So, I had no time at all for blogging last week, after my Monday posts, but we still found time for reading:
- I finished Goldstrike by Matt Whyman, a teen techno-thriller and the sequel to Icecore. The fast-paced suspense novel was perfect for a busy week.
- Now, I am reading the next selection for my neighborhood book group, The Songcatcher by Sharon McCrumb, about a song that has been passed down through generations from Scotland to the present-day Appalachians.
- My husband, Ken, finished reading Unwind, Neal Schusterman's amazing teen dystopian novel. He said the premise was super-creepy (yup), but he enjoyed the novel.
- We stayed with my dad and his wife this weekend, and my dad lent Ken Stephen King's very new release, 11/22/63: A Novel, about someone who time travels back to 1963 to try to prevent Kennedy's assassination. It sounds SO good!
- Jamie, 17, was home sick early last week and then had 16 hours in the car, so he read a LOT. He continued re-reading a favorite series, the Ranger's Apprentice by John Flanagan, with Book 5: The Sorcerer of the North, Book 6: The Siege of Macindaw, Book 7: Erak's Ransom, and Book 8: The Kings of Clonmel. He enjoyed the series very much (again).
- Now, Jamie is reading a new teen dystopian series by Robin Wasserman, The Cold Awakening trilogy, starting with Book One: Frozen. He and I really loved Wasserman's middle-grade trilogy, Chasing Yesterday.
- Craig finished Revenge of the Witch, Book One in the series The Last Apprentice by Joseph Delaney, and loved it. I haven't seen him this excited about a series since Charlie Bone and The Unicorn Chronicles a couple of years ago. We can't find Book Two - I think we lent it to a friend - so I need to check the library for him today.
- I started a new middle-grade audio, Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu, last week. Anne is a great author and a friend of mine, so I've been looking forward to this one. Her trilogy The Cronus Chronicles was great!
- We also started another middle-grade audio during our car ride, Wildwood by Colin Melot.
Mostly, it was just Ken and I listening. I was disappointed that the
boys weren't interested in listening to an audio book on this ride,
despite the variety I brought along! They preferred to listen to their
iPods and read their own books. I guess they are getting
(What are you reading Monday is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.)