Monday, December 13, 2010

It's Monday 12/13! What Are You Reading?

Whew, what a busy week!  My husband was out of town again last week, so I was on my own with the kids and the house, plus a few last 2010 writing assignments, plus the very long list of things to do for Christmas.  I did manage to finish most of my online shopping, so that's good.  We have a rather lengthy Christmas celebration because none of our family lives here in Delaware.  So, it starts this weekend with a trip to Connecticut to celebrate Christmas (and two birthdays) with part of my family, then back home for a few days, then out to Oklahoma to visit my father-in-law.  This week's big jobs are finishing our year-end photo DVD so I can get copies in the mail and getting Christmas cards out.  I ordered them back in November so I'd be on top of things but haven't sent a single one out yet!

So, that was my long-winded way of explaining why I didn't post a single new review last week!  Fortunately, I still had time to read:
  • I finished To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and even made it to my book group discussion!  It was my second time reading it, and I loved it even more this time.  It is one of the best books ever written - so clever and funny and sweet and thoughtful.  Love it.
  • I mentioned last week I finished the audio version of Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld.  I enjoyed it so much that this week, I started the newly released sequel, Behemoth (book version this time).  I'm almost finished, and it's excellent.
  • My husband is just finishing up The Bricklayer, a suspense novel by Noah Boyd - he says he already knows how it ends!
  • Jamie, 16, is at the end of The Stand by Stephen King.  He's home sick today, so he'll probably finish it.
  • Craig, 12, is reading A Christmas Carol for his 7th grade English class.  It's one of his favorites because we listen to it on audio every year.
Although I didn't post any reviews, I posted a few Best of 2010 Lists:  Two kids/teen lists from amazon and Publisher's Weekly and another Best of 2010 List from BookPage.  On my other blog, Book By Book, I posted links to Best of 2010 Lists for grown-up books from amazon and BookPage.

What are you and your family reading this week?

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


Julie said...

Thanks for posting all the Best Of lists! I'll definitely check them out. Hopefully this week will be a little calmer, even as you're getting ready for your traveling.

Andrea said...

I'm reading all Nancy Drew this week.

I can't wait to get around to Behemoth. I loved Leviathan.

Jan von Harz said...

I need to read Leviathan. One of my students recently finished it and is now very much wanting to read Behemoth. I am finishing up a the Chaos Walking series that I have been listening to by Patrick Ness. I love audios and this one has been especially good.

Sounds like Christmas is a very busy time for the family. Hope it is merry and that Craig is feeling better soon.