Monday, March 30, 2009

It's Monday (3/30)! What Are You Reading?

I was still sick most of last week, so I continued on my Pendragon kick from last week:
  • I finished Pendragon Book 7: the Quillan Games by DJ MacHale. Great book - the series just gets better and better. I went to the used bookstore and requested Books 8 & 9, too!
  • I hadn't had enough Pendragon yet, so I also read Pendragon Before the War: Book Two of the Travelers, created by DJ MacHale and written by Walter Sorrells. This was another prequel that provides background information on 3 Travelers. I've enjoyed the prequels very much and would recommend them to any Pendragon fan.
  • I finally depleted all the Pendragon books in the house and went back to the book I started before I got sick: The House At Sugar Beach: In search of a lost African childhood by Helene Cooper. It's a memoir of an American journalist who grew up in Liberia, Africa. It's entertaining but also fascinating. I'll review it here when I finish is this week.
  • Our family finished a fabulous read-aloud book last week: Alabama Moon by Watt Key. My husband's been reading it aloud to our sons before bed each night, and we all loved this book! It's the story of a 10-year old boy whose father has brought him up in the forest (he had some bad experiences in Vietnam and hated the government). When his Dad dies, young Moon is left on his own. It was an exciting, funny, heartwarming story. I'll review it later this week on my kids' book blog.
So that's it for last week - sorry I didn't post any new reviews, but I was just too sick...and reading mostly kids' books anyway! I did post a review of the Pendragon series on the kids' book blog.

What are YOU reading this week?

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous6:27 PM

    I have got to get the first Pendragon book for Jim. He hasn't read it yet and I know he'll love it!