Monday, September 14, 2015

It's Monday! What are you reading?

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.

The Past Week:
I spent a lot of time in bookstores on Labor Day so I read quite a pile of picture books. My favorites of those were Waiting and Bug in a Vacuum Waiting speaks quietly and peacefully. Bug in a Vacuum strangely enough is about grief though in a humorous way. Hope is a Ferris Wheel really touched my emotions. I will review the YA book Into the Dangerous World at Rich in Color later (the author provided me a copy for review), but it was certainly a very unique story. The main character is trying to figure out who she is as an artist while  experimenting with graffiti in the big city. 

I went to a local university for an afternoon on the weekend to read An Island Like You. I don't have borrowing privileges there but was having difficulty getting it through ILL. I requested it in English, but ended up with a Spanish version. This was the final title I needed to read of the Pura Belpré winners/honors. It was a nice collection of short stories. Now every year I can just read the new winners and will be caught up again. Yay! Actually, if I read the books on this very thorough list of 2015 publications posted at Latin@s in Kidlit, I may even get ahead.

The Coming Week:
I'm listening to Good Omens by Gaiman and Pratchett. I'm also reading the ARC for Urban Tribes. I actually need to do less reading and more reviewing this week. I am far behind on that. So perhaps there won't be as many books on my list next week. Have a great time reading!


  1. Sloth Slept On was very cute. I read that one last week and enjoyed it. At the end of the year, do you do a wrap-up post of the year? I would love to see which books emerge as standouts for you. You are so well-read!

  2. Oooooohhh, Good Omens is a great book, but then I'll read anything by Neil Gaiman. I haven't read enough of Terry Pratchett though. There are waaayyy too many books I have to catch up on.

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  3. Bug in a Vacuum is AWESOME. I am so inspired by the incredible array of kids books that seem to be coming out these days.

  4. I own Good Omens but haven't had a chance to read it yet. Reading the first Discworld novel by Pratchett was kind of traumatic for me - didn't like it at all. :)

    1. I haven't read the Discworld books except the Tiffany Aching books. I love those. Wee Free Men and the others after.