Monday, October 13, 2014

lots of reading

It was the perfect weekend to do some reading. I finished off "A Wilder Rose" by Susan Witting Albert and then started and finished "Storm" by Brigid Kemmerer.

Enjoyed both! The Wittig novel is a fictionalization of the relationship between Laura Ingalls Wilder and her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane while they were writing the Little House series. The novel focuses on telling the story from Rose's point of view. It was very interesting and enlightening.

"Storm" is the first in a YA series about teens with elemental powers. Like it! The voice is fresh, the characters more believable than many YAs offer, and the plot interesting. I was engaged and stayed that way from start to finish. I grabbed this on on a BookBub deal and I will look for the other novels in this series.

And it is now Monday. We had a good weekend and enjoyed having Friday afternooon off. We had lunch and went to see Maze Runner. Nice afternoon even if the movie was so-so. I never read that YA series, but it is similar to so many YA dystopians that you can figure out exactly what is going to happen.

Off we go! A busy week ahead. Enjoy.

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