Monday, January 13, 2014

Week in Review

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Since my last Week in Review, I've managed to get some reading done and a bit of blogging. Not much, yet, but I have plans!! We are getting back into the swing of work and school since winter break ended. The kids are finishing up their second quarter, and for me, work is a bit crazy as we work toward supporting an upcoming announcement. But overall, things are going well and I'm making time for reading.

I wrote up my 2014 Plans post where I outlined some of my goals for the year. If anyone knows of a challenge that's about reading more from authors we've enjoyed, let me know. That's one of my big goals this year!

I also wrote a review of what I expect will be one of my favorites of 2014, even though it was my first read for the year: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. And can you believe it?! I wrote the review a day after I finished reading it! That was a nice way to start the year!

I'm now reading Fair and Tender Ladies by Lee Smith, which is my book club's January selection. I was worried that the format and writing style would bother me too much, but I'm actually enjoying the story more than expected.

C finished the last of his Battle of the Books selections, Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George, before the group's first meeting last week. Now, he's responsible for reading The Trouble with Chickens by Doreen Cronin (which he just read while I wrote this) and The Homework Machine by Dan Gutman. We already own the first one, and we are both excited to read the second, since Gutman is one of our favorite authors! He's also going to be the "expert" of his team on A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park, which he read last year.

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!

2 comments:

  1. I've been seeing The Invention of Wings all over the place! I hope you enjoyed it and congrats on writing your review so quickly. I'm off to write some reviews for books I read two weeks ago...

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    1. Well, there are several books I read last year that I never wrote reviews for, so two weeks isn't too bad! :-) Have a good week!

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