This morning, my son and I headed back up the NJ Turnpike to see our Lyme doctor (a 90-minute drive each way). We didn't have much time for reading this week:
- I have finally, just today, finished Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. It took me over two weeks to read this hefty novel, but it is well-worth it, a unique story of a set of twins, born conjoined at the head, and raised in Ethiopa. I finished it today and thought, "Shoot, that wasn't for a book group...now who will I talk to about it??"
- My husband, Ken, finished Fear, a thriller by Jeff Abbott.
- He has now moved onto Once a Spy by Keith Thomson. I had pulled Twice a Spy off the New Release shelf at the library for him, but when he tried to read it, he discovered it was the sequel to another book, so I requested the first one from the library for him!
- Jamie, 16, is still on his Redwall re-reading binge. I asked him today if he was planning to re-read the entire series (for perhaps the third time?), and he said, "Yes! And I'm trying to read them in chronological order this time," which is different than the order they were published in. I have no idea how many more he read this week - I gave up trying to keep track!
- On our way to and from Connecticut, we finished listening to Sapphique by Catherine Fisher in the car. Though I think we all favored the first book, Incarceron, slightly, the sequel was well worth our time and provided a satisfying conclusion to the story.
Tomorrow we head to Washington, DC, for a special awareness event and lobbying day on Wednesday for kids and teens with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (the immune system disorder that both of my sons and I have) - exciting but hectic! So things may be quiet here at the book blog for much of this week.
What are you and your family reading this week?
(what are you reading Monday is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey).