Monday, August 31, 2015
It's Monday! What are you reading? 8-31-15
It's Monday! What are you reading? Is a wonderful community of readers, teachers, and librarians. Hosted by Jen over at Teach Mentor Texts along with Kellee and Ricki at Unleashing Readers, participants share their reading adventures from the past week along with their reading plans for the week ahead.
My Monday posts are generally just a highlight of what I've been reading during the week so if you'd like to see all that I've been reading, follow my Goodreads page.
On my teaching blog, check out my weekly roundup of links.
Last week I reviewed (ranted about):
Your Baby's First Word Will Be Dada by Jimmy Fallon
Honestly, it pains me to even write the words "by Jimmy Fallon" when writing about this book.
I finished reading:
The Truth Commission by Susan Juby
This book started off strong, I lost some interest in the middle, and then it picked back up again about 2/3 of the way through. I'm glad I stuck with it. I'll be writing a longer review of this one soon.
Elwood Bigfoot: Wanted: Birdie Friends by Jill Esbaum, illustrated by Nate Wragg
I love how endearing Elwood is. I just want to give him a hug.
Macbeth: A Graphic Novel adapted and illustrated by Gareth Hinds
I have a dirty little secret to confess: I am an English teacher that doesn't get Shakespeare. I want so badly to like him, I really do. But I just can't weed past the difficult language to find the meaning. So I'm hoping the graphic novel adaptation will better help me understand what I've been missing all these years.
Still reading with my ears:
A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen