Monday, February 22, 2016

Weekly Reading Recap

book and coffee

It's Monday! It's been two weeks since my last update. So much for my commitment to participate in this meme every week this year! I have to say I'm just not as motivated to write anymore. I have so many reviews outstanding but I just never feel like getting on my computer in the evenings and writing reviews. I need to snap out of it! I had a great couple of weeks, topped off by a 5 mile hike with Carter on Sunday while my husband and daughter went horseback riding with their Y Guides tribe. We went to a local park and hiked 5 miles. It was mostly due to my book selection for the week, which you can read about down below.

Blog posts and reviews

Last week, I reviewed Thinner in 30 by Jenna Wolfe.

That's it. I really need to find something to motivate me to write!!

What I'm reading

I finished The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. I'm heading to book club tomorrow to discuss this book and I'm looking forward to it. After that, I read A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson. Now I'm starting Maisie Dobbs by Jacueline Winspear. I'm glad I read the two nonfiction books but am looking forward to losing myself in some fiction!

What my kids are reading

M, who is in 3rd grade, is halfway done with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling. We enjoyed watching the sixth movie last week and are looking forward to watching the last two soon! Then I will be looking for new books for her to read.

Carter, who is in 6th grade, is reading The People of Sparks by Jeanne DuPrau. He liked the first book in the series, so he is continuing with it.

I'm linking up with Book Date for It's Monday! What Are You Reading? as well as Unleashing Readers and Teach Mentor Texts for the children's and YA version of this weekly gathering. What are you reading? Please share in the comments!


  1. Both these books are unfamiliar to me - thanks for sharing! :)

  2. Yay! You're reading Maisie Dobbs. I really liked this first installment. I like the smooth vibe and how they dressed. I'm also reading HP7. It'll refresh my internal file of HP facts.

  3. I love Bill Bryson, he's got such an intelligent sense of humour, and I learn so much through his books!

  4. I think I would enjoy Maisie Dobbs.

    Have a great rest of your reading week.

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

  5. I am the same way with reviews right now! My late afternoons & early evenings (when I normally blog) have been full with family stuff and by the time I sit down, I am too pooped to write. I was determined to write one tonight (from January!) but my son and his girlfriend were here for dinner & then hung out with us in the family room (a rarity).

    Anyway, I loved the DuPrau series - glad your son is enjoying it.

    You've been reading a nice variety lately...but I'm the same - too much nonfiction & I need my fiction fix! The author of Boys in the Boat is coming here in April to give a talk for our All-County Reads program - can't wait!


  6. Well you're ahead of me, both my reading has slacked and participating in this meme I haven't done in forever. I am glad you're 3rd grader is reading HP. My 3rd grader didn't care for the movies so he doesn't want to read the books! I'm still working on it because he does love to read.


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