“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 (2001 days) and The Iza (1246 days). I’m excited to hear what you’ve been reading.
Sorry, I missed you last week. You know how it is. But I did get to read.
Here’s what I’ve enjoyed during the last two weeks:
I finished two middle grade novels.
- P.S. Be Eleven, by Rita Williams-Garcia. A great sequel to One Crazy Summer. I enjoyed the strong connections to time and place.
- Finally, by Wendy Mass. The Willow Falls books always start really slow for me, but the end up good by the end. I listened to the audiobook.
I read five new picture books. Here are my favorite three:
- I’m a Frog, by Mo Willems. I got this for a Christmas present, but I had to read it early. Because Mo Willems is the king of everything.
- Rosie’s Magic Horse, by Russell Hoban and Quentin Blake. Just weird fun.
- Little Santa, by Jon Agee. Such a clever idea.
I read three graphic novels and one comic strip collection. I love graphic novels!
- Adventure Time, Vol. 1, by Ryan North, Brandon Lamb, and Shelli Paroline. I’ve never seen Adventure Time, but my students like it. The comic was OK.
- Aphrodite: Goddess of Love, by George O’Connor. I love this series. Olympians dress a little skimpy, though. I don’t mind, but 4th grade boys are…well…you know.
- Dogs of War, by Sheila Keenan and Nathan Fox. A good companion for Kirby Larson’s Duke and Dorothy Hinshaw Patent’s Dogs on Duty.
- Darth Vader and Son, by Jeffrey Brown. More a comic strip collection. But pretty funny.
I read one informational book.
- Ben Franklin’s Almanac, by Candace Fleming. I reread this for my Guys Read book club. But then no one showed up. So. Sigh.
Right now When I finish this blog post, I’m reading:
The Case of the Vanishing Honeybees, by Sandra Markle.
And I have 26 books to pick up from the library tonight.
What are you reading?