Monday, January 18, 2010

It's Monday 1/18! What Are You Reading?

I'm running a little late this morning because I had to cook breakfast for 8 ravenous boys (my younger son turned 12 last week). Wow, 12-year old boys can eat a LOT! Besides last night's sleep-over, we had two sets of house guests last week. Thankfully, things will now - finally - slow down a bit.

Still found time to read last week (while resting in between visitors!):
  • I finished I Wanna Be Your Shoebox by Cristina Garcia, a warm and funny middle-grade novel that I really enjoyed. I posted a review at Great Books for Kids and Teens and some favorite quotes from the book at this week's Quote It Saturday.
  • My book group book finally came in at the library, so I started The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. I've heard so many great things about this book from other bloggers, and I'm really enjoying it. I was worried I might not finish in time for my Wednesday meeting, but the boys had both TV's occupied with video games last night, so my husband and I read for two hours instead of watching a movie. We should do that more often!
  • I began listening to a classic teen/YA novel on audio by Madeleine L'Engle, Camilla. L'Engle was one of my favorite authors when I was a kid (I worshipped the Wrinkle in Time series!), but I've never read Camilla, so I'm enjoying it.
If you're interested in what the rest of my family is reading, check out Great Books for Kids and Teens.

Last week, I posted my list of Top Ten Books Read in 2009 and my list of Top Ten Kids/Teen Books Read in 2009 and a review of the wonderful nonfiction book, The Red Leather Diary.

What are YOU reading this week?

(What are you reading Mondays is sponsored by J. Kaye's Book Blog)


  1. After entertaining so many people, I bet you're in the mood for kicking off your shoes, putting up your feet and reading a good book. Enjoy!

  2. Girl with a Dragon Tattoo keeps popping up on my radar. I've picked it up a few times at the library and always put it back. I think I'm going to have to give this one a chance. I have a feeling I will be pleasantly surprised.

  3. I'm glad you're enjoying Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. We read it for book club last summer. The second book is great too!

  4. Having 2 teenage boys I know exactly what you mean about how much they eat. It is like they have hollow legs or something! L'Engle was a childhood favorite of mine too.

  5. Anonymous6:19 PM

    Yes, there were times I remember being so thankful for TV to occupy the kids. ;) Great you are able to catch up.

  6. can't wait to see what you thought of dragon tattoo! :-) Hope you enjoyed it and had a good discussion at your book club as well!