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Week in Review

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It's Monday and it's Spring! The view out my window is beautiful as the trees are all blooming, with white flower petals that are covering my grass now. It's a bit cold for my taste but the forecast looks good so I'm ready for the warmth to arrive for good. I didn't write a recap last week as I hadn't made much progress in my reading, but this week I have a decent update to report.


What I'm reading

I finished North of Here by Laurel Saville and then read State of Wonder by Ann Patchett. My book club will be discussing it tonight.

Next I'll be returning to The Changing Season by Steven Manchester, and then I have Journey to Munich by Jacqueline Winspear to wrap up my month.

What I'm writing

I wrote a few posts since my last update.

Review of The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
My plans for Spring Bloggiesta, which starts today
Review of North of Here by Laurel Saville

My main goal of Bloggiesta this week is to get reviews done, so I will be doing a lot of writing this week.


What my kids are reading

M, who is in 3rd grade, finished Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell. She then picked a book off her bookshelf with her eyes closed. She ended up with the first book in The Land of Stories series by Chris Colfer. So far she's enjoying it.  

Carter, who is in 6th grade, finished Max the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick and The Boys Who Challenged Hitler by Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club. Then he read Losers Take All by David Klass. Now he's reading After the Snow by S.D. Crockett. Yes, he's been reading a lot these past two weeks!

I'm linking up with Book Date for It's Monday! What Are You Reading? as well as Unleashing Readers and Teach Mentor Texts for the children's and YA version of this weekly gathering. What are you reading? Please share in the comments!

Comments

  1. Such fun hearing about the books your children read! And sounds like you're having a good, steady reading week!

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  2. I own a copy of State of Wonder but haven't read it yet - would love to read your book club's thoughts on it. :)

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