Sunday, April 29, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 4/30/12




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: I didn't get nearly as much read last week as I had hoped. I was stuck in a funk trying to reread Hurt Go Happy all week. I finally sat down Friday night and Saturday night and was able to finish it. I loved it so much more this time. I enjoyed it the first time but I didn't like Joey's mother. I think the memory of how much I disliked her made it hard for me to reread it. Once I decided I wanted to read it again and judge it again, I was able to read it and enjoy it. It really is a great book. I realized that I still don't like Joey's mom, but it made me appreciate Joey so much more as a strong female protagonist. She is awesome. I started a few pages of Night Circus but that's it because I spent most of the week slowly rereading Hurt Go Happy.

On audio, I did much better. I finished up Stargirl on Monday morning. Loved hearing John Ritter narrate. I started Fire away and loved it even more this time. Kristin Cashore is amazing. I love her female characters and I love her male characters. I even love her antagonists, they are so interesting. I can't wait for Bitterblue. I started a tiny bit of The Outsiders

Kellee Says: Had a busy reading week, but a slow finishing week. As of right now, I have only finished one novel- Liesl and Po by Lauren Oliver. It took me a while to get into it, but once I did, I ended up loving Liesl and how love for her father drove her to be so brave.  

Reviewed Last Week:
See You at Harry'sThe Humming Room by Ellen Potter
Just click on any picture above to go read the review

Upcoming Book Adventures: 
Jen Says: I have loved rereading in April but I am so excited to get back to new books! I am so ready! I am going to stick with The Outsiders and finish that on audio and then I'll be putting in The Big Splash by Jack Ferraiolo. I am also going to stick with Night Circus this week, too. I will be starting Fake Mustache by Tom Angleberger and Marty McGuire Digs Worms by Kate Messner. I'm sure I'll be juggling these new reads as I work through Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I am lucky enough to be going to the International Reading Association Convention in Chicago this week so I'm not sure how much reading I'll actually get done even though I'll be talking books nonstop. 

Kellee Says: I started a couple of other books and will finish some, but may not finish others. We'll see! I know I am going to finish The Hero's Guide to Saving your Kingdom and I hope to finish The Girl of Fire and Thorns. Both are so good, in different ways, so far. Hopefully I will have a more successful week this week. 

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

So, what are you reading this week? 
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