Happy Superbowl Sunday everyone! Having been born in New Jersey to a New York Giants loving family (my parent’s were season ticket holders for over thirty years) I am super excited for the big game later! Along with yelling and screaming for the Giants, I plan on making a version of this Cheesy Pull Bread for an appetizer (with mozzarella and pepperoni, to be dipped into a marinara sauce) and these Sweet and StickySeseame Chicken Wings for dinner! This is the first year that my two girls have really sat down to watch the games with me (hubby is not so much a football fan) and so it’s been fun to see our team go all the way to the Superbowl! Don’t worry Downton Abbey fans – I’ve DVR’d the show tonight so won’t miss out on any of the PBS Masterpiece goodness while watching the game!
As far as reading, it has been a good week for me. I finished The Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian and posted a review of the book on my blog earlier in the week. I then picked up and finished The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey, which was a very clever modern day retelling of Jane Eyre and I hope to post that review shortly. I also squeezed in Susan Hill’s book The Woman in Black and hope to see the movie (just now out staring Daniel Radcliffe) and plan to write a book/movie review about it.
Before all the football goodness happens, it is still early in the day and the kids have just headed off to Chinese school with my husband, so I hope to get some reading time in before the big game. Above is my big stack of books I hope to get through over the next few weeks. With the exception of Wildflower Hill by Kimberley Freeman, all of the books were sent to me for review by very generous publishers. I think I’m going to start The Lost Daughter by Lucy Ferriss first, as it’s publishing date is right around the corner.
So guys, are you going to watch the Superbowl tonight, or are you going to take that time to relax with a book instead?