Now that Craig's birthday is past, our extended holiday season is finally over. Now it feels like the new year can finally begin! Those January birthdays are tough.
Despite all the activity, we did find some time for reading this week:
- I quickly finished Gone by Lisa McMann. I loved the first two books in the somewhat supernatural teen trilogy, Wake and Fade, and enjoyed this final book as well, though it was quite different from the first two.
- I'm now reading a book for my neighborhood book group next week, Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain by Oliver Sacks. I've always wanted to read something by Oliver Sacks, but this one is kind of dragging for me, probably because I'm not at all musically inclined and know very little about composing or playing music. It's mildly interesting, but I'm craving a good bit of fiction now. I'm sticking with it (though skimming a bit) in the interest of the book discussion.
- I'm still listening to the audio book, The Three Weissmann's of Westport by Cathleen Schine and enjoying it very much.
- My husband, Ken, is reading Nation by Terry Pratchett, a renowned teen sci-fi novel that our son has been telling both of us to read for a while now. Ken is traveling this week, so he wanted a light paperback!
- Jamie, 16, read The Clockwork Three by Matthew J. Kirby this week and loved it. He finished it last night and said he wishes it were the start of a series but doesn't think it is give the ending (anyone know for sure?). I asked him what he's going to read next, and he said, "I need more steampunk!" He's planning to re-read Leviathan so he can read Behemoth next.
- Craig, 12 (oops - 13 now!), is doing something similar. He set aside The Time Pirate: A Nick McIver Time Adventure by Ted Bell so that he could first re-read Nick of Time, the first book in the series.
On my grown-up book blog, I posted a review last week of The Lovely Bones.
What are you reading this week?
(What are you reading Mondays is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.)