It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 3/2/15



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.

Last Week’s Posts

top ten tuesday Trent's Fave Books 9-12 months secret hum of daisy leroy ninker princessinblack

Tuesday: Top Ten Favorite Book Heroines

Wednesday: Trent & Kellee’s Favorite Picture Books: 9 to 12 months

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 Last Week’s Journeys

Kellee: Last week I finished The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters. Wow! Winters sure knows how to tell a compelling, bit-odd, unique story! So glad I read it, and I have loved talking about it with my student who also loved it.

With Trent, we read Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss over a couple of days. Man, what complicated tongue twisters! But they are actually kind of fun to read. Next to that, we reread whatever book he chose for us.

Ricki: I have been writing a grant related to young adult literature, so much of my time has been spent on that. I am looking to do some pretty hefty research and want to pay my participants. I did read one fun book I received from Macmillan called Presidential Misadventures: Poems that Poke Fun at the Man in Charge. The book features a short poem and humorous drawing about each president. I learned a lot and giggled quite a few times. I read this one aloud to my son and husband, and they enjoyed it. 🙂

This Week’s Expeditions

Kellee: I am currently listening to The Family Romanov by Candace Fleming, and I am just enthralled in the history of the Romanov family. It is just as juicy as any fiction book out there! I also am about halfway through Breakfast Served Anytime by Sarah Combs. I really like the smart, funny female lead in this one. I look forward to finishing it this week.

Ricki: I am still reading Life in Outer Space by Melissa Keil and listening to East of Eden by John Steinbeck (22 or 23 discs, so it is a long endeavor).

Upcoming Week’s Posts

top ten tuesday 3 days to 1 year


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Tuesday: Top Ten Books We Would Classify As ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOKS Read In The Past 3 Years

Wednesday: A First Year Full of Books Video: Trent’s Journey Through Books

 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!

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22 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 3/2/15”

  1. The Presidential MisAdventures sounds very fun, Ricki, and Kellee, I loved The Family Romanov, have read other things about this history & it’s fascinating. Happy Reading both of you!

  2. The presidential poetry sounds like a lot of fun–and the perfect gift for my nephews who share their father’s interest in all things related to the Presidents.

    The history of the Romanov family is fascinating, though most of my experience comes from historical fiction rather than actual history.

    • My interactions were all with historical fiction until now as well, but the nonfiction is even juicier than any of the historical fiction!

  3. Ah, Dr. Seuss is always fun! I loved Green Eggs & Ham when I was a kid and had fun reading it to my boys when they were young. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish is another favorite.

    East of Eden is indeed a long one! I read it a while back. It is one of my closest friend’s favorite books of all time. I generally like Steinbeck and liked East of Eden OK but didn’t love it. Looking forward to seeing what you think!

    Enjoy your books this week & good luck on your grant application –


    Book By Book

  4. Family Romanov is on my #mustreadin2015 list so I hope to get to it soon. I really like Candace Fleming’s nonfiction. East of Eden is quite ambitious on audio! I’m pretty sure if I ever read East of Eden, I’ll need a print copy so that I can skim!

    • It is so good Elisabeth!! Just like Amelia, it does a great job of ensuring that the information Fleming is sharing is interesting. Such enthralling stories–and they are true!

    • It is also on my TBR list!

      I have a paper copy of East of Eden, but I’ve never been good at skimming. A friend lent it to me, so I couldn’t say no. The paper copy has been on my shelf for years.


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