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home.
But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realizes. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were to be published, it would ruin lives-meaning that there are a lot of people who might want him silenced.
When Quine is found brutally murdered under bizarre circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any Strike has encountered before...
>39 johnsimpson: I'm glad Karen liked the card. It was meant to cheer her up a little, so my plan worked. ;-))
>40 RebaRelishesReading: Thanks for all the compliments, Reba
>41 NicolePatrick: It would be worth your while, Nicole. Let me know what you think when you get to reading them. I know how high those TBR piles can get.
Three books came in today! I will add them tonight or tomorrow.
I spend the whole morning cleaning, ironing and such. And now I'm going to shower and we are of to celebrate the birthday of my brother in law, Hay.
My three books;
Kate Atkinson - Leven na leven
This is the blurb, not a review!!!
What if you could live again and again, until you got it right? On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife. She dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born, lets out a lusty wail, and embarks upon a life that will be, to say the least, unusual. For as she grows, she also dies, repeatedly, in a variety of ways, while the young century marches on towards its second cataclysmic world war. Does Ursula's apparently infinite number of lives give her the power to save the world from its inevitable destiny? And if she can -- will she?
Jilliane Hoffman - De snijkamer
This is the blurb, not a review!!!
The body of a student who went missing from a Florida nightclub is found in a dumpster. A horrifying scene, but nothing compared to what she had to endure before her murder. She was drugged and tortured - all broadcast live for the twisted pleasure of a snuff club. THEY WAIT. Detective Manny Alvarez works the homicide alongside young hotshot Assistant State Attorney Daria DeBianchi. The media spotlight shines on the accused, a privileged playboy seen leaving the club with the victim. But without cast-iron evidence, Daria and Manny must dig deeper to crack the case. THEY TAKE WHAT THEY WANT. The investigation exposes a terrifying connection between numerous unsolved murders and abductions stretching across the country. Their only lead is through notorious serial killer William Bantling, who knows the sinister society's secrets first-hand. But Bantling won't show his hand for free - he wants off Death Row. For Manny and Daria, the nightmare is just beginning. And the only thing more devastating than this case's past is what lies ahead...
Tatiana de Rosnay - Overspel
No description available in English.
It's about a woman who has a one night stand and the man she has it with drops dead in the bedroom. And then everything goes wrong.
Have a lovely Sunday!
Giving ourselves books is the nicest gift!
Today we got some good news. Peet has had some painful tests in the hospital and today we heard that everything was okay. No cancer, just some minor problems. He has got a prescription for medication that should mend all complaints he has. So it's party time!
Double yay for getting books in the mail. One of my favourite things in the world ;)
I have Life after Life on my TBR mountain as well and can't wait to read it since it's getting such good reviews. :)
And good news about Leven na leven too. Up the pile it moves.
And I hope everything goes well with Karen next Thursday! (in case I forget to tell you tomorrow!)
Last night, or rather early this morning I finished De teruggekeerden by Jason Mott. And I'm not really sure what to think about this book. Lots of loose threads in the end and I'm not really sure what the purpose of those returned people can be.
I think I would be happy to dream about my parents who died when I was much, much younger, but it would be very weird if they should return the age they were when they died (42 and 57) as I am now 61. I would be older then my parents!!
And I bought a new one! My third Thingavesary book!
Percepliquis by Michael J. Sullivan. This is part 6 in the series about 2 men, scoundrels with golden hearts, and I loved the earlier 5 books.
I'm now halfway Zijderups by Robert Galbraith and really enjoying the book.
>81 johnsimpson: I hope Karen is home by now. I will go and visit your thread now!
It was a weekend but I would not call it fabulous. The weekend before that I went and spend a night at my best girl friends house. She had some serious trouble with her boyfriend and beside doing fun things we talked a lot about the relationship. And on Sunday after I left she ended the relationship. So she was a real down and Peet and I asked her to come over to us for some pampering and some more talking. It was really busy in my head when she left and I was really tired. But I'm glad I could do this for her.
Met het bloed van mijn hart part 1 by Diana Gabaldon
Met het bloed van mijn hart part 2 by the same writer
The translation of Written In My Own Heart's Blood
A total of 1175 pages!
I give the blurb in a spoiler because it might give away things people don't want to know because they did not read the first 7 books
De wet van staal by Brandon Sanderson
Part 4 of the Mistborn series and part 1 in the Cosmere series.
This is the translation of The Alloy of Law
De torenheer by Anthony Ryan
part 2 in De schaduw van de raaf series
The translation of Tower Lord
Reva intends to welcome Vaelin back with a knife between the ribs. He destroyed her family and ruined her life. Nothing will stop her from exacting bloody vengeance - not even the threat of invasion from the greatest enemy the Realm has ever faced.
Yet as the fires of war spread, foes become friends and truths turn to lies. To save the Realm, Reva must embrace a future she does not want - and Vaelin must revisit a past he'd rather leave buried.
I'm done now buying books! At least for this week.
You are a sweet friend, Connie and I'm sure your friend appreciated your kind and thoughtful gesture when she is going through a tough time!
My hubby and I are busy planning a trip for next summer and are thinking we'll be in Maastrict for a couple of days in August. We'll be traveling by train so would like to have a hotel near the station. We like a comfortable room but don't need a lot of luxury or "services". Is there any place you would recommend?
I will ask my SIL about a good hotel near the train station. He is born and lived in Maastricht his whole live and he will know for sure. I'll make a note of it to ask him.
I finished another book today Zijderups by Robert Galbraith. I really liked this one very much. Defenitly worth and a bit more.
Now I'm reading Percepliquis by Michael J. Sullivan for the December challenge on my book club. The theme is: read a book published in the Netherlands in 2014. So I did not have to look very far for a new book. I just took one from my thingaversary pile.
I would like to ask your help in spreading the word. I hove no health insurance and surgery for my broken wrist.
My surgery support fund raiser is here: http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/help-stephanie-pay-for-wrist-surgery.... if you can't help financially, thoughts, prayers and messages of encouragement are also welcome.
Edit: My Paypal account seems to be not working any more. So I have to figure out how to donate now. something with my telephone number which does no longer exists.
Have a great Christmas with Hani!
I wish you the same. Have a lovely weekend full of fabulous.
>101 connie53: Connie, I could not agree with you more. Seems as my little guy becomes not so little anymore we just do the minimal, ok, maybe a little bit more than that, but simple is my way to do it. The putting up is fun and everyone joins in, the dismantling is sad, depressing and everyone deserts me to do it on my own, boo woo.
Today was a bit of a strange day. Yesterday there was a big fire at the other side of the town. Two big sheds, where yachts were put for the winter time, caught fire. Not very remarkable, just very bothersome for the owners. This morning we heard that asbestos had come free in the fire and a big part of down town was closed for everybody except for the people who live there. The asbestos had settled down there and it was unsafe for people to go and shop for Christmas presents or other shopping. My son and his girlfriend are living there and he stayed home. His work allows him to do so. Rianne went to work in the town hall on foot. I would have stayed home, but they told her it was save to come in and just bring an extra pair of shoes, so she could change them when she came in the building.
At school a few pupils did not show up, but most of them did. Cars, bicycles and everything rolling were hosed down by the fire brigade going out of the restricted area. It will take days to clean the city totally. All the shops and the train station are closed until Saturday.
I hope your family is safe so far. xx
Today we went down town. It was cleaned of all/most asbestos particles. (they did not clean the balcony of Jeroens apartment yet, so...)
We did get all the presents but one. I still need to get something small for Eveline, like a scented candle or something, but there are four more days to go and find something. The room is almost finished.
The three, the crib and some of the table pieces
We still have to decide on what to eat. The children will be here on December 26. That's our real Christmas.
I try to use branches from the garden and I have some boxes with Christmas balls and garlands and such. I don't want to overdue it. That's not the Dutch way. Just lots of candles and the decorated plates for the dining room table and the living room. Today I made something for the garden table, that table is placed against the sliding doors in the dining room.
I'll make some more pictures tomorrow when it's light outside.
@ John. Meeting you would be lovely!
Today I finished book 68 for the year. So I'm sure I will never reach 75 books. I have chosen a big book again
Met het bloed van mijn hart by Diana Gabaldon. This book is a very large one so in the Netherlands they split it up in two parts.
Part 1 is 549 pages on its own. That is a lot and it will take me a long time to read that one in between Christmas celebrations (and preparations) and New Years Eve and the birthday of my daughter in January.
I don't want to spoil the story for others who want to read this book, this is part 8 in the series.
It's Chrismas Eve's eve, and so I am starting the rounds of wishing my 75er friends the merriest of Christmases or whatever the solstice celebration of their choice is.
Connie, I'm so happy to have made your acquaintance this year. You bring so much cheer. Your encouraging words to me mean a lot. I'm so grateful to have you in my life.
It has been lovely making your acquaintance this year, Connie.
I had a lovely day yesterday. The children were here and we had coffee and 'Kerststol' (a very big image)
Then there were the presents. We don't overdo it. Just some small presents. We all bought something for the other five.
I got a very nice festive black top (a very small image)
Some glass candle holders and smelling tea lights to fit them
And, and, and........tadadada
The puzzle of the game of thrones in 3d/4d !!!!
This last image is rather big! Sorry for that, but that will make it clear what the puzzle is about. I was so glad with this present. That was all that I had on my wish-list
So NO books at all, but I have books enough and I did not ask for any.
Then we ALL made diner. At least the other five. Rianne and Jeroen made filled French pastries (delicious) as the entree. Peet and Jeroen made Pork fillet with herbs and pancetta ( kind of bacon) with carrots and pea pods, a dandelion salad with fried bacon, string beans and spring onions and red potatoes. For dessert we had tarts with whipped cream and scoops of ice cream (Eveline and Cyrille). I did all kind of things: laying the table, cleaning up after dinner, filling and clean out the dishwasher. And we had wine and snacks. But the most important thing is that we were together and we had fun.
Your Christmas sounds lovely! Best wishes for a happy, healthy New Year, Connie!
Here are some pictures I made while unpacking:
The box with the lid off
What is inside the box
One day of work
May this new year bring you and your families all things you wish for and then some!
Hope you are having a Happy New Year, Connie! And I hope the year is filled with wonderful books.
Keeping track of threads takes so much of my time. I hardly have time to read.
Now I'm thinking I only do a ROOT thread this year and star some threads in the 75 group of the people that are not in the ROOT group and who I still want to follow. But I'm still thinking about that idea.
I love your puzzle. Will you post them on your ROOT thread in the future?
and use it just like a diary ;-))
You are so right about time consuming threads. I'm beyond impressed with those who can manage visits while also reading tons of books. I rarely have time to visit many threads and my threads scant amount of visitors backs that up. I'll see you in ROOTS where I also will keep track of the off the shelfers