I softly croon to my favorite books from 2016. And I will: Always love you. I will carry you, dear favorite books, as lovingly as Kevin Costner carried the late, great Whitney Houston from danger. And to those who have no idea what I’m talking about … it’s called The Bodyguard. Rent it. And shut up. 😀 Not only is December special because Santa comes to visit, but we also have two Show Us Your Books Link-ups!
Man, I can’t believe we’re counting down the final days of 2016. And let’s be honest — it’s a good and bad thing. It was a surreal year and I am not sorry to leave behind 2016. At the same time, I’m not super thrilled to usher in 2017 for obvious reasons, but I also refuse to crawl into a hole and hide. Or not live a happy life. After all, that is the American way.
It still boggles my mind that Christmas is only 10 days away, but calendar says it is so. And whom am I to argue with the calendar? To be fair, I’d argue on a bad day. Anyway, I leave for Minnesota in a few days and my brother told me with great glee that the high temperature will be negative something when I arrive. That’s right. The high is negative. And I’ve been whining about overcast skies and 60 degree temperatures in LA.
This month my goal was to read few authors from my TBR list who always make me feel a tad guilty that I haven’t read them yet and whatever other books caught my fancy. Without intending to do this, I selected all-female authors, which felt especially right after the results of the election. Ultimately, it became a celebration of women who give voice to a group who is still sadly considered less-than by some, but never by these ladies.
In my mind, I am a craft goddess. Give me a hammer, two nails, some pretty paper, glue and glitter and I will create a masterpiece to rival anything Martha Stewart can make. In reality, I’d probably drive a nail into my finger, glue paper to my forehead and get glitter up my nose. Reality sometimes sucks. But still, I keep dreaming.
It’s been a bit heavy and down here since the election, so I’m lightening things up today with a 3 things prompt that several of my friends have done. I believe it originated with Steph but I may be wrong, so my apologies if I am. 🙂 It won’t be the first time I’ve ever been wrong, which may shock some of you. Or not. LOL!