Monday, September 10, 2012

It's Monday 9/10! What Are You Reading?

Another hot & humid, very busy week.  My husband was out of town all week, so I had my hands full on my own (though it is amazing how much easier it is to keep the house clean with just 2 people here instead of 4!)  So, things were still hectic, but I am beginning to get into the new routine, with my oldest off at college and my youngest in high school now.

Last week:
  • I finished 11/22/63 by Stephen King and wrote a review.  I loved this unique time-travel historical novel!
  • Next, I moved onto this month's selection for my neighborhood book group, The Death of Artemio Cruz by Carlos Fuentes.  I am really looking forward to seeing everyone in my group this week after our summer hiatus, but I am struggling to get through this book.  It has very dense prose and switches often between perspectives and time.  The slow pace is a real drag after finishing a Stephen King book!  It has gotten slightly more interesting (though I am still only a quarter of the way through) but is still very confusing.  Not sure if I will finish it in time.
  • Though my car has no CD player (my son took the newer car to college), I have found a little time to listen to my audio book in the kitchen.  I am really enjoying Young Fredle, a middle-grade novel by Cynthia Voight.
  • My husband, Ken, left his hardcover, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, at home last week and took his Kindle on his week-long trip with him, loaded with a couple of suspense novels.
  • Jamie, 18, who read several 1000-page novels on our vacation this summer, has slowed down his reading considerably now that he is away at college with so many other things vying for his attention!  He started The Maze Runner by James Dashner this week.
I finally had a little time to catch up on posts last week.  I wrote two reviews:  11/22/63 by Stephen King and Drama by Raina Telgemeier, a middle-grade graphic novel.  I also posted a Wrap-Up of the Big Book Summer Challenge, so if you participated, be sure to add a link to your own wrap-up post!

What are you and your family reading this week?

(What are you reading Monday is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, with a kids/teen version hosted by Teach Mentor Texts.)


  1. 11/22/63 Is on my wish list but mostly because Mr. Dollycas really wants to read it :)

    Have a great week!!

  2. I loved 11/2/63 ~ it was almost a love story by Stephen King! Have a great week!

  3. I bet you will like 11/22/63, too, Lori!

    Magpie - Yes! you are absolutely right - it IS a love story...and a time travel story...and historical fiction...and suspense...


  4. I admire your doggedness in reading the lengthy Stephen King book. I think this one might be one of his that I could actually read. I bet that Jamie will like Maze Runner. It is one of my favorite Dystopian books. My daughter, soon to be a college Junior, still likes to have a novel or two with her at college. She is a Science major so she has lots of homework, but not as much reading as her friends in liberal arts. How are you doing with your oldest away from home?

  5. I think you would love 11/22/63, Anne!

    My son has a lot of homework, too, as an Engineering major.

    I am doing great - enjoying the bit of quiet time to myself but mostly, overjoyed that my son is able to experience college (almost) like a normal 18 year old. He has several chronic illnesses and has had a really horrible past year, so being able to start college on time was a huge triumph!

    Thanks for asking :)