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 (4.82) and The Iza (2.75). I’m excited to hear what you’ve been reading.
Busy weeks are…tiring. I didn’t do quite as much reading last week. Mostly short books. The Wife had late meetings two days (she has three this week!), and it is slightly exhausting working the 4-8pm slot alone. After I put the kids to bed, I just felt like laying on the couch with the laptop.
But, of course, I read a bit.
Here’s what I’ve enjoyed during the last week:
I finished one middle grade novel, one “variety” book, and one informational book last week.
- The Color of Bones, by Tracy Edward Wymer. Tracy sent me a copy of his book. I’m glad he did! It was sort of science fictiony without any science. It reminded me a little bit of The Giver, though it isn’t that similar to it.
- Killer Koalas from Outer Space, by Andy Griffiths. So bad, it’s good. This seems like a book that would annoy some parents and teachers, but that kids will love.
- King George: What Was His Problem?, by Steve Sheinkin. I plan to read this aloud while studying the American Revolution during Social Studies. We’ll compare and contrast this, the textbook, and some short videos.
I finished one graphic novel last week. I love graphic novels!
- The Adventures of Polo, by Regis Faller. This short, wordless graphic novel was fun. The Corbchops “read” it to The Iza and me.
I read 12 picture books last week. My favorite three were:
- Chalk, by Bill Thomson. Fun and clever wordless picture book.
- Zoom, by Istvan Banyai. Fun and clever wordless picture book. :^)
- Lost and Found, by Shaun Tan and John Marsden. This was really a collection of three picture books. Shaun Tan is quite the artist.
I read one book of poetry this week.
- Mirror Mirror, by Marilyn Singer. These reverso poems blew my mind. They seem so difficult to write!
On the TMCE Guys Read blog, I didn’t review anything this week.
Right now When I finish this blog post, I’m reading:
Rebel McKenzie, by Candice Ransom
Energize Research Reading and Writing, by Christopher Lehman
What are you reading?