I hope you had a nice break! I sure did – we didn’t have tons of stuff planned, so we weren’t running all over, and that made the break feel longer. It was pretty productive, actually, for fun activities…we finished a puzzle, started a new one, went to the Ft. Collins Museum of Discovery to see the new dinosaur exhibit, ate yummy food, spent time together, and of course, read some books!
Here is what I got through:
Replica by Lauren Oliver. I had maybe about a 1/3 of this one left when break started. It was pretty good, a book about cloning and humanity. The way it was put together was cool: one side is the story of Gemma and one side is the story of Lyra, and you can read each story separately or in alternating chapters. So it is kind of like two books in one! I read it in alternating chapters, and I thought that was a good way to do it because I got the pieces of the story put together as I read.
The Motion of Puppets by Keith Donohue. This was a good book. A girl gets turned into a life-size marionette, but it appears as though she has just plain disappeared. It is a retelling of Orpheus and Eurydice myth, which I remembered after I finished the book…but once I thought about it, the references made sense.
The Never-Open Desert Diner by James Anderson. This one could have been so Stephen King-ish! I was almost disappointed that it wasn’t, since I love Stephen King, but it was good anyway. A man who is a delivery driver in the middle of the desert gets caught up in a battle for 20 million dollars without him knowing it. This one could have only been set in the desert…
And I am almost finished with A Sudden Light by Garth Stein. A good ghost story, with some interesting characters and deception and manipulation. Some good points to think about environmentalism and spiritualism…an interesting combination.
I can’t believe I got through all that with my son and husband both home the whole week with me! But I did, and I hope you got some reading done, as well.
Come by the library to get something to read! 🙂