I'm headed back to work today. This break kept it's anticipated pace of...well....normal, which is way too fast. I'm happy to report that there was reading while making thanks to my new found love of audio books. (Thank you, Holli.) Though listening to books when the kids are home is not really possible, so that mostly happened early this month while I was still driving to and fro or locked in my studio sans little people.

My faves of 2010
1. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
2. We Were The Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates

Both life affirming. Both beautifully written with excellent character development and good life lessons learned.

Not necessarily in that order because if pressed, I could not actually choose. I also read The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo series, which was riveting and a pretty fun adventure, but possibly too many hours required for what I ended up with. I also enjoyed a few more Ladies No. 1 Detective Agency books (love), a lot of knitting books, and some really great children's books, which deserve their own post.