This past week I finished The Hunger Games trilogy. I have many thoughts about the books, which I will elaborate on later this week when I do the reviews for February. I gave up on Organized Simplicity. The littles and I finished Pippi Longstocking last night. Tonight it is Henry's turn to pick our next read aloud. The bigs and I are in chapter 5 of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and we only read 15-20 minutes a night, so I expect we will be in that for a good month.
Saturday I started Hannah Fowler, by Janice Holt Giles. This was highly recommended to me by a friend. As a matter of fact, she brought her copy to me and insisted I read it - and her copy was so "much beloved" that she carried it in a ziplock bag, to keep the cover and pages together! I did take the liberty of taping the book together. I am on chapter 2, and so far I think this is going to be one that has a place in my permanent library. It is a pioneer story, my favorite kind. So far it reminds me of The Tall Woman, by Wilma Dykeman, another favorite book (and one that I am going to insist that my friend read in reciprocation!)
Other than that, I have put several books on hold at the library. We live in a rural area that is not served by a public library. There are several small libraries in the nearest town (only 15minutes away) that I could pay $20 a year for privileges too, but I pay $60 a year for the system that is 30 minutes away. I have only been getting there once a month or so (our chess club meets there), so I may have to consider getting the other membership as well. I find it somewhat vexing that I pay over $1,500 annually in real estate taxes for a school district I don't use, and still have no access to a free library. Where is Andrew Carnegie when we need him? (Okay, he is dead, I know that.).
As chess club is this week, I am anticipating picking up a handful of books. I put several on hold, based on my www.goodreads.com recommendations.
Is anyone else completely loving Goodreads? I think this has changed my life!
So.......what are YOU reading this week?