Monday, March 15, 2010

It's Monday 3/15! What Are You Reading?

Today is the Ides of March! I'm not sure exactly what that means, but to me it means that spring is finally on its way, after a long, difficult winter! We had a weekend full of rain, but the weather is supposed to be beautiful the rest of this week.

Meanwhile, we've been enjoying some wonderful books at our house:
  • Jamie, 15, is reading Sharp North by Patrick Cave, a new teen thriller set in a future Great Britain where mysterious murders occur and the wealthy keep illegal clones of themselves, just in case...
  • He's also reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows for his British Literature class at school - I can't wait to get my hands on that one when he's finished!
  • Craig, 12, finished Nick of Time by Ted Bell, which he said was his favorite book ever! He's started Hunting for Hidden Gold by Franklin W. Dixon, a Hardy Boys book - the equivalent of comfort food for Craig!
  • I just finished Murder at Midnight by Avi, a suspenseful mystery set in Italy during the Renaissance. Believe it or not, this was the first Avi book I've ever read, though Jamie's been telling me what a good writer he is for years.
  • My husband, Ken, is reading Icecore, a new teen thriller by Matt Whyman that both Jamie and I loved. You can read my review here.
  • We finished listening to the audio of a classic, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg. We all really enjoyed it and have decided we need to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC!
  • I've been listening to the audio of My One Hundred Adventures by Polly Horvath, a wonderful middle-grade novel about a 12-year old girl looking for adventure.
What are you and your family reading?

(What are you reading Mondays is hosted by One Person's Journey Through a World of Books)


Andrea said...

I know I want to visit The Metropolitan Museum of Art after listening to The Mixed-Up Files! I will have to check out My One Hundred Adventures. I liked Everything on a Waffle by the same author.

Lydia said...

Guernsey is a great book! I loved it.

Here is my Monday:

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is like my kryptonite book. I have brought it on trips with me and had it in my hand several times and have yet to start it!

You look like you had another wonderful week! :)

Jennifer said...

Excellent selection of books. When I was in grade school one of my favourite books was From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg. Happy reading.

Tammy said...

I just finished my first Avi book called Seer of Shadows. I would highly reccommend it if you liked his other one. Have a great reading week!


The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is wonderful, Jamie! The book finds such a unique way to place a fictional story within a historic backdrop. Just started Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater.

Anonymous said...

That's so cool your son gets to read Guernsey... for school! I haven't read it yet, but my mom *loved* it. Happy reading!