Sunday, May 12, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 5/13/13

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!

Announcements: 
This week is Children's Book Week! 
Check out Book Week Online to see the winners 
of the Children's Choice Book Awards. 
We'll be discussing the winners on Thursday. 
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The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle 
Giveaway Winner

Sara Brown

Paperboy Giveaway Winner


Jennifer Moyers


Last Week's Book Adventures:
Jen Says: Hmm...I don't know where last week went. It was another busy week! I am totally out of the book pic groove and I've been reading but I'm just not in a good rhythm. I did finish rereading From What I Remember... and I loved it all over again. I've been thinking a lot about the manuscript I've been working on since Teachers Write last summer and also developing an idea for this summer and rereading From What I Remember... was exactly what I needed. Such great, well-written YA characters. If you are ready for a get-me-into-summer-mode kind of book, I definitely recommend it! I listened to Quiet but wasn't able to finish it yet. This is a must-read book already! A fascinating look at introverts (especially to me since I'm an extrovert). I also started reading The Girl From Felony Bay and I am totally enjoying it so far! Can't wait to read more.  

Kellee Says: A great novel week! The three novels I read were all phenomenal and I am not sure what took me so long to get to them: Boy21 by Matthew Quick, every day by David Leviathan, and Ask the Passengers by A.S. King. If you have not read these, get on it. Such brilliant books! I also was able to finish my David Sedaris book Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim. (Which by the way if you didn't see David Sedaris on The Daily Show, find it- it was hilarious though NSFW!)

Reviewed Last Week
 
Interview and Blog Tour
 
Jen's Recap
Just click on any picture above to go read the review

Upcoming Book Adventures: 
Jen Says: My plan for this week is to finish listening to Quiet and to finish reading The Girl From Felony Bay. I am going to a book club with Elizabeth Eulberg at a local indie on Wednesday but I haven't read any of her books so I grabbed one when I was in the bookstore over the weekend that I'd like to read before Wednesday. I've also been reading Book Love by Penny Kittle and I have other professional books I'm hoping to dig into including Deeper Reading by Kelly Gallagher and Stand Out by Marcus Buckingham.  I also have a nice big bag of picture books from the library to dive into this week as I get back into my bookaday and bookpic routine!

Kellee Says: So I sadly decided that for the rest of the school year I am not going to listen to audiobooks because I am car pooling almost every day, so instead I have been listening to podcasts which is actually a really fun change of pace. As for reading, I started Catch and Release by Blythe Woolston and am working my way through it. Next I plan on reading Irises by Francisco X. Stork as well as some fun poetry books we got from Candlewick. It'll be a great reading week :) 

This Week's Reviews:

      
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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