Monday, September 23, 2013

#IMWAYR Sept. 23

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!

Our Kid Lit to YA version is hosted by Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers.
GREAT IDEA! Check out all of the What Are You Reading? participants for title ideas.

This Week

Ugly FishUgly Fish by Kara LaReau
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Ever so funny. In terms of funny-ness and illustrations for stars.

Three because ... well, while I'm not sure every book needs to teach a lesson, per se ... it would be nice if Ugly Fish had longer to contemplate his actions.

The Escape of the Deadly Dinosaur: USA (Secret Agent Jack Stalwart, #1)The Escape of the Deadly Dinosaur: USA by Elizabeth Singer Hunt
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Completely unbelievable but then again ... does it have to be completely believable? Sometimes it's fun when it's not!
Nifty little gadgets.
I'll have to get a few for our collection and see how they do. No, not the most literary but again ... not everything has to be. Building up stamina can sometimes be "just for fun" books.

Midnight in Austenland (Austenland, #2)Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I love Jane Austen's novels. Not a fan of romance novels.
The two are different, are they not?

Anyway. If you read the first one this is just sort of a companion to that one, with more mystery thrown in. Very, very silly in places. Very nicely parodied Jane Austen in others. The author is a Newbery Honor winner, after all.

Now my next read needs to have some zombies or super heroes or something in it cause I need a break from the girly stuff.

I also saw the movie Austenland this weekend. So silly. But in a fun way.

Coming Up
It's book fair. I'll be lucky to stay coherent long enough to get home and in my pajamas. Maybe I'll get to read a couple picture books during a slow time? Only sent 6 kids back to their teachers crying today. Caught two kids taking something that did not belong to them. #bookfairdayone #rememberthehundredsofexcitedkids

Before they are due at the library ...

Blind Justice (William Monk, #19)Blind Justice by Anne Perry

Love a good historical mystery!

The Wooden Mile (Something Wickedly Weird #1)The Wooden Mile by Chris Mould

Haven't started it yet or heard anything. Just thought the cover was interesting and the kids might like it.

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  1. I've got Ugly Fish on a wish list at BTSB. My 3rd and 4th graders are loving the Jack Stalwart books, so far.... I only have 3 of them. Maybe I can pick up a couple more titles.
    Mrs. Brown Loves Bookworms

  2. Something Wickedly Weird looks like a book that would fit our current bimonthly theme perfectly. Very nice. Thanks for sharing all these titles.