Monday, October 22, 2012

It's Monday! What are You Reading? 10-22-12

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

Last week I read: 
Edwina, The Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct by Mo Willems
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Brian Mealer, illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon

Currently Reading:
Pathways to the Common Core by Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, and Christopher Lehman
The Trouble with May Amelia by Jennifer L. Holm
I actually started listening to the audiobook of The Trouble with May Amelia, last week but the narrator was so incredibly apathetic and unemotional that I couldn't listen to it anymore so I decided the check out the real book instead.

Currently listening:
Swim the Fly by Don Calame
Jake and Lily by Jerry Spinelli

Last week I reviewed:

Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson
Because It Is My Blood by Gabrielle Zevin


  1. You had a busy week. I read Boy Who Harnessed the Wind recently, too. Powerful story.

    Here's my It's Monday! What Are You Reading? I hope you will drop by!

  2. Hi there Beth, as per usual, I love the titles you have here. I've been meaning to find The Boy who Harnessed the Wind - I've heard so many good things about it. The Trouble with May Amelia has also been receiving a lot of love. And Jerry Spinelli! We have a collection of his titles here at home, but haven't found this one yet, must be a new one. Thanks for sharing all these!

  3. I giggled a little at your current reading choices. Thank goodness there are books like May Amelia to balance out the excitement of books like Pathways to the Common Core ;)

    I enjoyed Jake and Lily, and would be interested to hear it on audio. Does it use two separate narrators?

  4. Interesting that you put aside a audio book and decided to check it out on another format. I struggle to listen to audio books. I notice I don't connect with the characters and often forget what's happened in the storyline! Maybe I need to find a book with a great narrator! Now I am going back to read your review of Yes, Chef. Thanks for sharing.

  5. How are you liking Swim the Fly? I always hear good things about it, but it doesn't circulate well at my library. Here's my list

  6. I'll have to check again for the audio of Jake and Lily at my library, the last time I looked they didn't have an audio version yet. I love audiobooks. They make me happy, I always can get so much more done with an audiobook. :)