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
I finished listening to The Smell of Other People’s House by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock, and I DEFINITELY can see why it was honored as a finalist for the 2017 Walden Award! It is a brilliantly crafted story that puts the reader in 1970s Alaska within intertwining stories of 4 teenagers and everyone in their lives.
I very much look forward to reviewing the first book in the Gamer Squad series for you all this week!
I am doing a lot of rereading this week in preparation for the courses that I am teaching this week.
This is my fourth time reading Sherman Alexie’s Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. I am very excited to hear what my students think about it because it is my first time teaching it at the college level. I’ve generated a lot of critical activities to engage with the book. I’ll feature them on this Thursday’s post in case anyone wants to swap ideas! It doesn’t matter how many times I read this book—each time, I am swept up by the emotions of the text.
I also reread Teaching English by Design by Peter Smagorinsky in preparation for my class. He does a fantastic job exploring supportive practices for teachers. I love this text for methods courses.
My older son is loving this book right now, so we’ve been reading it each night. I read it a long time ago, so it was great to revisit it!
This Week’s Expeditions
- Currently reading: Unsouled by Neal Shusterman – I AM SO CLOSE TO BEING DONE! The curse of back-to-school tiredness means I read for such a short time each night, but I cannot wait to finish. It is so good!
- Currently listening: Knockout Games by G. Neri – I just started this on Friday, so I look forward to getting more into it.
- Next: Giant Pumpkin Suite by Melanie Heuiser Hill
- Then: Things That Surprise You by Jennifer Maschari
I am very fortunate to work with Todd Mitchell, author of The Last Panther. I visited his book launch this week, and I am very excited to read the book!
Upcoming Week’s Posts
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday: Thirty Male Book Characters We’d Totally Date by Clara A., Amanda C., Kiersten R., & Ashley F., 8th Grade
Wednesday: Gamer Squad series by Kim Harrington
Thursday: Teaching Ideas for The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Friday: Guardians of the Gryphon’s Claw by Todd Calgi Gallicano
Sunday: Author Guest Post!
So, what are you reading?
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