Happy New Year, peeps!  It's 2012!  This is Alz sneak-blogging under Krispy's username because Krispy wants to play Bejeweled Blitz and read The Pledge by Kimberly Derting.  We'll have a more substantial post to come on Friday, but in the meantime Krispy says, "I am forever food-coma-ing from the holidays and can't handle too much thinking."  I don't think she realizes how much I like to transcribe her words verbatim into our blog posts when she's not paying attention.  Mwahaha.

So instead we're just going to post doodles of how we ended 2011.

I read a boatload of books.  Literally a book a day for the past two-ish weeks.  And still going strong!  Reviews forthcoming--and some of them will actually be positive!  Others will be negative.  Very negative.

The Lost Hero, Cinders, Shatter Me, Divergent, The Son of Neptune, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Dragon's Keep, The Scorpio Races, Bones of Faerie, The Replacement, Blood Red Road, So Shelly, Prophecy of the Sisters

Krispy ended the year with her best read of the year, The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater.  Ending the year with the best book of the year is awesome.  Way awesome.

Almost as awesome as a Tardis mug full of cream-vodka-spiked Sunkist.
Krispy and I rang in the new year with her sister and their cousin, the latter of whom graced us with homemade peach pies from her brand new mini pie-maker.

The crusts were burned and two of the four pies turned into volcanoes fountaining peach lava,
but they were all delectably delicious.

Lastly, here is a gift from both Krispy and her sister Krunchy--a gift, as Krispy says, from the universe in the form of one Jason Mraz. This is his amazing new song, "I Won't Give Up."

So we ended 2011 on a positive note and so far the new year is off to a positive note too.  At this rate we shall have a melody as beautiful as Mraz's and 2012 will be a beautiful song indeed!  How did you herald in the new year?


Emy Shin said...

Happy New Year!

I'm psyched to read your reviews! Especially for DAUGHTER OF SMOKE & BONE (since that was my 2011 favorite) -- and I'm curious what a positive Alz review will read like. ;)

Connie Keller said...

Happy New Year! Loved the cartoons.

Barbara Ann Wright said...

I had extremely unhealthy food and watched TV with my sweetie. This year, work gets done, I pinkie swear.

Sophia Chang said...

aaaaaaaghghghhgh I will hunt your cousin down for pies

Yeah second Emy - what does a positive review from Alz look like?

ali cross said...

Aw! I love that song!

Loved this post too. It was all full of happy.

Happy New Year guys!

Lori M. Lee said...

Happy new year! I can't wait to read the reviews :D

Angela Brown said...

Sounds like some great reviews for me to enjoy coming soon. Yay!

I rang in the new year relaxing with my daughter, who'd already fallen asleep on my lap while watching Moribito: Guardian of the Sacred Spirit. It was nice.

Ariana Ferrone said...

Yay, happy new year to the both of you! Funny, I got a cake pop maker... and my friends had the brilliant idea to put cookie dough in it. Imagine perfectly spherical cookies. It happened.

I hope 2012 is full of awesome reads and lots of writing for everyone!

Lydia Kang said...

I lurve Jason Mraz. Thank you for my cartoon fix!

Elana Johnson said...

Glad you guys have had a great year! I pretty much food-coma'ed myself forever and yeah, read books.

I have THE PLEDGE too! I've only read a few pages, but I'll get back to it.

Golden Eagle said...

Happy New Year! :)

I can't wait to read the upcoming reviews.

Thanks for the video--I've never heard that song before.

We celebrated the new year by watching the ball drop on TV. :P

Kristy Shen said...

I love love love the cartoon! So cute. Jason Mraz is awesome too.

Can't wait to read your book reviews. I'm desperate for some good book recommendations.