Monday, October 1, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? Banned Books Week 2012

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?

This is a very important week for teachers all across the country as it is Banned Books Week. Celebrate your right to read by picking up a book that has been challenged or banned. Better yet, go out and buy a banned book.

Yesterday I reprised my Banned Books Week post from last year and also linked to some other posts I've written about censorship. Also check out my Banned Books Week giveaway of The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

I also wrote a couple reviews last week:

Bright Young Things series by Anna Godbersen
Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue by Anna Barwell Celenza, illustrated by JoAnn E. Kitchel

What I finished last week:
Because It Is My Blood by Gabrielle Zevin
Loved this audiobook of the sequel to All These Things I've Done. Review coming soon - I hope. 

I'm not going to post what I'm currently reading because it will just depress me: because it's the same books I've been reading for the past month. I can't seem to finish a book these days - unless it's an audiobook.


  1. Don't worry, you'll get through your book! I think everyone has those books every once in a while, that take forever to get through. When you do finish it, I can't wait to read about it! xo

  2. Interesting mix of titles + formats! The “Rhapsody in Blue” looks like a book that is made for fall and winter. Will check it out.
    Have a lovely reading week :) here are my reads:

  3. I totally feel your pain about being unable to finish a book! I have been reading the same books for a month too. I don't know what it is about September, I guess with school starting and all it's just so hard to finish anything!

  4. Thanks for highlighting Banned Books week. I like the banner! Hope you push through your current read!

  5. Rhapsody in Blue looks very intriguing. Maybe pair it with Ballet for Martha for a pair of composers. Good luck finishing your books.

  6. It took me 3 weeks to finally announce that I finished a novel. Not good. But I attribute it to the beginning of school. Think how much reading we will all accomplish during Winter Break! Wishing you a productive reading week.

  7. Bright Young Things is on my wishlist and the Rhapsody in Blue book will be on it as soon as I leave my comment!

    My favorite book this week was Dr. Seuss: The Cat Behind the Hat by Caroline W. Smith. Please come see what I'm reading now.

  8. I am finally getting around to some of the Monday posts! It has been pretty crazy with the Banned Book Week festivities and hosting all the giveaways... fun but crazy. I wanted to tell you happy reading this week :)