Monday, November 19, 2012

Weekly Reading Recap

I didn't manage to write a recap last week! I think that's one of the only times I've completely missed the It's Monday! meme this year. Yikes! I did consider posting later in the week, but I had a lot of other things going on here. So, here's my recap of the last two weeks. You'll also notice I'm linking up to the Children's Bookshelf as well. I'll start sharing what both of my kids are reading right here every Monday.

As far as reading goes, I finished The Mongol Objective by David Sakmyster, Thirty Days with My Father: Finding Peace with Wartime PTSD by Christal Presley., and Heroes and Lovers by Wayne Zurl. Yes, three books!! I haven't reviewed The Mongol Objective yet, but if you click on the others, you can see my reviews.

I also published a guest post by author Ethan Cross, and interviews with author Karen Pokras Toz and Wayne Zurl. I've started up a weekly author interview on Sundays, so if you're an author who's interested in being interviewed, let me know.

Currently Reading
I'm now reading Father Night by Eric Van Lustbader.

Up Next
Next will be Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls, which is my November book club book (yes, I'm cutting it close on that one!).

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.

My son, C, finished The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan, the first book in the 39 Clues series, and is almost done with the next book in the series, One False Note by Gordon Kormon. He seems to really like this series, which is a modern-day action series, rather than the fantasy series he's been reading in the past. He is also reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl with his reading group at school. I'm excited about that and hope to share the movie with both kids once he finishes the book.

My daughter, M, has started meeting with her reading group at school too. Last week, she read Stone Soup by Annette Smith. I really love the stone soup stories, but I have to say I like the version with the soldiers and the entire village better than this one. In this version, it's a poor young man who gets an old woman to help him make the soup. The interesting thing about this version is that after the story is over, it includes a version of the story written as a play too. It's a fun way to introduce the difference between the way a book is written and the way the same story is told as a play.

Want to see more children's book reviews? Check out the Children's Bookshelf.


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