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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (May 15): 05/15/17
Friday my husband left for a business trip, so it's just me, the children, and our cats.
The newly repaired ceiling is dry but on Wednesday we almost had a moment of deja vu when the garbage disposal jammed and then fell off the bottom of the sink (the same sink that caused the water damage we just finally fixed). Fortunately we were here when it happened and no water got anywhere it shouldn't be. The fix was an easy one and the culprit was a screw. According to our plumber, when this happens, it's usually a screw falling into the sink. Who knew?
For Mother's day, the kids and I went to a sushi boat restaurant and then we went to see the re-screening of my favorite movie, The 5th Element. What a blast that was. The theater was packed with diehard fans. We were all saying the best lines before they happened and laughing before the funny parts.
This July, Luc Besson has a new film coming out which also looks amazing. I haven't read the graphic novels that inspired the film. Nor have I seen the joint France-Japan anime series. I will be doing both before the film premiers in July.
What I read last week:
What I'm reading:
Last Week's Reviews
Comment #1: Monday, May 15, 2017 at 01:40:10
It looks like you had a very nice mothers day - sushi sounds yum! Great to hear you got to see a rescreen of a fave film, what a great idea!
Enjoy your books this week, California looks interesting!
Comment #2: Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 23:12:00
It was a really fun day and such a lucky break that my favorite film was showing today. California reminds me a little bit of Cherry 2000 mixed together with The Postman. I'll get a proper review written as soon as I can.
Comment #3: Monday, May 15, 2017 at 01:59:05
Soo... Valerian looks awesome. :) This is the first time I've seen the trailer, and it looks visually stunning. I'll definitely be seeing this! Funny too because I just read the first Valerian graphic novel a few weeks ago- who knew?
I have Lumberjanes on my ComiXology queue. And I wanted to read Goodnight June- nice to see you gave it 5 stars!
Comment #4: Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 23:15:00
I agree that Valerian looks amazing. I haven't read any of the graphic novels but plan to in June. Nice new reissues are being released on the 1st. There's also an anime that was a joint Japanese-French production I want to watch. It's on Crunchyroll.
I have the Lumberjanes books in print. I'm not much of a screen reader for comics. Goodnight June is a quiet but delightful book.
Comment #5: Monday, May 15, 2017 at 02:05:01
Glad to hear you had an amazing week and time celebrating Mother's Day. I don't read lots of children books. If I need some recommendations for my nieces and nephews, I'll come here and ask you, for sure.
I hope you enjoy your new books especially the one you're currently reading. Have a wonderful week. :)
Comment #6: Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 23:20:00
This isn't specifically a children's book blog. Most of the books I reviewed this week aren't for children.
Comment #7: Monday, May 15, 2017 at 02:52:50
Good to see you enjoyed Goodnight June, I remember really liking it. The Book Stops Here, a bibliophile mystery would interest me. Thanks for sharing your top booksm I had a peek at it. Love seeing the authors others read.
Comment #8: Monday, May 15, 2017 at 12:28:00
If you're interested in The Book Stops Here, I recommend starting at the beginning with Homicide in Hardcover.
Comment #9: Monday, May 15, 2017 at 08:04:36
Glad you had a great Mother's Day and the plumbing issue was minor.
Comment #10: Monday, May 15, 2017 at 12:28:00
Comment #11: Monday, May 15, 2017 at 10:28:45
I'm glad your dishwasher problem had an easy fix. The movie sounds good too. I thought A List of Cages was heartbreaking. I hope you enjoy it. Come see my week here. Happy reading!
Comment #12: Monday, May 15, 2017 at 12:32:00
Thankfully we have a good local plumber nearby. I'm about fifty pages into A List of Cages and so far I wouldn't call it heartbreaking. We'll see how the rest goes. It's due next week at the library and there are a ton of holds on it, so I won't be able to renew it.
Comment #13: Monday, May 15, 2017 at 11:00:27
You have some interesting looking books...I think I mentioned having rediscovered California after reading the author's newest book...and I hope to dive into it at some point.
Thanks for visiting my blog, and have a great week...with no plumbing disasters.
Comment #14: Monday, May 15, 2017 at 12:32:00
California is a pretty quick read despite it's length. I hope to get to her new book later this year.
Comment #15: Monday, May 15, 2017 at 16:05:22
Belated Happy Mother's Day! Sounds like you had fun. I had water related incidents this week too...what do they about water always winning?
Comment #16: Monday, May 15, 2017 at 13:17:00
I saw that. What an adventure!
Comment #17: Monday, May 15, 2017 at 16:25:47
Nice looking books.
ENJOY this week.
Comment #18: Monday, May 15, 2017 at 17:24:00
Thanks! I think so too.
Comment #19: Monday, May 15, 2017 at 17:04:15
Sam @ WLABB
I am a total fan of the Peculiar Children. Loved that series. I want to read A List of Cages soon. I keep seeing raves for it.
Comment #20: Monday, May 15, 2017 at 17:27:00
Would you believe it's my third attempt at starting Miss Peregine's Home for Peculiar Children in the time that I've owned the book? This time, though, it seems to be clicking with me.
A List of Cages is very well written — the 80 pages or so that I've read.
Comment #21: Monday, May 15, 2017 at 17:24:33
I am glad you had a nice Mother's Day. Looks like you have read a lot of great books too.
Comment #22: Monday, May 15, 2017 at 17:27:00
It was a remarkably good week of reading.
Comment #23: Monday, May 15, 2017 at 19:19:54
Sounds like a great week, even with an almost repeat of the water disaster. Luckily you getting to go out for sushi, I love sushi but don't get to eat it very often as the closest place that serves it is almost 4 hours away. Enjoy your week!
Comment #24: Monday, May 15, 2017 at 17:39:00
We are lucky to live with in driving distance of a number of sushi restaurants. This particular one happens to be next door to the movie theater which makes it the perfect lunch or dinner spot when going to see a film.
Comment #25: Monday, May 15, 2017 at 19:26:49
You've had some house troubles!
Enjoy all your books!
Comment #26: Monday, May 15, 2017 at 17:41:00
Hopefully it's all behind us. Have a good week.
Comment #27: Monday, May 15, 2017 at 21:51:50
Sushi!!!! Yum! And the 5th Element rocks. I love it too. We used to go to this really cool huge Halloween party in Detroit, and one year someone was there dressed like Leeloo and she was spot on.
Have a great week!! LumberJanes keeps beckoning me. I will wait for your review!
Comment #28: Monday, May 15, 2017 at 20:56:00
Seeing a The 5th Element with a room full of fans was so much fun. I've seen a Leeloo custom too back when the movie was newer. She was also spot on.
Volume 1 of the Lumberjanes is awesome. I'm almost done and I have more volumes on hand to read.
Comment #29: Monday, May 15, 2017 at 22:02:33
..."the culprit was a screw..." sounds like a good title for a book! The book cover for A List of Cages caught my eye. Enjoy your reading week!
Comment #30: Monday, May 15, 2017 at 21:04:00
It does sound like a title of a book. Maybe a cozy? A List of Cages is very good so far; I'm 80 pages in.
Comment #31: Monday, May 15, 2017 at 22:34:35
Mmmm...sushi! Perfect choice for Mother's Day. Are you going to review California? I'm curious what you thought of it.
Comment #32: Monday, May 15, 2017 at 21:07:00
I will be reviewing California. I'm not sure when exactly, but I will.
Comment #33: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 03:06:25
Sounds like you had a fun Mother's Day! I'm jealous that you're about you read Adulthood is a Myth — my library doesn't have it. :( It looks hilarious -- did you enjoy it?
Comment #34: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 12:47:00
I read Adulthood is a Myth as an ebook. I have the second volume to read soon. It is funny and very relatable.
Comment #35: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 03:52:05
Adulthood is a Myth looks hilarious! I didn't really like Miss Pergrines Home for Peculiar Children but I hope you do!
Seems like you had a great week :)
Comment #36: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 12:53:00
Adulthood is a Myth is a fun way to spend an afternoon. I have the second volume to read. I will review both.
Comment #37: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 07:37:00
I recently read Adulthood is a Myth and thought it was hilarious!
Comment #38: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 12:57:00
I did too. I have the second volume on hand to read soon.
Comment #39: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 09:46:17
Nice selection of books!
Comment #40: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 13:02:00
Comment #41: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 11:15:52
oh I see great books here Sarah! I hope we can chat about them. I ADORED Adulthood. I hope you liked it too! I liked Miss peregrine a lot too. I read it almost two years ago, hope to post a review one day. :) List of Cages.. I need to go back to that one :)
Comment #42: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 13:05:00
I enjoyed Adulthood and I'll be reading the second volume soon. I'm on my third attempt at Miss Peregrine's. A List of Cages is very good so far. I'm about a third of the way through.
Comment #43: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 16:07:20
What a fun mum you are! I bet your kids love how their mum reads graphic novels and follows manga and anime. Yeah, I can't read Austen's novels because their conversations are so wordy; it's like navigating through a maze. I'm glad I have access to the audio versions.
Comment #44: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 13:15:00
My husband reads manga and watches anime too. Saturday morning cartoons in this family is often Saturday morning anime.
I was grateful to find the Austen audiobooks because my boss at the time had written her masters thesis on Austen. She talked about Austen and her novels all the time.
Comment #45: Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 23:21:39
Sorry to read about your plumbing issues. Hopefully everything will be good now. How are you liking the Peregrine book. I loved the series and the movie was interesting. Happy reading!
Comment #46: Friday, May 19, 2017 at 21:01:00
The plumbing issues are all fixed. I've finished Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. I liked it for the first 250 pages. But once we got to the explanatory chapters before the big final show down, I fell out of love with it. It's too much like Bleach.
Comment #7: Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 12:52:48
I have Lumberjanes from the library, which I picked to complete one of my reading challanges. I hope it's good! It sounds like you had a great Mother's Day.
Comment #8: Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 12:21:00
Lumberjanes is great — especially if you were ever a Girl Scout. Mother's day was lots of fun.