So last night I made kind of a big announcement and I have been overwhelmed at the amount of love and support I have received. I feel so blessed to be a part of such a strong, supportive reading community.
But anyway, to the books...
Last week I finished:
Bomb: The Race to Build - and Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin
FANTASTIC! I will definitely be writing a longer review of this one soon but wow! Steve Sheinkin, keep writing nonfiction because kids need these kinds of texts.
Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by E.B. Lewis
I will definitely be pairing this text with Wonder by RJ Palacio. Lots to discuss here. Especially the less-than-neat ending.
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
So I like totally understand myself better after reading this book. And while I can be an abrasive loud mouth on occasion, that's really only when I feel strongly about something. Otherwise, I'm a total introvert. And learning about the way introverts' minds work is definitely going to help me better explain myself when my husband finds it difficult to understand where I'm coming from when I find myself needing solitude.
The Pull of Gravity by Gae Polisner
I know there are some Nerdy Book Club friends right now who are wondering what the heck took me so long to pick up this book and all I have to say is, I defer to the giant TBR mountain where sometimes gems unfortunately get pushed to the bottom of the pile.
The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine
Again, this is another one that took me too long to get to.
Last week I reviewed:
Tyler Florence Fresh
I also posted about:
Skyping with Audrey Vernick on World Read Aloud Day
Students creating their own buttons for "read a button day"
Ruined by Paula Morris (U.S.) ends 3/13