This past week has been quite bittersweet, with the usual roller-coaster of emotions that you might expect to come along with it. But today, I am focusing on the good. I am so happy that I got to spend this past weekend with my family out of state, celebrating Christmas and my youngest son's 19th birthday while I was there. I did have to cut my trip short due to possible incoming bad weather, though. As it turns out, their roads iced over sometime today, so it's a good thing I left when I did!
It was good to get back to my childhood home for a few days. After days of getting all caught up, eating my Mom and stepdad's amazing cooking, and playing Rook with the family, we'd retire to our own rooms for the night. At the end of the day, my favorite thing to do is READ. Usually after a long, hot soak in the tub, which is my ritual.....
Since my family retires for the evening pretty early by my standards, this gave me lots of downtime to unwind with my bath, then read till I fell asleep. I am so excited to have my Nook Color now to carry with me on trips! I'm a weird reader - when reading for fun (as opposed to schoolwork or to pass the time or whatever), I prefer to read lying down. An e-reader makes it so easy to be able to do that without straining arms and fingers when I roll from side to side. And I absolutely love that it's back lit, so I don't have to have a lamp on to read.
And right now, I'm really enjoying The Chosen Series by Denise Grover Swank. Reasonably priced books, intriguing plot which hasn't been done to death yet, and decently written. If you're into paranormal novels, this series might be a good, light read for you.