This meme was started by Sheila at Book Journey. The kid's version was started by Jen at Teach Mentor Text and Kellee at Unleashing Readers.
I guess maybe my title should be: It's Monday, I'm Still Not Reading!!! I have not been doing a lot of reading. I am in a huge reading slump and I'm looking to my Nerdy book pals for some help! I've only posted once since July and I've been staying off Twitter. I guess I just needed to take a step back from a lot of things. I'm trying to get back to it, because I feel less alone with books and my friends on Twitter.
In August, actually my first day back to work, we found out that my aunt fell and suffered a severe traumatic brain injury. Her brain was so swollen that her brain stem moved. The bleeding was stopped and her brain isn't swollen anymore, but she will never be the same again. So I've been trying to help out my mom as she adjusts to a new normal with her sister. It has been hard to know that she went from being a healthy active person to someone who doesn't recognize her own family. I think that my family and I have been going through a bit of a depression over what has happened to my aunt. This makes you realize you need to live each day to the fullest and hug your loved ones tight!
I have read three books since October, the first was Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan. Click here for a summary on Goodreads. I enjoyed this one. The first in the Magnus Chase series drew me back into the world of Rick Riordan. I wasn't loving the last few books that I had read of his and was very hesitant to pick up the Magnus Chase one, but I'm glad I did. This one doesn't disappoint either.
The second book I read was The Creeping Shadow by Jonathan Stroud. Click here for a summary on Goodreads. I just LOVE this series and I may or may not have done a little happy dance in the book store when I saw this book. I am not a big creepy/scary book fan, but this one has just enough to make sure I don't read it at night. My students couldn't get enough of this series when we had it in the book fair. I know they will be excited about this installment. I can't wait to see what happens next in this series.
The third book that I read was Liberty by Kirby Larson. Click here for a summary on Goodreads. I knew that I would love this book even before I started page 1. Kirby Larson is an author who has turned me into a fan of historical fiction. Her words in this book wrapped around me like a warm blanket and allowed me escape reality for two hours straight because I couldn't put the book down until I finished it!
I'm hoping this post is the step in the right direction for me to get back to blogging and get back to being an active participant on Twitter. I will take any and all book suggestions!