Sunday, September 19, 2010

It's Monday -- What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at One Persons Journey Through a World of Books. It's is a weekly event to celebrate what we are reading for the week as well as books completed the previous week.

Finished and reviewed last week:
The Sweet By and By by Todd Johnson (1 out of 5 stars -- I was probably overly harsh on this book -- 1 star maybe extreme, but I wouldn't give it much more than 2 -- it was a rambling mess with no plot).

The Sweet By and By: A Novel

The Mother Daughter Book Club by Heather Vogel Frederick

The Mother-Daughter Book Club (The Mother-Daughter Book Club, #1)

This was our choice for our own mother/daughter book club.  My nine year old, who is reluctant to read anything, devoured this book and the 2 sequels.  It was her selection.  I, on the other hand, am not quite sure what to think of it.  The premise of mothers trying to encourage their girls to read Little Women is charming, but it is filled with "tweens" being VERY mean to each other and exhibiting rude behavior that I would never tolerate.  It will be an interesting discussion on Tuesday, that is for sure.

Up next:
I have NO idea!  I have three books checked out from the library, that upon first glance, looked really interesting. Now that they are home, not so much.  I still need to finish Josephine B...hopefully I can get that done.

What are you reading this week?


sheisreading said...

First Light is Stead's first novel. Then she wrote her Newbery winner. Now you know! : )

The Mother/Daughter book club book...I'm curious how your club discussion will go. I wonder if the daughters even consciously recognized the bad behavior of the girl characters? And if they didn't, is that worse than if they did notice it? Aye, yigh yigh.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Enjoy the Mother Daughter book club - I loved it!

Anonymous said...

I don't know The Nother-Daughter book club but it's nice that you read it with your daughter, even if she's more into it than you.

Hope you find something new to read! My post is here:

dollycas aka Lori said...

A mother-daughter book club sounds like great fun, I wish I had done that when my girls were younger, now they are so busy. They do sometimes steal something off my stacks and say Mom you really have to read this and it moves higher on my TBR pile.


jlshall said...

I might have to check out The Mother Daughter Book Club even though I don't have a daughter! Sounds intriguing (all except the bad behavior of course). Hope you enjoy all your reading this week!

The1stdaughter said...

I have one of the Mother Daughter Book Club books in my reading stack for an upcoming tour and I can't wait! I hope you're enjoy yours!

Have a fabulous reading week and if you get a second stop by There’s A Book to take a look at what I’ve got planned for the week! :)

heather said...

It will be interesting to see if they think the kids are poorly behaved. Can't wait to hear.