Every Most Mondays, I send out a #booksaroundtheroom via Twitter, so my students can share what they’re reading with the world. “It’s Monday! What are you Reading?” is a meme co-hosted by Jen and Kellee at Teach Mentor Texts. Just like #booksaroundtheroom, it is a way to share books you’ve been reading, reviewing, and loving during the last week. I read a lot, both on my own and with my two kids, Corbchops (4.8) and The Iza (2.73). I’m excited to hear what you’ve been reading.
Ah, vacation. What a pleasant time. I’ve spent it all sorts of ways, and one of them was reading. We visited my parents for a few days, which always helps my reading time. Grandparent time means I can relax on the couch with a book or two.
School starts again today, and it looks like a busy week. I’m excited to hear what my students have been reading.
Here’s what I’ve enjoyed during the last week:
I finished three middle grade novels last week.
- Hold Fast, by Blue Balliett. There aren’t a lot of books about homelessness. This was a fun mystery.
- A Tangle of Knots, by Lisa Graff. I really wanted to make some cake after reading this book.
- Twerp, by Mark Goldblatt. A tight group of friends weather some bumps in this historical fiction.
I finished two graphic novels last week. I love graphic novels!
- Stickman Odyssey: Book 2, by Christopher Ford. I felt about the same about Book 2 as I did about Book 1. It was OK.
- William and the Lost Spirit, by Gwen Bonneval De and Matthieu Bonhomme. I did not care for it.
I read 6 picture books last week. My favorite three were:
- Nothing, by Jon Agee. Mr. Agee is quite the wordplayer.
- Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday, by Judith Viorst and Ray Cruz. Terrible, Horrible is one of my favorite picture books of all time. This one was good, too.
- I am So Handsome, by Mario Ramos. This wolf is funny.
Right now When I finish this blog post, I’m reading:
King George: What Was His Problem?, by Steve Sheinkin
Energize Research Reading and Writing, by Christopher Lehman
What are you reading?