Kellee Moye, of Unleashing Readers, and Jen Vincent, of Teach Mentor Texts decided to give It's Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children's literature - picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, anything in the world of kidlit - join us! We love this meme and think you will, too. We encourage everyone who participates to visit at least three of the other kidlit book bloggers that link up and leave comments for them.
If you want to see more of my reading, visit my Goodreads shelves here.
The Past Week on the Blog:
YA Book Review: If You, Then Me
(at school I recently left in WI)
The Past Week in Books:
I am studying both Korean and Spanish and have been devoting the majority of my free time to that so aside from books for review or for book clubs, I am only reading picture books in those languages. It's a struggle and it takes way more time that I would have hoped after studying for almost a year. I am seeing progress though. The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog was funny in Korean too and I appreciated Yasmin la exploradora. My Spanish is more advanced than my Korean and I was excited to read something with chapters. I feel like I can relate a bit better to my students as they get to move on to short chapter books. The other picture book is taking me a long time since there are simply too many words that I don't yet know.
I also watched the movie that was made based on the book I read last year Kim Ji-Young Born 1982. It was quite good and I'm glad I could finally see it. My libraries in WI didn't have access to any copies, but here in CA it was right on the shelf at the local library. Yay! That's part of the reason I am studying Korean though. There are many people in our community that speak Korean.
I did also read The Weather Girl which is a fun adult rom-com.
The Coming Week: I'm really not sure what I'll be reading this coming week, but probably need to start reading some of my book club books. One of those books is Midnight at the Electric (YA) and another is Before the Coffee Gets Cold (Adult). I wish you a great week full of reading.