Monday, July 9, 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...
The Last little Blue Envelope (Little Blue Envelope #2) by Maureen Johnson. It was a fun continuation of Ginny's envelope adventures.
Legend by Marie Lu was a very cool dystopian read, which the girl who gave me this ARC at the NCTE convention described as being written so that it was like watching a movie in your head for those non-visual readers. I just thought it had cool characters in an interesting dystopian world.

As for adult books, I'm still reading short stories from Charles Baxter's (love!) Gryphon: New and Selected Stories that I got from Boswell Bookstore in Milwaukee a few months ago, and I just started Joyce Maynard's Labor Day. I had never heard of Joyce Maynard until I read a beautiful article she wrote at the back of a food magazine. A great discovery.

This Week I'm Diving Into...
Still on a Maureen Johnson kick, I was excited to see a book of hers on a display at the independent bookstore Left Bank Books downtown St. Louis today. I hope to get into that this week.

The bookstore (blog entry about that visit coming this week) also had a used book section and I picked up a hardcover of Lev Grossman's The Magicians for just $10! Score. I hope to get into that too. I still need to finish White Lilacs by Carolyn Meyer for a text complexity analysis for Common Core documents.

1 comment:

Kellee Moye said...

I haven't read either of your YA books though I want to read the Blue Envelope books and Legend- I am so glad to hear that they are both good.

Thank you for participating in the meme this week.
Happy reading this week! :)