Book By Book
Whew, I'm glad THAT week is over! Just one of those weeks when things kept cropping up unexpectedly, which just made me feel even more overwhelmed than I have been lately. Took my father-in-law back to the doctor again for a recurrent infection, spent most of the week negotiating between two companies for a mortgage refinance (lots of work but it paid off with a great deal!), our college sons temporarily thought our car had been stolen, so that was a good 18 hours of stress and panic (they forgot where they parked it), and by Friday, both sons were very sick with a stomach virus. One came home immediately; the other stayed in the dorms until yesterday, when he came home and slept 14 hours straight! Now, he is back to campus, and the other is still asleep but hopefully will be also heading back today. Like I said, whew!
The good news is that I did end up getting a LOT done over the weekend, so I feel less “everything is late” kind of overwhelmed. And there's that awesome refinance I negotiated, too! Quite proud of myself for that.
Whether the week was good or bad, we always enjoy our books! Here's what we've been reading:
As promised, I focused on some book review catch-up last week (though I did not have time for my usual movie and TV reviews). I enjoyed all of these:
Middle-Grade Review: Friends for Life by Andrew Norriss, a moving novel about friendship, bullying, and ghosts.
Fiction Review: Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill, a story about a marriage, uniquely written
Middle-Grade Review: Mighty Jack by Ben Hatke – an exciting graphic novel
What Are You Reading Monday is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date, so head over and check out her blog and join the Monday fun! You can also participate in a kid/teen/YA version hosted by Unleashing Readers.
What are you and your family reading this week?