– What I’m currently reading
– Coma by Robin Cook. I like it so far. The writing style is not perfect but it doesn’t interrupt the flow of the story. I keep thinking I may have read this book a very long time ago, and just don’t remember it.
– What I recently finished reading
– Still Life With Crows by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. This is the first time I’ve read a book by either Douglas Preston or Lincoln Child and this was my first encounter with FBI Agent Pendergast (I loved the unique character!). I really enjoyed reading this book, and since I’m not a Preston & Child expert, I don’t have other P&C books to compare it to and judge if it’s better or worse. Compared to similar nail-biting thrillers, this one makes it to the top of my list. The chilling, gruesome and scary suspense throughout the book kept me on the edge. I think my heart skipped a beat or two several times and I don’t have any nails left to bite. If you’re looking for a good thriller that will keep you up at night, this is it. I can’t wait to read more by Preston & Child.
– What I think I’ll read next
– Chomp by Carl Hiaasen, a young adult novel. My best friend recommended this book to me and told me I would like Hiaasen’s stories. I’m giving this one a try and if I like it, I’ll read more of his books down the road, probably starting with Hoot.
My kids’ bookshelf
– What they’re currently reading
– Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner. Over the snow, the world is white and quiet, but under the snow lays a secret world of squirrels and hares, bears and bullfrogs, and many other critters who live hidden or underground in the woods during the winter. This is a great book for kids who want to understand better how nature works. The illustrations are very pretty too.
– Little Penguin’s Tale by Audrey Wood. Grand Nanny Penguin tells a group of little penguins the story of a little one who is searching for fun in this ice cold world. As she tells her story, you can see Little Penguin doing exactly what she describes: he slides down the hills, dances with the gooney birds, and mingles with dozens of other animals at the Walrus Polar Club, until… he gets eaten by a whale! But the other little penguins don’t like how Grand Nanny Penguin’s story ends so she decides to edit it. This is another hilarious story by brilliant children’s book author Audrey Wood.
– What they recently finished reading
– Judy Moody and Stink: The Holly Joliday and Judy Moody and Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt by Megan McDonald. McDonald has also written the Judy Moody books and the Stink books. My six-year old has read a few books featuring each character so far and really likes them. Somehow when you combine these two siblings together, it seems to create some very funny stories. How would I know, without having read any of these books? Because I sit next to my son when he’s reading them and I hear a lot of giggles and laughs as he turns the pages. Sometimes he even asks me to read a page so I can laugh too. He quickly takes the book back when I’m done though. To me, that is what reading is all about.
– What I think they’ll read next
I don’t know but I’m sure it will be good stuff. What about you? Any books you or your kids are reading you’d like to share?
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