Monday, May 5, 2014

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

Happy Cinco de Mayo! I really can't believe it is May already...April went by in a flash!

I spent a lovely, relaxing weekend at the beach with my two closest friends. We went kayaking out on a quiet, peaceful creek, walked on the beach, played games, and talked and laughed nonstop!

So, I am feeling refreshed and rejuvenated this morning, ready to start a new week! Here's what my family and I have been reading this past week:
  • I am almost finished with The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater, book 2 of the Raven Boys series. It's been wonderful, just as good as the first book, and I should finish it today.
  • I am also almost finished with Time Management from the Inside Out by Julie Morganstern. This one has taken me a long time to get through because partway through I decided to return the library's copy and get my own copy and then I reread parts of it. I have also been implementing some of her advice as I read. Last week, I did her Quick Sort to get rid of all the paper piles on my kitchen counter, and it worked wonderfully!
  • My husband, Ken, is reading The Hangman's Daughter by Oliver Potzsch on his Kindle. It's a thriller set in Germany in 1660.
  • Jamie, 19, is reading The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch, one of the new purchases he made with a gift card last week that he's very excited to read! It's a medieval fantasy with "the suspense and wit of a crime caper," pretty much combining all of my son's favorite things.
  • Craig, 16, finished MacBeth for his Brit Lit class (and did very well on the exam for it!). Unfortunately, his teacher ran out of time and is going to have to skip their last planned book, Frankenstein. I told my son I was sorry he wouldn't get to read that one, but he said, "That's OK - MacBeth was actually pretty good." Music to my ears from my son who normally claims he doesn't like reading!
I was able to catch up on some reviews last week:

Review of The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera, a modern classic.

Review of The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick, which I loved!

Review of The Carpet People, written by famed author Terry Pratchett when he was just 17.

What are you and your family reading this week?    

What Are You Reading Monday is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, with a kid/teen version hosted by Unleashing Readers.     


Kimberly @ Turning the Pages said...

I've got both the Hangman's Daughter and Lies of Locke Lamora on my TBR list, and I still have to start the Raven Boys series.
Have a great reading week!
Here's my It's Monday! Post
-Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

Ricki Ginsberg at Unleashing Readers said...

I can't wait until my son is old enough to compliment a book like that. I bet your heart swelled with pride. He seems like a really great kid. :)

Thank you for sharing these books with us. It seems like you had a great reading week. Best wishes for the next!

Lindsey said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend!I hope your week is just as good. :)

GatheringBooks said...

I have a feeling that Matthew Quick is one author I should read soonest. I've been reading so many great reviews about his novels. I still have Thd Ream Thieves and Raven Boys in my TBR stack - hopefully I get to them within the year.