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Week in Review


It's been a couple weeks since my last Week in Review. Perhaps I need to change the name of these regular posts now that I don't seem to get them done every week! Since I last posted a review, I've been on a fabulous trip to Dominican Republic with my family. We had a great time relaxing at the pool and on the beach. And we all loved seeing the countryside on the excursion we took mid-week. I got a lot of reading done on the long flights too!

Reviews and Blog Posts
Preventing the Summer Slide: Keep Kids Learning All Summer Long
Book Review: Genius de Milo by Russ Colchamiro
Book Club Picks: World War II

Since my last update, I finished reading The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, Genius de Milo by Russ Colchamiro and The Cave (The Wind Cave Book 1) by Michela Montgomery.

I'm now reading Love and Miss Communication: A Novel by Elyssa Friedland.

C read two books on vacation: Belly Up (FunJungle) by Stuart Gibbs and Ungifted by Gordon Korman. He seemed to enjoy both of them and I'm hoping to get him to write a review of at least one soon. M just finished The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. She had a hard time putting it down on vacation.

What are you reading this week?


  1. I'm glad you had a great vacation! I love reading on the plane too. I know I will have a certain number of hours to enjoy my book and someone will even bring me a drink!

    What did you think of Girl on the Train?

    1. I liked Girl on the Train. I hadn't read much about it before so I wasn't sure what to expect. It was good.

  2. Girl on the Train was quite a ride, wasn't it?! Ungifted is really cute - I've had some students read Belly Up, but I've never gotten to it. The students who have read it, enjoyed it.

    1. It was a ride! Those two books were on his Battle of the Books list last year but he never got to them (other teammates read them). I'm glad he finally read them!

  3. Sounds like a wonderful vacation! Don't you love when your kids get so into a book? The Percy Jackson series is a compelling one, for sure. And I just read (listened to) my first-ever Gordon Kormon novel and was very impressed (Masterminds - excellent).

    Welcome back! Enjoy your books this week -


    1. Yes! I'm so excited she's reading this series. And C has started re-reading Harry Potter.

      I don't think I've read anything by Korman myself but I'd like to.

      Vacation was wonderful and then we went away for five days this past weekend as well. It's a crazy summer!

  4. Stuart Gibbs is hot stuff in our library. Readers are especially into his Spy series. Ungifted is another very popular title. I brought it home with me and hope to get to it this summer.

    1. I'll have to look into his Spy series. Thanks for mentioning it!

  5. I've been meaning to read The Girl on the Train - sounds like a book to binge-read over the weekend. :)


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