Sunday, August 17, 2014

Bout of Books 11

Bout of Books

It's hard to believe that it is time for another Bout of Books readathon!  School is starting soon so I have been working more and more each day in preparation.  Despite my busy schedule, I can't imagine not reading along with everyone; I am keeping my goals pretty simple for this week.  

You can sign up to join in at the link above.  See the schedule here.

It is fun to see some of my favorite bloggers & youTubers hosting challenges this week.  I'd love to participate in every challenge if I'm being honest but I just don't see it happening this week.  

I am going to focus on getting some books read that are in my review pile.  Here's what I've got lined up for the week.

The Headmistress of Rosemere (Whispers on the Moors, #2)
I picked up The Headmistress of Rosemere on audiobook at my local library for a car trip that I took last week. I am about half-way through and hope to finish listening to it this week during another car trip.  I tried to listen earlier this week while working around the house but I couldn't concentrate on the story.  I found that I kept missing key elements and so will keep audiobooks for those times when I can more attention to listening than to other tasks. 

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It's a Mystery Read!  I will stop by the library to pick up another audiobook to take on my car trip in case I finish the audiobook above.  But I'm not sure what it will be.  Any suggestions? 

A March Bride (A Year of Weddings, #4)

Rachel Hauck is an author that I have discovered this year and she quickly became a favorite.  I have read a few other books in this series and when I saw A March Bride I quickly requested it for review! 

Earlier this year I read The Good Wife which at the time was a step away from my typical books.  I love romance stories but hadn't read really read any contemporary fiction that looked at a marriage years down the road.  I really enjoyed it and I think Accidents of Marriage will be very similar in looking at a marriage after the first blush of love.  

Answering Your Kids' Toughest Questions: Helping Them Understand Loss, Sin, Tragedies, and Other Hard Topics

As my son gets older, he is more observant of the world around him and asking more complicated and in-depth answers.  I admit that I am often stumped at what to say. Not really what the answer is but what is the appropriate level of information for his age.  Any other moms struggle with this as well?  It will be interesting to see what Answering Your Kids' Toughest Questions has to say.  I will start this book but I don't believe that I will finish it as I take much longer to read non-fiction - I like to ponder and really absorb the information.

I'll be posting short updates this week; I hope you'll come back and check out my progress.
Are you reading along?  Leave a comment if you are ~ I'd love to stop by and see your progress! 

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

Oooooo...The Headmistress of Rosemere looks quite good.

Will be looking for your thoughts.