Monday, November 28, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 11/28/11

It's Monday! What are you reading? is hosted by Sheila of Book Journey.  
Each week we'll recap what we've read/reviewed the week before 
and then look ahead to what we are planning on reading/reviewing in the upcoming week. 

We have an exciting announcement coming next week! Make sure to check back!

Last Week's Book Adventures: 

Kellee Says: It is quite ironic that NCTE/ALAN is a place where I am surrounded by book lovers and authors, but I never get any reading done. All of my reading over the last 2 weeks was done on the plane. On the plane there I finished I am Number Four and started The Power of Six (which I finished my second day in Chicago) then on my way home on the plane I was able to read Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney, Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol, and 12 Things to Do Before you Crash and Burn by James Proimos.  I really enjoyed all of them and I will probably share the latter two with you through reviews, so check back.
Jen Says: There is definitely something about NCTE being back to back with Thanksgiving that meant the death of reading for me somehow. It's curious but when I'm on break (especially summer break) I find it harder to find time to read. Partly because I don't get my audiobooks in and party because I spend so much time with the kiddos that I don't get to reading as much as usual! Except for picture books. I do read lots of picture books! I finished Maureen Johnson's The Name of the Star and have started Zombies Vs. Unicorns. I did read an ARC of Girl Meets Boy which is a collection of short stories that are pairs of the girl's perspective and then the boy's perspective. It was great! I'm almost halfway through with Eye of the Storm an ARC of Kate Messner's next novel and still working on Ellen Potter's Kneebone Boy. Great picture books I have read are: Chicken Butt's Back, A Sick Day for Amos McGee, and Dogs Don't Do Ballet. Lots of great reads here!

Reviewed Last Week:
 
Just click on any picture to go read the review

Upcoming Book Adventures: 
Kellee Says: I hope to get a lot of reading done this week, but with going back to school (and having to catch up from having a sub for 3 days) and being sick (have been since last Saturday) I am not sure how much reading I'll get done.  I'm currently reading Neversink by Barry Wolverton which is a fun, animal story.  After that, I plan on reading Hurricane Dancers by Margarita Engle and Long Story Short by Siobhan Parkinson.  Also, at NCTE/ALAN I received 80 pounds or so of books, so I hope to crack into some of them at some point including Fever by Lauren DeStefano, Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver, Bumped by Megan McCafferty, Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler and many more! I am so looking forward to reading all of them!
Jen Says: I'm going to work my way through Zombies Vs. Unicorns on audio, finish up Kneebone Boy and Eye of the Storm, read the graphic novel of Anne Frank's story from NCTE, and then I'm going to be reading some Christmas/winter themed picture books. I'm also gearing up for doing an author study in the next few weeks...have to decide what picture book author to read! (Any suggestions?)

This Week's Reviews:
Woods Runner
Check back throughout the week to hear about these books. 

So, what are you reading this week? 
Please share! And remember to check in at Sheila's blog to see what she and others are reading!

Happy reading!!
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