We did find some time for reading, however, especially this weekend:
- I read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (my second time) in preparation for the last movie which we went to see on Sunday. Both the book and movie were fabulous! I was glad I had re-read the book because there were a lot of details left out or changed in the movie, and I was reminded of just how wonderful J.K. Rowlings' books are - by this weekend, I was at the point where I didn't want to do anything but read, and I didn't care what was left undone! I've included a few photos here of Jamie's 8th birthday when we put together a big Harry Potter party and transformed our entire house into Hogwarts. We recruited some friends to help play the roles of the professors (you can see everyone at the table in the Great Hall below; I was Professor McGonagall, on the right in the photo with Dumbledore and Snape). The kids all had a blast, as did the adults!
- Last night, I just started The Passage by Justin Cronin, a July birthday gift from my husband LAST summer that I have finally gotten around to reading. I've just started it, but it seems intriguing so far.
- My husband, Ken, is reading Room by Emma Donoghue, based on my recommendation.
- Jamie, 16, is re-reading City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare, and he told me this morning which five books are next on his list! He has it all planned out.
What are you and your family reading this week?
(What are you reading Monday is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.)