Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Weekly Reading Poll

Today I had 6 kids in my house - yup SIX. That is a lot of kids but it was a good time had by all. At one point I had 4 boys (ages 8 to almost 11 years) in my kitchen and what were they discussing? The newest Wii game? The latest electronics gadget? *shudder* Girls?!? NO!

They were sitting around my kitchen table eating some chocolate chip snack cake discussing the books that they have liked reading lately. Oh YA!! That's what I like to hear!! The discussion focused around Percy Jackson as well as Sir Fartsalot (a humourous read for boys who love potty humour -- occurs in the Kingdom of Armpit ...) and a few others. It warms the cockles of my old heart to hear that boys love to read!

As for this Bookworm? This week it's been a better reading week. By better I mean that I had more time to read not necessarily great reads unfortunately. I read "Mistress of the Game" by Tilly Bagshawe which was meh. Then I read the second "Body Movers" book (2 Bodies for the Price of 1) which was another meh.

But my luck has turned around. Thanks to Jen S for giving me "Secret Daughter" by Shilpi Somaya Gowda!! I'm more than two-thirds through this wonderful book about two women who are joined together by a baby girl. The one woman, a poor woman in India, gives away her baby daughter who is then adopted by an American woman. Fascinating learning about Indian culture and a very touching read so far.

Next up? Maybe "Water for Elephants" (is it a sad read? Anyone know?). Or perhaps "A Hoe Lot of Trouble" by Heather Webber. We'll see what I'm in the mood for.

What are you all reading? Heard of any great books lately?


Anonymous said...

I am currently reading Eat Pray Love, not loving it, but not hating it by far! I am also reading the Lost Symbol by Dan Brown, this I am enjoying too! LR

Anonymous said...

How cool is it that the kids were having a literary discussion? I'd not heard of Sir Fartsalot before, but now that I have I'm sure I'll remember him. (Sorry, can't keep from laughing at that name!)

I'm reading "Curse of the Wolf Girl". It's definitely meh, but I need to whittle down my pile of ARCs so I'll stick with it.

My copy of "Mockingjay" shipped on Monday. Now I'm just waiting for the postal service to deliver. How come they bring my bills promptly but drag their feet when they have an Amazon box?

Aleisha said...

I am also reading Eat, Pray, Love and not loving it but not hating it either. And I am on pins and needles waiting for Mockingjay as well! I woke up on Monday and was expecting it to say, shipped in full, but no!!! I am soooooo excited!

Coffeetime said...

I have not read On A Highland Shore.I have it coming at the library.I am halfway through Rivals For The Crown good book.Was cooking dinner last night and reading at the same time.

Beth said...

Finished both The Girl Who Played With Fire (fabulous!!!) and Thin, Rich, Pretty (nice light read). Now I'm going to start on the new Gail Bowen mystery (really good Canadian mystery series) and after that I'll read the new Evanovich. I had so many books waiting for me at work yesterday that I needed two trips to bring them all up to the condo!

FYI: I would definitely suggest you read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo before you read The Girl who Played with Fire as the entire plot hinges on what happened in the first book. I would not have enjoyed the second as much as I did if I had not read the first beforehand.

Laurie said...

Aleisha & Sharilyn -- ok, I have got to get on the whole "Mockingjay" bandwagon it seems. Am I the only person in North America who has not jumped head over heels for that series yet? ;) As for Sir Fartsalot ... I giggled in several parts that my boys read to me. Check out www.sirfartsalot.com. :)

Coffeetime -- I'm glad you're loving "Rivals for the Crown". I'm sure you'll adore "On a Highland Shore" which I found more romantic. It's nice when a book is an easy, light read.

Beth -- Glad to hear "Thin, Rich, Pretty" was good. I also have to start reading the whole Larrson trilogy too. Maybe once the kids are back at school? So many books, so little time. I love it!

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