We are back home from spring break, after visiting my father-in-law in Oklahoma last week. It was a good visit but a loooong drive home (mostly in the rain) this weekend. The weather was so bad, we weren't even able to camp; we had to stay in hotels on the way home. But now we're home...and facing lots of unpacking and catching up today.
We enjoyed some good books while we were away:
- I have been reading Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. I absolutely LOVE this novel about two children separated by the Japanese internment during World War II. I just want to keep reading and hate to set it down! The author is speaking here in my town this week, so I am hoping to attend his talk (this is our County Reads selection).
- My husband, Ken, is still reading Black Hills, a historical novel by Dan Simmons set in one of our favorite places, where he has family.
- After finishing The Farsala Trilogy by Hilari Bell, Jamie, 17, re-read one of his all-time favorite novels, Maddigan's Fantasia by Margaret Mahy.
- Craig, 14, is reading Book 4 of The Last Apprentice by Joseph Delaney, Attack of the Fiend. I read some of it with him during our trip. He loves this series!
- In the car, we finished listening to Ship Breaker by award-winning author Paolo Bagicalupi, a teen/YA dystopian novel (and a Printz honor winner) that we all enjoyed. It was dark, action-packed, and gripping.
- And I read a big stack of magazines in the car. That's my guilty pleasure for long car rides! I never have time to look through magazines normally, so they just stack up. I can't read books in the car without getting sick, but I can manage flipping through magazines, so I enjoyed that little break.
What are you and your family reading this week?
(What are you reading Monday is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, with a kids/teen version hosted at Teach Mentor Texts.)
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