Monday, May 21, 2012

It's Monday! What are You Reading? 5-21-12


Originally hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, Jen and Kellee over at Teach Mentor Texts host a kidlit version of It's Monday! What are You Reading?

What I read last week:
See You at Harry's by Jo Knowels
It's not often that I finish a book in a weekend anymore, but with See You at Harry's, I finished it in about 24 hours. It's such a heartbreaking yet heartwarming story. I still can't get Fern and her family out of my head.

I can't get enough Elephant and Piggie! :)

Zorro Gets an Outfit by Carter Goodrich
I will read any book with a pug in it. But a pug in a ridiculous superhero outfit? Count me in!

Audiobook I finished last week:
The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
I remember reading this book in 8th grade and really enjoyed it. I don't think I loved it this time as much as I did when I was in 8th grade but it was still a great story. I really enjoyed the audiobook narrator too.

What I'm currently reading:
Sugar and Ice by Kate Messner
I used to be a figure skating junkie all through middle school and high school. I never learned to skate myself, but I loved to watch it and wished I could feel that freedom of flying on the ice. So I love that Kate Messner gets a skating story right. Too many times I have read stories that involved skating and the author didn't come close to showing they knew anything about the sport of figure skating.

What I'm Currently listening to:
I have listened to the previous two Incorrigibles books on audio because Katherine Kellgren is one of those narrators that makes the book even better than it would have been if you had read it. She's not disappointing with her third installment.

What I reviewed last week:
Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team by Audrey Vernick, illustrated by Steven Salerno


  1. Your current reads sound really good. I'm glad to know about them, & you just commented on my blog so you know I felt the same way about See You At Harry's. What a read!!

  2. It seems that everyone bu tme is reading See You At Harry's. I must remedy that! I remember loving The Witch of Blackbird Pond too. I haven't reread it as an adult, but I did recently buy a copy. I did not know that Katherine Kellgren narrates the Incorrigible Children series! I love her and those books look adorable. I must check it out! Here is my list

  3. Cannot wait to read See You at Harry's! My library finally ordered it. Everyone has been simply raving about it. Glad to know the Incorrigible Children audiobooks are so great. I read the first in the series and really want to read the others but haven't had the chance yet. Audiobooks may be the answer! I have heard such good things about Sugar and Ice but haven't managed to read that yet, either. I am becoming quite a Kate Messner fan though, after reading the Marty McGuire books.

  4. The wait for See You at Harry's to finally arrive at my library is killing me with all this book love out there! The Witch of Blackbird Pond is deep down in my TBR for the Newbery Challenge (#nerdbery) and will be a re-read from long ago for me, too. I too recall liking it, but we'll see what the grown up Lorna thinks!

    I thought of you as bookish + foodie person when I came up with an idea for a post--What literary characters would you invite to a dinner party and what would you have them bring to the dinner? A mashup of my two interests . . . contact me if you'd ever want to collaborate on such a post! :)

  5. The Incorrigible Children...sounds like a lot of fun! I will have to check it out to read with my son.

  6. Yay for See You At Harry's!!! So great. So great. Fern does stick with you, definitely. We love Elephant and Piggie at our house. My favorite is We Are In a Book! Love it to tears every time. Kate Messner is amazing, Sugar and Ice does not disappoint. So many great books! I grabbed the Incorrigible Children on audio but totally grabbed the wrong book. I need #1 - the covers are by my Jon Klassen! Love it!

  7. I am Invited to a Party is a cute book. :)

    My favorite read last week was the audio of On the Beach by Nevil Shute. Please come see what else I'm reading.

  8. I'm not familiar with The Incorrigible Children, but that looks interesting. I need to check it out. I also remember reading and enjoying The Witch of Blackbird Pond, but to be honest, I have little memory of what it was about! Neat to revisit those "oldies".