It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 2/2/15



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.

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Last Week’s Posts

top ten tuesday Mock Sibert Button2015 gabit carnival at bray moonpenny

Tuesday: Top Ten Books We’d Love to Read With Our Book Club (If WeHad A Book Club)

Wednesday: Mock Sibert Winner Announced!

Sunday: Guest Post: “Beyond Setting: A Couple of Thoughts and Some Fun Writing Prompts” by Tricia Springstubb, author of Moonpenny Island

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 Last Week’s Journeys

Kellee: This week I was able to get some more reading in which really does make my week better! I finished John David Anderson’s The Dungeoneers, and it is EPIC! You’ll want to read it; I promise. Part of the problem with reading an ARC, though, is I now have to wait even longer for the sequel. I also read Bob Shea’s new early reader Ballet Cat: The Totally Secret Secret which was such a great, funny book. Elephant and Piggie fans will definitely like this one. Trent and I struggled a bit with finding reading time every day this week. He loves books and flips through them and plays with them often, but this week we had trouble with sitting down before bedtime and reading because of business. However, this week we did read a DK ABC Baseball book and a Thomas the Tank Engine book (which was perfect because this weekend, My Gym had the electronic Thomas out!).

Ricki: I finished Audacity by Melanie Crowder. It is an inspirational book in verse based on the true story of Clara Lemleich. She was a Russian Jewish immigrant who was forced to work in horrible factory conditions in the early 1900s. Clara stood up for her rights and fought with the union. I will provide a full review soon, and I absolutely recommend it.

This Week’s Expeditions

Kellee: I am still listening to Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick. It is such a tough book, but I am sucked in! I also hope to read A Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters and/or Girls Like Us by Gail Giles. With Trent, I hope to make sure to have more time to read to him this week.

Ricki: I am excited to start The Secret Hum of Daisy by Tracy Holczer. I know many of you have read it, and I have heard it is wonderful! I also have to read half of a book on coding. Jealous? 🙂

Upcoming Week’s Posts

top ten tuesday last stop on market street howtospeakdolphin

Tuesday: Top Ten Graphic Novels We Can’t Believe We Haven’t Read

Wednesday: More Great Nonfiction from 2014

 So, what are you reading?

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19 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 2/2/15”

  1. I’ll have to check our ARC shelves if we have The Dungeoneers. The Secret Hum was a delightful book. I’m loving books where grandparents play an important role.

  2. It sounds like another busy week, me, too, but am going to my state reading conference, will be fun & a nice two day break away. Will definitely find Fish In A Tree (out Thursday!) Have a good week! Enjoy “Secret Hum”, Ricki. And Kellee, I keep hearing about Girls Like Us!

  3. I loved the post from Tricia Springstubb. I want to use some of the setting ideas!
    Ricki, you’ll have to let me know about Daisy… it’s in my pile 🙂
    Kellee, are you going to do a post for Dolphin? I know you’ve talked about it a bit before. I have it ordered from Scholastic.

    • Wasn’t it a great post?!?! I loved her ideas as well. I look forward to doing her activities with kids.
      Yes, I’m excited to do a post about it! Scholastic gave me permission to do it a bit early since it is going to be in the Spring fairs. I hope you and your kiddos like it!

  4. You are so right that finding/making time to read really does make the week better. I felt better all week last week because I started my Monday off with an hour of reading. This week, I’ve been way too wrapped up in the ALA awards to get any reading done but I’m intending to settle down with The Crossover in a few minutes. Just ordered Girls Like Us after it won the Schneider this morning.

  5. Wishing you both happy reading – both Mommy reading and personal reading this week! Isn’t it an amazing day for books – so excited about these awards and the honour given to certain titles!

  6. Coding? Jealous wasn’t the word that popped into my mind. 😉

    Girls Like Us is going on my TBR if it isn’t there already – especially since it got a sticker today.


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