1. What is your favorite holiday and why? Any special traditions? Favorite holiday food item? I love the 4th of July. My anal self totally relishes in all of the planning that goes into spending an entire day barbeque-ing at the beach or at the lake (dot you know how much STUFF his requires?). By the day after Memorial Day I'm already looking forward to the 4th. For me it's a day of playing hard and eating all the glorious food/fruit available at the peak of summer. I also make it a point to seek out and watch a professional fireworks display instead of lighting our own (I hate it that people light their own fireworks!). And cheesy as this sounds, on the 4th I do consiously make it a point to reflect on & thank God for the privelege of living in this great country.
2. Have you read a great book lately that you would recommend? Tell us about it! I don't get to read very much, so I would have to say that the last GREAT book I read was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I was one of the huge dorks that had to camp out at the book store to buy the book at midnight. I would love to find another book in the very near future that had me so hooked as the HP series did. I devoured each installment but by the time the last one came out, with every page I turned I knew I was getting closer and closer to being done and I was sad that it would soon be over.