Monday, September 18, 2017

It's Monday and I'm still here...

It's been a long few weeks, friends. I had a wonderful time with my whole family, as my cousins and sister and brother-in-law came to visit, but the world is going crazy everywhere we look. The kids hit the "we love each other, but we've been together for weeks and weeks and now everything is irritating" part of summer. I was both excited and sad to send my little one off to pre-k. We've hit a few rough patches personally and in our church. I just haven't been excited about blogging. Some days I haven't even picked up a book.

But I have read some books since I last wrote one of these posts. I read What The Family Needed, which imagines a family that is granted powers that they use to help their loved ones. I also read The Bees, a collection of poetry by Carol Ann Duffy that my sister gave me for my birthday. Last Thursday was the first day of school for my kids, so I enjoyed the quiet house by reading a book cover-to-cover. Fear not, The Girl in the Tower is just as good as The Bear and the Nightingale. It's out in December but I wanted the kind of book you can just immerse yourself in, and that fit the bill beautifully!

          What the Family Needed  The Girl in the Tower (The Bear and the Nightingale #2)

My first pick for Readers In Peril this year was Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (I know, I'm the last one in the world to read this). This weekend I read Something Beautiful Happened, in which the author tries to make sense of discovering her grandmother hid a Jewish family during WWII in the wake of a relative being murdered by a neo-Nazi. I seem to be back to my two-book-a-week reading rhythm, so hopefully I can get back into blogging this week too. Fingers crossed!

         Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)   Something Beautiful Happened: A Story of Survival and Courage in the Face of Evil

Now I'm loving Robin Sloan's new book Sourdough. What are you reading?


  1. I can relate to the busy and family-crazy life! That happens here too. Nice reading selection - I especially like the cover of The Girl in the Tower. Here's what I'm reading this week:

  2. I've been curious about Sourdough...and I like the look of Something Beautiful Happened.

    Yes, sometimes it is hard to read when crazy things are happening. I hope you enjoy your week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  3. Good luck getting through your rough patches. Have a great week!

  4. You're not quite last. I haven't yet read Miss Peregrine's ... Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  5. I'm sorry to hear you are going through some stuff! Hopefully things look up soon.

    I am so glad to hear The Girl in the Tower is good too!! I have a copy and I am trying to save it for November- we will see if I can handle that. Lol.