It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 2/3/14



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: This, as a reading week, was quite a failure. I read Far, Far Away a bit when I was at the doctor’s office on Tuesday, but that is it. I am finding that once again, like at the beginning of pregnancy, these final weeks take a lot of sleeping (though it is not great sleeping, 10 hours of not great sleeping is what I need I guess). I wanted to get a lot of reading done in these final weeks before Baby Boy Moye graces us with his presence (I am on the countdown! Due date is 2/21 or 2/22/14), but it is not going that way. Hopefully this week will be better, but no promises!

Ricki: I read a lot of great picture books with Henry this week. We went to the library for the first time! All of my books this week are picture books. We started with a children’s book of Walden (Henry’s namesake is Thoreau). This version was by Lowe. To be honest, I didn’t think the classic made for a great children’s book. Some of the books I LOVED this week were: How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? by Jane Yolen, and Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae. Other books I enjoyed reading were Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger, You Be You by Linda Kranz, Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson, and The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. The only book I didn’t enjoy very much was R. Robot Saves Lunch by Nicholas R. Kuszyk. I love robots, but this one left me with wanting more.

This Week’s Expeditions

Kellee: I hope to get to reading more of Far, Far Away. I really like the author’s style so far and the idea behind it is very clever. Also, I hope to get more of Courage Has No Color listened to. I also have a PILE of picture books I wanted to read and blog about before the baby comes–here’s hoping I can fit that in this week as well.  We’ll just have to see how it goes!!!

Ricki: This week, Henry and I will be heading back to the library for more books. Does anyone have any favorites you can suggest? It is a small library, but I hope to grab some good ones. I also want to finish Caring by Nel Noddings and The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson. I am loving LHA’s book. It makes waking up in the middle of the night much more enjoyable. Don’t get me wrong, I love feeding my little one, but I don’t think anything could make me want to wake up at 3am—even chocolate cake. 🙂

Upcoming Week’s Posts

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 So, what are you reading?

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17 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 2/3/14”

  1. I just finished far far away, Kellee & loved it. Hope you do too-surprises to come! And, hope you get some rest! In fact, you both probably need some rest! Ricki, when Henry is a little older try Henry Hikes to Fitchburg-very fun about a bear who does some things like Thoreau! Thanks for all!

  2. Hope you both have a wonderful week, Kellee, enjoy the time you have before your baby boy makes his entrance… special before and after, of course. I think I’m going to wait to read Far, Far Away for a while… Ricki, have you tried Boynton’s audiobooks yet? If your library has them, I’m quite fond of Philadelphia Chickens and the accompanying cd, a few of her picture books/board books are actually from that book. I’m also really taken still with How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?- read that as the every night right before the lights are out book after the other stories are shared… I was surprised by how many random details I could enjoy as I read and reread that book through the months… Take care you both!!

  3. Kellee – I hope you get lots of reading in over the next few weeks! My daughter, Katie’s, birthday is Feb. 26th. 🙂 Ricki – I remember those days of getting up in the middle of the night, and you’re right, it’s no fun! Reading during it is a great idea! The Impossible Knife of Memory is a powerful book!

    • Sue, When Ricki told me she was pregnant I knew, but couldn’t tell yet. We’d both already agreed to start the blog together before it happened, so it is just a coincidence 🙂
      Sleep is definitely priority right now, but I look forward to reading coming back soon.

  4. Kellee – good luck with these last few weeks. I’m about to start Far Far Away this week. Such an exciting time – I can imagine your mind is easily distracted! Ricki – such a fun time to be immersed in books for little ones – loved Mem Fox when my children were little (still do) and Emily Gravett has lots of wonderful titles in board book format.

  5. Far Far Away is so different isn’t it? I liked it, but in a creeped out way. Of your picture books Rikki, I love Green. The design is so great.


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