Monday, July 25, 2016
It's Monday! What are you reading? 7-25-16
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.
Last week I reviewed:
Sunny Side Up by Jennifer and Matthew Holm
Picture book that stood out in the pile:
Arlene Sardine by Chris Raschka
This stood out for a less than positive reason. I seriously didn't understand the point of this book. Arlene wants to be a sardine and end up on somebody's plate? And midway through the book (*SPOILER ALERT*) Arlene dies and ends up in a Sardine can? I'm not against books that teach kids about the realities of life, but I just didn't understand at all why Arlene's goal was to end up in a sardine tin. This one is worth reading just for the simple act of asking yourself "What the heck did I just read?" at the end.
Static by Eric Laster
I tried to have this one done last night so I could say that I read it instead of still reading it, but alas I was just too tired.
Still reading with my ears: (because it's TWENTY-NINE CDs long!)
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
Status update: I'm on disc 11 now. I definitely won't be finishing before it's due back to the library this Sunday.
Also reading with my ears on my iPhone:
All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Connor