Monday, February 13, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

I am taking the easy way out today.  I am putting in screen shots of my Goodreads page.  I am super tired, but didn't want to skip this so here is my compromise.

I had a few favorites.  I had been looking forward to Bitterblue and was not disappointed.  It is another great fantasy and I liked it waaaay better than Fire and almost as much as Graceling.  Stick was seriously intense, but quite well done.  Kepler's Dream was a surprisingly engaging family mystery.  The pictures in Naamah and the Ark at Night were fabulous.  Hippo & 11 Experiments got some chuckles out of me.  I really enjoyed Redwoods.  I learned a lot of super interesting facts.  Nothing Like a Puffin was a really bright and fun book that explained puffins by showing what they are NOT like.

I also read to a group of children in Romania on Friday morning and had a blast with them.  I shared some Jack Prelutsky, Sugar Snow (a Laura Ingalls Wilder picture book), the Oneida book from above and Punk Farm.  Here is a video on their wiki.  If you are interested in reading with them, I would highly recommend it.  It was a great experience.  

For the coming week, I am finishing Seriously...I'm Kidding for real.  I only have 2 chapters left.  My attempt at Me and Earl and the Dying Girl was stymied when I could no longer open it on my NookColor.  I will finish it this week on my computer - not nearly as comfortable.  I am also planning to dive back into the Newbery and Caldecott challenges.  Smoky the Cowhorse is up next and I have a pile of Caldecotts.  It should be fun. :)  


  1. I'm thinking about getting Hippo for my school library. I'm so excited for Bitterblue - I greatly enjoyed both Graceling and Fire.

    I read Nothing Like a Puffin this afternoon and then had to go down the hall to find a teacher who is working on comparisons in the near future to share it.

    1. I am likely getting Hippo too. I read it at the public library. I need more of those easier chapter books.

      I think you will really enjoy Bitterblue. I am going to plan on reading Graceling and Bitterblue together in the near future at a more leisurely pace. I raced through.

  2. It is really hard to express how unbelievably excited I am for Bitterblue! I was just talking about it yesterday with someone who got to read it and now I'm thinking I will need to reread Graceling and Fire in ancitipation. Just for fun. I just love the world(s) Cashore creates. I think her writing is brilliant.

  3. I really should have read Graceling again. Fire would not have been as helpful, but a Graceling refresher is highly recommended if only, as you say, for fun. I just couldn't remember a lot except the positive gushing feelings I had about it so sometimes I felt a little out of it. Thanks for the comments!