First Sunday Daughter Reviews: May 2018

We’ve hit the lovely month of May: the sun is shining, the weather warming up (though the temps kind of make me wonder if we’re going to have much of a spring, or if we’re going to dive right in to summer…), and SO much going on. Every day, multiple someones have things. And it’s just compounded by the fact that C’s graduating. In a week. (eep!)

Even so, we do manage to squeeze books in.

C, in the middle of all the finals and AP tests and concerts and a last show and graduation prep has picked this up again:

I don’t know if her opinion has changed. The only thing she’s mentioned is that it’s very early 2000s.

I picked this up for A last week

 But she’s bogged down in an Animal Farm project and has only been able to read a little bit. Soon, though.

And K’s been plowing through books. She wanted something with NO romance (her biggest beef about Ally Carter books is that they have a great plot and great characters that are ruined by the romance. :-D), so I threw a few at her. She’s read them all.

She really liked Coundown (because it’s a good book!), thought Witness Protection was okay (she didn’t like the ending) and he’s enjoying the Rainforest book.

What are you reading?

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First Sunday(ish) Daughter Reviews: April 2018

This didn’t get out last week because it was Easter and M was home and we were all busy talking and laughing and playing games… which is a valid excuse in my book!

C is studying Hamlet in school and was complaining about it one day, so I threw this at her: 

She loved it! It’s an excellent retelling of Hamlet from Ophelia’s point of view, and it helped C get a sense of the play, and put a feminist spin on it. So, yay for fiction!

A finally read this: It was her first foray into John Green and she enjoyed it quite a bit. I was a bit concerned that she’d have a negative reaction to it, since she suffers from anxiety, but the OCD and anxiety is of a different breed than A’s so she could appreciate the book without being triggered by it.

And K has moved on to this:

She was complaining that she hated the characters and was annoyed by the book, and I asked why she kept reading them. “Because I like the plot!” she said. Fair enough.

What are you reading now?

First Sunday Daughter Reviews: March 2018

Spring is pretty much here, and the other day I sat outside for a couple of hours and read. It was delightful. The girls are neck-deep in school, but a couple of them are still finding time to read.

A has to read a Holocaust book for her gifted class, and so she picked:She did ask when it was going to pick up and get interesting, but I hope she does give it a bit more time…

And K has taken to reading multiple books at one time. Right now, that’s:

She picked up Sisters Grimm after a conversation when C was remembering how much she liked the series. So far, K’s really liking it.

What are you reading right now?

First Sunday Daughter Reviews: February 2018

It’s been a bit of a crazy day here; church this morning and then I dashed off to work for our 6th annual Book Club Sunday (the bookish answer to the Super Bowl!) then home to interact with the family… and it’s only now that I’m sitting down to think about what the kids read this past month.

C attempted 1984 for her APLit class, but decided it wasn’t for her, and is enjoying this much more:

She’s actually been super busy with a show, so we found an audiobook version of it that she’s quite enjoying.

Alison has moved on to another William Allen White book:

Not her usual fare (that’s the point), but she’s enjoying it.

And K is juggling between three books (it used to be four but she bailed on one because it got too kissy):

It seems we’re all Rick Riordan all the time now.

What are you reading?

First Sunday Daughter Reviews: December 2017

The semester is winding down, and the girls are working more on school work than reading. But they’re out of school starting the 15th, so maybe they’ll read then? We can only hope.

Over the break, C is required to read a book (any book) she hasn’t before. I sat and chatted with her and recommended these:

I’m curious to see what she’ll pick.

A is still working her way through Lockwood and Co and is almost done with this one:

And, of course, she loves it. Who doesn’t love Lockwood?

So, we went to see Thor: Ragnarok over Thanksgiving, and before that was the trailer for Ready Player One and K was super intrigued by it. And when I told her it was a book, she wanted to read it. So, she picked up this:

I’m definitely curious to see what she thinks. (So far: Wade is really sweary.)

What are you reading right now?

First Sunday Daughter Reviews: November 2017

I know it’s the second Sunday, but I was flying home from KidlitCon last Sunday, and arrived home to a house full of sick people. Which was fun. But we’re all better now, and still reading.

C is reading Invisible Man for school, but picked this up (again) for fun:

A is supposed to be reading this for school

but as much as she loves Fablehaven, she DOESN’T like this series. She hasn’t had a single good thing to say about it. In fact, she’d much rather be reading Lockwood & Co instead. (I don’t blame her.)

And K, after watching a video from Overly Sarcastic Productions, she checked this out from the library:

and started it. It’s ambitious, but she’s enjoying it so far!

What are you reading?