What's happening -Oh no! I just found out that Author Erich Segal died! He died Jan 17 of a heartattack. He had been struggling with Parkinson's for 25 years. I really liked him. I have read - Love Story, Oliver's Story, Man Woman and Child, The Class, Doctors, Acts of Faith, and Prizes. Wow after writing that, I just realized there only 2 books of his I hadn't read! If you were a fan of his or only enjoyed one of his books - Please let me know in the comments.
I think now I will try to find the two books I have not read and read them. They are - Fairy Tale and Only Love. I personally challenge others out there to read books of his that you have not read! He was a wonderful writer. Someone else compared Nicholas Sparks to him. He was a great Love Story writer (pun intended!). If you have not read Love Story, it is one of the saddest book I have ever read! I own it, let me know if you want to borrow it (I own lots of others as well).
Well illness has been dropping my kids like flies! Two are out due to bronchitis, a couple more due to a stomach bug that is going around. The only two not affected are my two youngest girls! Go girls! Girls Rule! Even my daughter seemed to be affected this past weekend.
I have not been sick a day yet, praise the Lord! I tell people outright that it is due to much praying!
My husband was home off and on all this past week and weekend. But he has a big "Rig Move" coming up this week so he will be gone again for a few days.
American Idol fans??? Ok so usually there is one (Carrie Underwood) that I can pick out right away as the potential winner. But so far no one has really grabbed me. There are a few that I like but none that I can really say "That's it, they are gonna win" Plus, does anyone notice that it is all girls? The guys suck this year!
This is what happens when i go to the library! No, I am not re-doing my house. I just like to look at house books.
Knitting - My Birdsnest Smoke Ring is coming along. I really like this pattern. It is a 28 row repeat! So you really have to keep your place. It is not complicated but just interesting enough!
I made this sweater a couple months ago and neatly tucked it away for blocking. Well, I forgot all about it! So I just started blocking it. I think it is going to be perfect!
Books I have read - "The Choice" by Suzanne Woods Fisher - I am part of the Blog Tour for this book so come back on Wed. the 27th for my review, book info, and a giveaway!
Contests - My friend Erin from - Quinn's Essentials, is having a giveaway (a copy of her book "Haunting Beauty" and chocolate)!
Toni at A Circle of Books is giving away "American Rust" by Philipp Meyer, sounds like a really good book to me!
Vera at Luxury Reading is giving away "Female Brain Gone Insane" by Mia Lundin. If you are anything like me you will need this book! Mom- please sign up! LOL (just joking!) but seriously it does sound real good.
A Sea of Books is having tons of good giveaways! Books and Audiobooks, just keep scrolling down to find them all.
Top 5 -If you had to choose only one (NOT BOTH!!!!!!)
1. Male or Female Author? - Female
2. Wool or Cotton? - Wool
3. Clothing store or Bookstore? - Bookstore
4. Crafting or Cooking? - Crafting
5. Too cold or Too hot? - too hot