Sunday, March 3, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 3/4/13

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: Last week I had a pretty good reading week! I finished reading Navigating Early and also Necromancing the Stone by Lish McBride. They were both really good! Then I spent most of the day  Sunday reading When Life Gives You O.J. by Erica Perl. It was super cute, too.  Can you believe I didn't listen to an audiobook last week? I was down in Springfield (see my visit with Abe below) for a conference but drove with a friend so we talked instead of listening to a book. I didn't commute on Thursday because I was home sick with Peanut and then I did drive to another conference on Friday but I was presenting so I was going over my notes on the way there. Craziness! Very unusual for me!

Kellee Says: This week was a bit better than last, but I am still having trouble getting into what I am reading. This week I finished Try Not to Breathe a book about a young boy dealing with his own mental health befriending a girl dealing with her father's death. I also read Summer and Bird which is a modern fairy tale that reminded me of The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly where it is young children on a fantastical adventure, but I actually can see adults liking it more. I am also continuing Trash as an audiobook. 

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

Upcoming Book Adventures: 
Jen Says: I'm so excited for World Read Aloud Day! It's a dragon theme for me this year and I know it'll be a lot of fun. Planning to read Waking Dragons which I will share tomorrow and Dragons Love Tacos for sure! Sharing books is the best! Also, I've seen buzz about The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen on Twitter and on other blogs and The Runaway King just came out on Friday so I am going to be reading The Runaway King this week so I can share my thoughts on both of the books this weekend. I loved The False Prince and am so looking forward to reading the sequel. I was traveling and sick for all of last week so I'm excited to get back to a routine for the most part this week. I honestly have no idea what I have in my bag for an audio book but I'm expecting to get Ghetto Cowboy back from a friend and will probably pop that in at some point.

Kellee Says: I, too, am excited about World Read Aloud Day! I haven't decided what I am going to read to my students yet. I have some pondering to do to decide what to share with them. As for my reading, I'll continue my audiobook and I plan on reading Sadie and Ratz and Rabbit & Robot based on @alybee930's recommendations. With novels, we'll see what catches my interest. 

This Week's Reviews:
   A Girl Named Digit (Digit, #1)
Check back throughout the week to hear about these books. 

So, what are you reading this week? 
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