Monday, December 2, 2013

It's Monday! What are you reading? 12-2-13

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

I didn't do an It's Monday post last week because I was still at NCTE (recap here) so this post will be for the past two weeks.


Knock Knock by Daniel Beaty, illustrated by Bryan Collier

Finished reading:

Write Like This by Kelly Gallagher
Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul by Stuart Brown

Finished reading with my ears:

The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes

Picture book:

Crankenstein by Samantha Berger, illustrated by Dan Santat 

Currently reading:

The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

Currently reading with my ears:

The Beginning of Everything by  Robyn Schneider


  1. Hi Beth, I am interested in hearing your thoughts about Billy Miller. I really loved Crankenstein. Have a great week!

    1. I liked Billy Miller but I didn't love it. I can see why it's being considered for a Newbery. Henkes writes about such ordinary things in an extraordinary way, but it's not a book that will stick with me.

    2. I'm going to be reading Billy Miller this week...

  2. I almost picked up The Beginning of Everything at the library the other day and then decided I wouldn't have time for yet another novel - so will be curious to see what you think. I still need to get to Crankenstein. What a cover!

  3. I bought the Gallagher book at NCTE - can't wait to read it!

  4. I'm reading Billy Miller to my younger son right now. Tried it with older son--he was bored and wanted to abandon it. I was a bit bored too. But younger son seems enthralled! Who can predict these things? I'm reading the new Laurie Halse Anderson too--love those ARCs at NCTE! How was Play? Haven't heard of it but it looks right up my alley!

  5. Crankenstein looks cute. I have to start reading Kevin Henkes' novels. :) Have a great reading week!