Christmas cookies. I made spritz cookies, two types of snowballs, chocolate chip cookies. Christie's molasses cookies, twice. Christmas candy in our household was buckeyes, made twice. Then there's the Chocolate-Cherry Truffle Cake I made for today's Christmas luncheon at work. I love the holidays, and I love to bake for them. My sister, Christie, was making at least ten types of cookies with the help of her kids. I know my sister, Linda, is baking because she asked for Christie's recipe for molasses cookies. And, it's not truly Christmas until my Mother's gumdrop bars arrive in the mail. That's the scent of Christmas. My grandmother baked for Christmas, and it's been passed on in our family.
So, my reading has been sidetracked. I haven't finished a book in a week and a half. Too much fun in the kitchen. So, here are the books that I'm partway through. Maybe I'll get a chance to finish them soon.
I'm reading Georgette Heyer's Cotillion, a Regency romance. It's a wonderful book. Heyer was the master at Regency romances, and it's a fun book. Her books are just starting to be reprinted. I'm enjoying it, and I should have time to finish it soon.
Notorious is Michele Martinez' forthcoming suspense novel. It's due out in February, and I was lucky enough to receive an ARC through LibraryThing. This one is a book you'll want to order at the library or your local bookstore. It marks the return of federal prosecutor Melanie Vargas, who witnesses the car bombing of her opposing counsel.
And, I can't believe I haven't even had a chance to open T is for Trespass by Sue Grafton. I'm getting to that as soon as I can.
So, do you have books that have been sidetracked by your holidays? If so, what books are waiting for you?