I’m starting to accept the fact that life with an infant and a preschooler means I just can’t read as quickly right now. I typically read before bed, usually getting down to read around 9:30pm. By ten o’clock I am usually half asleep already which means I’ve got about 30 minutes on most nights to read. Not a lot. All that said, I’ve been averaging about 2 books a month or so which I guess isn’t terrible it just means it’s going to take me a lot longer to weed through my growing longer every day TBR pile.
Here are the books I’ve read since my last nightstand post:
- Lioness Rampant by Tamora Pierce – Finished September 24, 2009 – It seems like all of Tamora Pierce’s books are difficult for me to settle into initially and then impossible to put down. So glad I finally got around to finishing the last book in this great quartet. I think this series is a great coming of age tale with lots of great science fiction and action adventure thrown in but after the first book I think it might be too racy for a younger audience. Definitely an older teen read in my mind, but I guess it depends on the girl reading it. – full review -
- Queste by Angie Sage - Finished October 23, 2009 - I always enjoy the Septimus Heap series and this one was definitely no different. I love how the story is progressing and it’s always fun to read about magyk and physik especially how the two fields cannot get along at all. I thought the whole “place where all times do meet” thing was very cool and of course now I’m really looking forward to reading Book 5, Syren.
Right now I am reading Close Encounters of the Third Grade Kind by Phillip Done, a really funny book about Done’s 20 years of experience in teaching elementary school. I think it’s a book that can be enjoyed by teachers, parents or people who are planning to become teachers or parents soon. I’m definitely enjoying it so far.
If I finish my current read before the end of November, I’m hoping to read any of the following books next…
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- Little Children by Tom Perrotta
- Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen by Julie Powell