Holiday Reading & December 2010 In Review [TSS]

Hey everyone!

I have to say that I am very glad to be, officially, back today.  I haven’t been around these parts in what seems like forever, but I really wanted to take the opportunity to spend time with my family and to fully recharge my blogging battery.  It has been incredibly difficult for me to stay away from you all, especially when so many were in the full swing of things the few times that I sneaked a peek at the blogs.

I don’t know what made me think that I would be able to curl up in a corner and just read.  This time of the year is notoriously full of distractions, end of the year sale shopping, and birthdays on top of Christmas and the New Year.  It makes me a restless reader.

In typical fashion I had a huge pile of books that  I was going to read.  So far I have finished one,  A Thousand Rooms of Dream and Fear which I am reading for BOOK CLUB.  I can’t wait to discuss this one because it is a book that lends itself very easily to discussion and I am anxious to hear what others thought.

I also read  A Geography of Secrets and The Water Wars, and am in the midst of casting about for what I want to start the year off with.

And as for the whole of  December…with the way my reading was going in the first half of December, I am a little stunned that I read 7 books this month.  I also read 400 pages of Pillars of the Earth, which I picked up after watching one episode of the miniseries, so that’s really like an 8th book right there, even though I am nowhere close to finishing it.  The reviews for all of these, except the two that I linked below, will be out this month, since I was on a blog break for the last week or so of December.

Books Read In December

Other Reviews in December

Happy New Year!

1DA652C2516038AE4D02F55645591F39 Erica Abeel’s Unbridled Holiday Dinner, by Erica Abeel

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  1. I also had very little reading time over Christmas! I can’t wait to read again…which is always a good thing. But since I also had very little blogging time, I’ve been glued to my computer since I’ve been home, LOL

  2. Happy New Year, Nicole!

    I didn’t get to read much too but managed about 6 books. December is truly a month of shopping and spending time with friends and family. 😀

  3. I’ve spent way too much time this weekend in front of the computer. I think tomorrow will be a strictly reading day. We’ll see if I can pull that off. It’s good to have you back, Nicole!

  4. I did loads of reading over the month of December and very little blog posting. I took a few weeks to just chill and recharge. Much needed!

    Hope you and your family had a fantastic holiday 🙂

  5. I’m glad you’re officially back! I didn’t get much read in December either but am hoping that 2011 will be my year for reading like I used to.

  6. I have A Thousand Dreams in my TBR stack from NetGalley, so I can’t wait to discuss it with you guys. Glad to see you’re back! Happy New Year.

  7. Sometimes that break is just necessary. I haven’t really been gone from blogging, but I took two weeks off reading at the end of December and it felt wonderful!

  8. You had a phenomenal reading month especially considering all of the holiday distractions. I didn’t read nearly as much as I could have or should have in December but am planning to have a much better January.