Welcome everyone to the last Weekly Read post before Christmas. I hope everyone is ready for this holiday because it's coming whether you are or not. This month is turning out to be crazy, The extended family drama continues but really doesn't effect me too much except that it indirectly effects my Grandfather so that has me worried for him. I am one of those who IS NOT ready for the holiday and as you read this, I probably am trying to wrap last minute gifts and finish making cookies. At least I have off from the 23rd - 3rd so that will be a great break and once Christmas is passed, I hope to relax, read, chill, spend time with the pups and watch Bowl Games.
We did stream "The Magnificent Seven" Tuesday night and I highly recommend it. I'm not a HUGE fan of westerns but this cast is so great and they have such good chemistry together that it was a pleasure to watch, I don't think I've ever seen the original though. We also watched "Ben Hur" which Mr. Barb picked and I found it likable as well as it's also not my normal genre. We also watched "Hotel of the Damned" which I'm pretty sure must have been a Sy-Fy network movie - it had that feel. It wasn't horrible and it did leave to a big revelation on my part that there are two Mandylor brothers who act - Costas and Louis. I guess I always thought they were the same person. Makes me wonder if they're twins...nope, just checked.
Finally, my reading continues to suffer. And I had such GREAT plans. In fact, I'm starting to get grouchy because I have no reading time (literally, not reading makes me moody). I've looked at my TBR and narrowed it down and have come to the conclusion I STILL want to finish 5 books before the month is over. I'm gonna be off right? Christmas is bound to slow down right? I swear I can hear maniacal laughing in my head. Anyway, here's the 5 I'm determined to read! I warned you I am bordering on delusional.
Finally, several have mentioned they hope Booker T and Cassius are treated well by Santa Paws this year. I can assure you, they are going to be spoiled rotten. They also made a donation to a local animal shelter and bought their cousin Prince the Pitbull stuff as well. Mommy and Daddy make them give as well as receive. I will make sure to post plenty of pictures.