Fortunately, things seem to be slowly returning to normal. I finally found a combination of meds that keep my allergies managed well enough that I don't feel completely wiped out all the time (just partially wiped out). We finished unpacking and vacation laundry this weekend. And I even posted our Louisiana vacation pictures online at our Road Trip Blog - take a look if you're interested (scroll down to April 1, 2010 to read/view the posts in order). Today, I need to tackle those remaining 300 unread e-mails...
So, enough of all that - what you really want to hear about is our reading week, right?
- Since I was feeling so crummy, I chose a light read for my next book, The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster. Believe it or not, I have never read this classic before, and Craig was working on it in English class, so I finally picked it up. It's wonderful; I love all the clever wordplay! And it was just perfect for my semi-functioning brain last week.
- Jamie, 15, read one book after another last week as usual! He started with a fairly recent release, The Wizard of Rondo by Emily Rodda. This is the sequel to The Key of Rondo which he enjoyed last year.
- Jamie finished that book and said to me, "That was great! I had forgotten what a great writer Emily Rodda is. I'm going to re-read the Deltora Quest series" (a middle-grade series by Emily Rodda that he loved when he was Craig's age). So, last night at bedtime, I asked him, "Are you really going to re-read the entire series?" He held up the book he was reading and said, "Yeah, there are thirteen, and I'm already on book 3!" Classic Jamie - he loves to re-read old favorites (and hates to ever get rid of any books). So, that should keep him busy for awhile...maybe a week or two!
- Craig, 12, is enjoying The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau, the first book in The Book of Ember series that Jamie and I both loved.
What are you and your family reading this week?
(What are you reading Mondays is hosted by Book Journey).