Monday, July 16, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

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...
Labor Day by Joyce Maynard, an adult novel about one weekend that changed a young boy's life when an escaped convict takes him and his reclusive mother hostage in their own home.


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. I read one short story a night before bed, so it's slow going with this one. But they are like little nuggets of perfect, so I don't mind savoring it.

I also started Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides. It's the "epic" my book club picked to conquer over the summer. Its 500+ plus pages seemed too daunting to tackle anytime else. I am loving it. The language is delicious.

This Week I'm Diving Into...
I am going to finish Middlesex in the next couple of days.

Professionally, I am reading Kelly Gallagher's Deeper Reading and loving it. My professional book notebook is hot with notes from this one.

For young adult books, I really have to get my Common Core reading done. I am bound and determined to finish White Lilacs by Carolyn Meyer. If I can get to it, I'd love to start A Million Suns (Across the Universe #2) by Beth Revis. The first one was a cool, futuristic sci-fi romance-y read.

1 comment:

Jen said...

I just read Pathways to Common Core and loved it. I feel so much more prepared to go to PD and learn more about it. Happy reading!