It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme started by Book Journey. The folks over at Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers have given it a children’s/YA spin. I thought it would be a fun way to recap last week’s reading and give a sneak peek of my TBR pile.
Last Week’s Books:
I didn’t finish a single book…because I am now reading three at once. In my defense, I am supposed to be reading one slowly (see below). Not in my defense, I have spent too much time on fb and twitter. I need to unplug, which is hard when one of my books is on the iPad. You know what? I’ll just do better this week.
I am enjoying participating in Batty About Book’s virtual book club for The Archived by Victoria Schwab. This is the book I am reading slowly–well, in increments anyway. And the first chunk ended with a cliffhanger!
White Space by Ilsa J. Bick is the first title of hers I have read, even though I have the Ashes series in my library. I am finding it a challenging read since the point of view changes abruptly and often (on purpose), and I haven’t read anything in quite that style for a while. And about a quarter of the way in it is getting quite horrific in both story line and descriptive language–which works for me as I love horror books.
My husband bought me Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by The Women Who Love It, edited by Lynne M. Johnson and Tara O’Shea. The title pretty much says it all, and I am enjoying reading it an essay at a time during “edge time” (Thank you, Donalyn Miller, for coining that term). It’s nice to pick up a book of that sort when I have a few spare moments here and there.
I am adding one more book to my plate for this week. Next week, I will be attending and presenting at the Illinois Reading Council Conference. In addition, I have been asked to serve as host for one of Richard L. Allington’s sessions. I purchased his book, Summer Reading: Closing the Rich/Poor Reading Achievement Gap a while back, and now is certainly the time to read it! Even though I will have a script to introduce Dr. Allington, I still want to be more familiar with his work than I have become by just reading some of his articles.