Monday, November 2, 2015

Week in Review and Readathon Recap

It's Monday childrens books meme

It's late, but it's still Monday! I hope you had a great week. I've been trying to find more time to read and blog, but I'm still struggling to balance the blog and the day-to-day life. It's something I'm hoping to work out a bit better in 2016! In any event, we had a great time celebrating Halloween here. We usually go all out. Our street is one of those that people drive in to on Halloween, and we had about 400 kids. It was a lot of fun.

Reviews and Blog Posts
Travel the World in Books Readathon
Book Review: The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks

Mom's Small VictoriesReading
I participated in the Travel the World in Books Readathon hosted by several bloggers including Tanya at Mom's Small Victories. It took place from October 18 - 31. During that time, I read After You by Jojo Moyes and The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbrait/J.K. Rowling. Both take place in Europe.

I am now reading Quiet by Susan Cain for Nonfiction November.

C has been reading through the Inheritance Cycle series by Christopher Paolini. M finished Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and is now reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. She got a kick out of the fact that we were reading books by the same author last week!

What are you reading this week? It's Monday! is hosted by Book Date. Also check out the younger version of It's Monday!

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8 comments:

  1. I typically have plenty of time to read (one of the only positive aspects of a crazy-long bus commute...), but what I find hard is finding time to blog! When I get home from work, all I want to do is veg in front of the television!

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  2. Wow - I think that was a very big Halloween event and sounds fun. I read After You and liked it a lot although have seen some other readers not liking it so much. When I was teaching I had a few students who really loved The Inheritance Cycle series.

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  3. Quiet is perfect for Nonfiction November. I found it really interesting and I hope you do too!

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  4. Halloween sounds like it was fun. We were disappointed that we had so few trick or treaters this year (We just moved to a new house) Next year we will have to dig out the decorations, but this new neighbourhood doesn't seem to get into it. Happy reading this week.

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  5. Travel the World sounds like a fabulous idea, too bad I didn't know about it before. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Your Halloween stats are crazy! How wonderful of you and your block to entertain in full spirit. I loved reading what you and your kids are reading; I keep forgetting to mention what my dames are reading.

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  7. I still have to get to the Jojo Moyes books! I've heard to much about them and don't like missing out on the buzz. ;-) I've also wanted to read Quiet. Your Halloween sounded amazing! Our neighborhood was quiet this year.

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  8. Nice week for you.

    I just finished two awesome books: Along the Infinite Sea and The Lake House.

    Hope you are having a good week.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

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