Book Journey and It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA! hosted by Jen at Teach Mentor Texts.
Wow - I haven't done one of these since classes ended last spring. Well - in a probably vain attempt to start paying more attention to sharing what I have been writing, I am going to try to remember to do one of these posts at least once a month or so.
And here I find out that Sheila is in Australia! Soooooo jealous!
Last Monday I signed up for some reading challenges
Tuesday I was a Mystery Reader for a 2nd Grade Class. It was tons of fun! I read Rosie Revere, Engineer and If an Armadillo Went to a Restaurant.
I also posted a review of Waistcoats and Weaponry by Gail Garriger. Review spoiler - I didn't like it nearly as much as the first, or even the second. I think it was only nostalgia for the first book that really carried me through. Rather disappointed.
Wednesday - was Wondrous Words Wednesday 37 but the books that I found the words in were pretty meh, so I didn't include them in the post this time around.
The Seventh Bride by T. Kingfisher (aka Ursula Vernon). Very cool creepy take on the Bluebeard fairy tale. If that is your thing, definitely worth a read.
I also read Dragonbreath #10: Knight-napped by Ursula Vernon. I haven't posted a review yet but - squeee! - I love Danny Dragonbreath books! They are awesome. My son read it over the weekend and spent a ton of time reading bits out loud to me and laughing uproariously.
Friday was my A peak into The Seventh Bride and The Quiet World post where I post a bit from the first page and a bit from either page 56 or the 56% mark in a book. I usually try to do both a fiction and non-fiction title.
Saturday I posted a review for The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani - another review spoiler - I found this book to be very problematic. The ideas the book purports to play with are very cool and would subvert some traditional tropes, except that the way the narrative actually plays out, most of the negative stereotypes are actively reinforced. Plus the writing was pretty sloppy. Sorry, I know that lots of people really liked this book but I was hugely disappointed.
And I have no clear plan for this week. Goodness only knows I will be reading.