Starting a new series by a favourite author is like embarking on a new adventure with an old friend – you know that whatever’s up ahead, you’re going to have fun together. That’s what it was like reading Book One of the Gold Valley Romance series. As always, Liz brings two great characters together for a journey that’s a pleasure to read. And I’m impatient to get back to Gold Valley for the next tale…
This time I’ll organise my various reading material into different categories than I usually do. And this is in addition to assigned reading material for school ’cause I gotta read for both fun and education!
Fiction for review: Rescue Me (Susan May Warren)
Non-fiction for review: Killing Us Softly (Efrem Smith)
French: 101 Dalmatiens (translation of the novelisation of the original Disney movie)
Just borrowed from the library: Full Disclosure (Dee Henderson), Flywheel (movie novelisation)
I’ve got lots of good reading ahead of me! 🙂
This is such a great purchase! Novellas from several writers, all set in the same fictional town where good food and lots of fun are abundant! I came to Arcadia Valley for Valerie Comer’s Sow in Love, but I stayed because I love the town and its citizens.
Each story introduced different main characters while including familiar names and faces from the other stories. And each novella kicks off the author’s own series of novels set in Arcadia Valley. What a great concept for this writing project! I’m excited for the eighteen novels (one each month for the next year and a half) that will result from this project!
I don’t think I could pick a favourite from these stories, they all work so well together. They made me want to stay in Arcadia Valley forever!
Three more CDs to check out today!
I have enjoyed Jewel’s Joy: A Holiday Collection for at least a few years. So many of my favourite carols are included, and she has such a good voice! I love singing along to this CD.
One that I didn’t fully appreciate until this year, strangely, is Jars of Clay’s Christmas Songs. It’s my new favourite, pleasant to listen to and again including many carols I like. (I’m less of a modern Christmas song person, definitely a huge fan of the old carols.)
And even if you don’t know much about Peanuts, A Charlie Brown Christmas is a must-listen (and must-see as well). Love it, and not just because it includes Fur Elise!
Here I am at it again. Christmas is great material for my blog, don’t you know? 🙂
I’m watching “White Christmas” right now. This is a must-see every year. I think I first saw this show when I was a teen, and it stuck with me. There’s something about all the music, dancing, matchmaking and romance… Can’t resist it, and it’s still a lot of fun every single time!
Let’s start this category, for which I’m sure I could give a whole lot of opinions, with the recording I’m listening to right now. My dad made digital recordings of many of his LPs, and made me a CD of Nana Mouskouri’s Christmas. 😀 (I actually have this LP from my Uncle George’s collection, but my turntable came to me later and it isn’t used as often as it could be. Maybe Christmas is the time to change that!)
My family’s favourite track is #9, Old Toy Trains. I have been known to place it at the end of several Christmas CDs I made, so that it can easily be found for the tradition of playing it at bedtime on Dec. 24th. 🙂 (My boys can’t use the same stalling excuse that my sisters and I did that the song talks to a boy about going to bed and therefore it isn’t bedtime yet…)