Ah...quiet Monday morning. I meant to jump right into productive mode and make my to-do list for the week, but instead I just wasted a half hour browsing my friends' and family members' posts on Facebook! I think it's the dark, gloomy weather outside making me want to just hibernate.
I had another busy, sick week. My Dad and his wife visited for 3 days - he will probably start cancer treatment this week, so we tried to make the most of this visit, even though I was sick. On top of my chronic illness and the bronchitis I had last week, the doctor though I might be at the beginning of pneumonia last week, so she put me on a super-strong antibiotic. I tried to rest as much as possible the second half of the week. I think I am finally coming out of this, starting to feel a bit better - hopefully, getting back to my own version of normal this week!
Here's what we read last week:
- I finished The Other Side of Dark by Sarah Smith, a teen/YA novel about a modern girl who sees ghosts and gets mired in historical wrongs that must be righted. It was very good and perfect for October!
- Now I am reading a creepy classic, Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, on my Kindle. I'm a little more than halfway through and am enjoying reading the original story after seeing so many movie adaptations.
- My husband and I finally finished listening to Uncaged, a teen/YA thriller by adult thriller writer John Sandford and co-author Michelle Cook, book one of a new series called The Singular Menace. We started it this summer but don't have a lot of time in the car alone together! It was good suspense with a unique plot.
- I realized that a couple of weeks ago, I completely forgot to include another audio that I finished very quickly, Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer, her first foray into teen/YA fiction. This is another great one for October, about a teen girl who is grieving a loss at a special school for kids with psychological problems. It includes supernatural elements and some unexpected twists, and I loved it!
- On my own, I am still listening to Nightmares! by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller, a new release middle-grade audio perfect for the season, where a young boy suspects his new step-mother of being a witch, as his nightmares turn real. It's been great so far!
- My husband, Ken, finished reading The Demon Plagues by David VanDyke, book 2 (though really, book 4) in the Plague Wars series. He seems to be enjoying the post-apocalyptic thriller series.
- I think that Jamie, 20, is still reading The Drowning City by Amanda Downum, Necromancer Chronicles Book 1.
Review of In the End by Demitria Lunetta, teen/YA post-apocalyptic sequel to In the After
Review of The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson, a teen/YA novel about a ghost and a serial killer
2014 Murder, Monsters & Mayhem and Other October Fun! - 3 spooky reading activities/events to join this month
Saturday Snapshot 10/11 - Pics of New Orleans
What are you and your family reading this week?
What Are You Reading Monday is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, with a kid/teen version hosted by Unleashing Readers.