January was cold. That about sums it up.
I read nine books this past month, one short story and one fairy tale.
- The Touchstone by Edith Wharton
- The Great Brain by John D. Fitzgerald
- Fired Up by Jayne Ann Krentz
- Rion by Susan Kearney
- 13 1/2 by Nevada Barr
- 101 Glam Girl Ways to an Ultra Chic Lifestyle by Dawn Del Russo
- The Groundhog Day Book of Facts and Fun by Wendie Old
- The Unusual Suspects by Michael Buckley
- Still Life by Louise Penny
- “Hansel and Grethel” from Grimm’s Fairy Stories by Jacob Grimm and Willhelm Grimm
- “A Scandal in Bohemia” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
I did read one classic which is one of my personal goals, to read more classics. My favorite of the month was definitely Still Life, although they all had their good points.
- Soulless by Gail Carriger and On the Edge by Ilona Andrews, thanks to a giveaway I won at Adventures of Cecelia Bedelia
- A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin from Paperbackswap
Aside from books, it was a wonderful month. First, David got a new job that seems like it will fit him well. Of course, they feed him everyday, either lunch, donuts, or cookies, and gave him a pair of Penguin’s tickets, so it’s no wonder he’s so positive about it.
Amber’s 10th birthday was in the middle of the month, so we ended up having dinner out one night, her choice, a party for family and a party this past Saturday for friends. That’s David giving her rabbit ears in the picture. How many presents does a kid need?
Looking ahead, there’s not much on the calendar for February, besides the Super Bowl and Valentines Day.