Thursday, June 13, 2013

Book Talk Linky and update

So summer is here and I had hoped to get back in the swing of blogging again. But it's been a week since I've blogged. We've been so busy this past week. We had a blast in Charlotte for the Comic Book Convention and then we were on a youth trip Sunday - Wednesday. My hubby and I help with our high school youth at church. They are truly a great group of kids. I have to brag on one of them. Yesterday we went to one of the city pools in our county. It was packed. One of the boys who just graduated high school was raising a 6 year old boy down the slide. When they had raced a few times, the little boy asked our youth if he would be his best pal. The youth said sure and proceeded to swim and play with him the rest of the time we were there. It was so sweet and cute. Made my heart smile!
Anyway, Chris and I are home for a couple of days and then we head to the beach. I'm so excited to get away and relax. We will also be celebrating our 1 year anniversary on Sunday. So I'm trying to get caught up on some blogging. I had seen this fun linky party over at Reading Towards the Stars.
One of my favorite things about summer is that I get to read a lot. I read a lot anyway. I usually read before I go to bed. But summer lends itself to pool time and beach time which means more reading. And I can stay up later finishing good books. I just finished Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief and loved it. 
I love fantasy books and especially young adult fantasy books. I had bought this one on my kindle a while back but just got around to reading it now. 
Percy is a sixth grade boy who has been kicked out of multiple boarding schools because of his behavior. He isn't a bad kid but things seem to happen around him. He also has ADHD and some learning issues. His father died when he was young and his mom remarried and lives in New York. Percy gets attacked by one of his teachers and no one seems to believe that it happened. Everyone forgot that the teacher even existed. On his way home from school, he has another weird experience. When he and his mother go on a vacation, they get attacked by a monster from Hades and Percy finally figures out who he is, a demigod. His father hadn't died when he was a kid but was a Greek god. I enjoyed the story. It moved past and the characters were likable. I'll be reading the second one while we're on vacation. Have you read any of these books? From what I've heard, the movie isn't really anything like the book but I'm thinking I might check it out. I'm linking up with Reading Towards the Stars. Be sure to head over there and see all the book recommendations. I'm hoping I can link up weekly or at least every other week. 

I would love for you to leave me a comment on what you are reading. I'm always adding to my list of books to read.


  1. Thank you for linking up! The Lightning Thief is one of those books on my reading bucket list. I will definitely be checking it out soon!

    Reading Toward the Stars

  2. I'm working on my 10th book of the summer. :) Enjoy all your reading!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  3. Kerri,
    Our students love these and a few are working through the entire series. The movie is actually pretty well done too, so that is definitely work checking out.

    Along those lines are Peter and the Starcatchers (that is also a series) about Peter Pan, but it has been a few years since I've read it. Our kids also LOVE the 39 Clues, but that really seems like a lot of books to get through.

    Just give me some old fashioned Hardy Boys.
    Digital: Divide & Conquer

  4. Just found your blog today through the Thursday Booktalk Linky! Love your blog design! This novel looks like a great read--like the premise. I am your newest follower... :0) Enjoy your time at the beach!

    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

  5. My students and my sons have all loved your book selection over the years. Thanks for sharing. :) I found you blog via the linky. I'm your newest follower.
    Creating Lifelong Learners