The first week of summer..... survived!
I didn't get much reading done during the week. My brother got married on Wednesday, and previous to that day, I was working hard on his video presentation. You know, the one where it shows him and his fiance growing up and then together. It turned out pretty good I guess, but it was nice to get it done and to stop worrying about it.
The wedding day was great, long and tiring, but great. Then after the wedding, I sort of crashed. Thursday I felt like a zombie for sure. But Friday and yesterday, I read like crazy.
Friday I read and finished Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson. Such a sad and scary story. It very much lets you feel what an anorexic person feels, I'm guessing anyway.
And then yesterday I finished Beach Trip by Cathy Holton. I'm on schedule for a blog tour later this month. I got very wrapped up in the story as I read yesterday and pretty much could not put it down.
And now it's Sunday, and I can start anything I want again! I'm tempted to nab Edgar Sawtelle from the treadmill, but having a great book on the treadmill really motivates one to use the thing. So I think I'm leaving it there for now. But I'm for sure loving that one so far.
Other things this week. We've got a new bookword for you all to vote on. Be sure to check that out. I caught up on some reviewing, but after yesterday, I'm behind again! The library's summer reading program started, so I'm hoping it helps to motivate the kids to keep reading. We usually don't have too much problem with that. I'm very excited to see Aprilynne Pike at the library in a couple of weeks. Oh, and we got the ball rolling on a Twitter book club this past week. During the BEATwittyParty, it was suggested and many of us thought that would be really fun. Click here on the brand new blog to learn more about it and to make nominations for our first book.
Looking ahead, this week I'll be getting ready for vacation and stressing about what to take to read. What a funny decision this is! When I know what wins, I'll let you know.
What the family is reading:
The Mr: Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein
Bud: Since he's now an LDS missionary for a couple of years, he'll just be reading lots and lots of church stuff!
JJ: not sure... I think last I saw, she had a pile of books on her lap and was trying to decide.
Moder: The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson series #5)
Toto: The Merchant of Death by D.J. MacHale (Pendragon series #1)
P.S. Go see the movie Up! It's wonderful!