October already? I''m feeling a bit like Rip Van Winkle after being so sick and housebound for the past 6 weeks. I am finally improving, bit by bit, but I'm not yet back to my "normal" baseline (normal for me). Yesterday was my husband's birthday, so I am a bit worn out today (even though it was mostly a quiet day!), but I am looking forward to a new week - the rain and wind have passed by, the sun is out again, and I am hoping to continue to feel better.
Here's what we were all reading last week:
- I am still reading my first review book for Publisher's Weekly, A Paper Son by Jason Buchholz, a novel that goes back and forth between a present-day elementary teacher in San Francisco and the story of a family who moved back to China in 1925, with some supernatural elements linking the two stories. I'm really enjoying it so far - the story and the writing pulled me right in, and I hate to set it down!
- I never did get started on a new teen/YA audiobook, The Cemetery Boys by Heather (Zac) Brewer last week, but I am downloading it to my iPod as I type this, so I will start it today. It sounds like a perfect fit for October and my R.I.P. X Challenge.
- My husband, Ken, once again swapped books this week. He set aside The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (recommended by our son) temporarily because we got him a library copy of The English Girl by Daniel Silva which he left on a plane last week! Now he can find out how it ends. You need closure, right?
- Jamie, 21, finished Valour by John Gwynne, Book 2 of The Faithful and the Fallen series - he enjoys this fantasy series.
- Now, Jamie is reading The Blood King by Gail Z. Martin, book 2 in the Chronicles of the Necromancer series, another epic fantasy series. He really enjoyed book 1, The Summoner, so he is looking forward to the rest of the series.
Movie Monday: The Words starring Bradley CooperAs you can see, I have added weekly reviews of TV shows and movies to my blog recently, so if like me, you also enjoy TV shows and movies as well as books, check out all of my media reviews!
Banned Books Week 2015
TV Tuesday: Mr. Robot, twisty & suspenseful, about hackers & conspiracies
Review of Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, a graphic memoir about growing up during the Iranian Revolution and one of the most frequently banned books.
Review of Looking for Alaska by John Green, an award-winning teen/YA novel and another frequently banned book.
Saturday Snapshot - photos from my back deck and my anniversary
Review of If the Oceans Were Ink by Carla Power, a nonfiction book about one woman's quest to learn more about the Quran
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.