It's Monday! What are you reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. Jen Vincent over at Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee Moye from Unleashing Readers decided to put a children's and YA spin on it and they invite anyone with an interest to join in. You can participate by creating your post then visit one of their sites to add your site. Finally, visit at least three participant blogs and comment to spread the love.
If you want to know more about what I am reading, visit me at my Goodreads shelf. Images via Goodreads unless otherwise noted.
Of the three, Dusk was my favorite. Like the companion book Snow, Dusk is a quiet, somewhat contemplative type of book. It made me smile to see the many holiday lights lighting up the dusk. Little Red Writing was especially fun because I happened to read it on the National Day on Writing. It was also a reminder that NaNoWriMo will be here very soon and I may have to cut through the underbrush of my novel to stick to my path. Mister Whistler was amusing. Anytime characters are in boxer shorts, my students are sure to giggle.
I reviewed The Twistrose Key here. Fun fantasy. In Bluffton, Matt Phelan brought the past alive. It also inspired me to check YouTube to refresh my memory of Buster Keaton.
I listened to Liar and enjoyed the audio. The title really explains a lot. This is a book that cannot be talked about much without giving away too much, but let's just agree that the title is very appropriate. Monstrous Beauty is a haunting story that pulled me in and wouldn't let me go. I think it was my favorite of the week. I don't go in for mermaid stories, but this one had fantasy, mystery, romance and tragedy so there was a lot going on besides the mermaid thing.
Biographies have always interested me and this one is no exception. I reviewed it here. I loved learning more about Caldecott, but even more about the evolution of picture books.
The Coming Week:
I am in the middle of Winger and am finding it amusing. I also found the audio of Fangirl today! Score. I started listening to it while doing the laundry and making dinner. I know I need to read some books for review this week, but also have a huge pile from the library - maybe P.S. Be Eleven and Every Day After. Have a great week of reading!