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
Tuesday: Top Ten Books We Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing Henry and Trent This Year
You can see ADORABLE photos of both boys on our Wednesday and Thursday post.
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Last Week’s Journeys
Kellee: I have been trying very hard to read a #bookaday during the winter break. I have been semi-successful which has resulted in some good reading (though as I was typing I realized that 4 out of the 5 novels were compilations!):
- One for the Murphys is such a tremendous book–ended in an ugly cry! If you were like me and haven’t read it yet, move it up your pile.
- Explorer: Hidden Doors is another great compilation put together by Kazu Kibuishi. I love seeing all of the different stories revolving around one theme.
- Fairy Tale Comics: Classic Tales Told by Extraordinary Cartoonists was another pretty good compilation, but this time it was all fairy tales. I love that they included many different styles of cartoonists and fairy tales.
- Strong Female Protagonist is a graphic novel of the popular web comic. If you haven’t read it, you can check it out online or buy the GN when it comes out.
- Big Nate’s Greatest Hits is a comic compilation of Big Nate. His books are always quite funny. I really like Nate (so much more than Greg!), and his stories crack me up.
- Sophie Scott Goes South is a nonfiction book but with a fiction protagonist (if that makes sense). I loved how the book taught about Antarctica and science while also making it an adventure.
Ricki: This week, I finished All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven, and I was completely blown away by this book. I did some rearranging of the calendar, and my full review will be this Thursday. It was one of those books I needed to share with others as soon as possible. It is reminiscent of some great YA texts, but yet, it is very different. I also finished the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone audio book. I liked it, but as I said in the past weeks, I didn’t fall in love with it. I completely understand why others enjoy it, but it didn’t have the depth I had hoped for. Please don’t be offended if you love this book! Henry and I also enjoyed The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli. It made us giggle.
This Week’s Expeditions
Kellee: I started A Snicker of Magic on Sunday, and I will definitely finish it. My parents have been here, so it has been harder to read instead of spending time with them; however, they leave today, so I will have a bit more reading time this week. After Snicker, I plan on reading Counting by 7s, Fish in a Tree, All the Bright Places, and Gabi, a Girl in Pieces. Hopefully I can read all of them during break. I also have a HUGE picture book pile that I need to make a dent in.
Ricki: A friend has been urging me to listen to East of Eden by John Steinbeck. I am a huge Steinbeck fan, so I am excited. I am not sure how I feel about the TWENTY-TWO CDs, though! I also just started The Carnival at Bray by Jessie Ann Foley, a 2015 Morris Finalist.
Upcoming Week’s Posts
Tuesday: Top Ten Bookish/Blog Goals/Resolutions for 2014
So, what are you reading?
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