Monday, July 26, 2010

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


Last week, I finished the audio version of A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle. I really enjoyed it and have to say I didn't remember it at all from my childhood. I assume I must have read it at some point for school, but it definitely didn't stick with me over the years. I look forward to sharing it with my kids when they're older. I think right now, all the time travel and aliens would probably scare them.

I did read some other books with the kids, which you can see on my What My Children Are Reading post.

Currently Reading
I'm still reading Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides. I am really enjoying it and can see why it won the Pulitzer Prize. But this means, that I'm reading every word and that takes a long time! I definitely can't skim it as I'm enjoying the writing style and all the details too much.

Up Next
This week, I'm going to finish up Middlesex and then move on to two shorter nonfiction books I have for review: The Big Ten of Grammar by William B. Bradshaw, PhD, and Drawn to the Land: The Romance of Farming by Elizabeth and Barton Cockey. I'm leaving on a business trip on Sunday, so I'm going to bring along City of Dreams by William Martin and Scent of the Missing: Love and Partnership with a Search and Rescue Dog by Susannnah Charlson to read on my trip. I expect I should have a lot of time in the evenings and on planes to read next week.

What are you reading this week? This meme is being hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, so hop over there if you'd like to see what others are reading too.

5 comments:

  1. I read Middlesex a few years back and I remember enjoying it, although I thought it was a little strange. Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  2. You're right about A Wrinkle in Time for younger kids. It was my all-time favorite book when I was a kid, so I read it to my sons a little too early, and my youngest thought it was too scary, so I had to stop. Now, he just read it for school in 6th grade and loved it! If you enjoyed it, you might want to check out the rest of the series!

    Yes, air travel is great for reading, especially with all of the delays these days!

    I still need to read Middlesex, so I'm interested to hear what you think.

    Sue

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  3. I have never read Middlesex. Guess I really didnt know what it was about. A Wrinkle in Time sounds wonderful! Have a good week :)

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