Monday, July 09, 2012

It's Monday 7/9! What Are You Reading?

I'm a little late posting today - spent all morning running errands and going to appointments.  Whatever happened to the lazy days of summer??

In fact, I was insanely busy all last week - post-vacation catch-up!  I am making progress, slowly but surely.  I am down to just 100 unread e-mails now (I started with 1000!).  So, little time for either reading or blogging last week, but I am hoping to get back to normal this week. 

Here's what we read last week:
  • I finished Outlander by Diana Galbaldon.  I enjoyed it very much and would definitely read another in the series...when  have a few weeks to devote to it!
  • I am diverting briefly from my Big Book Summer focus to read a novel for my library's book group, The Postmistress by Sarah Blake.  I don't know if I'll be able to finish in time for the discussion on Wednesday, but I am enjoying the book.
  • I started a new audio, the middle-grade novel, Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt.  I have only finished disk 1, but I am loving it already.
  • In a few spare moments (OK, I admit it, in the bathroom), I read a new middle-grade graphic novel, Cardboard by Doug Tennapel.  I liked it more than I expected to - it's a unique premise and a very clever story about magic cardboard that gets out of hand.
  • My husband, Ken, finally got his turn with George R.R. Martin's A Clash of Kings (Book 2) now that our son finished the first three books!
  • Jamie, 17, had to get back to work upon returning home (he still has 2 classes to finish this summer), so he's not reading as much as he'd like to, but he is continuing to enjoy David Eddings' The Elenium Trilogy with the second book, The Ruby Knight.
Two more bloggers signed up for the Big Book Summer Challenge last week - welcome!  Join the fun - there's still plenty of time to read a big book this summer (or two).

What are you and your family reading this week?

(What Are You Reading Monday is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, with a middle-grade/teen version hosted by Teach Mentor Books.)


  1. Postmistress looks delightful - I think we are going to try that for bookclub soon too!

    Happy reading this week :)
    The Brunette Librarian Blog

  2. I can't believe your son got through the first 3 books of the Martin series so quickly! And I'm excited for the Big Book Summer challenge. I just finished my first book and decided that I'll use the button I made on the post every time I discuss a "big book" during the summer :-)

  3. Tanya -

    ha ha - I know - he is an amazingly fast reader, plus while on vacation, he reads almost constantly - that's his idea of vacation!!

    I'll have to come take a look at your button - you know I admire your graphic design skills!


  4. Have a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  5. Outlander and the Postmistress were both good reads for me in different ways. Diana Gabaldon just makes me hope that more books are coming from her!