Monday, February 15, 2016

It's Monday 2/15! What Are You Reading?

Is it really Monday? Doesn't feel like it here! The whole family is home (plus one extra) for President's Day. We had a nice Valentine's Day yesterday, with a mix of family time (it's rare now for all of us to be home together this much!) and some one-on-one time with my husband. I'm pretty wiped out from all that today, though.

We've been enjoying some good books here, as always:
  • I finished The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion, the sequel to The Rosie Project, which I read and loved during New Year's week. The second book was just as good as the first, though different. There were still plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, but the story also brought me close to tears at one point.
  • I just started The Two-Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman, due out March 8. This is my next review book for Publisher's Weekly.
  • I am still listening to The Cage by Megan Shepherd, a teen/YA novel which has been called "The Maze Runner meets Scott Westerfeld," about humans being held in zoo-like places by an alien race. It's been really engrossing and unique, and the audio is well-done with different actors.
  • My husband, Ken, is reading a Christmas gift from me, The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling), the first of her Cormoran Strike series. He's enjoying it so far, and he and I are having fun trying to translate the Britishisms (a fun game I like to play with my British Facebook friends!)
  •  Jamie, 21, is reading Trysmoon Book One: Ascension by Brian Fuller, a Medieval fantasy (his favorite kind of book!), and enjoying it - he's actually home sick with us today.
  • Craig, 18, is reading Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel for his World Lit class. As you can imagine, he's not too thrilled with this choice! He's on chapter 4 and not loving it so far.
I am still trying to catch up on reviews (and STILL haven't signed up for 2016 Reading Challenges!), but I managed some blog posts before the week got away from me:
Movie Monday: Books Coming to the Big Screen in 2016

TV Tuesday: Colony - one of our favorite new shows!

Read About Love in February - some of my favorite novels about all kinds of love

Fiction Review: The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Saturday Snapshot: Winter Wonderland

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

15 comments:

  1. I had a family weekend too (minus :( my dad)--isn't it wonderful!

    Happy reading this week :)

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    1. Thanks, Kellee - you, too!

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  2. I still need to read the Robert Galbraith novels! Frankly, I'm just waiting for a sale on the ebooks (because, when I request them from the library, there are always holds and my turn always comes up when I don't have time to read it....sigh!)

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    1. I still need to read them, too, Melinda! I often do this - buy books for my husband that I want to read, too ;) The problem is trying to find time to fit them in!

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  3. I have The Two-Family House to read and review coming up, so looking forward to hearing what you think. And Graeme Simsion's books are so clever and fun.

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    1. I'm only a few pages in, Kathryn, so far! Yes, Simsion is very clever - I can;t wait to see the movie adaptation of The Rosie Project - should be great!

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  4. I hope you enjoy your long weekend with the family, Sue! We have everyone home today too so hubby valiantly went off to the grocery store in the snow. :)

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    1. Snowing here, too, which I didn't expect. Yes, just a nesting day here.

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  5. Two Family House sounds rather interesting. Enjoy them all and have a good week.

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  6. Too bad about Laura Esquivel - I have a copy of a few of her books - haven't read them yet, but looking forward to it.

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  7. You read some good books.

    I hope this week has been good.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

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  8. Did Craig have to read Like Water for Chocolate? What a difficult choice. I think magical realism is generally difficult without the help from an intuitive teacher. Sigh. I will look for the Megan Shepherd book I hadn't heard of it.

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    1. Yes, Craig is having to read it - it's not the magical realism he doesn't like but the girly-style & romance! lol He's more of the action & adventure type.

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  9. Zoo-like places by an alien race? The more I hear about this book, the more I am into it! I hope you are having a good week and are feeling well, Sue.

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  10. I loved The Cuckoos Calling, so glad your hubby is enjoying it. I really like Cormoran Strike as a detective.

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