My relationship with my mom is really poor right now too. It's never been all that good, but it's been pretty bad all summer.
However, I did finish Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox today!! I love the Artemis books, they're among my favorite kid series. Artemis is one of my favorite literary characters. He's such a lovable jerk. This book was filled with time traveling confusion and Artemis against himself. AWESOME. The ending wrapped stuff up well but there is definitely the possibility for another book (OR TEN). I sure hope there are. I wish I had the ability to draw Artemis like I see him in my head. There are a great number of scenes I'd love to illustrate!
Some Professor Layton puzzles make me feel dumb. =(