It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA!
It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme started by Sheila at Book Journeys and now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It’s also a great chance to see what others are reading right now…you just might discover the next “must-read” book!
Kellee and Jen, of Teach Mentor Texts, decided to give It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, anything in the world of kidlit – join us! We love this meme and think you will, too.
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Last Week’s Posts
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Last Week’s Journeys
Olivia Decoded is the second book in the Olivia Twisted series, and I read it in one sitting! I am so glad that we get to take part in the blog tour for the book–look forward my review later this month!
Insignia is the first faculty book club choice of the year, and it is also one of our Sunshine State Books. It is a pretty epic story that takes place during World War III that is taking place in space!
This book was a pretty great premise, and it kept me reading and reading. And man! The ending was so good, but definitely a cliffhanger that made me grab the sequel right away!
I can definitely tell why this book inspired Ricki to want to look more into the erasures of identity in literature which is the topic of our NCTE presentation.
Trent finally wants to read Elephant and Piggie books! I love them, and I am so glad that he is finally interested in them. I bought 9 of them, and I hope to get them all! My favorite memory from this week was reading We Are In a Book and when Piggie says BANANA and laughs, Trent LOST IT!
It turns out preparing for a new baby (25 days left!) and moving your toddler to a new room take up a lot of time. I am sorry I am falling behind a bit!
I finished Shooting Kabul by N. H. Senzai. This is a wonderful, wonderful book. I plan to use it in a future research project, and I am really looking forward to seeing how students respond to it. There are so many things to discuss with regards to this book, so it is a great classroom text.
This Week’s Expeditions
Like I said above, I picked up the sequel of All Fall Down as soon as I was done! I am so excited to listen to the sequel!
I was so thankful to get approved for some graphic novels from Netgalley, so I plan on reading them. Then I am going to either pick up something for review or for NCTE/ALAN. We’ll see where the week goes!
It is a another week that I haven’t made progress in John Howard Griffin’s Black Like Me, and it is most certainly NOT because it isn’t an excellent text. I am hoping to read and finish it this week.
I read another big chunk of Jo Knowles’ See You at Harry’s last night, and I still love it. With my giant baby in my belly (yes, he is giant, apparently), I can’t help but be really exhausted at the end of each night. I know I would be done with this book if it weren’t for the baby. It is excellent.
Upcoming Week’s Posts
Tuesday: Top Ten Board Books According to our Toddlers
Wednesday: Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel
Thursday: Blog Tour and Review: Race Car Dreams by Sharon Chriscoe
Friday: Emma G. Loves Boyz: A True Love Journal Volume One by Taro Meyer
Sunday: Author Guest Post!
So, what are you reading?
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