Monday

Manic Monday Recaps (Week 2/15/10)

I hope y'all had a Happy Valentines weekend. I'm not much of big V-Day lover, but the hubs and I always do dinner and a movie and the only gifts I accept are the sappy romantic one's (like flowers or chocolate, nothing too fancy). This year he surprised me with a beautiful bouquet of tulips (my favorite) at work. So I had to take a picture of them just to share. Aren't they lovely? You can just imagine my surprise and joy when I got called up by my receptionist to pick up a fax and instead found these. We also went on our traditional outing of dinner and a movie. We saw Dear John... le sigh. It's more of a movie to go see with a girlfriend then with the hubs as I always get the eye-rolling when I start tearing up in a movie vs. your girlfriend holding your hand through the whole thing and balling right along with you. If you've read the book, there weren't too many changes. I thought it followed along nicely with some subtle changes that really didn't ruin it for me. I thought it was great... plus (ahem) Channing Tatum... and that's all I've got to say about that.


Here's what was on my countertop this Monday:
- Jordan by Susan Kearney - Hachette Book Group
- Eternal on the Water by Joseph Monninger - Pocket Books
- Shadow Tag by Louise Erdrich - Harper Collins
- Brava Valentine by Adriana Trigiani - Harper Collins
- Love in the Air by Kim Wright - Hachette Book Group
- The Help by Kathryn Stockett {on loan}

Here's what I plan on reading this week:

(I have a couple of others that I plan on squeezing in there too, but I haven't decided which yet.)

Last week I read the following:
- Dark Desires After Dark - Kresley Cole
- Kiss of a Demon King - Kresley Cole
- Wake - Lisa McMann
- One Amazing Thing - Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
- The Bride Collector - Ted Dekker [review]
- Shutter Island - Dennis Lehane

I reviewed the following:
- The Mark - Jen Nadol [review]
- Fireworks Over Toccoa - Jeffrey Stepakoff [review]
- Wench - Dolen Perkins-Valdez [review]

7 comments:

LCzinha said...

I wish I could get my boyfriend to come with me to see Dear John. I guess I'll leave it for an idea for girls night out. hahaha!

The flowers look lovely. Very pretty.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Fantastic flowers.
I LOVE tulips!

I just love me some C.T.!
He is way swoony!

I feel ya on the gf thing.
My hubby just doesn't get Nicholas Sparks.

Michelle said...

Those flowers are beautiful. That was really sweet of your husband to do! :)

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Great Valentines Day! I wasnt going to see Dear John as I had read the book and enjoyed it and didnt think I needed to see the movie.

However... Channing Tatum. Maybe I can find the time to go....

Jennifer@ Mrs. Q: Book Addict said...

Lovely flowers! Great books, hope you enjoy them.

Cleverly Inked said...

Love the flowers. Lucky Duck you! Hehe I plan on dragging my hubby to see Dear John

Cecile said...

They are gorgeous!!!!!!

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