I felt like I did a lot of reading this week, but it was only a few books that I finished.
Last week I started reading Bomb by Steve Sheinkin. I finished it this week. It was a very good read and I can see why it won a Newbery Honor Award. I'm a big history buff, so I was intrigued by this time period. I didn't know a lot about it, but I knew enough to recognize names and major events. I found it sometimes reading like a fiction story, which made it all the more interesting to me because it was all about real events in our history. I did find with this book, I had to really focus on the book and couldn't really read many others. I checked out Sheinkin's The Notorious Benedict Arnold at the library because I enjoyed Bomb so much. I'm interested to see if it captivates me as much as Bomb did.
When I went to Physical Therapy last Monday, I forgot Bomb at home. So I needed a book to read while I had heat on my leg at the beginning and the end of therapy. So I picked one off my library shelves that I've always wanted to read but haven't. That book was NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society by Michael Buckley. After I started this book my main thought was: How have I not read this book before? I can see why my kids love it. There is the right amount of action and adventure mixed with pulling the wool over some adults eyes. I can't wait to start the next one in the series. With Michael Buckley starting rewrites on book five, I have a bit to catch up on.
Hope to get some more reading done this week. I'm also setting myself a goal to post more than once this week.