Friday Report

February 6, 2010

I did a lot better on reading this week. I can’t seem to find Stoneheart (by Charlie Fletcher) now that I’m trying to read it, so instead I’m working my way through the Dark is Rising sequence by Susan Cooper. I finished The Dark is Rising at long last, and then shot through Greenwitch. This morning I started The Grey King, which I should finish before I get the boys tomorrow evening.

I rather like this series. I’ll have specifics about the books later.

After that, I have a few more kidlit titles I want to get through in the immediate future — the sixth book in the Ranger’s Apprentice series by Robert Flanagan, The Siege of Macindaw; and The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma, third in that series by Trenton Lee Stewart, come to mind.

I’d also like to make a dent in my stack of books I’ve meant to read for some time. I’ll list those in a different post.

I think I’ll toss a short story up tomorrow. Enjoy it, or not …

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Monday Check-In

February 1, 2010

Last week was rough for reading. I made virtually no progress in anything.

So, here are my goals for this week:

Before I go to bed tonight, I am to finish The Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper. My son read the sequence a couple years ago, and I’m supposed to catch up. It’s about time that I get that done.

Before Saturday evening, when I pick the boys up, I will finish Stoneheart by Charlie Fletcher.

These are both in the category of books I’m reading to share with my son. I try to read some of the same books that he does, so that we can talk about them and have that in common.

He is also reading the Siege storyline in Marvel comics. At least I’m ahead of him in that. (Sigh … I’m pathetic, I know.) Read the rest of this entry »