Monday, April 28, 2014

It's Monday! What are You Reading? 4-28

It's Monday! What are You Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

We are in the last couple of weeks of classes, and as it usual, when you are on the downhill slope - things pick up speed!  I have fallen way behind on my grownup reading.

I participated in the Dewey's 24-hour Read-a-thon on Saturday and in addition to not really having much fun (I found out that high-pressure, fast read-a-thon's are not my thing - no time for reflection, which is one of the reasons that I read) I also appear to have picked an infestation of spam hits.  Sigh.

Oh well - I read some good books. I got short reviews up on the first two and will be trying to find time to post reviews on the rest of them soon ...

I also read Monster on the Hill by Rob Harrell and The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook by Eleanor Davis last week. 

I know that seems like I managed to read lots - but four of the books are graphic novels for kids (Legends of Zita, Giants Beware, Monster on the Hill and The Secret Science Alliance) - which were really quick reads. If you have kids, all of these were great and both of my children's really liked all of them. The only down side what that Legends of Zita ends with a cliffhanger!

Plus I participated in the Anne of Green Gables read-along at Midnight Garden, and still need to write that review as well.

I forgot how much I loved the Anne book's - once you get back into the swing of the lyrical (and long-winded to modern readers) prose, it paints such an vivid and amazing picture of Prince Edwards Island and that period in time.

This week (déjà vu) I will finish Packing for Mars by Mary Roach. 


I also had a couple of environmental news posts last week...

4 comments:

  1. We still have six weeks of school left. But things are already getting busy with end of the year things. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  2. Looks like some nice graphic novels, sorry the readathon was kinda not fun. I don't really like to rush though my reading too much either... so I can relate.

    As a Great Lakes resident I found the LAke Erie ice post interesting...

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  3. Yikes! Sorry that the readathon didn't go well for you.

    I hope you enjoy Packing for Mars. I really liked her book Stiff.

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