Monday, September 9, 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.

The Past Week:

My husband became an Ironman yesterday, so this post is very late after a long weekend and travel. I was able to grab a few minutes to read three picture books this week. The Reader was definitely my favorite of the bunch. It is very sweet and made me smile as the reader plays with the dog and even reads to it before their bit of sledding.

The Name of the Star was a pleasant surprise too. I am not one for scary and/or creepy books, but this one, like Doll Bones, had an element of creepy to it, but didn't feel too frightening. It is one that I will need to add to my Boarding School Books list. I enjoyed the mix of history, contemporary, mystery, and fantasy. I love Maureen Johnson. She has a fantastic sense of humor - like with this quote, "I decided to deflect her attitude by giving a long, Southern answer. I come from people who know how to draw things out. Annoy a Southerner, and we will drain away the moments of your life with our slow, detailed replies until you are nothing but a husk of your former self and that much closer to death." 

The Coming Week:
I am almost finished with a middle-grade book called Mimi. I am listening to it on audio and I love it so far. I am also reading Personal Effects which is riveting. I need to re-read Inside Out & Back Again for Battle of the Books, but other than that, I am not sure what I will grab next. Now that the first week of school is past, my reading time should pick up again. What are you reading? Have a great week!


  1. I just had one of my 4th Graders check out Inside Out & Back Again. She came to be later that day and told me she already loved it! I'll have to check out The Name of the Star. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Inside Out & Back Again is fantastic. I am happy to read it again.

  3. I LOVE Personal Effects. It was one of my favorite books from last year! Enjoy every second of it!

    Happy reading this week!