We had a very busy weekend, with Halloween and our usual family gathering for dinner on Sunday. Our sons are 17 and 21 now, so no more trick-or-treating (we used to all dress us as a family! Check out the photos on Saturday Snapshot), but they both dressed up on Saturday for their own parties (one of which was here) and got into the spirit. Lots of fun, but I am pretty exhausted today! Time to take down the pumpkins, skeletons, and spiders and put up the Indian corn, gourds, and turkeys.
As always, we enjoyed our books last week:
- I am currently reading Song Yet Sung by James McBride for one of my book groups this week. I was disappointed to have to give up my spooky October reading before the end of the month for historical fiction, but the novel does have a supernatural element. It's the story of a runaway slave, set in 1850 on Maryland's Eastern Shore (our region), who has visions where she sees glimpses of the future. It's excellent so far - I just need to find more time for reading!
- I am still listening to the spooky classic Dracula by Bram Stoker, a free download from SYNC this summer. It's been wonderful and perfect for the spooky season! I am almost finished.
- My husband, Ken finished Make Me, the latest Lee Child novel that I gave him for his birthday. It was a quick read, but he enjoyed it - he loves the Jack Reacher series.
- After that quick book, Ken has changed gears and started reading A Dance with Dragons, Book 5 in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Fire and Ice series and 1150 pages! He and our son LOVE these books.
- Jamie, 21, is reading The Bone Palace by Amanda Downum, Book 2 in The Necromancer Chronicles series, but I don't think he had much time for reading last week, between school and Halloween preparations.
Movie Monday: Take Me Home, starring Sam Jaeger (who played Joel on Parenthood)
TV Tuesday: Quantico, a new thriller we are loving!
Top Ten Books for Spooky October Reading
Teen/YA Book Review: All Fall Down by Ally Carter, a suspenseful thriller in a unique setting
Saturday Snapshot - highlights from our family Halloweens past
What are you and your family reading this week?
What Are You Reading Monday is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date, so head over and check out her blog and join the Monday fun! You can also participate in a kid/teen version hosted by Unleashing Readers.
|Our older son as Hades from Disney's Hercules|
|Our younger son & his girlfriend: Tinkerbell & Peter Pan|