Good morning. I hope you had a good week! Welcome back to My Book Retreat. I appreciate your stopping by today. I got back into reading and writing last week, so I have more than usual to share today.
Recent Reviews and Other Posts
I posted a review of Wool by Hugh Howie. It's a very short review since it's a short story, but I do recommend it.
I also posted about the Spring Reading Thing challenge. I needed a challenge to kick-start my reading again!
And I published an interview with author Peter Tieryas Liu.
I read two books last week: Wool by Hugh Howie (see above) and The Color of Greed by Jack Thompson.
Now I'm reading Maphead by Ken Jennings. It's a book I've wanted to read for a while so when I saw it on the bargain shelf at Barnes and Noble on the weekend, I couldn't resist.
Up Next for Me
I plan to read The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle by Christopher Healy next.
C is still reading through the The Children of the Red King series. I think he's about to start the last book in the series, actually. He also got a new book this weekend: Art2-D2's Guide to Folding and Doodling by Tom Angleberger. This is the latest Origami Yoda book and he loves it. He made tons of origami Star Wars characters this weekend. Highly recommended if your kids have read the Origami Yoda series, or even if they just like Star Wars and paper crafts.
M also got an activity sort of book during our trip to Barnes and Noble. She got Top-Secret: Personal Beeswax: A Journal by Junie B. by Barbara Parks. This is a cute journal that has pages filled in by Junie B. Jones, followed by blank pages where the reader can fill in the same information. M has been enjoying it, and I'm hoping it will encourage her to write more. If you have a little girl who loves Junie B., I definitely recommend this one.
What are you reading this week? It's Monday! is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, so hop over there if you'd like to see what others are reading too.Want to see more children's book reviews? Check out the Children's Bookshelf.