Manic Monday Recaps (Week 1/25/10)

I have had the day from hell so please excuse me from my posting so late in the day.

With that said, I did have a very lovely weekend. I convinced my dear husband that a trip to Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure was in need so that our children could get their yearly fix of Barney, ET and all the Dr. Seuss their little hearts could dream of. And, of course, so mommy could oversee what was happening with the Harry Potter "island" that is expected to open this Spring.

Here are some of the pictures for your viewing pleasure:

They have this ginormous wall all around the area - but I did catch a glimpse of where the entrance is and that sign right there (bottom pic on the right) says Hogsmeade. eek! Needless to say this was the highlight of my trip. Look at all those curvy chimneys. I swear they made my heart pitter patter.

Check out this post (this was last year) - you can see these guys are really moving fast. So Spring 2010 - here I come. I will definitely be there for its debut.

Also, I never got around to posting pictures of Richelle Mead reading I went to the weekend before last.

I thought it was just oodles of fun that we were in a church for the reading/signing and the discussion was about vampire books. Richelle was just plain adorable. I have more pictures of her while she was discussing her books, but they came out too dark... so bleh.

And that's all the picture awesomeness that I have to share with y'all.

Here's what I plan on reading this week:

Last week I read the following:
- Tainted - Brooke Morgan [review]
- Fireworks Over Toccoa - Jeffrey Stepakoff
- Damien - Jaquelyn Frank

I had a terrible week since I didn't get any reading done in the weekend. I'm still carrying over Vampire Academy (which I really want to get to Isalys).

I reviewed the following:
- A Black Tie Affair - Sherrill Bodine [review/giveaway]
- Lament - Maggie Stiefvater [review]
- Columbine - Dave Cullen [review]

And there you have it, that was my week and my reading plans for this one. What are you reading this week?


Juju at Tales of said...

1. OMG! Cute pictures!
2. Thank you thank you for the Harry Potter insider info :)
3. Enjoy Just One Wish! It's quite good :)

brizmus said...

Wow! Such adorable pictures! I am SO making a trip to Universal Studios just as soon as the Harry Potter island opens. MAN, that's going to be awesome!

Angela said...

There must be something in the air today because my day has been utter crap as well...

I just finished Fallen by Lauren Kate over the weekend and got it reviewed on my blog today. Next up is a memoir so we'll see how that goes.

We are planning a trip to Disney World for fall 2011. I've never been to Universal Studios but with HP there I'm thinking we are going to need to add it into the plans!

Cleverly Inked said...

Hey soon you will get to go to Lego Land

Lea said...

Ooh, fun pics!

A Richelle Mead signing! Lucky!

Just One Wish looks like a cute read.

Cecile said...

Love the pictures hon! Thanks for sharing... OMGosh you are a cute family!!! Even with Curious George!
And oh gosh, so jealous of your trip!!!
Glad you had a blast!
Hope you have a great week!

Ryan G said...

Looks like you had a good time.

Anonymous said...

Such cute pics.....I live in MI so a trip to Disney is huge!!! All the pics look great

Vanessa Book ♥ Soulmates said...

♥ it! When id Harry potter opening? They keep moving the date. (Stupid people) We NEED to go when it opens!!

Things we need to save for:
1) Trip to Harry Potters new Magical World!
2) Trip to BEA! Woot woot!

Lets see.... what else??

Jenny said...

Great pictures! I can't wait until Harry Potter opens!!

GABY said...

HARRY POTTER!!! I'd dying to to there as soon as it opens!

great pictures

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