Weekly Wrap-Up 06/23/13

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila @ Book Journey

It’s been another wonderful week of reading and busyness around these parts. How was your week? Bookish? Fantastic? I hope so!

Today is my son’s 15th birthday. Sigh. Where have the years gone? Happy birthday Carter! My youngest daughter, Avery, turned 13 in March. It’s officially a teenage zone at my house. Ack!


Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

The Third Son by Julie Wu


Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin

The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

A Masque of Infamy by Kelly Dessaint

Currently Reading:

The Violet Hour by Katherine Hill


This book?
The Translator by Nina Schuyler
Maybe this book? 
Time will tell!
Beyond the Pale by Elana Dykewomon
Bookish Business:

Be sure to enter my giveaway for the Literary Blog Hop

My pal Kelly asked me to guest post on The Well-Read Redhead, wasn’t that the nicest? I’d appreciate it if you’d head on over to check it out. Thanks!

The Relentless Reader will be featured on Book Bloggers International on Thursday the 27th.

Have a lovely week my little chickadees!

75 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap-Up 06/23/13

  1. Thanks Laurel 🙂 I have an even older daughter named Danielle…I don't even want to say how old she is, ha ha.I can't wait to be a grandmother! Well, I can wait but I know it's going to be the best 😀


  2. Happy Birthday to your son! My diaghters will be 14 and 12 in the upcoming month or so…pretty much teen world here too. Luckily, I do better with teens than any other age group, but it gets hairy 😉 My son is 8 and literally goes between my sweet baby and this crazy child I don't know. Motherhood – we should write a book about it! Lol


  3. Happy birthday to Carter! It's teen zone here too with two 13 year-olds. Ack! The cover of The Violet Hour is so pretty! I want. 🙂 Happy reading.


  4. Happy birthday to your son! I have four more years until my youngest hits her teens, but I don't know if I have four more years before she starts acting like a teenager. Yuck!I'm in the process of reading THE FIREBIRD right now. Definitely pleasantly surprised at how much I am enjoying it. Susanna Kearsley has done her research, so I'm very impressed.


  5. Happy birthday to Carter! And with 2 teens in the house you officially can read YA without anyone questioning you! I may need to borrow them for my excuse sometime! And I have to agree with Tiny Library- You DON\”T look like a mom of a fifteen yr. old! Maybe reading those books on the beach protected your skin! ;-)Have a great week! I'll be checking out your guest post too!


  6. It hits girls earlier I swear. At least it did for both of my girls 😉 I was completely surprised by that book. To be honest I wasn't looking forward to it! Guess what? I liked it! I liked it quite a lot in fact.


  7. You can borrow them tomorrow! I'll put them on a bus! You are SO nice to say that! My next birthday will be the big 4-0 and I also have a 21 year old daughter. I FEEL 80, ha ha. Thanks so much Suzanne!


  8. I feel the same way re: THE FIREBIRD. I was not looking forward to it but am now anxious to finish it because I'm so interested in the story. A great surprise.


  9. A house full of teenagers is terrifying (to me at least). My nephew just turned 12 and his 'tude has grown its own ego, I swear. Lots of great books!


  10. Many happy returns of the day to Carter! Enjoy these years… all too soon they'll be grown and heading off to college. (Like mine is, this fall.) Oh — just spotted your reply to Suzanne about your older daughter, so perhaps you've already been through the leaving-for-college or striking-out-on-their-own bit? Have a wonderful week, and happy reading!


  11. Yes, one of them has flown the coop. I miss her like crazy. And then there are times that I'm counting down the days until the younger two do the same, lol. I don't know what I'll do with myself when this nest is empty. Have more time for reading I suppose! 😉


  12. Yeah, good luck with that teenager thing you've got on your horizon. My son is 22, and I wouldn't go back to 16 for anything! Much as I love that dear man-child… 😉


  13. Ow wow you did some great reading. Am curious what you will think of The Translator. I did not request it in the end but it does look interesting. Happy Birthday for Carter!


  14. My oldest son turned 16 last week (the other is 14) – teenagers indeed! We'll have to survive through the next few years and hopefully then things get calmer! Have a great week!


  15. Have fun with your now official teenaged home! I have 2 young adults in their early 20's still living at home with us–won't say it gets easier, it just gets different :)I see you have a good stack of books. The Violet Hour looks like a possibility to me. I am trying to not read Goodreads reviews of books on my TBR as I sometimes get swayed into shelving a book aside that I might have enjoyed, so don't listen to the negativity on that book. Have a great week!


  16. Lots of great books on your reading list, I hadn't heard of The Violet Hour but it sounds like something I woulds like so it's on the wishlist now. I'm a huge fan of Susanna Kearsley but I still haven't read The Firebird yet, glad to hear it's good 🙂 Happy reading this week!


  17. Thanks Rita 🙂 Different, that's a good way to put it. I really should steer clear of reading Goodreads reviews as well. I should stick to bloggers that I trust and/or have the same tastes as I do. The reviews on GR are incredibly subjective.


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