Woke up to cold sunshine but, now, it's cloudy. We've got a few days of cool, rainy weather ahead of us. But, that's okay; it'll give me a chance to sit in my La Z Boy and read instead of being outdoors washing windows or raking winter from the lawn.
I finished this book last Sunday night. It was a real tearjerker and I didn't want to have to read it in school for Silent Reading. Too embarrassing!
I have a love/hate relationship with Nicholas Sparks. I've liked some of his books but, for the most part, find them too smaltzy. Many of my teenage students have been reading this book and saying how much they love it so I figured I'd give it a chance.
And it actually wasn't too bad. I got into the characters and the plot was nonstop. Ronnie and her brother must spend the summer with their father and Ronnie is furious about this. She hasn't spoken to her dad for three years ever since he and her mom got divorced. So, the prospect of spending a couple months with him has her really upset. How she deals with him, the friends she makes, and the situations that arise make for a decent read.
This fast-paced novel was just what I needed after The Last Song. It's about a Wall Street investment specialist who checks his balance one night and sees that someone has stolen his identity and all his money. He spends the rest of the book figuring out who did it while trying to avoid the police who are looking for him for murder.
I like how the book explains everything so anyone can understand the financial shenanigans. Makes me wonder if anyone can be trusted.
So, it was a good reading week. I'm almost halfway through Caught by Harlan Coben and it's a winner.
Well, my husband is bugging me to get dressed so I can go down in the cellar to help him with the motorcycle he's building. Can't wait!
Have a great week!