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.
The Past Week:
Hattie Ever After reminded me of Anne of Green Gables somehow and I loved it. Shadows is a Robin McKinley book and I always love her books, but this time, it was just okay. I liked it, but wished I liked it more. I will review it later this week. Unravel Me was a great addition to Shatter Me. I am eager for the third book. Days of Blood and Starlight is another that left me wanting the next. They both played with my emotions.
Not a big fan of this one, but that may just be my weariness of the Lewis & Clark story always told without a lot of regard for the Native perspective.
The Longest Night is a beautiful telling of the Passover story. I also enjoyed reading Sand Island. We found it in an independent book store in Bayfield in sight of Madeline Island, one of the other Apostle Islands. I have not been to Sand Island, but have seen it from shore and am happy to find a book linked to Wisconsin history.
I am not really a big football fan, though I watch a few games here and there and attend the local high school games, so I wasn't expecting much from this one. I found Tim's life pretty fascinating though and thought that the book was highly engaging with many pictures and vivid descriptions. Excellent for reluctant readers - especially fans.
The Coming Week:
I am listening to Looking for Alaska, a book I have read in the past, but didn't love. I'm giving it another chance. I am also reading Adventures in Graphica, a professional book I have been working on for a few weeks. I have starting Dream Thieves and will also be cracking open If You Could Be Mine, Peace Warriors and If I Ever Get Out of Here. Have a great week full of reading!