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.
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Last Week’s Posts
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Last Week’s Journeys
Kellee: I did not read very much this week, and I have no excuse. Each night I just found myself booked, and then it was bedtime. I read a few pages of The Complete Persepolis and A Boy and a Jaguar by Alan Rabinowitz (BRILLIANT), but that’s all. I am having a bit of trouble just keeping up with everything right now, so unfortunately reading is getting pushed aside. I need to fix that because I feel like my mind is missing something.
Trent and I did continue to read though because that is a favorite time of day for me. We read Fifteen Animals by Sandra Boyton for the first time, and it made me laugh out loud when we read it the first time. We also read Boynton’s Barnyard Dance. If you have never heard the songs that go with some of Boynton’s books, you are missing out. Check them out! I love them, and we periodically listen to them as we read along. Trent also sat attentively for the entire Ivan: The Remarkable True Story by Katherine Applegate which is SUCH a compliment.
Ricki: This week, I read and enjoyed Arcady’s Goal by Eugene Yelchin (author of Breaking Stalin’s Nose). This beautifully illustrated novel is about an 12-year old orphan whose parents are “enemies of the people” during WWII Soviet Russia. He has a passion for soccer and wants to play for the Red Army. I liked how it crosses genres and can be considered historical fiction and sports fiction. This is one of those books that teachers love because it is very literary and also engaging. I was hooked from the first page and couldn’t put it down.
This Week’s Expeditions
Kellee: I am going to finish The Complete Persepolis, so I can start in on my pile of books that I should have read already including Counting by 7s, A Snicker of Magic, and One for the Murphys and books I cannot wait to read including Fish in a Tree, All the Bright Places, Paper Cowboy, and Read Between the Lines. If nothing else, break is soon, and I cannot wait to read, read, read!
Ricki: I am halfway through Jennifer Niven’s All the Bright Places, and I am savoring it. So far–wow, wow, wow. I love it.
Upcoming Week’s Posts
Tuesday: Top Ten New-to-Us Authors We Read in 2014
Friday: Author Guest Post from Dorothy Heart, Author of Wolf Chronicles series
So, what are you reading?
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