Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas reading Challenge!

Yep, I made it! Pretty much in the nick of time too..
I joined the Holiday Reading Challenge at a great blog, All about {n}

These are the books that I signed up to read

Christmas Clock by Kat Martin - 4 out of 5
I rate books on a scale of 1-5 with five being the best..

This was a sweet story about second chances in relationships and the power of love.
I would recommend it to someone looking for a heartwarming christmas story.

The Christmas List by Richard Paul Evans 4.5 out of 5

This was a wonderful read as always from Richard Paul Evans. He is one of my favorite authors and never disappoints. A ruthless businessman finds his
obituary in the newspaper one morning. People actually thought he had died and
wrote in emails to the newspaper online saying how he would not be missed much.
Thus starts his journey to turn around his life and make up for the wrongs
he has committed over the years. This includes trying winning back his wife's love
and the love of his son.

Blue Christmas by Mary Kay Andrews 4 out of 5

The first book I read by Mary Kay Andrews was The Fixer Upper and I really love her
humor. I listened to this on audio and was kept entertained by the narrator
Isabel Keating and the storyline. Weezie Foley is itching to win the
Savannah historic district decorating contest. But in between decorating and fighting
with her shop neighbors someone breaks into her home and tries to ruin her business.
A found this a very cute little mystery with a few quirky twists.
I am putting Mary Kay on my must read list.

3.75 out of 5

On the first Monday of December, twelve close friends gather at Marnie's house to
talk, share cookies and enjoy the holiday season together. You come to know much
about each of the members of the club. Some are having hard times and some
are quite humorous. It is a story or these women and the struggles and joys
they face throughout their years of friendship. At first for me reading this went
slowly but as I got further into the story it became more enjoyable.

I am looking forward to reading everyone else's reviews and I am glad that
I joined in on the fun!


Veggiemomof2 said...

Great job on the reading! Wonder if others found it as hard as I did to sit still & read at this very hectic time of year.

Heartfelt living said...

Hi Joy,
Thank you so much for stopping by. All your books sound like a wonderful read! I love to curl up this time of the year, with the lights on the tree and a good book in hand. There is just something so relaxing about it in a very busy time.
Happy 2010 to you.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Love your holiday reading list! Congrats!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Also, I love your 101 Dalmations signature :)

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Joy,
Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog.
I love to read and haven't done much lately--or should say ones just for pleasure.
My hubby and I just finished two together but they were for a project at church.
Thanks for the heads up on the few you reviewed.
I love Richard Paul Evans and get his e-mails.
I tried to get the Christmas List at the Library but there was a 3 wk. waiting list. lol
I guess I'll have to buy it.
Happy 2010 to you and your family.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Lots of Great holiday books there. I really enjoyed The Christmas List (Christmas Cookie Club - not so much).

Grammy Staffy said...

Dear Joy,
I must get some of those books to read. I am always involved with a good book but I am always happy to get more.

Happy New Year and hugs, Lura