Monday, November 19, 2012

It's Monday 11/19! What Are You Reading?

Hello, Monday!  I am very happy to greet a new week because last week was a rough one.  My chronic illness flared up badly, so I was pretty useless all week (no reviews at all!).  But I seemed to have turned the corner yesterday, so I am ready for a new week.  I'm also excited for a Thanksgiving week filled with family, spending time with my sons and husband, as well as all the family members we rarely see. 

Reading was one of the few things I could manage last week, so I enjoyed my books:
  • I am still reading Middlemarch by George Eliot.  It is a hefty book, and I didn't finish in time for my book group meeting on Thursday, but I am now more than halfway through and am enjoying it very much.  I have been pleasantly surprised by Eliot's writing talents - Middlemarch is clever and witty, and my book is filled with tabbed quotes that I loved.
  • My husband, Ken, finished Neal Schusterman's Everfound, a teen/YA novel that we both enjoyed very much.
  • Last night, Ken started Michael Connelly's The Fifth Witness ( a Lincoln Lawyer novel), a paperback I gave him for Father's Day.  He and I have both always enjoyed Connelly's novels, and this seemed like a good choice for a week of travel and holiday hectic-ness!
  • Jamie, 18, is still reading City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare for the third time!  I'm sure he will use our long road trip this week to read.
 And that was it for this week!  No reviews, but I did write a Weekend Cooking post, with a recipe for a quick and delicious black bean soup, and a tribute to Robert Louis Stevenson on his birthday.

What are you and your family reading this week?

(What are you reading Monday is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, with a kids/teen version hosted by Teach Mentor Texts.)


Jo said...

Sorry to hear about your illness flaring up. =/ But it's good to hear you're back on track!

I do seem to see Cassandra Clare's books on your Monday posts quite frequently. Your kids must really love them.

Beth said...

I'm sorry you were feeling so poorly last week. I hope you got to read some even if typing couldn't happen.

(P.S. You mistyped your blog address at Teach Mentor Texts -- there's an extra "l" tagged on at the end.

Sue Jackson said...

Jo -

Jamie (18) loves that Mortal Instruments series. Book 5 just came out, so he is re-reading books 1-4 (for the 3rd time!) before he reads the new one. He hasn't had much time for reading in college, but I bet he will read the rest of the series in the car this weekend!


Sue Jackson said...

Beth -

Oh, no - thanks for the heads up on the misspelling! I will make sure it is correct next week.

I did wonder why I had so few visitors yesterday...


Myra Garces-Bacsal from GatheringBooks said...

We're thinking of having a classics theme next year. Hopefully it would give me the much-needed excuse to read hefty long novels such as Middle March and Anna Karenina. :) I'm glad you're enjoying the novel. Happy Thanksgiving!