Monday, May 04, 2009

It's Monday, 5/4! What Are You Reading?

I missed posting last week because I was sick, but I had plenty of reading time while recovering! So, in the last two weeks, I've read:
  • The Gate of Days by Guillaume Prevost, a middle-grade/teen time-travel adventure (I love time travel stories!). My son and I both enjoyed the first book in the series (The Book of Time), and this second one, but it ended in a cliff-hanger, so now we have to wait for book 3!
  • Who Do You Think You Are?, a memoir by Alyse Myers about a rocky, complicated relationship with her mother. Although Myers' experiences growing up were very different than mine, I enjoyed her book and its in-depth exploration of the mother-daughter relationship.
  • The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron, a warm, captivating novel about a 10-year old girl named Lucky who lives in a town of 43 people in the California desert. It's easy to see why Patron's novel won the Newbery Award, and I'm currently enjoying the sequel novel, Lucky Breaks.
So, there will be lots of reviews of great books posted soon, both here and at my kids' book blog.

So, what are you reading this week?

7 comments:

  1. Sorry that you have been sick! Glad you are back though! :) I can't read if I am sick. I sleep and sleep and sleep...lol!

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  2. Hi Sue,
    I've been curious about The Higher Power of Lucky, I'll have to check it out. I've read a poetry book, Thirst, by Mary Oliver, which I greatly enjoyed; The Beef Princess of Practical County, a new book Erin was sent but I had the most interest in since I raised a 4-H steer and grew up on a farm - it was a fun enough read to bring back some memories; and I reread Sorcery and Cecilia or the Enchanted Chocolate Pot - a Harry Potter meets Jane Austen type of book which is a lot of fun. Currently, I'm reading my first Lord Peter Wimsey detective novel, Strong Poison, by Dorothy Sayers. I'm doing some lighter reading these days to keep me sane while watching our 7 week trip approach, but feeling too lousy to do much in the way of preparing.

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  3. Sherry -

    Sorry you've been feeling lousy, but it does sound like you've been reading some good books! What would we do without books for the bad days??

    Sue

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  4. All new-to-me titles. Enjoy your books and I hope you feel better.

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  5. Sorry you've been sick :(
    Happy reading though.

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  6. We'd go crazy, wouldn't we.

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  7. A little off-topic, but I had to ask... do you know if it's possible for an 8 year old book lover to review books?

    My daughter really wants to jump into book reviewing (like her mom), but I'm not sure where to look for people who'd offer books for an 8-year-old to review? Anything?

    Thanks!

    MizB of Should Be Reading

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