Monday, February 22, 2010

It's Monday 2/22! What Are You Reading?

We had a difficult week here. Jamie, 15, in in the midst of a severe flare-up of his chronic illness and has been flat on his back for over a week now. The only good aspect of this is that he's enjoyed some great books as he's been lying on the couch. Jamie loves to read, and escaping into a good adventure helps to pass the time and take his mind off his illness as he waits to feel better again.
  • After Jamie finished reading Sabriel by Garth Nix, he read a brand new teen thriller, Icecore by Matt Whyman, about a seventeen-year old boy who hacks into the security system at Fort Knox for fun and ends up in a military prison deep in the Arctic. Jamie says it was very suspenseful, with lots of exciting plot twists. I've added it to my stack of want-to-reads!
  • In preparation for seeing the new movie The Lightening Thief, Jamie read the first three books of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan this week! We had previously listened to the first two books on audio a few years ago on family vacations. This week, Jamie read The Lightening Thief, listened to The Sea of Monsters, and read The Titan's Curse. Now he wants the fourth book!
  • Finally, on my recommendation, Jamie started Everwild by Neal Shusterman, the intriguing sequel to Everlost, which he and I both loved. I just finished Everwild last week; Jamie's already half-way through and enjoying it very much.
  • Craig, 12, is still reading Nick of Time by Ted Bell, a pirate time-travel story that he says is the best book he's ever read!
  • My husband, Ken, is reading Brisingr, third book in the amazing Eragon trilogy by Christopher Paolini.
  • No kids or teens books for me this week - I've been reading Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger.
So, what are you and your family reading this week?

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


Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I just love that they are all reading! Hope this week proves to be a little easier :)

Staci said...

My family is a lot like yours...we all enjoy reading!! I loved Fearful Symmetry...Have a great week of reading!

Amy said...

Oh, I hope you're liking Her Fearful Symmetry! Here's my review of it. Happy reading!

Jan von Harz said...

Some really great titles and many of which I have not yet read, but want to.
Icecore really sound like a good book and I need to read Everlost and Everworld. Thanks for sharing hope you and Jamie enjoy the Lightening Thief movie.

Julie said...

I'm looking forward to hearing what you think of Her Fearful Symmetry. I've been wanting to read that one. That's great that Jamie has been able to pass his time reading. He sure has read a lot this week!

Andrea said...

Icecore sounds great. I will have to check it out. I hope he liked Sabriel.

Happy reading to ya'll!