My children are awesome. Sometimes they are exceptionally awesome. This weekend we went shooing at Costco and my youngest daughter, now 13, decided to spend her allowance on books.
Considering how much I read this should not be surprising. Except my daughter is not a reader - unless you count video game text. She does. I do not. She picked up Ready Player One and made it an astonishing four chapters in. (I still have hope, since she did make the goal to finish one book this year.)
She ended up buying two books in the Diary of a Wimpy Kids series. I read book one and did not enjoy it at all. My daughter and son love them. Yes, my 17 year old son is waiting in line to read them.
I saw new covers of the Harry Potter series. I do not own my own copies. Some have been lost in the many moves and the rest the kids have acquired. I purchased this in honor of completing my N.E.W.T.s. Isn't the cover amazing!
Then for labor day we decided we wanted to get out. We to a Barnes and Noble that was having a 50% off sale. The sale was not all that great, and they had run out of tote bags. However, I did end up buying Warcross - a book that I have been wanting to read for a while now.
My girls enjoy Barnes and Noble's for the art. My youngest picked out a sketchbook that gives you drawing prompts. The older of my daughters picked out pens. Yep, pens, but they were on sale. My son has gone through all the clearance fact books (his reading material of choice) so he used his pick to go towards a book I picked up and couldn't seem to put down. Our spending budget is pretty small - one mom and three kids - so I almost never pick up a new release book, let alone in hardcover.
I can tell you are in suspense about the book. Here it is - Vox - it is a dystopian science fiction book set too close to modern society where women have lost their rights and are only allowed to speak 100 words a day.
I have already read some reviews slamming this book about how horrible it is for society, and how it sets a bad precedent. Ironically, these reviews were all written by males. I have already started reading the book and it is set to be a top book of the year. I never thought anything would even challenge The Hate U Give for my favorite book this year. Vox is a contender. Both are amazing works of fiction written about important and timely topics. I better at least finish reading Vox first, but half way through it is amazing.
I will post my official five book reading list later this week. With the N.E.W.T.s reading challenge finished I cannot say that I have slowed down. It is just most the books I have read the last week were included in that wrap up.
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