Sunday, August 26, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 08/27/12

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: It was a mediocre reading week for me. I did finish both of my audiobooks: Hattie Big Sky and Stupid Fast. I was excited to finish both of them and then I did start Airborn by Kenneth Oppel,  which comes highly recommended by Kellee. I did start to reread The One and Only Ivan and I have read bits of the other books I am working on...I just haven't had time to sit and really get into a book. Things have just been super busy! It's definitely that time of year!

Kellee Says: This week was a bit better. I am still in a bit of a slump, but reading is becoming a part of my life again as I get back into the swing of teaching, my extra preps, my continuing role of a mentor for the two other teachers in my department, and my new role as department head. This week I was able to finish My Mixed-Up Berry Blue Summer by Jennifer Gennari and Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel. I really enjoyed them both and they will both be reviewed at some point soon. 

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

Upcoming Book Adventures: 
Jen Says: I will definitely be rereading Ivan and then focusing on the professional books I have going. In the car, I'll keep listening to Airborn. It's fairly long so I'm not sure I'll make it to another audiobook this week. Can you believe I still have Fortune Wookiee? I have so many other books to read before I want to let myself crack it open. I can already feel it's going to be a busy week but I'm going to get to it sooner than later.

Today, I'm off to kindergarten orientation with my Peanut! Then he starts school officially on Tuesday. I'm so excited for him. We'll be reading The Kissing Hand and The Ticky Tacky Doll. Two of my favorite back-to-school read alouds, especially with my baby going to school!

Kellee Says: I hope to push myself a bit more this week and get through 3 books. I am starting The Scorpio Races on audiobook and I hope to get to Ginny Rorby's Dolphin Sky and Scott Nash's The High Skies Adventure of Blue Jay the Pirate. We'll see how it goes!

This Week's Reviews:
The Kissing Hand The Ticky-Tacky Doll  Drama   
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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