Monday, July 7, 2014

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   comment to spread the love.

If you want to know more about what I am reading, visit me at my Goodreads shelfImages via Goodreads unless otherwise noted.

Blog Posts From the Past Week: Review of Dalia's Wondrous Hair, Celebrate!, Holy Bagumba! (My Flora costume preparations), Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge - Water Can Be... & Picture Yourself Writing Poetry, and #MustReadin2014 Update

The Past Week: 

I loved my dip into poetry this week with Sarah Kay's books B and No Matter the Wreckage along with Laura Purdie Salas' book Water Can Be.... I even managed to write a few poems myself after that.

I jumped into several adult books this week and really enjoyed all of them. Neverwhere was a fun fantasy that kept me wondering. Round House was intense. It was a mystery, but it was also about family. The Right Mistake was interesting especially given the fact that it is the third in a series and I hadn't read the other two. Oops. It worked as a stand alone though. 

A Baby Elephant in the Wild is an excellent nonfiction title for very young readers just learning about nonfiction. Marathon Mouse was a cute book about running. I also had a great time reading a few more Pura Belpré books. Altogether it was a fantastic week for reading.

The Coming Week:
I am still reading a professional book, I'm Chocolate, You're Vanilla. I will be listening to The Riverman and then China Dolls on my road trip. I am also taking a few books with me: Etched in Clay and West of the Moon. I don't know if I will get to them though. Have a great week!


  1. We can compare notes next week - I am reading The Riverman right now too. Just checked out your post about your Flora costume. So great! I am adding The Round House to my TBR list I need to read more adult titles. It certainly does look intense.

  2. I have The Riverman from the library, but still haven't gotten to it. It's been recommended so highly. Hope your trip is good Crystal. I read The Round House a long time ago, don't remember much, but like her writing. Maybe a re-read?

  3. I love your Holy Bagumba costume and it sounds like getting it all together might have been almost as much fun as wearing it.

  4. Loved Neverwhere - must have read it three years back. Well, I love anything that Neil Gaiman writes. :) Glad to hear that you're writing poetry! I've stopped these past few months - muse is gone. :( Thanks for sharing the Holy Bagumba costume as well. My 12 year old girl and I are reading Flora & Ulysses together and we're having so much fun with it.