Monday, February 13, 2012

It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

Even though I have a million other things I need to be doing (grading, parent-teacher conference forms, lesson plans), and a head cold to boot, I just had to jot down what I've been reading this past week.

The books I've finished in the past week are:
  • Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Extra Credit (this was an ARC - thanks to the kind folks at the MacMillan booth at NCTE for sharing) - this book is not due out until August 7, but it is a great follow-up to Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading
  • Kindle reading -- I'm a huge fan of spy and intrigue, so I finished Kill Shot by Vince Flynn.  Please don't judge me by the title :) , but I love the main character, Mitch Rapp.  This type of book and romance books are my once in a while guilty choices when it comes to reading.
  • Max Quick: The Pocket and the Pendant - this is fantasy/mystery for children.  I really enjoyed it and hope there are more to come.  Thanks to Susan Dee for the recommendation!
  • And as our committee had to make the final decision about which nonfiction picture book for this year's Cybil Award (to be announced Feb. 14!!), I reread the wonderful books in this stack.  Each book brings a different gift to nonfiction reading and writing, and are definitely books you should know!

So, that's my list for the past week and a half, but I am practically salivating over time to read next weekend.  After reading the first chapter of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, I knew it demanded every ounce of my concentration, so I needed to wait for the perfect time.  Next weekend is that moment.  It's loaded on my Kindle and just calling my name. I can't wait!!


  1. I loaded Fault in the Stars on my Kindle last night too. We have a three day weekend for President's Day! Can't wait! Hope you feel better!

  2. How wise to wait for next weekend. I, unfortunately, just plow through my books and then end up staying up until 12 am (like last night) to finish a book. Enjoy, it's wonderful.

  3. The Fault In Our Stars does deserve a special few hours of reading. I loved it & hope you do, too. I am only familiar with one of your bookstack, All The Water In The World, & thought it was great. Thanks for telling of the other titles.

  4. I'm so glad to read you liked Max Quick! We are skyping with the author on World Read Aloud Day and my students are super excited!

    We leave for vacation this week and Fault in Our Stars is in the suitcase!

    Rest, relax,and read. It's the perfect prescription I think! Feel better!

  5. Yay for John Green's The Fault in Our Stars. I love it. I love love love it, actually. However, I didn't entirely love Charlie Joe Jackson's first book. It was funny but I didn't feel like the character grew at all during the book and that bothered me (especially as a teacher who loves reading!). I don't particularly want to read the next book but at the same time I'm kind of curious...!

  6. Glad you enjoyed MAX QUICK!! :) Yes there will be MANY more to come ... Book 2 & 3 written, working on more!