Sunday, January 29, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 1/30/12

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA! 
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's Book Adventures:
Jen Says: Last week I did finish listening to John Green's Looking for Alaska. I didn't know it was going to take the turn that it did, but it was really good. Another great book from John Green. Next, I listened to Our Only May Amelia by Jenni Holm. I've heard Colby talk so much about Jenni Holm books so I have been working my way through her novels. I really like May Amelia, she has spunk and reminds me a bit of Pippi Longstocking for some reason. After that, I listened to How They Croaked by Georgia Bragg. I loved it! Such a great non-fiction book, completely fascinating. I started listening to The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens and narrated by Jim Dale. I love Jim Dale but the book is already interesting, too!

I finished reading The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Agustus Trapp. I love the movie The Sound of Music and it was neat to read the real story. First of all, I had no idea it was based on a true story, and then, I had no idea that they came to the United States and toured here. I read The Absent Author by Ron Roy as my Reading A-Z challenge for the year. I have one down! I grabbed some cute quotes about authors from the book. I also finished The Pull of Gravity by Gae Polisner. I really liked the connections to Of Mice and Men and especially to Star Wars and Yoda. He is so wise. Gae is so cool.

Kellee Says: I am still listening to the second book in the Matt Cruse series, Skybreaker, and it has really started getting intense. This week I finished two YA novels: Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins which I loved almost as much as her fist book Anna and the French Kiss and XVI  by Julia Karr, a dystopian novel which was pretty realistic and fit right in with our dystopian vs. post-apocalyptic discussion. 

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

Upcoming Book Adventures: 
Jen Says: I'm going to keep listening to The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens.  I think it will take me most of the week to finish it. I'm about half way through  Same Sun Here by Silas House and Neela Vaswani. I loved Eli the Good by Silas House and will be reviewing it this week. His writing is great. I will also be reading From What I Remember... by Stacy Kramer and Valerie Thomas from NetGalley on my Nook, Henry, too. I also have The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis, Sidekicks by Dan Stantat, and Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol to read. Great books, right? I am very excited for this week of reading. I have a couple of picture books waiting for me at the library that I'll pick up today: A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka and Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett. More great books even!

Kellee Says: To be honest- I have NO idea what I am doing to read this week.  I have a pile of immediete TBR books, but I haven't decide what I am going to pick up yet.  I guess we'll see! 

This Week's Reviews:
Hades: Lord of the Dead (Olympians)           My Brother's Shadow

Check back throughout the week to hear about these books. 

So, what are you reading this week? 
Please link up below and don't forget to check out other blogs to see what they are reading!


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