Good morning. It's a great day today! It's my 5th Blogiversary! I can't believe I've been reviewing books here at My Book Retreat for five years already. Time has flown by. When I started, my son had just started kindergarten and my daughter was only 2 years old! Now my son is finishing up at the elementary school and will be moving on to middle school next year. That's crazy!
I've reviewed over 300 books since I started on October 20, 2009. That's an average of 60 books a year. Not too shabby! I'm hosting a BIG GIVEAWAY for my blogiversary, so if you want a chance to win books or an Amazon gift card, enter the giveaway today!
Reviews and Blog Posts
Last week, I only wrote one review, but I had a couple other posts as well:
Review: Divided by David Cay Johnston (for Blog Action Day)
Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-Thon starting line
5th Blogiversary Giveaway
I finished reading Divided: The Perils of Our Growing Inequality edited by David Cay Johnston, and posted my review for Blog Action Day. I enjoyed taking part in this annual event once again. It was enlightening to read through some of the other blogs that were written about inequality that day.
I am now participating in the Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-Thon. I started reading The Light Between Oceans: A Novel by M.L. Stedman. Then I realized I had a review due this week, so I put that aside and started on To The Breaking Pointe (First Force Book 2) by Cindy McDonald. I'm already 45% through that one according to the Kindle app, so I'm sure I'll be moving back to the Stedman book soon. Also note: The first book in that series, Into the Crossfire (First Force Book 1) , is only 99 cents right now!
C read a few more of the How to Train Your Dragon books by Cressida Cowell. He's really enjoying the series. M and I are reading Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo for the Lit Circle we're doing at school.
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!