Monday, March 10, 2014

It's Monday 3/10! What Are You Reading?


Busy Monday! I usually try to post my Monday update first thing in the morning, but here it is 4 pm already. I hope this isn't a harbinger of the coming week!

Here's what we read last week, in the midst of our busy lives:
  • I am still reading The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon - it is over 600 pages! - for my book group this week. There is no way I will finish it in time since I am still not even halfway through it, but I am really enjoying it. I've heard great things about this novel for years, so I'm glad to finally have a chance to read it.
  • I am now listening to the audio book Allegiant by Veronica Roth, having just finished book 2 in the series a week ago. This is good preparation for the Divergent movie that is being released this week! And, I've inspired my husband to re-listen to the entire series (he's heard book 1 and just the beginning of book 2).
  • My husband, Ken, finished John Grisham's latest, Sycamore Row, a follow-up to his famous A Time to Kill and a Christmas gift from our son. He enjoyed it, and I've moved it into my own TBR pile now!
  • Jamie, 19, did some comfort reading this week because he got a bad cold and bronchitis and spent most of the week in his dorm room, resting. For him, comfort reading means re-reading old favorites. He re-read The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima, and now he is re-reading Merlin by Stephen R. Lawhead.
I didn't have a lot of writing time last week (again!), but I managed one review and another post:

Review of Zane and the Hurricane: A Story of Katrina by Rodman Philbrick, an outstanding and emotionally powerful middle-grade novel.

Weekend Cooking 3/9, with several dinner recipes appropriate for either Paleo dieters or anyone else.

What are you and your family reading this week?    

What Are You Reading Monday is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, with a kid/teen version hosted by Unleashing Readers

3 comments:

Ms. O said...

Looks like I will have to check out Zane.
The movie comes out this week? EEEK. Guess I've been pretty fixated on Veronica Mars as my spring break movie. Even though I've read the Divergent series and enjoyed it.
Happy reading!

Kellee Moye (@kelleemoye) said...

I love Michael Chabon, but I actually abandoned Kavalier and Clay--I have to pick it up again at some point!!

Enjoy Allegiant. There are mixed feelings about it, but I loved it.

Thank you for the review of Zane. It is one I really want to read.

Happy reading this week :)

Myra Garces Bacsal said...

Philbrick's novel on Katrina caught my eye. I visited New Orleans two years back, and I could sense that the city is still recovering from the devastation wrought by the Hurricane. Enjoy Kavalier & Clay, I hope I'd have the opportunity to read the novel too someday soon.