Actually, Jaxine Daniels will be my guest both Thursday and Friday in a two-part post about her military romance series featuring the Air Force PJs, or pararescue jumpers. For a sneak peek, take a look at this book trailer:
The Vacation Reading Binge
When I took my little blogger vacation, I went on a binge. It was great. Read four books in six days, including A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, The Innocent by Harlen Coben, Paranoia by Joseph Finder, and Smoke Screen by Kyle Mills. I won't start anything new until I've put my 2011 calendars and writing planner in order.
My Movie Goal for December
I didn't quite make my goal of seeing one movie a week in a theater for the month of December. I missed week three because I managed to pull a muscle in my back and spent most of my time reading while applying alternate hot and cold packs to ease the pain. If all goes well, however, I will get to my third theater movie this afternoon. I'm planning to see True Grit.
There were DVDs and Netflix films to watch via Roku, however, so I do have a recommendation for you. I thoroughly enjoyed a movie called Easy Virtue, starring Jessica Biel and Colin Firth. I actually watched part of the credits to see who wrote the story. Wouldn't you know it? It was Noel Coward.
I could also mention the most preposterous, ridiculous movie I've seen this year: 2012. Even so, I watched every minute of it, ducking, moving to the edge of my seat, and gasping in all the appropriate places. Crazy.
Did You Notice the New Blog Pages?
Two pages have been added to the blog so far, one for those cute blog awards (to free up some space in my sidebar), and the other for the links to my 2010 guest bloggers. My sidebar now reflects most of the guests I have lined up for the first quarter of 2011.
While almost everyone else in the country has suffered from too much snow or too much rain or too much cold, my corner of Northern Colorado has been dry and relatively warm (40s and 50s). That may change on Thursday when it's forecast we'll get anywhere from a dusting to several feet of snow. Don't you love a precise forecast like that?
We'll be prepared with plenty of food, books and movies, and all the makings for a big pot of homemade vegetable soup. I'm ready for a blast of winter, and a white New Year's Eve is almost as good as a white Christmas.