Sunday, January 19, 2014

Week in Review

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Last week started off great with a trip to Meredith College to hear Sue Monk Kidd speak about her new book, The Invention of Wings. She is a wonderful speaker so if you get a chance to attend her book tour, I highly recommend you do so.

As far as reading goes, I finished reading Fair and Tender Ladies by Lee Smith, which is my book club's January selection. I'm looking forward to next week's discussion. You can click on the link to read my review.

I also read A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park, a middle grade book that C read for Battle of the Books. Our review will be up later this week.

Next up is another Battle book, The Homework Machine by Dan Gutman. I'm hoping to work my way through all of them over the next couple weeks.

Last week, C read The Homework Machine, which is the last of his Battle of the Books selections. His team has split up the books and he an expert for five of them, so he'll be re-reading them as he prepares for the battle at the end of March.

M has been reading Rainbow Magic books by Daisy Meadows lately. Last week, she read Belle the Birthday Fairy, and now she is reading Morgan the Midnight Fairy.

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!

9 comments:

  1. What a treat to attend the book tour live! What did you think of the book or her insights ?
    Happy for you to have that opp!
    Have a great week...

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    1. I loved her book. If you click on the link in my post, you can read my review. An her insights into why she wrote the book and the history behind it were fascinating. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. You have a great variety of books going on!

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    1. Yes, it's an interesting assortment! Have a good week!

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  3. Ah the Daisy Meadows books... we have a ton of those too, the kids love them! Have a great week.

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    1. Yes! I read them to her last year, but now she is reading them herself. Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. New subscriber from What Are You Reading.

    Love that you include your kids on the reviews!

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    1. Thanks for subscribing! Welcome and have a great week!

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  5. I'm sure Monk's book is amazing, I need to be in the right place to read a book on slavery though. It's times like this when I miss my book club (I moved)... they will read this one.

    Have a lovely week!

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