Monday, September 23, 2013

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

The Past Week: 
Picture Books

I felt like I scored when I found these on the new book shelf at the library. I completely fell in love with If You Want to See a Whale. The illustrations are gorgeous, but the text is also very fun. My 15 yr. old thought it was just perfect especially since it didn't have any capital letters. Hello, My Name is Ruby was very cute. Ruby is wandering around introducing herself and being friendly to everyone even though they are very different from her. Inside Outside is a wordless book. The illustrations are a little busy for me, but the concept is cool with the peek-a-boo windows between the inside and outside.

Middle Grade

The raccoons in this book completely stole my heart. I adored these scouts of the swamp. Chap, the  human main character, was also endearing. I wish I could taste some sugar pies though. 

The Coming Week:
I am in the middle of the sci-fi book Interworld. I am also working my way through On the Blue Comet which I am enjoying a whole lot more ever since we left Cairo, IL and the action picked up significantly. I have a few books that should be delivered on Monday: The Lightning Dreamer and Paperboy that I am going to read for #bookbootcamp. Have a great week!


  1. I LOVED The True Blue Scouts! The audio, narrated by Lyle Lovett was awesome!

  2. Glad to see The Lightning Dreamer in your list of books to read. I received a copy of this novel-in-verse a few months back and can't wait to read it. Have a great reading week!

    1. I am going to pick it up at the library tomorrow. I am eager to read it.