My blog vacation turned out to be longer than my beach vacation! I actually got back from the beach a week ago, but between playing catch-up, and preparing for my son's twelfth birthday party yesterday, I haven't had time to post.
I had a wonderful time at the beach; the weather was perfect and I spent a lot of time just lying on the beach and reading. It was very relaxing. I finished rereading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and read three out of the four books I took with me to read: First Light by Rebecca Stead, Middleworld (Jaguar Stones Trilogy Book 1) by J&P Voelkel, and The Reincarnationist by M.J. Rose. I didn't get a chance to read The Dirt Eaters (The Longlight Legacy book 1) by Dennis Foon because we bought a copy of Skulduggery Pleasant at a bookstore near the boardwalk, and I read that instead. I'm still looking forward to reading The Dirt Eaters as soon as I get a chance.
I hope to post reviews of these books this week, with the exception of The Reincarnationist. Since that's an adult book, I think I won't review it here, but I'm going to try to post a short review to Goodreads.com. I've also finally joined the discussion of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows over at the Scholar's Blog Spoiler Zone. I hope that I'm not too late; if there's anyone left in the world who still feels like talking about Deathly Hallows, won't you please join me in the discussion?