Amid the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, we still managed to read last week:
- I finished a light-hearted holiday book, Wally Lamb's Wishin' and Hopin', a warm and funny novel narrated by a fifth-grade boy in 1965. I loved it! Perfect reading for this past week.
- I am now reading Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork, a highly acclaimed teen book I had been meaning to read for a long time. It's just as good as everyone said.
- I finished listening to Breadcrumbs, a wonderful, magical middle-grade novel written by Anne Ursu.
- My husband, Ken, is reading Gumbo Tales: Finding My Place at the New Orleans Table by Sara Roahen, based on my recommendation. I absolutely loved this book, and he is also enjoying reading about our favorite city and favorite foods.
- Jamie, 17, is reading the final book in The Icemark Chronicles trilogy by Stuart Hill, Last Battle of the Icemark. You know it's been a busy week when Jamie is still reading the same book he started last week!
- Jamie finished reading The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga for his World Lit class. He says it's very good and that I should read it.
- Craig, 13, finished Curse of the Bane, Book Two of The Last Apprentice series by Joseph Delaney, just in time to take his Accelerated Reader quiz before winter break.
- Craig is now reading Alibi Junior High by Greg Logsted. He wouldn't normally read a book that I recommended (it's a parent/teen thing), but I also recommended this book to his classmates, who've been loving it, so his teacher suggested he try it!
What are you and your family reading this week? Enjoy your time off with a good book!
(What are you reading Monday is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.)
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So wonderful that your whole family is reading! Have a grand finale to 2011.
You got a ton of reading done. Happy almost New Year.
I'm still on vacation but I've caught a cold. I've been too sick to get much reading done. Please come see what I'm reading.
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