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!!


Kellee said...

YAY! I am so glad that you are joining us!!!!!!
I am looking forward to your review of Girl of Fire and Thorns & The Future of Us.

Happy reading Jennie :):):)

Mindi Rench said...

Welcome back to blogging, Jennie! Did you love Revolution? It was one of my favorite books of 2010. Time travel and the French Revolution in the same book? Sold!

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