Hello again! This has been quite the week.
David turned seven so we celebrated with his friends on the actual day and then celebrated with family on Saturday. He also got to go see New Jersey author Dan Gutman (author of the My Weird School series) at our local library and have his books signed. We have to start them young, right?!?
With everything going on this week, I only read one book. On the plus side, my desire to review books seems to be coming back. I think I might actually catch up this week!
Read This Week:
By Jane Smiley
Posts from this Past Week:
By Charlie Lovett
By Jenny Nordberg
What are you reading this week?
I've never read any Jane Smiley... sounds interesting though!ReplyDelete
Smiley's writing reminds me of Marilynne Robinson's novels. It's this big book about the big moments of life and the day-to-day observations of becoming older and having a growing family.Delete
Glad David had a fun birthday :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Sam! It's such a good feeling when they spontaneously thank you and say that they had a good birthday. :)Delete
I hope your little guy is feeling better!
Now that's the way to celebrate!ReplyDelete
I agree! :)Delete
I love that your son went to a book signing!ReplyDelete
He had a blast! We actually were discussing the series with one of the librarians and she told us that the author would be coming to the library soon. So of course, David had to meet him in person!Delete
Want to read all three of these books. Need more eyes.ReplyDelete
If you find some, make sure to let us know and share them with the rest of us!Delete
A birthday and a book signing in one week? That sounds like a good week to me! Enjoy your reading and reviewing!ReplyDelete
I think it's the way to go. I may have to try to replicate it for my birthday!Delete
I've heard good things about the Smiley book...and it's the start of a trilogy...hope to get to it after the holidays...ReplyDelete
My recap: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2014/12/weekly-book-recap-89.html
I heard about the trilogy too! I have always enjoyed family epics. One of my favorite series in junior high followed this one family through American history.Delete
I'm near the top of the library hold list for Some Luck... really looking forward to it!ReplyDelete
I got my copy from the library too! It's nice to know that good books are in demand. :)Delete
Oooh, I'm about to start First Impressions this week! Loved his first one, can't wait for this one.ReplyDelete
We will have to compare notes!Delete
I like attending author signings but usually take the winter off. The weather is so uncertain in Minnesota in the winter that I don't plan any author road trips. Here is my week. Happy reading!ReplyDelete
I can certainly understand that! We are fortunate to live right down the street from the library, so it's a short trip!Delete
I love that picture of your son at the book signing! Looks like he's having a very deep conversation - you definitely gotta start 'em young!ReplyDelete
What do you think of First Impressions so far? I read it last week and LOVED it but I'm a sucker for books about books and mysteries.
I think Mr. Gutman was getting some insight into just how weird David finds his own school!Delete
I like it so far, although I am finding myself more interested in Jane's story than the contemporary one.