Monday, February 4, 2013

It's Monday! What are you reading? 2-4-13

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?

Wow! What an emotional week! I'm still amazed and delighted that The One and Only Ivan won the Newbery award. There were a good 2 days there where I would just cry at the drop of a hat thinking about it.

Last week I finished these audiobooks:

The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
So, um, I didn't love this one the way everyone else has. It was a good book, but it's just not my kind of book.

Riot by Walter Dean Myers
In contrast, I LOVED this audiobook. I'm going to be writing a review of it very soon.

Currently reading:
Period 8 by Chris Crutcher

Currently listening:

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Last week I posted about:
My thoughts on the ALA Youth Media Awards
Why students knowing their reading rate has transformed my classroom
Unrelated to reading: A yummy balsamic roast beef recipe. :)


  1. I didn't know Chris Crutcher had a new book out & will be interested to hear about it. Also interested in the Walter Dean Myers one-thanks for telling you liked it! (The awards were so exciting!)

  2. The False Prince wasn't really what I normally like, but it was way better than I thought yet another medievalish fantasy would be. I'm looking forward to the sequel because I know there will be students who love it.

  3. How are you enjoying Shadow of the Window? I read it ages ago, and thoroughly enjoyed it, so I'm curious how it translates to audio. It still sits on my favorites shelf!

  4. Riot souds really interesting - I love Walter Dean Myers!

  5. I think I might try Riot, not a huge Walter Dean Myers fan (although I certainly admire his work! Very talented man!). I need to check and make sure I've ordered Period 8 for my library.

  6. I got Period 8 at NCTE and haven't had the time to read it yet. one of these days.....

  7. The Walter Dean Myers book looks fabulous. I am also going to be reading Period 8 soon because I am borrowing it from a friend. The Shadow of the Wind is one of my favorite adult books from the last ten years or so. I read it when it first came out in Spain and was so happy when the English version came out and I could recommend it to family and friends. Enjoy!

  8. I have The False Prince on my list to read soon! I want to see what all the fuss is about, and I have The Runaway King from NCTE. It's good to know that not everyone has gushing praise for it.
    Can't wait to hear your thoughts about about Period 8.

  9. We listened to The False Prince as an audiobook and it was so engaging. My ten year olds loved it. So did my husband. Curious to see how we all enjoy The Runaway King. Sometimes listening to a book gives you a totally different feeling than reading it . . .