Firstly be gentle with me this morning, I am nursing a slight hangover after having a night out without the children. My parents had the girls for me and hubby and I went out with our friends for a meal. It was bliss to have a night out without worrying about what the girls were up to.
My reading started off really slowly this week. I finally managed to finish Fallen by Lauren Kate, which took me a while to get into. I also finished Jackdaw Summer by David Almond, which I believe is called Raven Summer in America. It was a fabulous book, but I am beginning to think everything Almond writes is just fabulous.
I also read a graphic version of Maximum Ride by James Patterson. I didn't like it very much, but as the girls saw me reading it,they both wanted to read it too. Both girls absolutely loved it and finished it in a couple of hours, which resulted in them finally picking up one of their own books to read. I was astounded as they have never been able to grasp my love of reading and it was lovely to sit with them whilst we all read.
I am interested to know if anyone has any good recommendations for graphic novels suitable for ten year old girls. They really want to read more of them, however, the ones I have read so far would not be suitable. So if you know any, then please leave a comment with your suggestions.
I am presently reading The Unfinished Angel by Sharon Creech and I have to say it is a delightful find. I hope to finish it later today. I have also started reading The Little House on the Prairie, another classic from my childhood to go towards the Flashback Challenge.
I have only a few chapters left to read of Pride and Prejudice, which I have loved. I love Mr Darcy and will not hear a bad word said against him. I can't wait to finish this one.
I am still reading The Mists of Avalon, by Maria Zimmer Bradley. I am enjoying taking my time with this book. I love the story and have found it is one that needs to be slowly savoured.
I am not sure what I will read next as I have some lovely new books to drool over. I hope to have a nice quiet day as the girls go back to school tomorrow and I want them to chill out before the early mornings start again.
Have a fabulous Sunday.