Quick Lit: January 2016


I’m linking up with Anne @ Modern Mrs. Darcy who shares a short summary of the books she’s been reading each month in a series called Quick Lit, formerly known as Twitterature. I like to keep you guys confused by posting this here sometimes and on my other blog other times. I haven’t quite decided which blog it best belongs on so for now I’ll just keep waffling like I do.

Since mid-last month I finished two books, one with the kids and one all by myself. I’m pretty impressive:

157993REALLY LIKED The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Finished December 23, 2015 – I read this aloud with my kids over the course of a few months and we really enjoyed it. I think my nine year old was more into it than my six year old and the end of the story caught us all by surprise. It had moments that were really funny and moments that were really sweet and some sad moments as well. Very insightful and clever.

15810860LIKED Call The Midwife by Jennifer WorthFinished December 30, 2015 – There were things I really liked about this book – reading about childbirth in the 1940s and 50s was very interesting and a good way to make you feel fortunate about the advances in science today, but also to think about how much we were capable of back then. Some of the stories were very moving, some heartbreaking and others funny but on the whole the book was not perfect. Because it is written more like a series of short stories, it often felt like it was jumping around and never quite finishing stories that I would have liked to have seen further fleshed out. I’m definitely planning to watch the mini series and look forward to seeing how it compares to the book.

18222740Right now I’m reading Bellweather Rhapsody by Kate Racculia which is sort of a murder mystery meets ghost story meets young adult coming of age meets mid life crisis meets aging hotel coming to terms with it’s age meets yeah there are a lot of narrators. My book club is discussing this one at the end of the month and I’m enjoying it more the further down the rabbit hole that I traveled. That’s a pun if you read the book.

That’s pretty much all for me on the reading front. My nine year old is currently reading as many books about Massachusetts as he can in preparation for a major social studies project. My six year old is reading whatever is the most sparkly.

What have you been reading?

2 responses to “Quick Lit: January 2016”

  1. Sarah Avatar

    I have the Call the Midwife series on audio. I have been wanting to read them before I watch the series. My aunt highly recommended both! I didn’t realize that it was written like a series of short stories. Would you read any of the sequel novels?


    1. Jen E @ mommablogsalot Avatar

      I’m not planning to but I am planning to watch the show now.