It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 03/25/13
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This was supposed to be my week of finishing books I have been reading for too long. That didn't happen the way I envisioned but I'm making progress.
I did finish The Diviners on audio. I rarely listen to audiobooks and, in fact, haven't listened to one in a couple of years, but I was really impressed by this reading. The narrator, January Lavoy, had a great story to work with. A serial killer, the supernatural, shocking individual tragedies and secrets . . .all in NYC in the 1920's. And Lavoy really made it all come to life with her varied and authentic-sounding voices. She even did a bit of singing. I didn't want to stop listening.
So, The Diviners was the only thing that I had started but not really made progress with that I actually finished this week. I read more of Flight Behavior, Switch and Ready Player One, but haven't finished them yet.
I did read See You at Harry's by Jo Knowles. All I knew about it was that several people said it was a tear-jerker. I knew nothing else about it (didn't read the back nor any reviews), but I was just waiting for something tragic to happen and as I read I (incorrectly) predicted several possible tragedies that might cause tears to flow. Then when I got to the traumatic event, I didn't cry at all. I assumed it was because I had already anticipated several horrible possibilites. It wasn't long after the event, though, that the tissue came out. More than one. Actually, enough to keep my eyes clear enough to read through the end of the book. It's a wonderful story, but definitely heartbreaking.
As always, I also read my picture books. These weren't my favorite of the picture books I've read since January, but still they were good and worth the time. My two favorite this week were Owl Moon and Rocks in His Head.
So, this week I will read some YA book, try to finish Ready Player One, and read a picture book a day.
Thanks for reading! Have a great week.