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Weekly Reading Recap


Good morning. I hope you've had a good week. I had a very busy week. First up was Book Blogger Appreciation week. Here's a recap of the posts I wrote for that:
As far as reading goes, I put aside the review book I had and got completely immersed in Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn this week. What a messed up story that is! I really liked it though. I'm glad it lived up to the hype, in my opinion.

I am amazed to announce that my husband has been reading for the first time in years. He read The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins last week, and is now reading Catching Fire. This was all prompted by the movie, which he didn't like when we first saw it in the theater, but has grown on him since we bought it and have watched it a few more times.

My son finished The Genius Files #2: Never Say Genius by Dan Gutman. He's now reading Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane by Suzanne Collins. He also read part of Eragon by Christopher Paolini, until I found out about it. It's a book I had told him he couldn't read because of the violence, but he took it out of the school library anyway. Kids!

Currently Reading
I'm now going back to reading Play Him Again by Jeffrey Stone.

Up Next
Next up will be a memoir: Truth Be Told by Larry King.

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 picked up Gone Girl (audio) from the library today. I can't wait to dive right in. I would love to get my husband reading!

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    1. I hope you enjoy it. It's very different and the characters are pretty messed up. But I really liked it.

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  2. As you saw on my blog already, my husband is reading Gone Girl, too! He said it started slowly and the characters weren't likable, but then he hit a point last night where he said he couldn't put it down! lol

    How cool that Hunger Games has inspired your hubby to read!! Love it!

    And I'm sure I've told you before that the Gregor series was one of our family favorites! So glad your son is enjoying it. I can't comment on the age-appropriateness of Eragon because I haven't read it myself, though it is one of my son's all-time favorites (I think he read it for the first time when he was about 13 or 14, maybe 12?)

    Enjoy your books this week -

    Sue

    Great Books for Kids and Teens

    Book By Book

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    1. I do remember that about Gregor. He stopped after the first one but I'm glad he's getting back into it. I think I'd be okay with Eragon in another year or so, just not yet. He's only 8!!

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  3. Love that he's back to reading!! Not a huge fan of Hunger Games myself but I am a huge huge HUGE fan of reading and others doing so too. :) Happy day in your house this week huh?


    Whatcha readin' this week @ the Brunette Librarian :)

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  4. The day my partner picks up a book, holy smokes, I don't know what, maybe I need to capture the moment on camera, lol.

    And his reading the 2nd and then maybe the 3rd, way to go Julie.

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  5. That's cool your husband started reading again. I need to get mine to start reading again...he reads cookbooks though. lol.

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