Monday, February 29, 2016

#IMWAYR Daughter of Smoke & Bone and Armada

It's Monday (actually Tuesday now but I didn't get the post finished!)! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Date. 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.

Last week?
Read End of Feb

I am late to the Daughter of Smoke & Bone party ... but totally hooked! What fun to discover a series later on when I don't have to wait for sequels. (Definitely YA, though. Not for the elem crowd, even the better readers.)
Sunny Side Up ... made me wish so many kids didn't face siblings with issues. But boy, what a fun summer with a grandfather. For the kiddos that might need to know it happens to other families.

I am about halfway through Armada. I don't love the language but I DO love the story. And listening to Wil Wheaton read it to me. Minus the language. Personal choice but I don't use it.

Been leafing through quite a few picture books at the bookfair even just today so by next week I'll have them finished. Funny thing about the bookfair ... hardly any kids are picking up Sunny Side or Roller Girl. At least today. We'll see about later in the week. I thought more would, just from all the buzz I've read about.


  1. I had the biggest crush on Wil Wheaton as a "tween" - my mother was a big Star Trek fan, and I used to watch it with her just to see him. I didn't realize he did audiobooks, I really need to listen to this one now!

    1. Most definitely you do. I first listened to him read Ready Player One. Which was even more funny because RPO refers to Wil Wheaton. Really liking Armada but at least for me it's not public listening because there is a lot of language in it. Still. I'm sitting in the parking lot knowing I need to go into work or in the garage needing to go inside and not wanting to stop!

  2. I'm even later on the Smoke & Bone bandwagon because I haven't read it. Thank you for remind me of it :)
    Also, I love Sunny Side Up. It is a tough subject, but I really love how the story was told.

    Happy reading this week! :)

    1. Smoke & Bone ... yes. Definitely bump it up on the TBR list. Totally enjoying it.