Sunday, July 10, 2011

It's Monday 7/11! What Are You Reading?

Well, life is slowly returning to normal after our trip, though I am still way behind in blogging!  Re-entry to real life is always a challenge after a long vacation, but we have finished unpacking and laundry and taken care of the most urgent stuff waiting for us when we got home.

So, we haven't had as much reading time as we did while we were away, but we are still enjoying our books this week:
  • I finished Morpheus Road 2: The Black, a teen thriller about the afterlife by D.J. MacHale and enjoyed it.  MacHale told the same basic story from Book 1, from the totally different perspective of a different main character, sort of like what Orson Scott Card did with Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow.  It was clever and suspenseful.
  • I am now re-reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (book 7) in preparation for this week's movie release.  Fun!
  • My husband, Ken, finished The Killing Hour by Lisa Gardner and enjoyed it.
  • Ken is now reading Dark Life by Kat Falls, a middle-grade sci fi book that takes place under water that our son really enjoyed.  Ken says it's good, though he feels the technology is less believable than typical adult sci fi novels.
  • Sixteen-year old Jamie finished Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton and loved it!
  • Jamie is now re-reading City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, book 1 of Mortal Instruments because he enjoyed books 3 and 4 so much on vacation, as I mentioned on the vacation book summary I posted last week.
Didn't have a chance to post any reviews last week, but I did post a summary of the books I read in June.  I'm going to try to catch up on reviews by writing some mini reviews, starting this week, so stay tuned!

What are you and your family reading this week?

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


Lydia said...

I just finished re-reading the Harry Potter books this week too. So excited for the last movie (and I love the mortal instruments series as well!)

Here is my Monday!

Jennifer said...

I really enjoyed The Killing Hour. Have a wonderful week and enjoy your reading.
My Monday:

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Hi Sue! I hope to read Potter 7 yet this week... before I go to the movie on Friday.

pussreboots said...

I recently finished City of Bones. This week though I finished only library books and review copies. Please come see what I read.

Bumps in the Road said...

Looks like your family has been busy on the reading front! Happy reading :)

The1stdaughter said...

Interesting about the switch up in the narrator for the Morpheus Road books, but sounds like it worked well.

Hope you have a fabulous reading week and if you get a second stop my to see what I've been reading at There's A Book! :)

Anonymous said...

I love that you include the whole family in your post! It seems like you all read and discuss together.

Kristin said...

I am looking forward to the Harry Potter movie coming out this week, too. I've been thinking about rereading the series once I see the last move...I might even listen to the whole series on audio!

My week can be found here.

Andrea said...

Loved Jurassic Park! And I love POV changes in books. It adds such a new dimension.

BTW, the Glee book is like a "prequel" to the TV show. I forgot to answer you last week about that.