It’s Monday! What are you reading? 2/18/13

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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!

Be sure to stop by Teach Mentor Texts for a list of participating bloggers and even more great reading ideas from Jen and Kellee.

Read more: http://www.teachmentortexts.com/#ixzz2KcK6RDGH

Books I finished:
Shatter Me by Tahera Mafi–Yes!  Wow, what a ride.  This girl knows how to spin a story and paint such a dark, twisted world with beautiful language.

I spent my life folded between the pages of books.

In the absence of human relationships I formed bonds with paper characters. I lived love and loss through stories threaded in history; I experienced adolescence by association. My world is one interwoven web of words, stringing limb to limb, bone to sinew, thoughts and images all together. I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction.

Lovely, lovely, lovely!  I’m not sure if I can wait for my jobber to send me the sequel, Unravel Me.  It might be a Nook purchase this week.
Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver–I haven’t quite finished it, but tonight when I get home it’s me and Lena and we’rre gonna do this thing!  I can’t remember when I have enjoyed a sophomore sequel as much as I have this one.  Delirium was nice.  It was slow but sweet.  Oliver’s second installment is a character power-house complete a non-traditional plot twist:  “then” and “now.”  I love seeing Lena develop, fight, and claim her own path.

Books I’m reading:

BombThe Race to Build–And Steal–The World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin–I never thought I would enjoy listening to a nonfiction book as much as I do this one.  Reading it in print would be just as pleasurable.  I’ve already passed the library copy onto our AP World History teacher, and I have two more teachers in line to read it.  I’m excited to hear their reactions.

In Darkness by Nick Lake.  I have to digest this one in small doses.  It is just like it sounds, dark. 

Books to read:

Decisions, decisions…

Hopefully, Unravel Me, will show up on my library door step.  And, poor Anna Dressed in Blood is still sitting on my bedside table.  This week is a busy week as the Boy is turning 2, and we have a wonderful Winnie the Pooh party planned for Saturday. 

Introducing Blog-of-the-Week

I read so many wonderful blogs each week from colleagues, librarians, and book-lovers that I want to start adding a blog-of-the-week for #IMWAYR.

How often do you hear from students and colleagues, “I don’t have time to read?”  Jennifer over at Empathic Teacher has a response to that!  Check out her blogpost reflecting on all the creative ways she finds time to include reading in her busy day

Happy reading!

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5 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What are you reading? 2/18/13

    Gigi McAllister said:
    February 18, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    My copy of Bomb is waiting for me at my library, can't wait to get it!

    rockyriverteenlibrarian said:
    February 18, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    I was too chicken to keep Anna on my nightstand! Daytime reading only. I swear that one of these days I will read Shatter Me. And of course, those award winners have made it on to my TBR list…http://wp.me/pzUn5-1qf

    Myra Garces-Bacsal from GatheringBooks said:
    February 19, 2013 at 12:06 am

    The book cover of Shatter Me looks lovely indeed. BOMB sounds like a definite must-read. Will borrow it soon from our libraries. Nick Lake's In Darkness has also intrigued me for quite awhile now. Have to find it too. 🙂 Have a great reading week!

    Jen said:
    February 19, 2013 at 1:06 am

    I'm always afraid of sophomore books, so I haven't started Pandemonium yet. But now I will! I couldn't finish Anna Dressed in Blood,though. It was really dark for me; I might have to see if I can try it again. I'm super interested in Shatter Me now. Gonna get that one–maybe a library I know has a copy?Thanks for the shout-out!Jen

    […] I thought.  But, then I was introduced to books like The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Bomb: The Race to Build and Steal the World’s Deadliest Weapon, and How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous and realized that I was, in fact, a […]

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