Howdy partners! A very Happy Easter to y'all. We are attending the sunrise mass this morning, so I took care to write this post Saturday night. We went to our first sunrise mass last year, and swore we would have it no other way. Watching the world wake up while celebrating the risen Christ just doesn't get any better. Around lunchtime, we will be eating an Easter feast with friends, and whupping it up now that all those Lenten sacrifices are gone for another year.
I stayed busy this week, but it was relatively uneventful. I was the Lone Ranger, with my husband being out of town, and did plenty of battles with the wild varmints that are my blessed children. I'd say that the highlight of the week was the Books, Babes and Bordeaux meeting at my house, at which we discussed "Little Face". Interesting and lively discussions abound, but I can't say we were all in love with the book. We found inconsistencies in the story, and felt a little screwed by the end. But more on that in the review! Next month, we will be reading Lori Roy's "Bent Road" and are thrilled to be able to talk to her at our next meeting!
I did do some reading this week. I finished up Matt Matthews "Mercy Creek" real quick-like, then dove a dramatic swan dive of my dreams head first into "Outlaw" by Warren Kiefer for James' Hop-a-Long, Git-a-Long, Read-a-Long in May. Yeah, yeah, I know it isn't May yet, but I could NOT wait. I'm not what you would call a fast reader, so when I read a 500+ page book in a little over five days, this is big news. This book is a re-read for me, and it was just as incredible the second time around. You should seriously think about joining this challenge...just one Western in the month of May. And if you think you aren't a Western kind of person, then you need to read "Outlaw". I can't imagine anyone not loving it.
Now I am reading "Buried Prey", the 21st installment in the John Sandford Prey Series. I got it in the mail from Lydia Hirt and the folks at Putnam as a little surprise last week, and Lydia knows I can't resist Lucas Davenport.
On audio, I finished "Revolution" by Jennifer Donnelly, and consider me impressed. Damn that girl can write, and spin a tale that just fired up my imagination (OMG she quotes Pink Floyd! Love at first read!). I'm more excited than ever to dig into "The Tea Rose" and "The Winter Rose" on my trip to Poland. Now I'm getting into "Bloodroot", a pick for my Skype book club that I will miss because of vacation. That's not stopping me though...this book has been on my list since it's rave reviews in EW when it first came out.
I wish you all a wonderful Easter Sunday. What is on your agenda today?