So, I had almost no time all week for blogging - either writing posts or visiting blogs (sorry). This will be my "dig out and catch up" week!
Luckily, we always have time for our books:
- I finished - and really enjoyed - a middle-grade book, Friends for Life by Andrew Norriss, about a boy who becomes friends with a ghost. It seems light and fun at the beginning (and it is), but it also has surprising depth and deals with some very serious mental health issues. Excellent overall.
- Now I am reading The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith, JK Rowling's pen name for her mystery series starring private detective Cormoran Strike. I gave it to my husband for his birthday and am glad to have finally gotten to it myself. It's excellent so far - as you'd expect! Engrossing and suspenseful novels are perfect for hectic times like this.
- I am still listening to a middle-grade audiobook, The Scourge by Jennifer Nielsen. It's about a dystopian world where a disease is ravaging its citizens and one young girl learns some secrets while being held in a quarantine colony.
- My husband, Ken, is reading a Christmas gift from me, The Trespasser by Tana French, the latest (#5, I think) in her books about the Dublin Murder Squad. He loves her literary murder mysteries, though he's been laughing over some of the Irish slang! Skangers, jacks, gaff, gaffer, and bickied! I'm checking with my UK/Irish friends on Facebook for translations.
- Jamie, 22, has been reading The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. He is up to book 3, The Dragon Reborn, and enjoying it. His reading time will plummet now, with classes starting up again today.
Movie Monday: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an excellent addition to the canon!I must catch up on reviews this week - I am 6 reviews behind at this point.
My 2017 Reading Challenges - yes, finally! Some oldies and some fun new ones
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.
What are you and your family reading this week?