It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 12/23/13



It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA!

It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. 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!

Jen Vincent, of Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee 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.

We encourage everyone who participates to support the blogging community by visiting at least three of the other book bloggers that link up and leave comments for them.

Last Week’s Posts

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Last Week’s Journeys

Kellee: I kept working on reading Nerdy nominees this week so I felt prepared when I voted last night. This week I finished A Splash of Read: The Life and Art of Horace PippinLifetime: The Amazing Numbers in Animals LivesMr. Tiger Goes WildFrog SongDaredevil: The Daring Life of Betty SkeltonThe Story of Fish and Snail, and Arnie the Doughnut: Bowling Alley Bandit. I can definitely see why they were all nominated! My favorites were Lifetime, Daredevil, Mr. Tiger, and Arnie. These books also helped me start of Winter Break #bookaday right!

Ricki: I read some great children’s books this week. My husband and I read The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt to our son. We were both highly entertained. It is so funny! I can see why everyone seems to love it. We also read a few classics. To name a few–Goodnight Moon (and the modern version with a twist–Good Night New York City) and a great book that I never read as a child called Time for Bed. It made me want to cuddle up and go to sleep.

This Week’s Expeditions

Kellee: I didn’t get to some of the graphic novel Nerdy nominees before voting, but I still have them to read: Lost BoyGreat American Dust Bowl, and Bluffton. I also still have Gareth Hinds’s Romeo and Juliet to read (though I may read it before I go to bed). I’m also still listening to Ocean at the End of the Lane by Gaiman, but I don’t know how much listening I’ll get done during break.

Ricki: I have the same goals as last week. I am almost finished with The Killing Woods by Lucy Christopher and am loving The Living by Matt de la Peña. My life is dedicated to this tiny creature who cries often, so I am not meeting all of my goals! 🙂 He is entirely worth it. I also wish he wouldn’t always cry when we read The Velveteen Rabbit because I would like to finish that one. I think it is too many words and not enough stimulation.

Upcoming Week’s Posts

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 So, what are you reading?

Link up below and go check out what everyone else is reading. Please support other bloggers by viewing and commenting on at least 3 other blogs. If you tweet about your Monday post, tag the tweet with #IMWAYR!

Happy Holidays!!!!

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12 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 12/23/13”

  1. You two have each reminded me of books I want to read: Bluffton and The Living. I love recommending Crayons and I’ve really enjoyed Lifetime and A Splash of Red!

  2. I have a teview up of The Great American Dustbowl- you’ll find it interesting! Haven’t gotten to read Battle Bunny, though.

  3. Little ones do need lots of time and make those book goals more challenging! And then all of a sudden you will find yourself reading daily for ages – often the same book over and over! Such fun. Kellee – I too loved Lifetime. Am using it with my class and we love all of the math exploration. Happy holidays to you both!

  4. Hasn’t it been fantastic to read the nominees? i want to read the Romeo & Juliet too. i’m in the middle of The Living right now & will finish it soon I think. Happy holidays!


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