Monday, July 27, 2009

It's Monday, 7/27! What Are You Reading?

I had a good reading week, filled with lots of audio books because we took a couple of short trips in the car:
  • The book I'm currently reading is Building a House With My Husband, a memoir by Rachel Simon. I enjoyed her previous book, Riding the Bus With My Sister, and this one is very good so far, too.
  • I listened to a teen audio book, Prism, by the mother-daughter team of Faye and Aliza Kellerman. All I can say is WOW! This book was so good that when I returned home, I immediately stuck the CD into our home stereo and kept listening. I don't think I've ever listened to an audio book in such a short time before. I'll post a review later this week at Great Books for Kids and Teens (though adults will enjoy this one, too).
  • We drove our kids to Connecticut to spend a week sailing with their grandparents, and on the way, we all enjoyed listening to Freaky Monday by Mary Rodgers and Heather Hach. This is a sequel to the classic Freaky Friday, and so far, it's great.
  • On the way home, my husband and I started a thriller, Black Water Rising, by first-time novelist Attica Locke. We got a little confused when I inserted disk 6 instead of disk 2, but once we got that straightened out, it was much easier to follow! So far, it's a very good story, with elements of murder interwoven with a backstory from the Civil Rights movement.
So, we have a lot of listening to do to finish these last two!

What are YOU reading this week?

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  1. Prism sounds interesting, I will have to check it out! Thanks for the recommendation.

  2. Can't wait to see your review for Prism, that's one I've got on mhy wishlist. Have a great reading week.
    Here's my post

  3. Enjoy! I enjoyed riding the bus with my sister!

    Mine are up! Just click on my name!

  4. Anonymous8:09 PM

    Yours is filled with audios. I'm off from being taxi mom, so I am having to find ways to listen.

  5. I had no idea there was a Freaky Friday sequel! Is it new?
    Have a good week!

  6. All new to me books - happy reading!

  7. J. Kaye - I'm just the opposite. My own car is so old, it doesn't even have a CD player! But we spend a lot of the summer on driving trips (vacation and to see family), so I can listen to more audio books.

    Mary - Yes, Freaky Monday is brand new! It's been a very long time since the original, hasn't it? The sequel is actually co-authored by Heather Hach, who wrote the screenplay for the second Freaky Friday movie.