Monday, March 19, 2018

The RAHM Report for 3/19/18

What My Kids Are Reading

This week's RAHK Report includes our St. Patrick's Day read-alouds and the book my four-year-old has been reading to my two-year-old.

What I Finished Reading

  • Fatal Frost by Karen MacInerney
    I had a hard time getting into this book at the beginning, but things really picked up after a few chapters and it ended up being a really compelling mystery. I was wondering at first whether I'd stick with the series, but I've decided I definitely will. 
  • The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope
    This was really good in a creepy sort of way. I think I prefer The Sherwood Ring, just because it's more like my usual type of book, but this was very good. I will probably have a review up in about a month. 
  • Dead Letter by Betsy Byars
    This series is growing on me. Herculeah is certainly a unique heroine. 
  • Your Old Pal, Al by Constance C. Greene
    I liked this third book of the series a lot. I'd been hoping for a book devoted to the tension that other associations introduce into the Al//unnamed narrator friendship, and this was it!

What I'm Currently Reading

  • All Things Bright and Beautiful by James Herriot
    I read a bit in this one this week. I'll be out of town over the weekend and into the early part of next week, so I may not finish it right away, but probably by the time I post another RAHM Report in two weeks, it will be done. 
  • The Advice Column Murders by Leslie Nagel
    I've started this ARC a couple of times, but I keep getting distracted. Hopefully I'll be able to sit down and really focus on it before we leave for our trip. 

Challenge Progress

  • Fatal Frost counts for Cloak and Dagger and Craving for Cozies. 
  • The Perilous Gard and Your Old Pal, Al count for Old School Kidlit. 
  • Dead Letter counts for the Author Love challenge. 
  • I also published reviews of the following titles for the Writing Reviews challenge: Southern Discomfort by Caroline Fardig; Fit to Die by Ellery Adams; Happy Little Family by Rebecca Caudill; and A Girl Called Al by Constance C. Greene. 
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 liked The Sherwood Ring better too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  2. I'm really interested in reading The Perilous Gard. It's part of my Newbery challenge, so I will eventually get to it. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful reading week!

  3. I like the Advice Column Murder book-that looks good! Also Fatal Frost -sounds like something we live through in the winter-LOL. I see you're doing the Alphabet Soup Challenge also!! Have a great day!!

  4. Your Old Pal, Al looks really familiar. I may have read that as a kid. I really enjoyed Cleary's audio collection. I think there may be a Ramona one also. I'll have to look it up. I'm glad I got to "read" books of Cleary I never read before. Thanks for poppin' in.

  5. Betsy Byars is an author that I haven't thought about in a while! I loved her!

    Happy reading to you and your kids this week :)

  6. The Perilous Gard caught my eye - looks very interesting! And, wow, five stars!