Well, school is closed again today - everything outside is coated in a layer of ice that is now starting to melt - all you can hear outside is dripping & cracking as the ice melts and falls from the trees. Pretty cool.
I struggled again last week with my chronic illness flare-up but am finally starting to feel better. Woke up feeling like myself today for the first time in weeks! So, I'm looking forward to a new week.
Here's what we've all been reading this past week:
- I finished Picture Perfect, an older novel by Jodi Picoult, last night. My aunt picked it for our online family book group, so we'll start discussing it today. It wasn't quite as accomplished as her later novels but was still a compelling - and disturbing - read.
- I just started The Danger Box by Blue Balliet, a middle-grade novel from my deep TBR shelves. I needed something quick in between book group books, and I loved Balliet's Hold Fast.
- I am listening to a new teen/YA novel, The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall, a thriller & romance. It's good so far - engaging and intriguing.
- My husband, Ken, finished Fire in the Hole by Elmore Leonard, book 4 in the Raylan Givens series, which is the basis for the TV show Justified. Ken loves the TV show, and has been enjoying the books, too. This one was a series of short stories.
- Ken started The Quiet Earth by Craig Harrison on his Kindle. It's a "classic" (1981) sci fi novel about a man who wakes up one morning to find that he is the only living being left on the earth. Sounds intriguing!
- Ken also started Joyland by Stephen King, a novel I bought him for Christmas. It must be good so far because he was laughing out loud last night while reading! He's traveling this week, so he wanted to have something on his Kindle to read and also a small paperback.
- Jamie, 20, has been on a zombie kick in honor of The Walking Dead coming back to TV recently. He has been working his way through the 10 books of the Dead series by T.W. Brown.
Review of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra, a stunning novel
Review of I Was Here by Gayle Forman, a teen/YA audio book
Saturday Snapshot, finding the beauty in February
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.
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