Good morning. I'm writing from gray and gloomy North Carolina. I cannot believe the weather this spring. It's so depressing! I hope wherever you are, it's at least sunny!
Recent Reviews and Other Posts
Last week, I posted a review of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman. It was my book club's April selection, and I have to say it's not a great choice for discussion. But it is a nice summer read if you're looking for something to put on your list. Check out my review.
I also posted a trailer for A Delicate Truth by John le Carré. It looks like a great thriller!
I finished All Over But the Shoutin' by Rick Bragg and really loved it. I wish I hadn't waited for so long to get around to reading it. I'll try to write up the review this week.
Now I'm reading my May book club selection, Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. I haven't gotten very far, but so far it's holding my interest.
Up Next for Me
I think I'll pick up Run Like a Mother by Dimity McDowell and Sarah Shea next. I also have a few children's books that I've accepted for review. So I'll probably start reading one of those with M as well.
What C is Reading
C finally started The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan. This is the third series by Riordan that's he's read but the first that we are getting from the library. That means I discovered on Sunday that my 8 year old has been reading young adult books for several months now. Whoops! I thought they were middle grade books. I guess the damage is done, so I'm letting him read this next series as well. The librarian didn't think there was too much objectionable content in them...
M is about halfway through Ivy and Bean and the Ghost That Had to Go by Annie Barrows. She's really enjoying this second book in the series. It's amazing how quickly she is reading now. I think I'll plan to ask some comprehension questions when she's done to make sure she's understanding what she's reading.
She and I also read Ferdinand Fox's Big Sleep by Karen Inglis. What a cute picture book! I'm going to get M to help me write a review for it. I also have Eeek! The Runaway Alien by Inglis for review, so I think we'll read that one next.
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. You can also see more children's book reviews at The Children's Bookshelf.