Monday, July 13, 2015

It's Monday...What Are You Reading? (7/13)

Another week, another day camp.  Last week, my daughter was at Zoo Camp, which she loves.  It is a fabulous camp, but it is a bit of a commute there and back.  We normally take the train in (although I did drive in for one pick-up and one drop-off as they fell in line with some appointments for my son), which is about 35 minutes each way.  Usually, this gives me a little more reading time, which is always a good thing.  This week, my daughter is off to Girl Scout day camp--which still involves a drop off and a pick up each day, but she takes a bus to the camp from a nearby high school, which is much more convenient!

This summer has been flying by--which is fine with me.  Summer is just a prelude to fall in my book--and I LOVE the fall!  Fall is usually a lovely season here in the Pacific Northwest (although I'm not sure about this year--we're in a drought and expecting a "record breaking" El Nino, so who knows....) and it has always been my favorite time of the year.  But, in the meantime, we are enjoying the summer!

Last week on the blog, I posted:
Tuesday, July 7 - Book Review: If I Stay by Fayle Forman
Thursday, July 9 - Book Review: Almost Famous Women by Megan Mayhew Bergman
Friday, July 10 - Book Review: Newport by Jill Morrow
Saturday, July 11 - Saturday Snapshot

Right now, I'm reading: 
The Main Book:
The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
Sigh...I'm still slogging through with this one  Seriously.  If this were not the book that I suggested for my book club, I would have DNF'd it long ago!  I really want it done by Tuesday, so I can devote my attention to Go Set a Watchman..and it HAS to be done by Wednesday, because that is when my book club meets.  So, you know, nose to the grindstone on this one....

My "Think Deep Thoughts" Book:
Wonderstruck: Awaken to the Nearness of God by Margaret Feinberg
Admittedly, I haven't done much thinking of deep thoughts this week as my life has been spent running to the zoo and back.  I'm hoping, though, to finish this one this week.  There is a bible study version of this book, which I may suggest to my Circle in the fall.

With My Daughter:
Amy and the Missing Puppy (Critter Club #1) by Callie Barkley
After spending months on Charlotte's Web, my daughter and I have been just chugging through chapter books.  We just started this one, so I can't really say anything about it...yet.

Last week, I read:
A Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans (finished 7/10, review 8/5)
I read the bulk of this one on the train to and from Zoo Camp this week.  It was a perfect "phone book" and better than some, um, "similar" books.

A Village Affair by Katharine Swartz (finished 7/11, no review)
This was barely a novella...I, personally, would call it a short story.  But, that being said, I did really enjoy it and Katharine Swartz is now one of my writers to read.

Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows (finished 7/11, no review)
My daughter and I really enjoyed this book and I've already promised her that there would be more of the books coming.  I plan to buy the next 2 during Prime day and the rest of the series is on her Amazon wish list (hint, hint for the grandparents!)

There you go.  As I said, it's all Harper Lee starting on Tuesday.....

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