What I’m Reading Wednesday

Last night, I began THE NAME OF THE STAR by Maureen Johnson. At dear son’s basketball practice no less. (Thanks, Mandy.) I’m only on page 82, but I may have made a few clicks online to see about enrolling in a study abroad program in England next semester. They allow children, correct? They’ll be good and quiet. No trouble at all . . . *wink*.
I finished Erin Morgenstern’s debut, THE NIGHT CIRCUS, at one o’clock yesterday morning. I enjoyed the story and its present tense. I loved being swept up in the circus–the sights, the sounds, the caramel scents. The curious magic and many mysteries surrounding her characters kept me turning pages. The author is a brilliant wordsmith and has a great imagination. That said, I wanted to love it more than I did. Honestly, I was a tad confused by the end (it was late). Regardless, I’m still amazed by her skill of weaving so many fantastical threads together, from differing points of view. I loved Bailey’s character best. Worth a read.

And THE STRANGE CASE OF ORIGAMI YODA is my car line read this week. I’m a bit behind on this because I have three elementary aged boys under my roof and we arm-wrestled for it we did. A witty and fun read, a compilation of several short stories make it an easy one to turn to when you only have a few moments at a time. Like me, right now.
Happy Wednesday.

3 Responses to “What I’m Reading Wednesday”

  1. Anonymous

    The Name of the Star is sooo good! You are mucho welcome, ha! Karen was in on that one too.

    And Origami Yoda is to die for! I've got Darth Paper, if we need to get those boys reading it so you can too 🙂

    And I just got Night Circus in the mail this week.

    ah, book nerd compadre, we have similar tastes, lol

    Mandy – my blogger wouldn't let me comment.

  2. Rebecca C

    While enjoying the reading recommendations, it's the comment about the semester abroad in England that peeked my interest. Hope there will be more info to follow soon. 🙂 And if it's the fall semester, you could attend the SCBWI BI conference.