Oh boy it’s Monday and back to the grind. I will most likely be a slight zombie as I have to get up an hour and a half earlier than the 8 a.m. of last week. Despite this, I am still beaming with pride over yesterday’s post. I love the pictures Jellybean helped me take of my first FO of 2017. And I’ll be glad to stretch my legs later today to get back into my power walking.
On to books and linkin’ up with Kathryn…
I have made a solid start to my reading this year! The Audiobook Challenge 2017 has benefited the most. While my needles clacked away, OverDrive Listen has been my companion:
I recently finished two books – The Emperor’s Code and Storm Warning – of the series, The 39 Clues. This series creatively has a different author write each installment, some more than others. I am curious about how they collaborated together to make the plot flow from book to book. Was there a big meeting of all the asked, participating authors? Was there a general outline and then he/she has the free reign to plan out his/her installment?
Why do I like this YA series? First off, a clue hunt is an interesting premise. Amy and Dan are orphans who embark on the search for the 39 clues which will result in gaining some kind of power that will make the winners the most powerful out of all the Cahill clan. There are a few branches of the clan where each one has specialties that don’t just come from modern times, but date back centuries ago. There is danger for these young underdogs as they aren’t rich and they don’t have access to James Bond like technological gadgets. This sister and brother duo basically have one another and an au pair. With each book, I found out more and more about the other family branches, especially tidbits about certain adults and how their actions affected today’s generation. Four stars to The Emperor’s Code because it was exciting and attention grabbing. Three stars to Storm Warning because it was a good one with some questions finally answered.
I also finished my First Book of the Year. I’m so glad I finally started reading the Stephanie Plum series. I found One for the Money to be fun. I chuckled at the flashbacks of biker shorts and oversized tees besides the swinging of a good ol’ pocketbook. I liked walking a mile in Stephanie’s shoes as she stumbled through her first venture as a novice bounty hunter. I totally couldn’t guess who the murderer was. I was entertained. I’ll definitely will continue reading this series. Three stars for book one.
What the Crew’s Reading
- Husband is still getting through Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb and he is also reading a much-anticipated book, Seveneves by Neal Stephenson.
- The tween is reading Hot Cocoa Hearts by Suzanne Nelson.
- The nine-year old is reading The Magical World of Amy Lee by Amy Lee
Currently Listening to
- Because I had to put a hold on the next 39 Clues audiobook, I’m currently listening to Persuasion by Jane Austen, the Blackstone Audio version read by Nadia May.
- The Beekeeper’s Apprentice (Mary Russell #1) by Laurie R. King
That’s it for today. Have a good Monday and happy reading to you.