Monday, July 12, 2010

It's Monday 7/12! What Are You Reading?

Running a little late this morning!  There's just no routine during the summer (which is kind of nice).  I've been staying up too late and getting out of bed too late.  Plus, this morning, I got an emergency post-sleepover phone call from 12-year old Craig.  I picked him up at 8:30, he came home, ate breakfast, and went right to bed!

Reading has slowed down since vacation ended:
  • Jamie, 15, is still reading Firestarter by Stephen King.  Since we got home, video and computer games have sucked him in and reduced his reading time!
  • Craig, 12, who doesn't like to read much in the summer anyway, was getting nervous about his required summer reading for school, so he set aside his Hardy Boys book and has started reading Sounder by William H. Armstrong.  I never read this classic myself, so maybe I'll read it when he's done.
  • I also set aside one book for another this week, something I don't generally like to do.  With my two main book groups on summer hiatus, I've been in book discussion withdrawal!  So, I decided to read my library's selection for their July discussion (this Wednesday) - The Sunday Philosopher's Club by Alexander McCall Smith.  It's not my usual type of book, but I'm enjoying it.  It's a mystery set in Scotland, with lots of philosophical musings. 
  • My husband, Ken, finished his father's day gift, 61 Hours by Lee Child, one of his favorite thriller authors.  He just started Everywhere That Mary Went by Lisa Scottoline, which I read during vacation - lots of book trading goes on in our house!
I had fully intended to resume my normal routine of writing book reviews last week but was just snowed under with all the post-vacation catch-up - laundry, mail, bills, phone calls, doctor's appointments, etc.  I will post some new reviews this week - I promise!

What are you and your family reading this week?

(What are you reading Mondays is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey).


Kristen said...

Great books! I'm currently reading Young Bess and a few other books and my husband is between books. I think he's reading Dark Creed (one of the Warhammer novels).

Jennifer said...

Great list! Sounder was wonderful and I do enjoy Lisa Scottoline's books. Happy reading. My Monday:

Sherrie said...

Sounds like a pretty busy time for you and your family. I'm not a fan of Stephen King but the book your husband read 61 Hours sounds intriguing. I 'll have to check that one out. Have a great day!

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Nikki-ann said...

61 Hours is next in my Summer Reading Challenge list, so I hope your husband enjoyed it!

I'm just about to start If I Stay by Gayle Forman.

Stephanie said...

I like the way you include books that your sons are reading. I will probably pick up The Sunday Philosopher's Club sometime since I enjoyed The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency so much. said...

Very good.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I just love that you all read. Hardy Boys brings back memories - I read them all along with the Nancy Drew books.

Enjoy all the books :)