The Week in Review: 03.10.2017
Between the Covers
Finished last week:
ONE OF THE BOYS by Daniel Magariel is the brutal story of two young boys caught in the middle of their parents’ divorce. The mother has given up on them and their drug addict father forces them to endure all sorts of abuse and neglect in order to be “one of the boys.” I found the book to be well written and engaging as well as disturbing. It’s told from the point of view of the twelve year old son so parts of the story were violent and difficult to read but I think it’s an important story. I wanted to talk to someone about the story as I read it so I think it would make a terrific book club selection. (Review copy provided by Simon & Schuster.)
MAPPING MY DAY by Julie Dillemuth is an adorable picture book about, you guessed it, maps! It covers topics like cardinal directions, scale, legend, and route by telling the story of Flora. I loved Flora and her multi-cultural family and think this book is an excellent way to introduce kids to the dying art of map reading. The back of the book includes a note to “parents, caregivers, and professionals” and also includes activities to engage young readers. Laura Wood’s drawings are adorable and enhance this fun book for early readers. (Review copy provided by Blue Slip Media.)
- MIDNIGHT IN BROAD DAYLIGHT by Pamela Rotner Sakamoto
- THE HANDMAID’S TALE by Margaret Atwood
- TRUTH OR DARE by Barbara Dee
On the Screen
I was hoping to watch some basketball but that didn’t happen – I didn’t watch any TV or make it to the movies this week.
Off the blog
- I was at my mom’s most of the week to get her taxes done. I’m happy to say that I am officially done with 2016 taxes.
- While I’m with my mom, I let her set the pace and got in 9,200 Fitbit steps a day.
- Vance is out of town so I’ll be putting in more time at the store.
How was your week?