So, my week was spent rushing to doctor's appointments, the drugstore, the lab, and taking care of him. Not a lot of reading time and virtually no writing time because the TV was on all week! He watched all 9 seasons of The Office (for about the third time) - his comfort TV. I have to admit that I got sucked into it, too!
So, here's what we read last week:
- I finished Life Expectancy by Dean Koontz for an online book group and really enjoyed it. This is an odd but very entertaining book - a tense thriller that is filled with humor and irony, where the bad guys are clowns (yup, killer clowns - no joke). Very clever, funny, and suspenseful.
- Now, I am reading The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez for another book group. This one has been waiting patiently on my shelf for a full year, since I met the author last year at Booktopia VT. It's an amazing story about immigrants in modern America, but I especially love that the author is from the same town we live in, and the novel is set right here in Delaware (a rarity for our small state!). I'm enjoying not only the story & characters but also all the local references.
- On audio, I am listening to Some Kind of Courage by Dan Gemeinhart, a middle-grade historical novel set in 1890 Washington state. It's about a young boy who's an orphan and then loses his horse to an unscrupulous horse trader. Since the horse is all he has left of his family, he sets out on a journey to get her back, accompanied by a young orphaned Chinese boy. It's been good so far.
- My husband, Ken, is still reading The Crossing by Michael Connelly, a cross-over novel starring both of his famous characters, Harry Bosch and The Lincoln Lawyer (if you are a Bosch fan, check out my review of the Bosch TV show).
- Jamie, 21, is still re-reading the first two books in the A Pattern of Shadow and Light trilogy by Melissa McPhail: Cephrael's Hand and The Dagger of Adendigaeth, in preparation for reading book 3.
TV Tuesday: Orphan Black - Best Show Ever!!
Fiction Review: The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce, companion novel to The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
Teen/YA Review: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys, a stunning, powerful novel about a little-known historical event at the end of WWII - highly recommended!
Saturday Snapshot: Spring in Full Bloom!
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.
|My son & his girlfriend (in red) & friends, ready for prom!|