Monday, December 30, 2013

Last Monday of 2013! What Are You Reading?

A weekly event hosted by Sheila from Book Journey to discuss your reading week ~ the books you've read and those you plan on reading in the coming week. I love this meme, it helps me stay on track ... well, most of the time. Thanks Sheila!

We had a wonderful Christmas, love and laughs and special family time, couldn't have wished for more. The homemade 'photo booth' with plastic tablecloth, signs and props was an absolutely hoot and I can't wait to scrapbook the photos.

and here's a couple of the gifts I made dear friends ... might have to do a post on all the homemade gift goodies

 gingerbread in a jar

I made soaps, body butters & bath salts, wrapped the soaps in old book pages

This week I'm off to visit my Dad for his birthday, New Years Eve. 

Pop back tomorrow for my Best of the Best Reads in 2013 post. 


I posted reviews for: (click on title)

nothing ... you know Christmas and all that lol


Finished last week:

THE HAPPIEST REFUGEE: A Memoir by Ahn Do ~ inspirational, really enjoyed it!


This Week's Reading List: 


ME BEFORE YOU by JoJo Moyes ~ 1st book of 2014 :)

ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell


Reviews Coming:


CHAMPION by Marie Lu (Legend #3) 


  1. Love the photo booth idea. And all those handmade goodies. I have a sister and niece who do that kind of thing, me I just enjoy them!
    Enjoy your first book of the year. I have not read Jojo Moyes, but I intend to in 2014.

  2. What fun photos! A great idea for the photo booth and I love those soaps wrapped in old book pages, beautiful.

  3. How FUN!!!!! What a great idea!!!!!! Totally gonna do something like this for Brookie's next birthday party!!!!!!!

  4. I swear you have the most fun! Good for you and seriously... why did I never think of wrapping gifts in book pages? You are brilliant!!!!

  5. You are so creative! Love the photobooth and the soaps wrapped in book pages! Brilliant!

    LOL Yeah.... Christmas is such a time suck! Enjoy your reading this week...if you can, lol, with New Year's happening and all....

  6. I love the family photos! Looks like you had a fun Christmas :)

    Me Before You is on my TBR list for January and might be my first book of the year as well. I loved Eleanor & Park and I hope you will too!

  7. Body butters. You have a receipe???? Enjoy the new year and all good wishes to you and the whole family.

  8. I love your at home photo booth! Looks like you had a great time. Me Before You is a great first book of 2014. Happy New Year.

  9. The photo booth pics are adorable! Hope you love Me Before You as much as I did. Happy New Year!

  10. What gorgeous gifts and I love love love the photo booth idea!

    Have a happy reading week!
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  11. Sounds like you had lots of fun. Come see my Monday Report here. Happy reading and happy new year!

  12. It looks like a lot of fun was had by all! Great photos...and I can't wait to see the scrapbooks, either. Hope you love Me Before You...and I have had my eye on Eleanor and Park.


  13. I think your in for a great book week. I love your Christmas pictures, so fun together as family.

  14. How creative to be able to make those gifts for your friends. Really nice! The photo booth is a great idea. Have a good time over the new year.

  15. Love your photos...looks like you had such fun. had a good week and a good one coming up.

    THANKS for stopping by my blog earlier. I hope I get to The Signature of All Things soon. :)

    Happy New Year.

    International giveaway on my blog on January 2. Hope you can stop by.

    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

  16. What delightful pictures! Looks like much fun and the gift ideas are great too.
    I hope to do better this year in visiting! Off to see your 1st Read post. :-)


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