Monday, November 10, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (11/10)

One of the fun things about NaBloPoMo, for me at least, is that the necessity to post something encourages me to try out some new memes.

I've been reading Sheila's blog over at Book Journey for quite some time and thought I'd jump in with her "It's Monday!  What Are You Reading?" I think this will be one that I continue past November, but sometimes, due to how they days fall in the month, I may have to combine it with my monthly wrap up, but oh well!

So, I'm sort of in a maelstrom of busyness right now.  I'm one of the room parents for my daughter's kindergarten class, so I have some things to do with that.  And I'm starting a Daisy/Brownie Girl Scout troop for her--did I mention that I was never a Girl Scout?  I have no clue what I'm doing, but I'm just praying that it all turns out!  Thank goodness for Pinterest!

In short, I kind of feel like I'm living in the midst of a cyclone, but that is just the season of my life right now.  Even, with all that, I've been able to get some reading done...

Last Week, I finished reading....
Milk Glass Moon by Adriana Trigiani (review to be posted on 11/11)
The Language of Sisters by Amy Hatvany (review to be posted on 11/13)
The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant (review to be posted 12/9)
Away by Amy Bloom (review to be posted 11/18)
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (review to be posted 11/19)

Right now, I'm reading...
He Walks Among Us by Richard Stearns (for my church book club; no review)
Curiosity Thrilled the Cat by Sofie Kelly
Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder (my daughter and I have been working on this one FOREVER, but we should be done with it soon.  Then, we'll take a break from Laura for a while.  I think the subject matter is getting a little old for a 5 year old--not in an objectionable way, but in an interest way)

I'm also listening to....

We have about a 15 minute commute to my daughter's school.  So, when she's in the car, we're listening to:

My daughter LOVES Ramona and she's having fun re-listening to these stories.  Stockard Channing is a pretty good narrator, but it drives me crazy that it is so obvious she's not from Oregon.  She doesn't even pronounce the state's name correctly.  We previously listened to the Henry Huggins collection, which was narrated by Neil Patrick Harris--who is probably my favorite narrator ever.  Poor Stockard Channing had a tough job following him!

And, when she is not in the car (although my son usually is)...

I can't believe that I hadn't read this book before!  Since my son is in the car with me, I do have to be careful about my selections and this one is mostly safe.  Kellie Martin is the narrator and she's quite good.

So, that's what is going on this week.  We'll see how much progress I've made next Monday!

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