Back to October for a moment. We had a wonderful Halloween weekend, filled with pumpkins, cider, and fun costumes. Our whole family dressed up as rock stars for Halloween (that's me in front), and the boys had a blast trick-or-treating. We love our Halloween traditions - fun weekend, but tough to have Halloween on a Sunday night. My son was getting ready for school this morning and said, "Mom, we have a problem!" The insides of his ears were black from the spray-on hair dye! I got him cleaned up before the bus came. Personally, I had a terrible time washing off the black lipstick and eyeliner.
Besides Halloween, we had a very busy week - my husband was out of town, my mom stayed with us most of the week, Jamie was sick for another 3 days, then had a mountain of make-up work...so, we had very little reading time. Here's what we read:
- I finished The Deadly Sister by Eliot Shrefer and enjoyed it very much. It's a murder thriller for teens/YA with some unexpected twists. Review coming this week.
- I usually alternate kids/teen books with grown-up books, but I made an exception this week so I could read something spooky for Halloween. So, I'm in the middle of Unwind by Neal Shusterman, a chilling book about a time in the future when abortion is illegal but parents can choose to "unwind" their kids when they're teens, sending them to a harvest camp where all of their organs are transplanted to donors so that life doesn't technically end. I loved Shusterman's Everlost and Everwild, and Unwind is just as good. A perfect Halloween read!
- My husband, Ken, worked long hours on his business trip, so he just finished Cover Her Face by P.D. James, which he said was a classic British mystery.
- Next, he's starting a book I gave him for his birthday, New Orleans Mourning by Julie Smith - I thought he'd enjoy a mystery set in our favorite city!
- Jamie, 16, is still reading Fahrenheit 451 by Rad Bradbury for school and The Stand by Stephen King for fun (he's on about page 500 of 1000!).
- I don't think Craig, 12, read much at all last week, but he's still working on The Book of Time by Guillaume Prevost, the first book in an exciting, fast-paced time-travel series.
What are you and your family reading this week?
(What are you reading Monday is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey).