Monday, June 18, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

From Teach Mentor Texts:
It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It's also a great chance to see what others are reading right now…who knows, you might discover that next “must read” book!
After doing the meme for a couple of weeks, we realized this would be a fun meme to start up with a kidlit focus - anyone reading and reviewing books in children's literature - it can be picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, you name it in the world of kidlit and it's in! We have loved being a part of this meme and we hope you do too! We encourage everyone participating to go and visit the other kidlit book bloggers that link up and to comment on as many posts as you can. We love talking books and believe in sharing and discussing what we're reading. We hope you join us!

Last Week I Dived Into...
Insurgent by Veronica Roth is the sequel to Divergent. It was an enjoyable sequel, and the last page definitely left me hanging. I look forward to the final book in the trilogy (title TBA!).

I also read a YA nonfiction book called Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World. This was a fabulous, quick read!  It has short chapters that highlight Temple Grandin's childhood struggles, as well as how her autism helped her become the success she is today. It had a lot of information about autism and how society's perception has changed. The book also highlighted Grandin's huge contributions to animal welfare and the numerous advances that developed in the food industry because of her inventions. A fabulous, fabulous, fabulous read!

This Week I'm Diving Into...

Today I hope to finish 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson. I wasn't planning on reading the Temple Grandin book so quickly on our weekend trip, and I was left without a book! I found 13 Little ....  in my Kindle App unread, so I thought, why not? It's a fun read so far.

Tuesday I hope to get my hands on a copy of Smile  by Raina Telgemeir on a recommendation from our school librarian. Wednesday, I hope to read Legend  by Marie Lu.

As for adult books, I'm going to finish reading the Dalai Lama's How to Practice the Way to a Meaningful Life. I'm also going to Anderson's Bookshop on Thursday to see author Gillian Flynn and get my hands on her new book, Gone Girl. 

Look for these Reviews later this week...


Jen said...

I am about halfway through Insurgent. I really like it so far. I think I actually like it more than Divergent so far. I'm amazed by Temple Grandin's story but not a fan of how she is praised for making it more humane for animals to be slaughtered. But that's my opinion, I don't believe slaughtering them in any way is humane. It seems like an oxymoron to me. (And now I have to stop writing because I'll go on and on...). Happy reading this week!

Dx4 Blog Update said...

I just posted/read the Temple Grandin biography this week as well. Such a wonderful nonfiction treasure!