This weekend proved to be quite profitable in the book reading sense. On Saturday, Aaron and I drove the 90 minutes to El Paso in order to purchase some last minute wedding goodies (we finally found a cake topper!!) and some scrapbooking supplies for me, as well as some new clothes to take on our honeymoon next month. We also made the necessary stop at our favorite restaurant, PF Chang's, for some excellent mongolian beef, wonton soup, and our favorite: chicken lettuce wraps. It was a very nice day trip for the both of us, we had a great time, but I also was able to get some great reading done on the drive to and from the city. Between the drive there and the drive back, I pretty much read the entire 3 hours, though I did pause in- between chapters to actually have conversations with the hunny. It wouldn't have been nice of me to ignore him the entire time in favor of my books! :-)
On Easter sunday, unfortunately, thanks to military scheduling, Aaron had to work again (he's worked every single holiday, including Christmas, New Year's and Valentine's Day since I moved down here), so as with the previous day, I had quite a bit of reading time on my hands. We still haven't found a church that we feel comfortable and welcome at, so I spent my Easter worship time with my Bible, my devotionals, and then my small group website, learning about women of the bible. Once Aaron arrived home around 7, we were able to have the traditional Easter dinner of ham and we watched our Sunday dose of reality tv with the Amazing Race.
That all being said, I read and/or completed the following books on Saturday and Sunday: The Edge of Winter by Luanne Rice, These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder, The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman, and about 8 different magazines I've had laying around here...not to mention the two Sunday newspapers we get. Though I only had a bit of Chapman's book left, it was nice to finally finish it and the other two were challenge books, making the list I have left to read a little shorter. I'll be reviewing Rice's book, as well as Chapman's book tonight or tomorrow.
I love the weekends I don't have to work, simply because I accomplish so much. Right now I'm on an every other weekend schedule, so next weekend I'll be spending my two days at the library, with not much time for reading. It just makes the time I do get off that much sweeter!