Skip to main content

Week in Review

       aaa1


For those that celebrate: Merry Christmas a couple days early! I'm sure I won't be blogging again before Christmas since we have a lot planned. We're having about 20 people over tomorrow night for a Christmas Eve party. Then we'll be hanging around and enjoying our Christmas day in our pjs for the most part!

Last week, I got one review done. I reviewed Who Asked You? by Terry McMillan. I have two more reviews to write but didn't get to them yet.

I started my Christmas reading last week, and finished Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright. I also read Wonderstruck by Ben Selznick. It's a really long book but I read it in just two sittings. It's a very quick read despite its size.

Now I'm reading Twas the Night Before: A Love Story by Jerry B. Jenkins.

C read another Battle of the Books selection: Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen. Now he only has one more book left to read for the Battle: Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George. As I mentioned last week, I plan to read all of these books in January and post reviews from both of our perspectives.

M is currently reading Horrible Harry and the Christmas Surprise by Suzy Kline. She really likes the Horrible Harry series!

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 check out the younger version of It's Monday!



Here's another recap of my reading for the Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge. I signed up for a combination of the Mistletoe Level (read 2-4 Christmas books) and Visions of Sugar Plums (read Christmas books with your children). Here's a status of where I am with the challenge:

Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright - read
Twas the Night Before: A Love Story by Jerry B. Jenkins - reading
There's Something about Christmas by Debbie Macomber - not started
The Handmaid and the Carpenter by Elizabeth Berg - not started

Children's books read:
A Very Fuddles Christmas by Frans Vischer
Minerva Louise on Christmas Eve by Janet Morgan Stoeke
Elf on the Shelf by Carol V. Aebersold (Yes, we have an elf. His name is Jolly.)

We will be reading Twas the Night Before Christmas and a few others tomorrow night.

Comments

  1. Wonderstruck is one of my twelve-year old girl's absolute favourites. She read it in two days. She also enjoyed Invention of Hugo Cabret. We are huge Brian Selznick fans. :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. The week was crazy and I totally missed everyone's post - so glad to see you here and hoping your Christmas was amazing!

    ReplyDelete

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: No Story to Tell by KJ Steele

Victoria has been put down since the day she was born. First by her parents who were disappointed that she survived while her twin brother died. Then by her verbally abusive husband and his low-life friends. But soon an intriguing artist named Elliott arrives in town and starts encouraging Victoria to follow her dream of opening her own dance studio. She also begins to receive phone calls from a mysterious someone who gets her to open up about her past and face her true feelings.

In No Story to Tell, KJ Steele has captured the small-town atmosphere and brought these characters to life. From the victimized Victoria, to her drunk and obnoxious husband Bobby and his drunk and obnoxious friends, to all the side characters who you'd expect to encounter in a town like this ~ all are so realistic in both their actions and their voices. She has written a compelling story of an abused woman who thinks she is trapped in this loveless, miserable existence. But then she finds a spark of hope…

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…