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Monday, May 21, 2012

It's Monday, May 22 and I'm reading...

Jen and Kellee at Teach Mentor Text
Sheila at Book Journey

What I am currently reading: 
1. Me and Earl, and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews- this book is getting some attention because of the similar theme, cancer, to The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. It is funny and quirky but I am enjoying it.

2. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa-This is the first book in the Iron Fey series which is hot, hot, hot in my library.  I am reading it to evaluate if I want to include it in my Nifty Fifty cart of special books.  So far so good but I'm only on the 8th chapter. I keep pushing it off to the side for other books.

3. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey- This is my book club selection for the month.  I must bear down to finish this book by Wednesday afternoon.  I'm a little over half way finished. So far I find the writing captivating.

What I am listening to:
-The Running Dream by Wendolin Van Draanen- winner of the Schneider Family Book Award for books that deal with the realities of living with a disability.  I am quite impressed.

What I've recently finished:
1.  Shanghai Girls by Lisa See. This book is a winner.  About the lives of two sisters who were beautiful girls in China before WWII and now live in the USA.

2. The Obsidian Blade by Pete Hautman. The first book in the Klaatu Trilogy.  I had a very hard making any traction on this book.  I did enjoy the surprises toward the end of the book, many were twists I wasn't expecting.

What I hope to read next: 
I still have one library book next to my bed and several audiobooks that are calling out to me:
 -Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi. "When Aria, a sheltered and fragile Dweller, is exiled from her home in Reverie, she must face The Death Shop, a land filled with cannibals and dangerous energy storms, and her only hope for staying alive depends on Outsider Perry, a savage hunter" Sounds ominous, doesn't it?

-The Hunger Games (Audiobook)- I've read the book now I thought I'd have a listen.

-Lockdown: Escape from the Furnace #1 by Alexander Gordon Smith- A popular choice in my library with boys.


  1. I really enjoyed the Iron Fey series - I hop eyou do

    Have a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  2. I accidentally bought the fourth book in the Smith series and now cannot get the first ones from my local store (duh to me).

  3. I've wanted to read Kagawa's books for a while, but never got to them. After I get my hands on a copy of the Immortal Rules I might pick up her fey books, if I like that one.

    You've got to read Under the Never Sky! It is goooooooood.

  4. Simply adored The Running Dream and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. two of my absolute favorite books I've read in the last year (although Me and Earl is most definitely not for everyone. It's mighty strange). I've wanted to read Kagawa's books too as they are super popular at my library as well. I've heard they are good but just haven't gotten around to try them yet.

  5. Hi, Anne -

    It was good to hear from you yesterday - sorry I have been to busy for blogging lately!

    I have heard great things about Snow Child - sounds like a good one for book group.

    I still have not read a Lisa See book, but she is on my list :)

    Jamie's graduation is June 2. Classes are finished now, but he still has a lot of work to complete because of his illnesses this year. So, he's working hard this week. Fun senior stuff coming up for next week!

    Enjoy your books this week -



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