The Week in Review: 03.03.2017
Between the Covers
Finished last week:
FINDERS KEEPERS is the second book in Stephen King‘s Bill Hodges trilogy. It’s the story of a teen-aged boy who finds a chest containing thousands of dollars and the unpublished manuscripts of a much loved author who was murdered years before. His family’s going through a rough patch so he decides to use the money and the manuscripts to help them out. The guy who hid the chest is released from prison and he wants those manuscripts back and will do anything to get them, creating a high stakes game of cat and mouse. I enjoyed revisiting some of the characters from MR. MERCEDES but it’s not necessary to read that book to enjoy this one. King’s writing is very engaging and the book is suspenseful but I do think it was a little longer than it needed to be. I’d still recommend it, though.
POP GOES THE CIRCUS! is the fourth book in the Three-Ring Rascals series by Kate Klise and it is so much fun! Bert the Mouse gets carried away by a helium balloon and just happens to run into Flora LaPasta, a young friend of the circus who has run away from home. They have a few adventures before they find their way home in a surprising ending. The illustrations by M. Sarah Klise, the author’s sister, are perfect for this sweet story. This just might be my favorite book in this terrific series for early readers. (I won this book from Algonquin Books.)
On the Screen
A couple of my friends raved about Bad Moms so Carl and I decided to rent it. It’s the story of three moms who are tired of trying to do it all so they decide to accept that they’re “bad moms.” The movie had some very funny moments but is really a social commentary on how difficult it is to be a mom these days. I liked it but don’t think I liked it as much as my friends did – maybe because my child is an adult. There are some suggestive scenes and salty language so this movie isn’t for everyone.
Off the blog
- My friends and I played trivia at a different venue this week – it was more complicated than we’re used to, and we came in third place.
- I helped Vance get his taxes done and am glad to have that over with.
- We walked three miles every morning and I averaged around 15,200 Fitbit steps a day.
- I am so ready for spring and sandals even though we haven’t had much of a winter
What’s going on in your corner of the world?