Monday, November 1, 2010

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Good morning. It's going to be a tough day today. We stayed up too late enjoying Halloween and I'm quite tired today. My poor kids are probably going to be tired at school today too! But it was a fun night! C was Boba Fett and M was Tinkerbell, and they looked very cute. I dressed up like a witch and my husband was Frankenstein, and most of our neighbors didn't recognize us at first! I hope you had a fun weekend too!

I got some reading and reviewing done last week. I read the rest of On Writing by Stephen King and wrote my review. I had listened to the audio book on my road trip last weekend, but disk 3 of 7 didn't work. So I borrowed the book from the library and read those chapters I had missed. It was a great book. I especially recommend it to writers!

I also finished Tales from a Spanish Village by Richard A. Barrett. I haven't put up my review yet, but I will within the next few days. It was an interesting memoir. I also gave away a copy in my last blogiversary giveaway.

Finally, I participated in What My Child is Reading again. We read several Doreen Cronin books, as well as a few others that the kids enjoyed.

Currently Reading
I'm currently reading Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl for the Birth Year Reading Challenge. I've also started The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom, which is my November book club selection.

Up Next
My neighbor dropped off Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins last night, so it's going to be hard not to drop the other books and jump into that one! But I'm going to try to focus on the others first.

Thank you to everyone who participated in my blogiversary celebration throughout the month of October! I gave away three brand new books, four of my own books and $15 at The Book Depository. It was a lot of fun!

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.


  1. I want to get back into Stephen King...I have one of his books on my TBR stacks, an older one (Lisey's Story).

    I'm also intrigued by what I've read about Kitchen House.

    Enjoy your reading.

    Here's mine:

    Click on my name...

  2. LOL Julie. I canceled my morning workout for the same reason. I helped hand out candy to about 1,000 kids (no exaggeration) at a friends home.

    I have been curious about that Stephen King book, glad to hear you enjoyed it.

  3. Hi!
    I have Tales from a Spanish Village but haven't gotten around to reading it yet. It looks interesting. Have a great day!

    Just Books

  4. I'm going to start A Secret Kept today. :> Cannot wait! My latest review is up on my blog now, The Twisted Path Home. Come by and post a comment if you want a copy. I didn't advertise the giveaway when I reviewed as I didn't know I could get an extra copy, but I'm tweeting about it! :)

  5. The birth year reading challenge sounds good.
    Charlie and the Choc factory is one of my favourite childhood reads.


  6. My husband is reading Mockingjay. Not listed in my post are the ton and a half of peer reviewed journal articles I read. It was otherwise a good mixture of books this week. Here's what I'm reading this week.

  7. Sounds like you had a busy few days. I loved Mockingjay but not quite as much as the first 2 in the Hunger Games series. Have a great week and happy reading :)

  8. You know, I haven't ever read any Stephen King. Sometimes I think about it, but I've never managed to get myself to do it.

    I have the entire Hunger Games trilogy sitting on my shelf, I hope to read them soon :)

  9. We had a fun (and tiring) Halloween, too - we all dressed up as rock stars! (you can see a photo on my blog, if you like). Yup, rough start to the week with Halloween on a Monday (and no school on Tuesday!) - that's why I'm just now visiting Monday posts!

    Glad you enjoyed On Writing - my husband and I both loved it. Do you know I have never read a Roald Dahl book? My kids have, and I've seen movie adaptations, but that's a big hole in my kid reading.

    Oh, you should just forget everything else and read Mockingjay next! It was excellent, a fitting end to the trilogy.



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