This will be another very busy week, getting ready to travel again for our early extended family Christmas celebration - lots to do! But then, we should have two nice, quiet weeks at home.
We still found time to enjoy our books this week (though not nearly enough reading time for me!):
- I finished Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian, the story of a teen girl in Vermont, on the run and homeless after a nuclear plant where both her parents worked melts down. As with all of Bahjalian's wonderful novels, this one had a completely unique story and unforgettable characters.
- Now, I have started a new review book for Publisher's Weekly, Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave. I was excited to be offered this one because I really liked Cleave's novel Little Bee. This one is set during World War II in London. It's good so far - I like the characters - but it won't be released until May 3!
- I am listening to Echo, a middle-grade novel by Pam Munoz Ryan about a magical harmonica that links its young users through time. I am now in Part 3 of the novel (i.e. the third owner of the harmonica), and it has been engrossing - each child's story has pulled me in. Now I am wondering how it will all end!
- My husband, Ken is still reading A Dance with Dragons, Book 5 in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Fire and Ice series and 1150 pages! He's getting close to the end.
- Jamie, 21, made a last-minute switch and choose to read Demonsouled by Jonathan Moeller - the description says it is filled with swords and sorcery, so that is right up his alley!
Review of The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls, a novel by the author of The Glass Castle
Saturday Snapshot - photos from a wet, foggy day last week
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/YA version hosted by Unleashing Readers.
|The four of us at the tree farm Saturday - 50 & sunny!|