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Week in Review


Good evening. I hope you've all had a wonderful week. I had a wonderful four-day weekend. We didn't go anywhere, which was nice. Just hung around and got things done. The kids were home all last week, but are back to camps this week. Despite the holiday, I did get some reading done. But I did not get any writing done here on the blog. I'm spending some time right now writing a few reviews that I was supposed to write a month ago!!

Recent Reviews and Other Posts
Last night, I finished  reading The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. It was okay, but definitely not one of my favorites. Since I probably won't get to the review in the next week, I'll just say that the racing references really did turn me off from it. I know it's about way more than dogs and race cars - it's very philosophical - but all of the racing analogies were just a bit too much for me. I also wasn't crazy about the storyline, but I'll get more into that when I do finally write the review.

What I'm Reading
I'm going to finish up The Diabolist by Layton Green this week.

Up Next for Me
After I finish The Diabolist I'm going to read The Lake House by Marci Nault. As I mentioned last week, I'm hoping to read a few real "summer reads" this summer.

What C is Reading
C is still reading Fyre by Angie Sage. We also picked up two books at the library. I'm not sure if he'll read them or not, but I figured I'd have something new in the house to choose from when he finishes Fyre. We got The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies and The 7 Professors of the Far North by John Fardell.

What M is Reading
I finally figured out that M doesn't want to read long chapter books like Junie B. Jones and Ivy and Bean, so we went to the library and got some shorter selections. She read The Best Teacher in the World by Bernice Chardiet and Grace Maccarone, Minnie and Moo The Case of the Missing Jelly Donut by Denys Cazet, and Cork & Fuzz by Dori Chaconas. She seems happy and is back to reading nightly again.

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.

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