So. That magical moment when I suddenly have time to read...did NOT happen this week. (Neither did that stretch of time when I arose from my work and waved my magic wand and folded Mt. Laundryest.)

Even so, I did read a bit. Basketball practice, as it turns out, is a great stretch of time and the bouncing balls and squeaking shoes is all kinds of comforting to me.

There has been some drama in my life of late, some of it just from being so stinkin' emotional at this late stage of pregnancy and some of it actually justified. Ahhh, well. I think a book will have to take me away...

020315 Weekly Book Talk

Recent Reads

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The Case of the Missing Moonstone (The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency #1), by Jordan Stratford (MG fiction, Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2015)

My rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Utterly delightful and engaging, this alternate history presents historical characters in a fictional setting. I loved it!

The characters are presented very well, the dialogue is done realistically, and the adventure was...well, it was adventurous! I love that Stratford presented the "here's how history really happeend, and here's how I took some liberties" section at the end of the book and gave a brief, historically accurate introduction of each of the main characters, who are all famous people.

As a mom reading it, I can't wait for my middle grade reader to share the adventure too. As a fan of the novel, I can't wait to read what the second book will be. All in all, a great read.

Current Reads

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I Am Margaret, by Corrina Turner (fiction, UnSeen Books, 2014)

I'm still working on it and though I hesitate to say I'll finish it this week (because what if I don't?), I am so ready to be reading another book. It's not a bad book, just a hard read for me right now. So.

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The Four Cardinal Truths, by Josef Pieper (University of Notre Dame Press, 1966) (for the Catholic Spiritual Direction book club)

I'm behind again on this book, in part because I opted to read fiction during basketball practice over the weekend. I'm getting ready to dive into Justice. And I'm fully prepared to have my brain explode and whatever I thought I knew about it to be completely wiped out.

Up Next

There's a pile, lemme tell ya. OK, I'm lying: there's a SHELF (and some change). And I'm not listing it here. Because...well. Let's just say I'm not quite sure what's exactly next...especially after reading Ginny's book post last week. (Talk about a tempting rabbit trail to read my way down...)

What have YOU been reading lately?

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