Weekly Review: Sunday, April 20, 2014

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What a great week! We took a few days off of school and just lounged around the house, reading books and watching a little TV. The Boy is currently obsessed with CSI: Miami re-runs on Netflix, so we managed to fit a couple episodes of that in each day. As for my own TV watching (which is usually nonexistent), I just discovered that Dexter is now available with Netflix streaming. Hallelujah! I left off at the end of Season 4, so now I get to catch up. So. Excited. Of course, The Boy will not be joining me in the viewing of this show – yikes! We spent this Easter weekend with a sleepover (of course) and dying Easter eggs. The Boy also volunteered to help out at the church Easter Egg hunt on Saturday – he was pretty disappointed to be too old to actually participate in the hunt, so he sucked it up and did the next best thing. As I mentioned above, we got a lot of reading in this week. Let’s take a look:

Books I read this week:

Book I’m currently reading:

  • Killer (Alex Delaware, #29) by Jonathan Kellerman

Posts from the week of April 13th:

Upcoming posts for the week of April 21sr:

  • Review: Who Asked You? by Terry McMillan
  • …and more!

OK, y’all, now I borrowed Love That Dog from the library for The Boy to read, but I took a look at it first and it is the sweetest, most delightful little book! It is written in poetry form, from the point of view of a young boy and it captured my heart right away. I even wept at one point. Wept, I say! You absolutely want to take a look at it and then share it with your children, if you have any. Whistling Past the Graveyard is another book that stole my heart – I did not want it to end, ever. Another great one to read; while it’s written as adult fiction, this would also actually be appropriate for a read-aloud with your older children. Let’s hear a woot-woot for Terry McMillan, whom I have adored for years and years – Who Asked You? wasn’t as sassy as some of her earlier works, but it still rocked. Prayers for the Stolen was an excellent, excellent read, and Mrs. Poe was surprisingly captivating. You know, I never used to be a very big fan of historical fiction, but in the last year or so I’ve really been digging the genre. What about you?

Are you a fan of historical fiction? Why/why not?

 

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2 thoughts on “Weekly Review: Sunday, April 20, 2014

  1. Cathy746books says:

    I don’t read a lot of historical fiction, but I did really enjoy Wolf Hall. I do enjoy Dexter though! We’ve stalled with the final 2 series to go, really need to get them watched! I continue to marvel at the speed with which you read, you’re an inspiration!

    • Pathologically Literate says:

      Wolf Hall is on my TBR list, for sure. Yay for Dexter! The last episode I saw was years ago, the one where Rita was killed; I have a LOT of catching up to do. And please do not be too inspired – while I do read fairly quickly, another part of it is called: insomnia. Woo-hoo!

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