Monday, November 14, 2011

It's Monday 11/14! What Are You Reading?

(I just tried to publish this very long post and somehow managed to delete most of it instead!!  Let's try this again...)

A bit of a rough week here last week, with both my son and I down with a flare-up of our chronic illnesses.  We had a nice weekend, though, and enjoyed a visit from my mom and her husband.  All that downtime last week left lots of time for reading:
  • I finished The Roar by Emma Clayton, a teen sci fi novel that my son recommended and enjoyed it very much.  We are both hoping there will be a sequel!
  • I read the classic picture book A Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes for the library's book discussion but then wasn't able to go to the meeting.
  • I referred to my Fall Into Reading Challenge list to choose my next book and settled on Midwives by Chris Bohjalian, a novel my neighbor lent me a very long time ago!
  • My husband, Ken, brought one of his birthday gifts, The Affair by Lee Child, on his business trip with him last week.  He'd been saving it for a time when he needed some light, fun reading.  I asked him last night how it was, and he said, "Candy!"
  • Ken is now back to reading Behemoth, the second book in the Leviathan trilogy, by Scott Westerfeld.
  • Jamie, 17, was home sick, so he plowed through a lot of books, including all of the new books he bought at Barnes & Noble the week before (gotta love a kid who spends several weeks' allowance all on books!).  He read  Book Four: Necropolis of the series, The Gatekeepers by Anthony Horowitz.
  • Next he read Book 8: The Kings of Clonmel of the Ranger's Apprentice series by John Flanagan, another of his favorite series.
  • Jamie read The Demon King, a Seven Realms novel by Cinda Williams Chima and loved it.  he wants to read more by this author.
  • And he is finishing Graceling by Kristin Cashore, author of Fire which he also enjoyed.
  • Craig, 13, is reading Revenge of the Witch, Book One in the series The Last Apprentice by Joseph Delaney, based on recommendation from his brother and a friend.  he says it is good but too scary to read at bedtime!
Despite being sick, I had a busy week at both of my book blogs.   I posted:


What are you and your family reading this week?


(What are you reading Monday is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.)

6 comments:

Tanya Patrice said...

Darn - looks like my comment didn't go through (or if it did - my apologies for doing it twice). Anyhooo ... hope you're feeling better and have a great week. As usual - looks like you guys had a great reading week. I read Graceling and loved it. Haven't gotten to the next book in the series yet though.

Lindsay said...

Hi, I have bought my husband the Lee Child novel for Christmas, he is loving reading the earlier ones.
New follower here.
Lindsay
http://thelittlereaderlibrary.blogspot.com/

Lady In Read said...

I am reading 'The Hundred Dresses' too - it was recommended reading and part of a school project for my son's third grade class and when he brought it home, I thought it looked interesting..

Julie said...

I'm sorry to hear you were sick this past week. I hope you're both doing better now. Are you enjoying Midwives? I haven't read that but did read another book by Bohjalian and enjoyed it.

KTB said...

Chris Bohjalian is a wonderful writer. Hopefully you will enjoy Midwives.

I've been bouncing back and forth between The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer which actually covers issues that also pertain to M.E. But for some rip roaring action/fantasy I'm finishing up Joe Abercrombie's trilogy: The First Law.

Good blog. Always on the hunt for good books.

Sue Jackson said...

KTB -

Yes, I like Bohjalian's novels, too, especially The Double Bind.

Sounds like you've got a couple of good ones going right now - enjoy!

Sue