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Week in Review & Spring Into Horror Readathon


It's Monday again and today marks the start of the Spring into Horror Readathon hosted by Michelle at Seasons of Reading. We had a good week. I took M to Barnes & Noble yesterday and we ended up getting several books, mostly for her brother. He's been sick all weekend, although seems to be on the mend now. I figured he'd need something to keep him busy today while he is home sick and I'm working.

Reviews and Blog Posts
Book Review: Not Without My Father by Andra Watkins
A Big Announcement: My New Domain Name!
Book Review: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

I finished reading The Orbital Perspective by Astronaut Ron Garan, and I'm just about done with The Mapmaker's Children: A Novel by Sarah McCoy. I hope to publish both of those reviews this week. Next, I'll be reading The Organ Takers: A Novel of Surgical Suspense by Richard Van Anderson as my required horror/thriller reading for the readathon!

C read I Funny: A Middle School Story by James Patterson within about an hour of receiving it yesterday. I told him he had to wait to read the others in the stack until today, since the point was for him to have something to do while he's out sick! I'm going to try to get him to write a review of that one.

M started reading Smile by Raina Telgemeier in the bookstore and couldn't put it down. I think it's her first graphic novel. She finished it last night. She couldn't believe that she read such a long book so fast. She doesn't usually read like that. So I guess she liked it!

What are you reading this week? It's Monday! is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, who continues to be in my thoughts and prayers.

Also check out the younger version of It's Monday!

Note: Book links in this post are Amazon affiliate links. If you make a purchase by clicking on the affiliate links, Amazon will pay me a small commission, but you will not pay any extra.


  1. Oh, Smile is so good!! Sisters is also excellent.

    And Hatchet and its sequels were some of my sons' all-time favorites - they still love them. We often listened to them on audio on our summer road trips.

    Going to check out your review of Me Before You.

    Enjoy your books this week -


    Book By Book

    1. I'm going to pick up Sisters for her next. I've heard there's some controversy with her latest, Drama, so I'll probably read that first and make sure it's appropriate for her.

      Glad to hear your sons loved Hatchet. Yay! He hasn't picked it up yet so it may go into the Required Summer Reading pile I'm putting together for him. :-)

  2. Oh! I need to go see what you thought of Me Before You. Love that book!

    1. Loved it! But do go over and check out my review. :-)

  3. Loved your thoughts on Me Before You. I'm now really looking forward to reading it. I also want The Mapmaker's Children. Thanks for the reviews!

    1. I finished The Mapmaker's Children last night and it was excellent. My review is due on Wednesday so come back and read it!

  4. I can't wait to read your review of The Mapmaker's Children. I am really looking forward to that one!

    Hope your little guy feels better soon!

    1. It will be up at 7:30 am tomorrow. I just scheduled it. :-)

  5. Welcome, Julie! Glad you're joining me again. I saw your tweet about thinking it was next week. Yup, I used to make it the last week of April, but I've decided to not schedule them the last week of the month any more due to my work end of month being so busy...I can never participate. Anyway, The Organ Takers...that sounds interesting. I hope you enjoy it.

    Hope your son is feeling better. At least he got some great books to read. :)

    1. Thanks for the explanation! I thought I was losing my mind! Ha! The Organ Takers is actually quite good so far. Not nearly as scary/gory as I expected. It's more of a medical thriller.

  6. My 13 year old girl is crazy about the I Funny and Middle School series of James Patterson. :)

    1. Glad to hear it. I'm sure he'll want to read the rest of those series!


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