Monday, December 16, 2013
Good morning. I hope you had a nice week. I got some reading done and that makes me happy! Now it's time to write some reviews. I also finished most of my Christmas shopping, which makes me even happier!
I did review one book this past week: A Very Fuddles Christmas by Frans Vischer. It's an adorable Christmas picture book. I have another children's book to review and an adult fiction book to review this week.
Who Asked You? by Terry McMillan and I really enjoyed it. I'd say it was one of my favorites from this past year. It's a fairly easy read and I enjoyed the characters. I'll write my review later this week.
Now I'm starting my Christmas reading with Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright. I also picked up Wonderstruck by Ben Selznick from the library on a whim. So I'll be reading that this week as well.
C finished reading Zora and Me by Victoria Bond. He seemed to enjoy this one, even though it was a bit scary at first since it's a murder mystery. Now he only has two more books for Battle of the Books left to read: Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George and Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen. I plan to read all of them in January and post reviews from both of our perspectives.
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 check out the younger version of It's Monday!
Now that I'm finally starting my Christmas reading, I figured I'd include a recap of my reading for the Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge each week. I signed up for a combination of the Mistletoe Level (read 2-4 Christmas books) and Visions of Sugar Plums (read Christmas books with your children). Here's a status of where I am with the challenge:
Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright - reading
Twas the Night Before: A Love Story by Jerry B. Jenkins - not started
There's Something about Christmas by Debbie Macomber - not started
The Handmaid and the Carpenter by Elizabeth Berg - not started
Children's books read:
A Very Fuddles Christmas by Frans Vischer
Minerva Louise on Christmas Eve by Janet Morgan Stoeke
Elf on the Shelf by Carol V. Aebersold (Yes, we have an elf. His name is Jolly.)
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