Monday, March 12, 2018

The RAHM Report for 3/12/18

What I Finished Reading

  • The Little Oratory by David Clayton and Leila Marie Lawler
    I actually finished my book club book early this time! I want to save my comments for the discussion with my friends later this week. but after that, I'll post a review to Goodreads.
  • Southern Discomfort by Caroline Fardig (ARC)
    This is an engaging start to a new cozy mystery series set in the South, and with a hint of the supernatural. I gave it a three-star review on Goodreads.
  • Fit to Die by Ellery Adams (ARC)
    This second book of the Supper Club series was even better than the first. I really like the way Ellery Adams writes. I gave this one a four-star Goodreads review.
  • Until Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth by Sheila O'Connor (ARC)
    This middle grade historical fiction novel was unexpectedly great. I gave it four stars initially, and when I sat down to write my review, I bumped it up to five. It comes out in early April, and I'll have a review around then. It's not as much like The Wednesday Wars as the publisher suggests in its marketing copy, but it was very good in its own right. 
  • Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald
    I read this aloud to my older two girls. It was not my first time reading it, but I've never reviewed it, so I have that on my to-do list. 
  • The Children of Noisy Village by Astrid Lindgren (Open Library)
    This I have never read before, and I loved it. Review coming soon.

What I'm Currently Reading

I made very little progress with these three books again this week, but I hope to finish at least one of them by the time next Monday rolls around:

  • All Things Bright and Beautiful by James Herriot
  • Fatal Frost by Karen MacInerney
  • The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope

Challenge Progress

I didn't have time to discuss my reading challenges in last week's post, so here's an update on my progress for the past two weeks.

  • Carbs and Cadavers, I Know What You Bid Last Summer, Southern Discomfort, and Fit to Die all counted toward the Cloak and Dagger, Craving for Cozies, and Writing Reviews challenges. 
  • Until Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth and Zucchini by Barbara Dana fulfill letters U and Z for the A to Z Reading Challenge, respectively. 
  • Zucchini also counts for the Old School Kidlit Challenge, along with Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, Story of the Presidents of the United States of America by Maud and Miska Petersham, and The Children of Noisy Village
  • P.S. I Miss You by Jen Petro-Roy counts for the Writing Reviews challenge, along with The Cartoonist by Betsy Byars, The Toothpaste Millionaire by Jean Merrill, and The Wonderful Farm by Marcel Ayme. 
  • Tarot Says Beware by Betsy Byars counts for the Author Love Challenge, and The Little Oratory for the Alphabet Soup Challenge.  
I'll be linking up today with Unleashing Readers/Teach Mentor Texts and Book Date for It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


  1. I haven't heard of Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle in a long time. That Old School challenge sounds fun. Thanks for some new titles to look for!

  2. Until Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth sounds like an interesting book, but I don't get the connection to The Wednesday Wars.

    1. The only real connection is the time period. Otherwise, they are two totally different books.

  3. I'm looking forward to Until Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth. And I STILL haven't read The Wednesday Wars, but it's on my TBR list. I'm also going to look into The Children of the Noisy Village. Thanks for sharing your reads, this week!

  4. I may have read a few, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle books back in day as well as James Herriot's book as I like animals. I love a good cozy also. The Coffeehouse Mysteries are fun as they're super detailed about the world of coffee. I intend to read more of these cozy series this year: County Cork; the Whiskey, Tango, & Foxtrot; the Potting Shed; A Fresh-Baked Mystery; Hannah Swenson; and A Southern Sewing Circle.

  5. I love all the James Herriot books! I am pretty sure though that they were influential in my becoming a vegetarian when I was in my

  6. I would like Southern Discomfort-it looks good!!

  7. I'm adding Until Tomorrow, Mr. Marsmouth to my wishlist. Come see what I'm reading

  8. I want to read more of Astrid Lindgren's books for children, I have a feeling I'd enjoy them tremendously. Have a great reading week ahead!