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Weekly Reading Recap


Welcome back! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you've had a good week. Mine was a little crazy at work but life is good. And I got a lot of reading done last week!

I finished Clout: The Art and Science of Influential Web Content by Colleen Jones. It was quite informative. I'll get my review up for that later this week.

I also finished Flat Spin by David Freed, a fun mystery novel. You can read my review by clicking on the title.

I'm going to start including my son's reading in my weekly updates. He finished the fourth Harry Potter book last night. He liked it but doesn't seem too distraught that he's not allowed to read the rest of the series at this point (maybe in a year when he turns 9). We also watched the third movie. I think it may have been a bit too much for my 5 year old! She said she wasn't scared but I wouldn't recommend it for young kids. The next few movies are PG-13 so we'll be holding off on those for a few years.

I didn't get a chance to link up to What My Child is Reading on the weekend, so I'll tell you what my daughter has been reading too. Her school had a Scholastic Book Fair last week, so we got some new books for her. She got two cute early readers: Pinkalicious Pinkie Promise by Victoria Karr, and Mac and Cheese by Sarah Weeks. They're both at a good, challenging level for her. She also got a fun picture book: The New Bear at School by Carrie Weston.

Currently Reading
I'm now reading A Lovely Indecent Departure by Steven Lee Gilbert, a local author here in NC. My son is now reading Darth Paper Strikes Back by Tom Angleberger, the second in the Origami Yoda series.

Up Next
Next, I'll be reading Under Oath by Margaret McLean.

What are you reading this week? This meme is being hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, so hop over there if you'd like to see what others are reading too.

Comments

  1. I'm so glad you introduced me to Pinkalicious, my daughter LOVES them. I like the Pinkie Promise story.

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    1. It's such a cute series! I'm glad your daughter enjoys them too!

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  2. I'm curious when you let your son start reading Harry Potter. My little guy is only 4, so it will be a while, but I'm always thinking about the future! I seem to remember the first book being pretty tame in terms of content.

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  3. I tried reading it aloud to him when he was in 1st grade, but he wasn't interested. He was scared of the ghosts and other things in the first book. He ended up reading the first book a few months ago, in 2nd grade. Some of his friends were reading it so he decided to as well. He's young for his class, just turning 8 next week, so he technically read the first four books at the age of 7. I think that's as young as I'd go. He probably should have waited until older for book 4 even.

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  4. Pinkalicious?! sweeeet ~ HaPpY Reading :)

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