Due to the likelihood of a power outage tomorrow, we are posting a day early...
It's (almost) Monday! What Are You Reading?
**Hurricane Sandy is fast approaching... School has already been canceled for TWO whole DAYS!!! We are likely to lose power, and the Boys are frantically playing as much Minecraft as possible before that happens. While they may be feeling a last-minute game panic, Mom is looking forward to two days of luxurious, screen-free reading time. Once they get over post-traumatic electronic loss disorder, Mom thinks the Boys will enjoy it too...
As always, the Boys and I love linking up to this meme hosted by Shelia at Book Journey as well as Jen and Kellee at Teach Mentor Texts. It's called: It's Monday! What Are You Reading? Check out both of their blogs for many, many, more wonderful book recommendations and links to others who are doing the same!
Our rating system, as written by P.J.:
Hello this is C.J. Lasagna is delicious, and this... is book report time.
Title: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Author: J.K. Rowling
Goodreads summary: The summer holidays are dragging on and Harry Potter can't wait for the start of the school year. It is his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and there are spells to be learnt, potions to be brewed and Divination lessons (sigh) to be attended. Harry is expecting these: however, other quite unexpected events are already on the march ...
What I think: I think this was a good book. Harry was put into the tri-wizard tournament (unwillingly) and has to do a series of tasks to win. But something is waiting for him after the 3rd and final task. So far I am really enjoying the Harry Potter series. It is amazing.
Recommended for:ages 9-60
Of course, C.J. is now reading this:
Hey, this is P.J., and this is my review:
Title: And Then There Were None
Author: Agatha Christie
Goodreads summary: First, there were ten - a curious assortment of strangers summoned as weekend guests to a private island off the coast of Devon. Their host, an eccentric millionaire unknown to all of them, is nowhere to be found. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they're unwilling to reveal - and a secret that will seal their fate. For each has been marked for murder. One by one they fall prey. Before the weekend is out, there will be none. And only the dead are above suspicion.
What I think: I think that this was a good book. I like how the author used a type of writing style that left you on the edge of your seat wanting more. I also think that the plot was very well thought out and very well played. I had no Idea who the murderer was until the book told me (no spoilers). Overall I believe that this was one of the best books I have ever read and I strongly believe that you will think so too.
Recommended for: ages 13-72
By the way, the next book I am reading is The Mark Of Athena by Rick Riordan.
(Mom's note: This book was a gift from C.J. He spotted it at the book fair and purchased it for his brother, because he knew he would love the latest in the series. Mom almost burst with joy when she witnessed the exchange.)
Mom just finished reading this lovely book by Sharon Creech:
With our impending storm, this is the book Mom is reading next:
Eye of the Storm by Kate Messner
Finally, here is C.J. and Mom's new read-aloud book. It's very funny, and loaded with short stories perfect for bedtime by many of C.J.'s favorite authors.
Guys Write For Guys Read edited by Jon Scieszka
Happy Hurricane Reading, everyone! Stay safe, dry, and snuggled up with a great book!
Mom and the Boys :)