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Weekly Reading Recap

Good morning. Well, it's been a slow week here at My Book Retreat. I didn't manage to post at all. Sorry about that! I think BBAW wore me out the week before! As usual, I have several books to write reviews for, so I really should have done a few last week. Maybe this will be the week to get caught up!

Once again, I put aside the review book I've been trying to read. I'm starting think this one may need to be put aside indefinitely. I just can't seem to get into it, despite all the good reviews I've seen for it. Instead, I've been busy reading a very funny middle grade book that I picked up at the library on a whim: The Hero's Guide to Saving your Kingdom by Christopher Healy. It's quite entertaining.

My husband is still reading Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. It's pretty funny to hear his predictions about what's going to happen since I already know what's really going to happen!

My son finished Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane by Suzanne Collins, and is just about done with the next book, Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods. He took Gregor and the Marks of Secret to school this morning since he figures he'll be ready to start it today. He is really enjoying this series!

Currently Reading
As mentioned above, I'm reading The Hero's Guide to Saving your Kingdom. I'm just about done with it.

Up Next
Next up will be a memoir: Truth Be Told by Larry King, which I have for review.

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.


  1. Bloggiesta would be a great time to get those reviews written! It is this weekend. Happy reading and writing.

    1. Good idea! I'm planning to participate so that should help.

  2. Julie, I watched Hunger Games this weekend. I wasnt' a fan of the book but loved the movie. It actually had me interested in reading on now :-)

    1. Interesting that you liked the movie more than the book! I was the opposite. I felt that the book just had so much more to it.

  3. I bet that is fun, discussing Catching Fire!

    1. I haven't read Catching Fire in a long time, so it's nice to be reminded about different things that happened in it!

  4. They sound like some great books, I was unaware of the other books that Suzanne Collins had written. I'll have to look into them. :)

    1. My son seems to really like them. They're written for a younger audience than Hunger Games.

  5. That must be fun to have your husband reading The Hunger Games series now. My hubby read through the whole series the weekend after we saw the movie together. Then we went to see the movie again. I think he got hooked... :)

    1. Funny that your husband was also prompted to read the books after watching the movie!

  6. I hope you are enjoying your reads this week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  7. Blogging should be fun Julie, no need to apologise.

  8. I am having that kind of week so far this week, Julie. My son had knee surgery, and I am as exhausted as he is!

    I am so thrilled to hear your son is enjoying the Gregor series so much!! And your husband is enjoying Catching Fire - it's a Suzanne Collins household this week!

    I gave up on accepting review books a couple of years ago because I just never had time to read what I wanted to read and always felt I was behind and letting the authors down!

    Anyway, just relax and enjoy your books this week :)



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