Monday, March 12, 2012
Lovingly borrowed from Teach Mentor Texts and originated by Book Journey.
First off, Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl is the funniest book I have ever read. Absolutely hilarious (seriously, read it.)
Now that I've got that off my chest, I would like to spend a brief moment on picture books. I read an awful lot of picture books. I read 30 this last week. I'll mention a picture book from time to time, probably, but this last group was dismal. I don't think I can muster the energy to even write about them any more, so if you are morbidly curious as to what they are, just take a glance at my little Goodreads widgit thingy over that-a-way ---->
So, this week I read:
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews - like I said, hilarious, but definitely for older teens and adults.
The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson - Fantastic fantasy novel with rich characters, a vivid setting, great pacing, and a refreshingly unique study of religion.
and On the Day I Died by Candace Fleming - genuinely creepy stories filled with interesting historic tidbits.
(I read Me and Earl and On the Day via Netgalley which is AWESOME for letting me read such amazing books before they are published)
I also reread:
Looking for Alaska by John Green. See here for what I thought about that.
If you're friends with me on Goodreads or take a gander at my BOOKS READ IN 2012 page, you will notice that I LOVED all four of these books and rated them 4 1/2 stars each. What a great reading week!
this week I started reading:
Is that second book an ADULT book, you ask? Why yes. Yes, it is. Why am I reading an adult book? Well, because my fella asked me to, and he doesn't ask for much, so I am buckling down and reading a book that is not geared specifically to kids or teens for the first time in almost a year.
Also, I'm on page 6 of The Fault in our Stars and I am already in love with it.
I am continuing to read (or TRYING to continue to read might be more appropriate):
I will definitely finish The Mighty Miss Malone, but I'm almost ready to give up on the other two. Just not feeling any excitement for them which is a particular shame about The Watch that Ends the Night as Allan Wolf is a local author who I've met and think is WONDERFUL. Oh well. Just too many good books to read. Ack!
This week, I'm going to try very hard to read:
and....that's it. Happy reading!