I’m joining J. Kaye’s Book Blog in looking back at last week and forward into this one. Last week was the last week of school, and was pretty hectic around here. This week is the first week of summer, and I really don’t know how that will affect my reading time.
I read 3 books last week, and have only reviewed one of them.
Mid-week, I listened to and reviewed Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy. Thank you to Bermuda Onion for recommending it. I just wish I’d saved it for our upcoming family road trip! This is a book that can be enjoyed by a wide range of ages, including adults.
I spent most of the week on Beach Trip by Cathy Holton. I finished on on Saturday. I liked it, but it didn’t compel me to pick it up and continue reading. I’m still sorting through what I did/didn’t like about it. I’ll be discussing it tomorrow at Books on the Brain. I’m hoping to write the review today– I meant to yesterday, but instead, I picked up the next book:
I picked up The Actor and the Housewife by Shannon Hale. I then had a very hard time putting it down. I finished it in one day. I know some of the reasons I enjoyed it, but I’m not sure why I found it SO compelling. I probably won’t get to this review before Wednesday, so that will give me more time to think it through.
I started listening to Middlesex by Jeffry Eugenides last week. I’m discovering I don’t deal well with it with lots of interuptions, and am putting it aside until a week when my daughter is in camp.
I checked Leann Sweeney’s Shoot from the Lip from NetLibrary, and I’ll probably listen to it next. I have a few Audible.com books waiting, in case I change my mind. I’m trying to decide when I want to listen to Laurie R. King’s The Language of Bees (Mary Russell Series, #9). I’ve read (and reviewed it), and am looking forward to hearing the audio version.
At some point this week, I need to start reading for the following week’s meeting of book club L. We’ll be discussing Interred with Their Bones by Jennifer Lee Carrell, and I’m really looking forward to it.
I should have time for at least one other book, and I have a lot of choices. I’m thinking of The Crying Tree by Naseem Rakha. I’m also eying Messenger of Truth, A Maisie Dobbs novel by Jacqueline Winspear and The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton. I’m not sure yet what I’ll choose!