Sunday, January 27, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 1/28/13

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'm really loving my attempt to read a book every day and to take a picture with it. I feel like I'm reading lots of books but certainly less novels than I have in the past just because I get home later this year and have less time to spend with my kids and then I have found that being on the elliptical is much easier with a fun, girl movie rather than an audiobook lately (this week I watched Mean Girls and Pitch Perfect...). But the great thing is I am reading lots of picture books and early reader/chapter books. If you haven't read I'm Bored and Chloe and the Lion yet (which so many people have...), I definitely recommend them!
     I did finish Bossypants and Zen and the Art of Faking It on audio this week and I did make some progress with Hide and Seek and Navigating Early.
Kellee Says: I love seeing Jen's photos every week! The collage is so well done :) This week, as promised, I finished The Spiderwick Chronicles on audio and I was quite satisfied by the ending. I was a little worried when I started because I wasn't really on the Spiderwick bandwagon at first, but it really started to pick up in book 3 and came together in book 5. 
     I read 4 really interesting novels this week and all 4 are under the radar and should be on more. First, The Other Slipper by Kenechi Udogu which is the journey that accompanies Cinderella's other slipper. Then I read my favorite of the week- Under the Bridge which I cannot wait to share with you. It is definitely a book for your reluctant teen reader. After that I read Happy Families about siblings dealing with a huge change in their life which is very hard to talk about without sharing something that isn't in the summary of the book. If you'd like to know, check out my Goodreads review and read my spoiler. Last I read All You Never Read which, although the story didn't do it for me, Adele Griffin is obviously a talented writer. 

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

Upcoming Book Adventures: 
Jen Says: This week I'll keep reading Hide and Seek and Navigating Early. I'll be starting The False Prince on audio for sure and may get through it. If I do, I have The Forest of Hands and Teeth to try! Don't forget to sign up for our Book and Bookmark Swap!!!

Kellee Says: I've already started The Dangerous Days of Daniel X on audio and the verdict is still out. I can see why kids like the story, but I am not sure how I feel about it yet. I also started a new book today- A World Away by Nancy Grossman which I am super excited about! It is about a young Amish girl who is about to experience her rumspringa. Fascinated! I am so excited to read more of it. Next? Not sure :) 

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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1 comment:

  1. I'm still reading my NCTE/ALAN stack so I appreciate the "under the radar" titles. Haven't started The False Prince yet, so I look forward to hearing what Jen says about that one. I never finished listening to Daniel X which might indicate how I felt about that one so maybe Kellee can convince me to give it another try (or save my time).


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