Thursday, July 01, 2010

Back in school

It's been a very busy two months.  We celebrated 3 birthdays in May and got through preparations for school opening.  The two older kiddies are in school for most of the day which my mom is very thankful for. LOL!  More quiet time for her and the baby.  Lucia's been so naughty --- all part of being a toddler, I guess.  It's rather fun, actually.  She makes us laugh and she knows it, the little ham!

I love the way she tries to join in on her siblings.  When the two kids are in bed, she immediately gets down from my lap and toddles over to the bed to cuddle with her sibs.  And generally mess up their bedclothes.  And play peek-a-boo and can't-catch-me with me and the hubby when we try to pick her up from the beds.  It's tiring especially on weekdays when all I want to do is lie down with a book after work, but totally worth it when she squeals with laughter.

As usual, I'm swamped with books!  You're looking at a very happy camper here.  I'm currently reading Justin Cronin's  The Passage which the hubby has been listening to on audio.  It's weird when he's the one asking which part I'm already in since that's my usual line.  It's rare for the two of us to actually be "reading" the same book at the same time.  If you're into sci-fic/horror, then this is the book for you.  The author tells a compelling story and gets the reader absorbed from the first chapter.  It's got vampires, but not your usual run of the mill Twilight hot vampires.  

Other books I got recently were Rick Riordan's The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles) -- another series from the author of the very successful Percy Jackson series.  I just got Joshua the Diary of a Wimpy kid series and Tales from the Odyssey by Mary Pope Osbourne, author of The Magic Tree House series.  I read the two books of Tales from the Odyssey and finished it in an hour.  It's a great introduction for kids to the classic The Odyssey and covers the most important parts of the tale.  It's perfect for kids aged 7 - 10 years.  

Some other titles I finished recently:

The Ark by Boyd Morrison -- fantastic action packed book with a very cool hero.  If you miss Indiana Jones, then try this one.  It's about the search for Noah's Ark set in an age where technology and engineering will make you fascinated with tidbits about the legend of Noah's Ark.  The author provides engineering insight to the construction of the ark and the context of the biblical flood.

Blood Oath  by Christopher Farnsworth -- Vampires again but no romance this time.  The lead character is a vampire tasked to protect the President of the United States from all forms of threat.  He's been protecting US presidents since Andrew Jackson.  Lots of action and links to paranormal activities/research done during World War 2.  I couldn't put this book down.

So run, don't walk, to the bookstore now!

1 comment: said...

Great stuff, Mench!