Sunday, March 31, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 4/1/13

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: This last week, I was on spring break and had lots of fun spending time with my family. It was fun to be home with my husband and the kids. We took Flat Stanley down to Chicago with us and visited the Shedd Aquarium and the bean. Early in the week, I read Platypus Police Squad which was really fun but also a great mystery read. I also read Paperboy this week which had me hooked right form the beginning. I also have been reading The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle...but it's a long book! So it's taking time. I didn't get any audio reading done this week since I wasn't commuting to work but that's okay.
Kellee Says: Ah! The joys of Spring Break! My favorite thing to do is to curl up on the couch after my house is asleep and just read a book until I'm done. I was very lucky to have a handful of days over the last week that I could do that. I finished 4 novels, 2 graphic novels, 2 nonfiction books, and a poetry picture book- not bad! 
     The 4 novels were all very good, but 2 were just fantastic. First, Skinny by Donnay Cooner and The Difference Between You and Me by Madeleine George are both good and classroom library worthy, but Cinder by Marissa Meyer and Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenez knocked my socks off! I'll be reviewing both of those for you. 
     The other books I read were the 2nd Astronaut Academy by Dave Roman (as good as the first), The Silence of Our Friends by Mark Long (an important Civil Rights graphic novel), We Can Help Orangutans by Gabriella Francine (early reader non-fiction, review to come), I Haiku You by Betsy E. Snyder (cute haiku picture book, review to come), and An Inside Look at the U.S. Navy SEALs by Joe Funk (will be reviewing on Wednesday). 
Reviewed Last Week:
    
                 Review                                                                                              Blog Tour

                                                    Maria Selke's Guest Post                                                      Introduction
Just click on any picture above to go read the review

Upcoming Book Adventures: 
Jen Says: It's April! I'm so excited for rereading in April! Today I plan to spend my last day of spring break rereading The Fault In Our Stars by John Green which is such a great book. I'm going to continue reading savoring The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle. I also plan to reread Hound Dog True by Linda Urban, who will be at Anderson's this week! On audio, I'm planning to listen to Okay for Now. I am just so excited because I already know how much I love the books i'll be rereading. I can't wait. I also still have my Archie book to read and will work on that this week, too. I hope everyone has a super week (whether you are on break or back to work!)! 

Kellee Says: This week I am back to the grind. I am starting Paper Boy by Vince Vawter which we will be sharing during the Blog Tour in May and I plan on listening to a David Sedaris audio book for some laughs. Next to that, I am not sure how much I'll get read with being back to my normal schedule- we'll see as always :) 

This Week's Reviews:
 An Inside Look At The U.S. Navy SEALs Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1) 
Check back throughout the week to hear about these books. 

So, what are you reading this week? 
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