Here's what we're reading:
- I finished Who Has Seen the Wind by W.O. Mitchell, a classic coming-of-age novel set in the Canadian prairie. It was wonderful - warm and tender, funny, sad - just like real life. My mom is reading it now; our book group meets Wednesday to discuss it.
- Now I'm reading a teen suspense novel/murder mystery, The Deadly Sister by Eliot Schrefer. I'm only on chapter 9, but it's already a very compelling story about two sisters, one of whom may have been involved in a murder. It's hard to put down!
- Jamie, 16, made a little more progress on The Stand by Stephen King, unfortunately because he was home sick for much of last week.
- Jamie also finished Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer for his American Lit class. He said the story was interesting, but he didn't like the way the book was written (he would have preferred to hear the story told from a first-person perspective, but, of course, that's impossible). His class has now started Fahrenheit 451 by Rad Bradbury, an old favorite of mine. When I was in high school, I read every Ray Bradbury book in our public library!
- Craig, 12, has started The Book of Time by Guillaume Prevost, the first book in an exciting, fast-paced time-travel series. The real surprise is that Jamie and I both loved this series and have been trying to get Craig to read it for years. He likes to be independent, so he rarely takes our advice on reading materials! I think he'll really enjoy this book.
- My husband, Ken, is still working on his English mystery, Cover Her Face by P.D. James. He had very little reading time last week!
What are you and your family reading this week?
(What are you reading Monday is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.)