Skip to main content

Week in Review and #FrightFall Readathon Wrap-Up

Good morning. Since I spent the last week participating in the FrightFall Readathon hosted by Seasons of Reading, this post will serve as my weekly recap and my readathon wrap-up. First off, here's what I got accomplished in terms of reading last week.

Reading completed during FrightFall readathon
I read 346 pages of Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. Unfortunately, I still have 279 pages left to read!!! This is a very, very long book.

I also read The Funny Adventures of Little Nani by Cinta Garcia de la Rosa, which is a children's book that I had for review (you can click on the title to read my review). That was 88 pages long.

Also, to meet the one requirement of the readathon, which was to read at least one spooky book throughout the week, I read The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving. My son recommended it to me. We have the Junior Classic edition, so it was a very quick, easy read and only 86 pages long.

What I'm Reading
I'm still reading Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese, which is my October book club book.

Up Next for Me
I've decided I'm definitely going to read Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali for Blog Action Day, which is October 16. The theme for this year's Blog Action Day is Human Rights. So I need to start that as soon as I finish Cutting for Stone.

What C is Reading
C has started reading some of the books from the Battle of the Books list that he got from his school. He read Savvy by Ingrid Law, and is now reading The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo.

What M is Reading
M discovered a Horrible Harry book by Suzy Kline on her bookshelf and read it last week. She loved it so I'm hoping she'll read more from that series now. She read Horrible Harry and the Christmas Surprise. Yes, a Christmas book! But she enjoyed it and that's what matters!

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.


  1. Yes, Cutting for Stone is a looong one! I was glad I read it, though - would have enjoyed discussing is but I read it on my own.

    So glad M has discovered Horrible Harry! Craig LOVED those books! And half of the series (or a related series, depending on how you look at it) are from a girl's perspective, the Song Lee books - about the same characters but from Song Lee's (Harry's classmate) point of view.

    Enjoy your books this week -


    Great Books for Kids and Teens

    Book By Book

    1. I've seen those Song Lee books. That's a good idea. I may pick one up from the library. Thanks for mentioning that.

  2. Loved Cutting for Stone. Hope you are enjoying it. It took a while to get into it, but it is worth it.

    ENJOY your week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

    1. I am really enjoying it. Thanks for stopping by!!

  3. I'm glad you got some reading in, Julie. I love The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. I need to read it again. Thanks for joining me again. I love having my regulars with me.

    1. Thank you so much for hosting! I love your readathons since they're so relaxed! :-)


Post a Comment

Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Popular posts from this blog

Banned Books Week: Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park

This is the end of Banned Books Week and unfortunately, I haven't had a lot of time to write about banned books this year. But I did want to include at least one post about it, so today I wanted to share one of the book series that it seems most people are surprised to find on the list: Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park.

According to Wikipedia:
The Junie B. Jones series came in at #71 on the American Library Association's list of the Top 100 Banned or Challenged Books from 2000-2009. Reasons cited are poor social values taught by the books and Junie B. Jones not being considered a good role model due to her mouthiness and bad spelling/grammar. This is an interesting example of a banned book. Many times there are serious, controversial topics featured in books that are challenged. Things like homosexuality, drugs, vulgar language, etc. You can actually understand why people may not want their children to read those books, and why they may challenge their inclusion in school libra…

Book Review: I See You by Clare Mackintosh

Title: I See You
Author: Clare Mackintosh
Genre: thriller
Published: February 21, 2017
Format: ebook (NetGalley)
Source: publisher
Buy on Amazon(affiliate link)

Have you ever felt like someone was watching you? You will after reading Clare Mackintosh's latest release I See You. Told from the perspectives of two women, one who appears to be targeted by a criminal and the other who is the police officer working the case, this psychological thriller will have you looking over your own shoulder by the end.

Zoe is a typical working mother who takes the Underground through London to her office every day. Like most commuters, she has a routine that she follows every day, leaving home at the same time, sitting in the same train car, taking the same route to work from the station. It's habit. But she starts to realize this may not be a good idea after seeing her own photo in an advertisement in the newspaper. Another woman who appears in the advertisement is murdered and Zoe starts to ge…

Guest Book Review: The Author Training Manual by Nina Amir

Today, I'm excited to welcome a dear friend and aspiring writer, Kelly Gropp, founder/blogger/editor of Chubs Lived Here lifestyle blog. Kelly is here to review The Author Training Manual by Nina Amir.

About the reviewer: Kelly has nearly done it all yet is still plugging away at her bucket list with style! Kelly is a former operating room secretary, medical biller, one-hour photo technician, photographer, grocery store clerk, factory worker, waitress, Avon lady, bridal consultant, realtor, and entrepreneur. She is your neighbor, your co-worker, and your best friend. Her career as a legal secretary at one of the country’s top international law firms doesn’t keep her from reading and writing for enjoyment, decorating and redecorating, rescuing and advocating for pit bull type dogs, and sharing all the miscellany mishmash we call life. Oh, she is a cancer survivor too! You’ll get a giggle, shed a tear, and knowingly nod as you mm-hmm in agreement when you follow Kelly’s journey at Ch…