Monday, March 5, 2012

It's Monday 3/5! What Are You Reading?

Monday already?  I am soooo tired this morning - I could barely get out of bed.  But here I am, up and alert and ready to go....well, I'm up anyway.

We all had a great reading week:
  • Believe it or not, I managed to finish Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian in time for my book group meeting on Wednesday...well, I actually finished the last few pages during my book group meeting!  I loved the book - set in Germany in 1945 - and will post a review this week.
  • Next I started a teen/YA novel, Irises by Francisco X. Stork (author of Marcelo in the Real World).  I'm almost finished with it and have enjoyed it.
  • My husband, Ken, started Divergent by Veronica Roth, a teen dystopian novel that my son and I both enjoyed - I love when we share books in our family!
  • Jamie, 17, read like crazy last week, including several huge bricks that I brought home from the library for him.  In preparation, he reread The Demon King, Book One of the Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima.  Then he read Book Two, The Exiled Queen.  He is loving this series so much that he begged me to request Book Three from the library and has been asking me hourly if it is in yet!
  • Since he couldn't read Book Three yet, he read another library book I got him, The Lost Hero, Book One in Rick Riordan's new series, The Heroes of Olympus.  He said it was excellent, building on the Percy Jackson series with some of the same characters but with the addition of Roman gods.
  • Craig, 14, finished his Hardy Boys book and started the first book in the Ranger's Apprentice series by John Flanagan, The Ruins of Gorlan.
  • Craig's English class is reading an excerpt from The Diary of Anne Frank in school, so we talked about that this weekend.
I wasn't feeling well most of last week, so I struggled to manage much writing time.  I posted one review this weekend, The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore, a teen sci fi novel.  I also posted a summary of Books Read in February.

What are you and your family reading this week?

(What are you reading Monday is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, and a kidlit version is hosted at Teach Mentor Texts.)


YA? Why Not? said...

I LOVE your family picks! Ranger's Apprentice is an awesome series. I hope your son loves it. The books get better and better as they go on. Divergent was a favorite of mine last year, and anything Percy Jackson is a winner in my book! I haven't gotten to Irises yet, but it's on my radar.

Heidi’sbooks said...

I'm going to have to mention The Demon King to my 20 year old. He has spring break next week. My daughter has spring break this week, and she just finished Shiver and Linger. She likes it but says it's weird. Of course she's exclaiming that she needs Forever--right now.

Sue Jackson said...

Heidi -

ha ha - sounds just like my son! It's been about 2 hours since he asked me to again check the library website to see if his book is in yet! I really loved Shiver, Linger, and Forever.

Enjoy those spring breaks!


Jen Vincent said...

Divergent is a great read. I think it is very cool that your family passes around books and shares books. I hope my kids become readers in the same way. So far they love their picture books!!!