However, there is some light at the end of the tunnel....both of my kids have a number of days off from school this month due to parent/teacher conferences and a teaching convention. Seriously...they have a Halloween Break coming up. Well, they think that is what it is. There is a teaching convention for both my daughter's school and my son's preschool the Wednesday through Friday before Halloween--but they think it is all for Halloween!
I got a fair amount of reading done this week...it is amazing how much I can get done while waiting here and there for the kiddos!
Right Now, I'm Reading:
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
I'm not someone who is scared by books. I can't watch horror movies or go through haunted houses without peeing my pants, but books just don't frighten me. In fact, I'm only ever been scared of 2 books: Salem's Lot by Stephen King (the first, last, and only horror novel by King that I've read) and The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. I may be adding a third to that list. Obviously, Still Alice is not a horror novel and probably shouldn't even be mentioned with those other 2 books, but this book is quite frightening for completely different reasons. It probably isn't a book to read if you suffer from even the faintest cast of hypochondria.
These are the Moments by Jenny Bravo
I'll admit that I'm kind of a book snob (shocker, I know) and I tend to stay away from self-published works However, I decided to delve a bit into that world because, well, it is there and it is growing. I hunted around for a book that looked promising and came upon this one. I'm about 20% of the way through it now, so I won't say much at the moment....stay tuned!
Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
We are now on chapter 2! Woo-hoo!
The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore
I've got to be honest...at the rate I'm going, I doubt I'll have this finished in time for book club (sorry, Susan!)
Last Week, I Read (or listened to...):
Finished it...finally. Sigh....
In the past, I haven't reviewed romance novels, but I've decided to start doing so. This was an interesting one for a couple of reasons, but you'll have to wait to find out those reasons.
I actually read and reviewed this a few years ago, so I won't be doing it again for the audiobook. I will say, though, that it is definitely worth a listen.
I thought I should read something for banned book week and landed on this title, which I still can't believe I hadn't read before....I thought I had read everything by Judy Blume!