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:
- Safe With Me by Amy Hatvany
- Love That Dog by Sharon Creech
- Bullseye (Will Robie, #2.5) by David Baldacci
- Who Asked You? by Terry McMillan
- Prayers for the Stolen by Jennifer Clement
- Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall
- Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen
Book I’m currently reading:
- Killer (Alex Delaware, #29) by Jonathan Kellerman
Posts from the week of April 13th:
- Weekly Review: Sunday, April 13, 2014
- National Library Week: April 13-19, 2014
- Review: Little Bee by Chris Cleave
- Review: Safe With Me by Amy Hatvany
- Library Love, Family Edition: April 18, 2014
- George Washington: Library Deadbeat
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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