Sunday, July 10, 2011

It's Monday 7/11! What Are You Reading?

Well, life is slowly returning to normal after our trip, though I am still way behind in blogging!  Re-entry to real life is always a challenge after a long vacation, but we have finished unpacking and laundry and taken care of the most urgent stuff waiting for us when we got home.

So, we haven't had as much reading time as we did while we were away, but we are still enjoying our books this week:
  • I finished Morpheus Road 2: The Black, a teen thriller about the afterlife by D.J. MacHale and enjoyed it.  MacHale told the same basic story from Book 1, from the totally different perspective of a different main character, sort of like what Orson Scott Card did with Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow.  It was clever and suspenseful.
  • I am now re-reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (book 7) in preparation for this week's movie release.  Fun!
  • My husband, Ken, finished The Killing Hour by Lisa Gardner and enjoyed it.
  • Ken is now reading Dark Life by Kat Falls, a middle-grade sci fi book that takes place under water that our son really enjoyed.  Ken says it's good, though he feels the technology is less believable than typical adult sci fi novels.
  • Sixteen-year old Jamie finished Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton and loved it!
  • Jamie is now re-reading City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, book 1 of Mortal Instruments because he enjoyed books 3 and 4 so much on vacation, as I mentioned on the vacation book summary I posted last week.
Didn't have a chance to post any reviews last week, but I did post a summary of the books I read in June.  I'm going to try to catch up on reviews by writing some mini reviews, starting this week, so stay tuned!

What are you and your family reading this week?

(What are you reading Monday is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.)


  1. I still haven't read the Harry Potter books.. I really should do that some time!

    Have a wonderful week! Here is my Monday post:

  2. I'm listening the Deathly Hallows on audio book. I'm ready for the movie this Friday!
    Here is mine

  3. I have yet to start the City Of Bones series.... I really want to though!

  4. I'm not planning on seeing the HP film. This week I finished only library books and review copies. Please come see what I read.

  5. Oh! Another HP week, I'm guessing this is going to be a big theme with the movie coming. I'm putting off re-reading until after the movie because it always seems to taint my enjoyment of the film (I'm too critical, what can I say? lol).

    Hope you have a fabulous reading week and if you get a second stop my to see what I've been reading at There's A Book! :)

  6. I love Lisa Gardner and recently read Alone, the first in the DD Warren series.

    My week can be found here.

  7. That's an interesting idea to tell the same story from a different perspective (Morpheus Road 2). Glad to hear you're getting back on track after being away.