Struggled to get up this morning - not a big fan of Spring Forward. It usually takes me a couple of weeks to adjust. Glad it is Monday, though, with a fresh start to a new week. I must be feeling better because I am filled with motivation and writing ideas - always a good sign!
Last week was a great blogging week and a good reading week, too, for all of us:
- I finished The Danger Box by Blue Balliet, a middle-grade novel, and loved it just as much as Balliet's Hold Fast. I love how she creates quirky characters that you want to root for!
- Now I am reading a hefty brick of a book: Personal History by Katherine Graham, an autobiography of the Washington Post owner and this month's selection for one of my book groups. It's not only long but very dense, so I was dreading it. I'm not usually a fan of celebrity autobiographies (I'd rather read memoirs about "regular" people), but I have to admit that it is interesting so far...just too long.
- I finished listening to a new teen/YA novel, The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall, a thriller & romance. I enjoyed it, though it ended so abruptly that I thought my iPod had been switched to Shuffle by mistake and skipped ahead to the credits! Apparently, it is the start of a series.
- Now I am listening to The Law of Loving Others by Kate Axelrod, a teen/YA novel about a young girl who comes home from boarding school for winter break to find that her mother has schizophrenia. It's excellent so far - very moving.
- My husband, Ken, finished Joyland by Stephen King, a novel I bought him for Christmas. He really enjoyed it.
- Now he is reading Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand, part of his goal to read some nonfiction this year. Hillenbrand is a favorite author in our house because she is not only a brilliant writer but also suffers from the same disease as my son and me. What she has accomplished is absolutely amazing.
- Jamie, 20, has been on a zombie kick in honor of The Walking Dead coming back to TV recently. I assume he is still working his way through the 10 books of the Dead series by T.W. Brown, though he's been busy at school.
Lots of blog posts last week:
Review of Wool by Hugh Howey, a unique & compelling novel
Review of Picture Perfect by Jodi Picoult, a novel about a difficult topic
Summary of Books Read in February
Saturday Snapshot, with photos of ice and snow (hopefully the last of them!)
Weekend Cooking - Movie Review: Chef, highly recommended!
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.
|Every pine needle coated with ice|