Hello again, dudes and dudettes!
This was a weird reading week for me. In addition to being busy, I didn't feel much like reading. Perhaps it was just because I wasn't thrilled with the book I was reading. I found Fin and Lady just ok. I ended up reading another book while feeding Baby Girl. I hope to break out of this pseudo slump with a short story collection and a non-fiction read.
This week around the house, we have started getting ready for kindergarten! David got his backpack (Transformers) and we are excited to go to his school's orientation on Wednesday. Rebecca Grace has figured out how to roll over and can't seem to help flopping over every time we set her down. She hasn't quite figured out how to roll back though, which is annoying her to no end.
Read This Week:
Fin & Lady
By Cathleen Schine
By Dee Henderson
The Light in the Ruins
By Chris Bojhalian
Posts from this Past Week:
Reviews of Half the Church and The Well of Lost Plots
The Color Master
By Aimee Bender
The Spy Who Loved: The Secrets and Lives of Christine Granville
By Clare Mulley
What are you reading this week?
Sorry to know that you didn't like 'Fin and Lady' as much as you had hoped to. Hope you are enjoying Chris Bohjalian's 'The Light in the Ruins'. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it. 'The Color Master' looks like a beautiful book. Hope you enjoy reading it. Happy reading, Lindsey! (And I love the word 'dudette' :) This is the first time I am seeing it.)ReplyDelete
So far, The Light in the Ruins is good. I can see why people really like Bohjalian - there's a very twisty mystery, really well-researched historical fiction, and interesting characters.Delete
I'm looking forward to The Color Master, since I enjoyed her debut novel The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake.
I'm glad you liked 'dudette.' Words are so fun, aren't they? :)
It happens to all of us-- we read a few mediocre (to us) books and then sigh and get bummed out. I will be interested in your take on The Light in the Ruins. Perhaps you are distracted by start of school. Enjoy this week and hope the reading is better.ReplyDelete
The beginning of the school year could definitely have something to do with it. I think I'm trying to fit in a lot of good time with the little guy before he's off to kindergarten.Delete
I hope you have a great week too!
I haven't been able to devote much time to reading either. It's been hard to find anything to focus on, though I've been enjoying the novels I finally end up finishing. :) Maybe it'll be better in the winter. (rainy day reading - the best)ReplyDelete
I have not heard of even one of the books you've listed. But you usually have some interesting novels, so I'm going to give these a look anyway.
My gosh - a new kindergartner and a new baby roll. Baby athlete. How fun, and they're so excited over they're first backpakds, aren't kids? my grandson is very proud of his Star Wars backpack - and all his new classmates are very into theirs as well. I think the only thing more exciting is their lunch boxes. One kids has a lego lunch box, and loves it. :)
Hope your boy enjoys his first year of elementary school. Good luck with all of the first year things.
Hope you have a great week - Happy reading
My Reading Week
Thanks so much Mardel. David is really excited about starting "real school," although he doesn't have a lunch box because he is in a half day session.Delete
When did your grandkids start school? Are they having a blast?
I always enjoy Bohjalian. Every book of his is different from the last ;)ReplyDelete
Love hearing about the little ones progress with rolling over. Those days are so fun! Hopefully she'll learn how to roll back soon, lol.
How many of his books have you read? Which one(s) should I read next?Delete
I certainly hope so! Last night was rough - she kept rolling over and crying about it. I finally picked her up and took her into bed with us! She just can't help herself. :)
I hope you like The Light in the Ruins because I really like the looks of it. Have a great week!ReplyDelete
It was a really good read. Have you read anything by Bohjalian before??Delete
I am looking forward to reading The Light In Ruins. I am looking forward to seeing what you think of it.ReplyDelete
I think Chris Bohjalian is reaching the kind of success where his new releases are on everyone's minds (and book piles)! I'm glad I finally read one of his books.Delete
I read that Dee Henderson series back in college. I remember liking it, but I don't remember anything else about it. Maybe I should dig it out again. Hope you enjoy reading it!ReplyDelete
I liked it, but I love her O'Malley series. Have you read that one?Delete
The Color Master has been getting some mixed reviews. I think I'm leaning toward her earlier short story collection, Willful Creatures. But still curious to hear your thoughts!ReplyDelete
I didn't even know she had another story collection! I will have to look into that one too.Delete
I can't wait to hear what you think about The Light in the Ruins!! Chris Bohjalian is one of my favourite authors (although I tend to like his novels that lean more towards The Double Bind and less towards Midwives). And I've got The Color Master waiting for me to pick up at the library tomorrow, so yay!ReplyDelete
So you've read all of his books? He has such a huge backlist!Delete
I will be excited to see what you think of the short stories!
I still need to read Sandcastle Girls, but once I read that and The Light in the Ruins, I should be caught up!Delete
Wow! I know that he has written many books, so that is quite an accomplishment.Delete