Wow. I’ve fallen behind in doing these. I blame Quartz, though Inherent Laziness is probably the real culprit.
Way back in August (that was summer! this is fall!), I read:
Academ’s Fury and Cursor’s Fury by Jim Butcher: Still reading the series, so no comments yet. Let’s just say that I have to pace myself with these books or else dirty dishes will pile up, my children will be neglected and no one will see me for about a week.
Alcatraz vs. the Scriverner’s Bones by Brandon Sanderson: David and I are reading the Alcatraz books to each other irregularly, which is why it takes us soooo long to get through one. These are just quirky and lol-funny, but also touch on more serious matters on occasion.
Norse Code by Greg von Eekhout: The story seemed too large for this size book. It felt as if it had gotten stomped on and sat upon to make it fit the page count. Less compact, more sprawling, please.
For the Children’s Sake by Susan Schaeffer McCauley: Sometimes I need to fill my head and heart with a gentler, low-stress, old-fashioned parenting style. For my children’s sake. *grin*
And… September reads:
Storm Glass by Maria Snyder: I prefer the Poison Study series. Yelena is a more compelling character than Opal. But I will read the rest of the trilogy because the library has them all, and I want to encourage the librarian to keep ordering fantasy books.
How Children Learn by John Holt: One of those child development classics. Which I have now read.
NutureShock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman: Ha! People titter when I tell them one of the reasons I homeschool is so that my kids can sleep in. The chapter The Lost Hour proves what I’ve always known: less sleep does not equal more virtue. Oh, and there’s some other stuff in there, too.
Captain’s Fury and Princep’s Fury by Jim Butcher: Still reading the series, still not making any comments, except to say book 5 co-inspired by latest rant. I’m going to devour that last book just the same. Once I feel safe getting it, that is.
Read anything exciting, fun, thought-provoking recently?