Sunday, September 30, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 10/01/12



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!

Bloggiesta Update:
We both ended up having a weekend that did not include as much blogging as we'd planned! Jen and I decided we'll plan a post-bloggiesta mini-bloggiesta for ourselves in the near future so we can get done what we didn't. If you want to see our goals and what we did complete, click on the icon below.

Last Week's Book Adventures:
Jen Says: I have been loving graphic novels lately! I read Page by Paige and will be reviewing it on Saturday. I also read Friends with Boys which reminded me a tiny bit of Anya's Ghost. The characters were my favorite part. I started reading Amulet as well...I know, I haven't read it yet. Talk about a devastating beginning to a book. Sheesh. After visiting a more kid-friendly comic book store on Saturday, we read a DC Super Pets! book that we bought. These books were super cute, colorful, hybrid, early chapter books. Each book is about a super hero and his or her pet and then a villain and his or her pet. We read The Fantastic Flexy Frog! I'm excited to read more in the series with Peanut.

I finished Enclave on audio and started The Neverending Story...and I totally didn't realize it is 12 CDs! That's a lot of CDs. I'm enjoying the wonderful language and fantasy elements in this book. It reminds me of Inkheart in a way. I did start Alice Bliss and Every Day, too and have continued with Visible Learning for Teachers

Kellee Says: This week was a bit better. I am trying to make reading more of my life again. I have made a distinct effort to carve out reading time. Because of this (even with going to Disney all day Saturday) I read 3 novels this week. All were phenomenal! I cannot wait to review them all for you (I added my thoughts of October Mourning to Jen's review from this week). 


-Alice Bliss by Laura Harrington
-October Mourning by Leslea Newman
-The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind by Meg Medina

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

Upcoming Book Adventures: 
Jen Says: I'm going to keep reading Amulet, Alice Bliss, Every Day, Visible Learning for Teachers, and keep listening to The Neverending Story. I also still have Legends of Zita in my stack that I reeeeeeeally want to read. I saw some great authors at Anderson's Bookshop on Friday night and Heather Brewer was one of them. I remembered that she contributed to a book called Dear Bully that I really want to read...if I can get my hands on it, I'm sure I'll dive into that. 

Kellee Says: I have a handful of novels lined up for this week. First is Sean Beaudoin's The Infects followed by E.M. Kokie's Personal Effects. I hope to get in a 3rd or a 4th as well. Jim, my husband, works overnight Monday and Tuesday so I will be home alone at night, so that means more reading time before bed (though I will definitely miss Jim!!).  I also will continue listening to The Scorpio Races and it is getting really good! I have my car back, so I will be able to listen a lot more than last week. This will be a great week!

This Week's Reviews:
    Where's Waldo? The Search for the Lost Things 
 Linnea in Monet's Garden
Check back throughout the week to hear about these books. 

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