Monday, February 21, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Hi everyone! Today is Family Day in Ontario, a holiday celebration so that families can have some time together, to celebrate together.  Problem is, hubby works for the Federal Government, so he is off to work today, so family time is the kids and I.  Both of the kids are recovering from illnesses; you know, the dreaded words you hear at midnight on Wednesday?  "Mommy, I don't feel well."  And the run to the bathroom, hoping your child made it to the toilet?!?!  I spent three and a half hours on Thursday at the walk-in clinic as my doctor couldn't fit him in until this week, knowing he had strep throat, to spend less than five minutes in the doctor's office, to walk out with a script I probably could have written myself, to get him antibiotics.  It can be so frustrating at times!!!  But he's fine now as the antibiotics are doing their job.  And then I get the next phone call at 12:08 AM Sunday morning from my daughter while she's at a birthday sleepover, "Mom, I'm not feeling well."  And the whole thing starts again.  I love my children dearly, but it would be so much easier if they got sick in the morning, when doctors's offices are open, rather than the wee hours of the morning, when pushing my brain to think rationally is a feat unto itself.

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila @ Book Journey.  It's a fun way to keep track of what you read last week, what you are currently reading, and what you need to really focus on in the coming week.  I am always amazed that no matter what happens during the week, I am always able to get in some type of reading every week.  Books have always been there for me, and will always be there for me, no matter what happens during the week.  I love the reading times I now share with my kids as we read together every single night.

What I Read Last Week:
Always a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough
The Dark Divine by Bree Despain - Review up today.
Eternal Kiss of Darkness by Jeaniene Frost
Blue by Lou Aronica - Review posted on February 24th
Anyone Can Die by James LePore - Review posted on February 25th
A New Birth of Freedom: The Visitor - Review posted on February 27th

Currently Reading:
First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff
Other Eyes by Barbara D'Amato
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
A Trail of Ink by Mel Starr
Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton (ebook)
Wizard's Daughter by Catherine Coulter (Audiobook)

This seems like a lot of books, but some of them are ebooks which I read when I am at my children's sporting activities, and some of them I read at home.  I don't really know how else to read, other than to have several on the go at once.  Most of them I am close to finishing, except for Delirium, which I fear may take over the others, as it's really good.

Up Next:
She Demons by Donald J. Hauka
The Curse-Maker by Kelli Stanley

How did your reading week go?


  1. First Grave on the Right sounds interesting I hope you enjoy!

  2. I really need to run out and get Angelfire, I have been anxious to read it for so long. Problem is I have so many books already and I know I will ignore them once I get it. Hope you enjoy it and are also enjoying Delirium, love Oliver's writing. Have a great week!

  3. Hope the kids feel better soon. I'm in Ontario also, so husband and kids are home from school but we're spending the day cleaning as a family!!!

    Here's Mine

  4. Sorry your kids are sick. Family Day sounds like a great idea but all the political stuff going on here in Wisconsin and the U.S. right now, I just hope for some open minds and communication.


  5. I've usually got several books going at the same time, too - I get bored with just one. You've got such an interesting list of books here! I really want to take a look at the Cleopatra bio - I've heard such great things about it.

    Happy reading this week! Hope the kids are all well again very soon.

  6. I'm currently reading Delirium, and loving it. I can't wait to see how it ends. That's a great list you're reading.

  7. I hope your kids feel better! I'm reading Delirium too. So far so good. Hope you like it. :)

  8. Family Day what a great idea! Your list looks so good this week and last week too!