Monday, February 15, 2010

It's Monday 2/15! What Are You Reading?

Happy Mardi Gras! Happy Valentine's Day! Happy Chinese New Year! Happy President's Day! All of the winter holidays hit in the same weekend this year, so we've been busy this past week. We hosted our annual Mardi Gras party on Saturday. So, not a lot of time for reading this week, but we all enjoyed some excellent books:
  • I finished Everwild, the sequel to Everlost (review) by Neil Shusterman, an exciting and creative story about kids trapped in the limbo-world between life and death. The second book was even better than the first - I can't wait for #3!
  • Jamie, 15, is still reading Sabriel by Garth Nix. He says it's very good - just the kind of fantasy novel he loves.
  • Craig, 12, is reading Nick of Time by Ted Bell, a time-travel pirate story. Craig says it's the best book he's ever read!
  • My husband, Ken, is still reading Brisingr, the third book of the Eragon trilogy by Christopher Paolini, one of Jamie's all-time favorite series.
  • I just started Rose, the prequel to the acclaimed 10-book graphic novel series Bone by Jeff Smith. I have previously read the first two books in the series. Any graphic novel fans out there? This is an excellent, well-written series with amazing illustrations.
What are you and your family reading this week?

(What are you reading Mondays are hosted by One Person's Journey Through a World of Books)


Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

How does your husband like Brisingr.

Here is mine

Stephanie said...

My son absolutely loves Bone. It's basically what turned him from a non-reader into a reader who's devouring everything on my bookshelf. I recently had to pull Flowers in the Attic from his room and hide it the other day (he's almost 10).

I have now put Everwild on my list of ever-growing wish list (my husband just shakes his head when I do that).

I'll be curious to know what your son thinks of Sabriel. I read it years ago with mixed feelings.

Happy reading!

Julie said...

It sounds like all of you enjoyed your books this week! That's great! I hope you enjoy Rose.

Staci said...

I am so in love with the Bone series. I work in a middle school library and these books just do not stay on the shelves!

Have a great reading week!

Jill of The O.W.L. said...

I was so excited to see Everwild come out! I didn't know there was going to be a sequel! Can't wait to read it.

Kristen said...

I didn't know Bone had a prequel! Very cool. I've only read the first Bone book tho. :)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Your books do sound enticing! I haven't read any of them, so I guess I need to check them out.

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