Sunday, June 15, 2014

(almost) #IMWAYR June 16

It's (almost) 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.

#bookaday is getting a slow start. This is my first week to really have off and I head out on Tuesday for a trip.

BUT I have read at least a little. Click through because Goodreads embeds don't come through on Bloglovin or Feedly.

I dropped by B&N for a little bit and found this one.

Chengdu Could Not, Would Not, Fall AsleepChengdu Could Not, Would Not, Fall Asleep by Barney Saltzberg
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Oh ... this might even be a five star. Just for being about a chubby little panda with insomnia. #beenthere #wellexceptforthepandapart

And I checked this one out of our district e-catalog.

The Thickety: A Path BeginsThe Thickety: A Path Begins by J.A. White
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

That said ... quite a lot of fun.

It's long. And detailed. So I will have to think about it for our elementary school collection. Some kids would love it. Some would not deal with it well. Most would check it out and never read more than a few pages.

But a middle school collection? In a heartbeat. Don't let the cover fool you. This is not a kiddie lit title.

How They Choked: Failures, Flops, and Flaws of the Awfully FamousHow They Choked: Failures, Flops, and Flaws of the Awfully Famous by Georgia Bragg
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Not really juvenile non-fic ... a contender for a middle school collection but I'm not sure if I'll get this for our strong 4th/5th or not.
Spectacular messes here. Several that I did not know about!

I did start reading Tinkerlab. I'm only about two chapters in. So far I think she has some great ideas ... but she shares a lot on her website. I'm not sure what the value added of the book is. So we will see if that changes as I continue. Won't happen next week as it's stuck on my laptop and I'm not taking it on my trip. But when I get back I'll continue.

I will probably finish The Book of Secrets this week. Not sure why it's taken so long. I do really like this character. I just keep getting distracted. Guess it's OK. Won't officially be released for a while. It's on the Kindle.

I really want to get reading Revolution but like Tinkerlab it's one that I can't put on my Kindle. I can't even get it to move properly onto my old Nook. So it will probably not happen until I get back.

And that's if my computer doesn't DIE. Do I just bite the bullet and get a new one? This laptop is not that old. 40 months? Moving all the files. Ugh. Dealing with this SLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW spinning pinwheel of death. Also ugh.

Family time? Not ugh.


  1. I'm the same with Revolution, tough to make time to read... really enjoying but... sitting in front of my computer is not my normal routine for reading...

  2. Hate the spinning wheel of death! Thanks for the review on The Thickety. I've been wondering how it is!

  3. I'm hoping Choked will be fine for my 7th and 8th graders. Going to have to check out Thickety!
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