Sunday, November 3, 2013

It's Monday and November Is Here!


This was a crazy busy week! There was Halloween of course - I helped out with the party in David's class and we went trick or treating. We also had a friend's birthday party, a church potluck, and all of the other stuff that comprises a week!

And because I like you all so much, here are some cutie Halloween pictures. I give you Minnie Mouse and Optimus Prime, respectively.

           


Now, about those books...


Read This Week:
The Mad Scientist's Daughter
The Mad Scientist's Daughter
By Cassandra Rose Clarke


Posts from this Past Week:
It's Monday
Wednesdays with David: Good Luck, Anna Hibiscus! 
Reviews of By NightfallRose Under Fire, and We Were The Mulvaneys


Reading Now:
Bellman & Black: A Ghost Story
Bellman and Black
By Diane Setterfield


Up Next:
We Are Water
We Are Water
By Wally Lamb


What are you reading this week?

24 comments:

  1. How are you liking Bellman & Black? I have it from Netgalley but I much prefer print books and was thinking of just buying it (the cover it has here is really lovely too, different from this one).

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    1. I liked it, but I think they made a mistake calling it a ghost story. Diane Setterfield is a great writer, though.

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  2. Aww the kids look cute!!
    Curious to hear what you thought of The Mad Scientist's Daughter and Bellman and Black as I still have to read both of them

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    1. Thank you! They had a lot of fun.
      The Mad Scientist's Daughter was a great read and Bellman and Black was good as well, although it's best if you don't treat it as a spooky story.

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  3. I've been holding on to Bellman and Black because the reviews have been so mixed, I'm curious what you'll think. Love the Halloween pictures! Hope you have a great week :)

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    1. I think the problem was the ghost story subtitle. It gives a lot of expectations that just aren't fulfilled.
      I hope you have a great week too!

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  4. I really think I must check out Bellman and Black. Those are adorable costumes on the babies! I especially love the creativity of the Minnie Mouse hat. When my kids were little instead of that nice hat, it would have been some awkward headband ears that would have needed to be attached to their heads somehow!

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    1. Thanks so much! The Minnie mouse costume was a gift from friends. The hat is so easy and then you know their ears are warm too!

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    1. It is a lot of fun! We are getting to the point where David knows exactly what he wants to dress up as and he does not want our input at all!

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  6. Nice pictures, Lindsey. I just saw Wally Lamb on someone else's reading list and now I am seeing it in yours. Will look forward to hearing your thoughts on it. Happy reading!

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    1. Thank you!
      I have really enjoyed all of Lamb's previous novels, so I'm excited to see what he's done with this one. Happy reading to you too!

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  7. Super adorable Halloween pictures! Great kiddos :)

    Happy reading this week :) The Brunette Librarian's Blog

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    1. Thanks so much. I hope you have some great books this week!

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  8. Oh my goodness--The Mad Scientist's Daughter and Bellman and Black sound sooo good! I can't wait to read your thoughts on them!

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    1. I'm always glad to add to your TBR list. :)

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  9. Aw, I love the Minnie Mouse costume, so cute!
    How is Bellman and Black? I've seen some mixed reviews.

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    1. Thanks Sam!
      It was good, but I think it's tough to match the success she had with her debut novel.

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  10. ha ha - love the little Minnie in a onesie - adorable!

    I can't wait to read Wally Lamb's latest. Lucky you!

    Enjoy your books this week -

    Sue

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    1. Thanks Sue. I think I will try to get her to wear it a few more times before it's too small. :)

      I love Wally Lamb, so I jumped on the library request early and my library bought several copies. I'm psyched to read it.

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  11. Will be interested to see what you think about We Are Water - I was not a fan :(

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    1. Oh no! What didn't you like about it??

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  12. Adorable in their costumes! I've read conflicting reviews about We Are Water, but I will be reading it because I love Wally Lamb.

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    1. Thank you!
      I love Wally Lamb too. I feel like I've been waiting a million years for a new book!

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