COME VISIT TEACH.MENTOR.TEXTS, WITH JEN AND KELLEE WHO ARE HOSTS OF THIS KIDLIT MEME, FROM PRIMARY TO YA. CHECK OUT THE LINKS TO SEE WHAT SO MANY ARE READING!
It's Monday! What are you Reading? is another meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys, a variety of reviews to find even more books for your TBR list.
So, this week, I bought some new books, I checked out others, and I read many blog posts. I read the newspaper each day, I read some articles on the web, but I only finished one book, one that I listened to in the car, on my way back and forth to numerous places. Lots happening this past week instead of reading!
I love Chris Crutcher, and his book, Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes is (was) my favorite of his books. Yes, I’ve just added another of his books to my favorite pile. Whale Talk has a strong voice of T.J. Jones, a likable, but complex protagonist who definitely marches to the beat of a different drummer, but makes one want to be in his band every time he makes a decision. He is thoughtful, kind, helps those who rarely receive help, and rejects those who are only out for the win and the glory at any expense. For example, he absolutely refuses to go out for football, and is accused of a huge lack of school spirit by not doing do. I suggest that you read the book not only to discover why it's titled Whale Talk, but also to meet the memorable characters and experience the heart-stopping plot that Crutcher has created. It's good!
Finish Hound Dog True. Continue reading Write Beside Them by Penny Kittle. I’m reading this with a group of bloggers in a Google Group we formed-very fun! And I hit the jackpot this week at the library. There, all alone on the shelf was Insurgent. I’m excited to read it, after Hound Dog! I also found some interesting looking picture books. Happy reading, Everyone!
And-please check last Thursday’s post if you have time. It’s about an important book newly out, and a giveaway! The publisher is promising to send a free copy to the winner which will be chosen randomly from the commenters this coming Thursday.