Wednesday, June 12, 2013

What I'm Reading Wednesdays


I love summer, because instead of trying to get each kid to their separate activities, all of them do summer swim team.  I wisely spaced them just far enough apart that I can be there for all 3 hours of practice.  

Normally, I am a little anti-social at my kid's practices. I'd rather read a book than make friends with the other parents.  However, about a dozen of my friend's kids are on the same swim team, so I spend the time gabbing instead of reading.  

This week I read Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare.  It is the final book in a trilogy about a group that fights demons and demonized automatons in Victorian England. I like these books more than a woman my age should. 4/5 stars

I also read Milo 2.0 by Debra Driza.  It is about a girl that discovers she is really an android created by the military. It was fine, but the first in a series and I don't know if it is good enough to read the entire thing. 2.5/5 stars

It seems like no one can write a book, everyone has to write series these days.  I think that at the beginning of every series, the author should write a few pages of plot and character summaries of previous books so I can remember what the heck happened. Am I the only one?

Best book you've read this month?

5 comments:

  1. I recently read "The Soldier's Wife" and am currently reading "The Witch's Daughter" Two totally different stories but I like them both! I am looking forward to reading the next book by Khaled Houssini. Happy reading~

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    1. I just put Houssini's book on hold at the library (I am number 236) and I will add the other 2 to my list.

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    2. Is the author of Soldier's wife Leroy or Trollope?

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  2. I just finished "13 Reasons" about a teen girl who commits suicide and records a series of audio tapes and distributes them to each student she blames for it. I read it because there was a suicide in our high school last month and I was thinking of giving it to my 14 year old to read.

    I was interested as I read it, but the concept backfired on me and I began to despise the lead character rather than feel sorry for her. She was mean and spiteful to put that burden on the other kids and the author did the teen population a huge disservice by not mentioning that there has to be an element of chemical imbalance or something similar, along with the negative social interactions, to lead a child to the decision to end his or her life.

    That being said, I do think it also helped kids see that how they treat someone matters. Something seemingly insignificant could be the straw that broke the camel's back to a teen. In the end, I'm glad I read it, but I did not give it to my teenager to read.

    I just remembered I never did get the other book you and I talked about!

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