Monday, April 22, 2013

Week in Review


Good morning and welcome back to My Book Retreat. I hope you had a nice week of reading.

Recent Reviews and Other Posts
Last week, I posted a review of The Color of Greed by Jack Thompson. It's a fun mystery. I have two more reviews to write and hope to have them up this week.

What I'm Reading
I finished reading Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman. We'll be discussing it tomorrow night at book club.

Now I'm reading All Over But the Shoutin' by Rick Bragg, a book that's been on my shelf for a couple years now. I'm glad I'm finally getting to it!

Up Next for Me
Once again, I'll be picking something from my Spring Reading Thing list when I'm ready for another book.

What C is Reading
C finished the both of the books in the Chronicles of the Red King series by Jenny Nimmo. Now he's just re-reading portions of books that he's already read, including some of the books in the Lightning Thief series. Hopefully we'll find something new for him to start soon.

What M is Reading
M is just about done with the first Ivy and Bean book. She's read most of it on her own so far; I think I just read one chapter in the book. It seems like a cute story about two girls becoming friends. I expect she'll want to continue reading the series.

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. You can also see more children's book reviews at The Children's Bookshelf.

6 comments:

  1. I read Saving CeeCee Honeycutt for my book club, too. We enjoyed it. I thought Ivy and Bean was adorable! :-)

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    1. CeeCee isn't really what I'd consider a great book club book - not very deep. But it was an easy read! Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Sounds like a good reading week for you! I read CeeCee Honeycutt a few years ago - didn't think it was spectacular but I enjoyed it.

    Trying to think of some ideas for C....

    Did you know that Rick Riordan has written a couple of other series after Percy Jackson? I think one is Heroes of Olympus and the other is The Kane Chronicles (about Egyptian mythology).

    Jamie and I (and my husband) all LOVED the Artemis Fowle series when Jamie was a middle-grader by author Eoin Colfer.

    Another favorite of Jamie's is The Beyonders by Brandon Mull - huge favorite! Even though they are middle-grade books, he and another friend at college still read them!

    Enjoy your books this week -

    Sue

    Great Books for Kids and Teens

    Book By Book

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    1. Thanks for the recommendations for C!! He already ready Heroes of Olympus but hasn't read The Kane Chronicles yet. He didn't want to after Heroes, but maybe he'd want to check it out now. I'll take a look at the other series you mentioned too. Thank you!

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  3. I absolutely love Ivy and Bean, such a cute series! Hope you all enjoy your reading this week.

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    1. I should sit and read it myself so I can see how cute it is! I'm a little sad that she's reading books by herself now.

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