Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Week in Review

Good morning. I'm a day late but at least I'm here. :-) We had a nice week at our house. The kids started new sports this week: C is doing golf now and M is doing soccer. They both seemed to enjoy the first lessons, although it was only 43 degrees for the golf lesson last night! Brrrrr! I thought we were supposed to have an early spring this year!

Recent Reviews and Other Posts
I posted a review of The Forever Year by Lou Aronica last week. That's about it. Still haven't gotten my writing groove back yet, but I have gotten back into reading more finally! I've only read six books this year so far!!! I usually read that many in a month, not in three months!

What I'm Reading
I finally gave up on my March book club selection, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures by Anne Fadiman. It got some great reviews so I'm interested to see what the others in my group thought of it. I personally found it boring and dry. The overall story was interesting, but I didn't feel like there was enough to it to make for an interesting book.

I did, however, finish The Last Child by John Hart. That's one that two friends had recommended and I did enjoy it. I'll be writing up my review within the next few days.

Now I'm reading a mystery, The Color of Greed by Jack Thompson.

Up Next for Me
I'm not sure what I'll pick up next. I have several books in my TBR pile that I'll finally be able to get to. I do have a couple review books too, because I couldn't resist. But I think I'll read something from my shelf first.

What C is Reading
C is still reading through the The Children of the Red King series. Last week, he finished Charlie Bone and the Castle of Mirrors and Charlie Bone and the Hidden King. Just three more books left in that series! We need to make a trip to the library to pick them up.

What M is Reading
M and I got a stack of books from a neighbor last week, so we've started reading some of those. First up was Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed by Barbara Park. I have to say that I laughed out loud throughout this book. Usually the Junie B. books are silly but I found this one to be very funny. We are now reading Junie B. Jones, First Grader (at Last!). This one is a bit more serious since Junie B. finds out she needs glasses, but of course, it's still silly too. M can read these books now, but we read alternate pages and it's a fun way to still read with her before bed.

What are you reading this week? It's Monday! is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, so hop over there if you'd like to see what others are reading too.Want to see more children's book reviews? Check out the Children's Bookshelf.


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