Thursday, January 26, 2012

Free Reads!!!

Who doesn't love free, right?! Here are some great freebies from amazon for your Kindle! Click on the titles to take you right to the books on Amazon!

(Don't forget... if you don't have a Kindle it's okay! You can download the app on your phone here or download Kindle for PC! Check that out here).

Rippler by Cidney Swanson

Samantha Ruiz has a freak gene that makes her turn invisible, or ripple. She can’t control it, and it’s getting worse. Afraid of becoming a lab-rat, Sam keeps her ability secret, until fellow runner Will Baker sees her vanish into thin air. Will promises secrecy and help, and Sam begins to fall in love.

Together, the two discover there are worse things than being a scientific curiosity. Someone’s been killing people who possess Sam's gene. A mysterious man from France sends letters that offer hope for safety, but also reveal a sinister connection with Nazi experiments.

The more time Sam spends with Will, the less she can imagine life without him. When Sam uncovers secrets from her past, she must choose between keeping Will in her life or keeping Will safe.

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (Preview)
by James Patterson

Rafe Khatchadorian has enough problems at home without throwing his first year of middle school into the mix. Luckily, he's got an ace plan for the best year ever, if only he can pull it off: With his best friend Leonardo the Silent awarding him points, Rafe tries to break every rule in his school's oppressive Code of Conduct. Chewing gum in class-5,000 points! Running in the hallway-10,000 points! Pulling the fire alarm-50,000 points! But when Rafe's game starts to catch up with him, he'll have to decide if winning is all that matters, or if he's finally ready to face the rules, bullies, and truths he's been avoiding.

Beasts and BFFs by Shannon Delaney

A Bonus 13 to Life Prequel Story.

Meet Jessie Gillmansen as she realizes that things might not be what they seem in the town of Junction.

And many thanks to Master Magician Chad Crews for coming to Belton Middle School and pumping up my students about many great authors like Edgar Allan Poe and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle!! If you live in an area where he can travel to you, teachers, GET HIM!! Greatest show... magic and literature from a former Science teacher. Here are some free reads from those great guys!!

Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe's Complete Poetical Works

The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe

The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe

The Works of Edgar Allan Poe Volume 1

The Works of Edgar Allan Poe Volume 2

The Works of Edgar Allan Poe Volume 3

The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge

The Return of Sherlock Holmes

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

Bram Stoker

The Lady of the Shroud

Dracula's Guest


Mary Shelley


Harry Houdini

The Miracle Mongers, and Expose

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year... and It's Monday! What are you reading?

Now that you have all picked your jaws up off of the floor because there is a post... let's get on to the good stuff! My friends Kellee and Jen from Teach Mentor Text have gotten be back to the blogging world. I have been reading like crazy, but I just haven't gotten around to posting. So be ready for some posts!!

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA!
It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It's also a great chance to see what others are reading right now…who knows, you might discover that next “must read” book!

Previous Book Adventures...
There are so many great books that I have read and cannot wait to share with you all. Here are just a few of them:
The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

Upcoming Book Adventures....
I am currently reading two YA books. I started The Pledge by Kimberly Derting the other day and will probably finish with it tomorrow so be looking for the review soon. Just like her others, this is yet another of my favorites! The other book that I got in the mail just this weekend was Jennifer Hubbard's latest novel Try Not to Breathe.

I also got the new Stephen King book, 11/22/63, for Christmas and cannot wait to get into it. I love the premise behind the book and don't think that it will freak me out like It or some of his others! I also got The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg, The Chronicles of Harris Burdick by various authors (this is the book where they took the pictures and wrote the stories they thought were being told within them) and the portfolio pictures from the novel. I have a great unit worked up with all of this that I cannot wait to dive into! I will be posting more on it later.

I also have this desire to read Mary Shelly's Frankenstein thanks to BrainPOP! Their featured video today was about it and my six year old watched the video and we talked about it for a while. She is completely fascinated by it, but I just don't think that I will put that one on her bookshelf quite yet! Maybe I can find some younger versions!

I am a new fan of Pixel of Ink and today's freebie is one that all YA readers will
enjoy! Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey!

Visit HERE to get it for FREEEEEEEEEEEEEE!! We all love those freebies!

So... what are you reading this week? Make sure to let me know!!

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