Monday, September 27, 2010

It's Monday 9/27! What Are You Reading?

Monday already?  I had another long sick week spent mostly in bed - the virus I caught developed into bronchitis, and all of it triggered a severe flare-up of my chronic illness.  I'm finally starting to feel a little better and am slowing getting back to a more normal life.  This week was bad for the rest of my life but good for reading!
  • I finished The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx and will hopefully feel well enough to go to my book group's discussion of it on Wednesday.  I enjoyed this quirky, award-winning novel.
  • Next I read a new teen novel, The Limit by Kristen Landon, set in the future when families who get into debt must send their oldest children to workhouses.  It was good - a fast-paced suspense novel.
  • Now I'm in the middle of A Soft Place to Land by Susan Rebecca White, a grown-up novel about two sisters who lose their parents when they're in their teens.  It's very good so far - a good distraction during a sick week.
  • My husband is reading The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff, which I finished last week.  Only problem is that he's in the middle of it and it's due back at the library, so I'm trying to find him another copy!
  • Jamie, 16, is still working on The Stand by Stephen King and loving it! 
  • Jamie is also reading Into the Wild by Jon Krakuaer for his American Literature class.  I haven't read the book yet, but it was one of my favorite movies.
  • Craig, 12, is reading Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi for his English class.  He's enjoying it but is frustrated because the teacher doesn't want them reading ahead!
I did manage to write one review last week, of the middle-grade time-travel novel George Washington's Socks by Elvira Woodruff.

What are you and your family reading this week?

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


Jan von Harz said...

I picked up The Limit this weekend on my trip to the book store. I am glad you like it and I am sure I will too. Hope this week you are feeling much better and I look forward to future reviews

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Sue, what a bummer you are still sick! I have never read The Shipping News but thought it looked good.

Hope you feel better soon!