Monday, March 20, 2017

What I'm Reading

I have a confession! I am a full blown Rick Riordan fan.  I just finished the first book in his Apollo series and I've read every other single book in his series. I wish he was around when I had to read Edith Hamilton's Mythology in seventh grade oh so many years ago. I would have understood the myths better.  I also love how I have been introduced to mythologies from all over the world from his books.  I also like reading books that my daughter likes and she loves them. This is a shared reading experience for us.  She, however, is totally Camp Half Blood while I am Camp Jupiter.  (I think that is due to my years studying Latin.)  If you do have someone who loved Percy Jackson, you might like to pick up The Hidden Oracle as it is features characters from Camp Half Blood. I can't wait until May 2nd when the next book comes out.

Another book that I've read recently was Carrie Fisher's Wishful Drinking. It's not really a title for the ya, but I do love the pictures and her past.  It's also a quick read.  I've enjoyed her fiction in the past, Surrender the Pink and Postcards from the Edge.  We read Wishful Drinking in book club in February and the reviews were mixed.  Some thought her narrative was too disjointed.  I loved the pictures and her honesty.   It is a nonfiction book based on her one woman stand-up show.  I am going to queue that up too.

What are you reading that you would recommend?


  1. I'm a bit jealous... I haven't read his books and am not sure I would like them. You've read them all! I just finished The Language of Flowers and loved it.

    1. I loved The Language of Flowers. She has a new book out that I want to try.

  2. I tried really hard to like the Percy Jackson series, but I could only get through three. That is just not my type of genre! I always have students who like them though! I have not finished a book in so long....I hate to even admit that!

  3. Have loved all of the Percy Jackson books.

  4. Candace (8) is knee deep in the 2nd series and is obsessed. He is also one of Grace's (13) favorite authors.


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