Monday, July 7, 2014

#IMWAYR July 7

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 post comes to you from my NEW COMPUTER! That ... I'm not sure if I like. Got a desktop instead of a laptop (they don't cost as much :/ plus I now actually have a desk where said device CAN reside and I never did before) but I can already see ... it's going to take some getting used to. Keyboard feels strange and I'm stuck in my office. :P Note to everyone ... Mac Migration Assistant? Bunk. Don't bother. Started off saying it would need 287 hours. Got stuck at 155 for 8 hours about a day later ... which is when I said "enough is enough" and pulled that plug.

Reading was not as successful this week. Didn't really like much of what I finished. What's up with that?

Don't bother with these two (both are "adult" books, anyway). And usually I quite enjoy both authors.

I DID really like this one, however.

The Mark of the DragonflyThe Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Took me a while to actually open it up but once I did? I really enjoyed it. One of the first steampunk-ish type books I've ever read where the bits of machinery seemed necessary to the story.
Will definitely pick up the companion novel when it becomes available.

Definite possibility for middle school and even upper elementary (the hint of romance is not a major plot point).

I'm currently reading ...

Revolution and Secrets are my highest priorities. Love historical fic, personally. Have a harder time "selling" it to others. This one is really making me think. WOW people had to be brave that summer. I hope I would have been that brave. Also I have a weird fascination with old tunnels. Wouldn't catch me down there for anything but I love to read books or watch documentaries or look at photos of urban explorers.

I started the audiobook of Snicker months ago. Should I start it over? I just wasn't loving it like everyone else seemed to. Ungifted is good. Just keep getting distracted. Reading in the Wild is good so far but it's not really anything new. Just good to hear it from someone else. ;) Even though I'd still like to hear her talk more in her books about collaboration with her campus teacher librarian. Continuous Conversion is not one I have to finish quickly. It's more like one you read a few pages and think about it first. I also started The Revenant of Thraxton Hall (but apparently forgot to add that to Goodreads).

May have to take my niece to B&N for a picture book session.


  1. I'm going to try a B & N trip this week. Taking the teens to the movies. I think I can bribe them while I cruise the picture books!

    1. Tempting! Though I also like the movies and am behind on those. But the movies I like and the movies my niece likes are not necessarily the same so it couldn't be in one trip! I really do need a picture book fix, though. Our new library gets new middle grade/YA ... but their picture book section could use some help!

  2. I think you should read the print version of Snicker... just try it that way... I think sometimes audiobooks don't work out as well. (Even though I adore audiobooks.) Happy reading week to you!

    1. That's an idea. Only I am like "but I used an Audible credit for this!" Silly. School was still in session when I tried it before. I might have been distracted. Of course I might be distracted now with 2 nieces and a nephew in the house for the rest of the summer!

  3. Hello there Miss O - I've heard a lot about The Mark of the Dragonfly and will be on the lookout for it. I agree with Debbie about Snicker - it seems to be that way across the coments I've been reading about the book. I read the book myself and absolutely adored it. Listening to it might be a different experience entirely.