Weekly Round-Up is my wrap-up of last week's activities and includes what I'm reading this week and anything of interest plus From the Library, my weekly listing of what I've checked out from the library.The week I'm reading The Bungalow Mystery and probably The Mystery at Lilac Inn (Keene). I'm also reading Very LeFreak (Cohn). It sounds like a lot, but it takes about 2 hours to read a Nancy Drew. I'm listening to Lean Mean Thirteen (Evanovich).
Since last week I've finished Splendor (Godbersen), Nothing Pink (Hardy), The Secret of the Old Clock and The Hidden Staircase (Keene) and Plum Lovin' (Evanovich). On audio I finished Twelve Sharp (Evanovich).
The Westing Game (audio)
Up All Night
Envy: A Luxe Novel
Splendor: A Luxe Novel
From the Library is my weekly listing of what I checked out from the library recently.
Does My Head Look Big in This? - Randa Abdel-Farrah
(for the World Religion challenge)
Sixteen-year-old Amal makes the decision to start wearing the hijab full-time and everyone has a reaction. Her parents, her teachers, her friends, people on the street. But she stands by her decision to embrace her faith and all that it is, even if it does make her a little different from everyone else.
Can she handle the taunts of "towel head," the prejudice of her classmates, and still attract the cutest boy in school? Brilliantly funny and poignant, Randa Abdel-Fattah's debut novel will strike a chord in all teenage readers, no matter what their beliefs.
Harriet the Spy (audio) - Louise Fitzhugh, read by Anne Bobby
Lean Mean Thirteen (audio) - Janet Evanovich, read by Lorilei King
Alice I have Been - Melanie Benjamin
That story, a wild tale of rabbits, queens, and a precocious young child, becomes a sensation the world over. Its author, a shy, stuttering Oxford professor, does more than immortalize Alice–he changes her life forever. But even he cannot stop time, as much as he might like to. And as Alice’s childhood slips away, a peacetime of glittering balls and royal romances gives way to the urgent tide of war.