First Sunday Daughter Reviews: May 2019

School is out, and the girls have enjoyed a whole week of being lazy. But, they’re still reading this year (instead of falling headfirst into YouTube). So, yay!

A decided to re-read Harry Potter after K did, and is up to this one:

She’s enjoying it. But then, it’s Harry Potter.

K is on a re-reading kick, working her way through Rick Riordan’s books. She just finished this one:

I think she’s waiting for inspiration to strike to start something new.

What are your kids reading this summer?

First Sunday Daughter Reviews: May 2019

The school year is winding down, which means (I suppose) that the girls’ reading will slow down as well. I’ll be interested to see if K keeps up the reading pace she has had during the school year.

Speaking of K, she plowed through these this past week:

She wasn’t terribly thrilled with the romance, and she didn’t think Inej has a personality for the longest time, but in the end, she liked them a lot.

A decided that she wanted to read this:

She’s finding it a bit confusing, right now. (Which is, to be honest, a fair assessment.) But she’s not disliking it.

What are your kids reading?

First Sunday Daughter Reviews: April 2019

K, having plowed through Lord of the Rings and then Watership Down (she really liked it and thought it was a really good story!), has decided that she needed to revisit this:

Actually, she’s plowed through the first five in the past week (she says three and four are her favorites, though she really liked the fight scene at the ministry of magic in number five (even if angsty Harry is her least favorite).)

She inspired A, who (finally!) finished Salem’s Lot and was wondering what to read next, and so she’s begun the descent into Hogwarts. She’s not reading as fast, partially because she doesn’t but also partially because she’s up to her eyeballs helping build a set for Dracula, which is next weekend.

What are your kids reading?

First Sunday Daughter Reviews: March 2019

It’s been a while since I’ve done this, mostly because they really haven’t been reading a whole lot. But, since the beginning of they year there’s been an uptick in books read. I’m not entirely sure why.

Except for A. She’s still stuck on this:

It’s an 800 page book and she’s a slow reader. She’s almost done, but she’s gotten to the creepy part of the book and she can’t read at night anymore. So far, though? It’s been an interesting experience. And she’s mostly enjoyed it.

K talked C into reading these:

C really liked them (duh, I haven’t met anyone who hasn’t been fascinated by this world) and had a couple of really interesting points about them. I’m glad she let K talk her into reading them!

And K has been plowing through books. She read the entire Raven Cycle (Dream Thieves is her favorite, and she really didn’t like where Stiefvater took Blue and Gansey in the Raven King) and is now working on this:

So far, she thinks it’s good, even if it’s intense and she doesn’t like some of the bunnies.

What are your kids reading?

First Sunday Daughter Reviews: October 2018

It’s Halloween month, and… none of us are really reading Halloween-y books. That’s okay.

K has picked up this (in between Tiffany Aching books):


She’s enjoying it. She’s seen the movies a bunch, and so she can’t help but compare to the book to the movies… and she likes both. She has criticisms (like it took too long for Aragorn to show up and for them to get to Rivendell, and Tolkien is a bit sexist for not including women in his stories), but she’s enjoying it.

A is reading this for school:


She’s supposed to read something for a biology class project, and because she has an interest in forensic science, I thought she might enjoy this. I was right: she’s loving it. She’s not loving the project that goes with it, but that’s another story.

What are you reading and enjoying this month?

First Sunday Daughter Reviews: September 2018

It seems, two and a half weeks into the school year, that K is the only one who is actually doing any reading any more.

She’s plowed through both of these:

(liked Mockingjay, loved Unwind) and has moved on to this

Which she likes, even if she can’t understand and thing the Nac Mac Feegle are saying.

A is still working on this:

Though it’s partially because of homework and partially because she’s developed a bit of a social life in high school. Go figure!

What are your kids reading?


First Sunday Daughter Reviews: August 2018

The end of summer is upon us (yay!) and everyone has lost their enthusiasm for everything. Most days, it’s enough to get out of bed, even though they don’t often bother with getting dressed. There’s really only one more week of hearing “I’m bored” and “There’s nothing to do” and then we’re back to a (blessed) routine again.

So, what are they reading (or trying to)?

A picked up this:

And while she says it’s good, it’s not “good enough to keep reading without putting it down.”  Hm.

And even though K had real issues with Hunger Games (mostly with the love triangle; she goes on at length about how contrived and stupid it is, and I don’t think she’s wrong), she picked up this:

We’ll see if she fares any better with this one. I don’t have high hopes.

We’ll all be grateful when school starts!

What are you reading?