Monday, September 18, 2017

The RAHM Report for 9/18/17

Finished Reading:


  • Here Come the Lions by Alice E. Goudey
    I read this aloud to Miss Muffet over the course of a few days. Just like the others of the series, it was perfect for her level of comprehension and interest. I wish we could find more of these at reasonable prices! Thankfully, I think we still have one on Open Library that we haven't read yet, so we're not totally finished with the series.
  • Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
    My husband finished reading this at the dinner table early in the week. It was so different from what I remembered from childhood! The book made a surprising impression on 23-month-old Little Bo Peep. More about that in my Reading With... post at the end of the month! 
  • Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne
    This worked really well as our first lunch time chapter book read-aloud. I had read all of the stories piecemeal, but never in one go, so this was an enjoyable experience for me too. Review coming soon. 
  • The Zucchini Warriors by Gordon Korman
    I'm still hoping to finish and review this entire series by the end of the month. I have the last book checked out of the library, but could only find the second-to-last on Open Library and I've been on the waitlist for 15 days, so I'm not sure I will get it in time. This one was not my favorite, but still pretty funny. 
  • The Tower Treasure by Franklin W. Dixon
    I read the 1927 edition of the first Hardy Boys book, mostly because I'd never read any of the books in the series. I'm going to read the revised 1959 edition as well and then compare them in my review for Old School Kidlit next month. 
  • The Square Root of Murder by Ada Madison
    I really enjoyed this one. It has renewed my interest in reading cozy mysteries. My review is on Goodreads.
  • Break No Bones by Kathy Reichs
    This was another enjoyable book about Temperance Brennan. My review is on Goodreads.

Currently Reading:


  • Raising Demons by Shirley Jackson
    The chapters in this book are just so long that it feels impossible to read. I'm getting there, but I didn't make as much progress this week as I had hoped.
  • Still Life by Louise Penny
    It is completely shocking to me that I'm only discovering this series now, because Penny's writing is exactly the mix of character development and description that I love. I'm already planning to read the whole series. 
  • To Helvetica and Back by Paige Shelton
    I've had my eye on this series for a while and finally borrowed one from the library. I'm liking it a lot so far. The setting is well-developed and not just a cheesy opportunity for punny titles, and the writing flows really smoothly. I'll definitely be looking = for more by this author.
  • Death Overdue by Allison Brook
    I requested a digital ARC of this book on NetGalley because it was about a librarian, even though I am usually not too keen on ghost stories. It's surprisingly fun, and I'm enjoying all the library details as well as the unfolding of the murder mystery. This will be a perfect book for getting into a festive mood this Fall. 
  • The Minnow Leads to Treasure by A. Philippa Pearce
    I just started this one last night. I like the writing style so far, but it's too soon to say much more. 
I'll be linking up today with Unleashing Readers/Teach Mentor Texts and Book Date for It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


  1. Nice variety of books. I'm reading Death Overdue now and mostly enjoying it. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  2. I know of Loise Penny, and want to read something of hers, but still haven't managed to get around to it.

  3. I'm a Phillippa Pearce fan, so I hope that one is good.