Monday, May 10, 2010

It's Monday 5/10! What Are You Reading?

Wow, last Monday I said it felt like August; this morning it feels like March!  Crazy spring weather.  I hope all you Moms out there had a good Mother's Day.  We drove to Connecticut to my mom's house for the weekend.  My sister and her family were there, too - our annual celebration for both Mother's Day and my mom's birthday (tomorrow).  It was great to see everyone and to play with my niece and nephew, but I'm pretty worn out this morning!

We had an enjoyable reading week:
  • Jamie, 15, finished his nostalgic re-reading of all 14 Deltora Quest books on his shelf, an old favorite middle-grade fantasy series by Emily Rodda.
  • Jamie started Freefall by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams, the third book in a wonderful middle-grade underground adventure series.  Jamie, Ken (my husband) and I all read the first book, Tunnels, which was excellent, a unique plot with plenty of suspense.  I haven't gotten to Deeper yet, the second book, but Jamie's says it's even better, and he's enjoying book three now, too.  The series is being made into a movie which should be amazing!
  • I finished Num8ers by Rachel Ward and could hardly put it down!  Check out my review of this exciting teen paranormal thriller that kept me up way past bedtime.
  • Now I'm reading a grown-up novel, Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos, written by a local Wilmington author, for my library's book discussion this week.  I'm enjoying it very much so far.
  • Craig is reading A Wrinkle in Time for English class and still loving it!  I'm thrilled that he's enjoying my favorite book from childhood!
  • In the car on the way to and from Connecticut, we listened to more of Erec Rex: The Search for Truth by Kara Kingsley.  This is the third book in a fantasy series we've been enjoying on audio since last summer's vacation - the boys really love this series.
What are you and your family reading this week?

(What are you reading Mondays is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey).


Jess said...

I really enjoyed Love Walked In and I hope you do too!

Have a great week.

Jan von Harz said...

I need to get numbers and the it looks like I should check out Tunnels since Jamie and I seem to have similar tastes in book.

I have a recommendation for you and your family if you have not yet read Graceling by Cashore then I strongly recommend you do so. The full cast audio version is magnificent and I believe you all will be totally enthralled with this fantasy adventure tale.

Also I am half way through The Red Pyramid by Riordan and this is another one Jamie, Craig and you will love.

Have a great week.

Sue Jackson said...

Yes, Tunnels was excellent, Jan - you should try it!

Thanks for the recommendation - I've heard great things about the Graceling audio - I think that will be one we bring along on our summer road trip this year!

Dying to read The Red Pyramid, too - we're big Riordan fans.


Andrea said...

Sounds great! Happy reading to you all.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Cold here this week to Sue. 40's and rain most of the week. I like that you enjoyed Numbers! I want to read that one too :)

Curling up by the Fire said...

I have all three of the "Tunnels" books sitting on my shelf but have not had time to touch them (like so many books). Now A Wrinkle in Time is one of my favourite books so I am glad your son is enjoying it.

Enjoy your reading week!

Unknown said...

I can't wait to read Num8ers so I am really glad to hear that you enjoyed it. Every time I see that your son is still reading Wrinkle in Time I think that I should reread it cause I haven't read it in forever.

Time4u Book Review said...

All very fine books, i recently read the whole Percy Jackson series, great stuff.