It was a fun week to be checking out blogs this week. Between the holiday book reviews, the progressive dinner party and posts about holiday events, there was plenty to put me in the holiday spirit. Maybe too much good stuff to look at--I didn't get much reading done!
I did find a couple of interesting links this week. For a look at what reviewer's in the Midwest liked this year, check out KansasCity.com's top 100 books of 2009. "review," Barnes and Noble's dotcom newsletter compiled their editor's picks for the best books of 2009. And Publishers Weekly published their top 100 books of the year here. How many of these have you read? Any surprises here?
With the success of David Cullen's "Columbine" this year, attention has, once again, been focused on that tragedy. Every time I think about what happened, I have to wonder how the parents of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold could not have noticed the road their boys were headed down. Up until now, they have been silent. But Oprah Winfrey was recently able to convince Susan Klebold to tell her story in this month's "O" Magazine. After reading this, my heart goes out to this woman who has to live with the knowledge of what her son did as well as the loss of her beloved son.