Monday, June 4, 2012

It's Monday: What Are You Reading - 6/4/12

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In The Past
I finished 10 books these past three weeks.

Me and Earl and The Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews - Mock Printz

Starters by Lissa Price - interesting. Old people rent young people's bodies in order to be young again. And the young people get to eat and possibly find shelter.

Boy21 by Matthew Quick - Mock Printz

How to Survive the Apocalypse by Lucas Krauss - recommended by Amazing Dancer - Boy meets girl. Girl is highly religious. Boy decides he can be religious too!

The Letter Q: Queer Writers' Note to Their Younger Selves edited by Sarah Moon - Great book put out by Scholastic. I gave away two copies!

Article 5 by Kristen Simmons - recommended by Amazing Dancer - girl gets arrested because mom had her out of wedlock. 17 years ago. She needs to find mom and break her out of jail. Ex-Boyfriend turned soldier decides to help. Can she trust him?

Chomp by Carl Hiassen - different from other Hiaasen MG fare.  This one is much more YA with lots of action and near-death experiences compounded by a drunken father and a crazed reality tv star.

Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross - fun read. Not the best written but filled with entertainment, action and romance.

Hush by Elise Chayil - recommended by Amazing Dancer - A Chassidic community turning their back on a nine-year old leads to a coverup that one member still can't get past. So sad!

Girl in the Clockwork Collar by Kady Cross - more fun!

In the Present
Dragon Castle by Joseph Bruchac - Batty About Books next book.  Check out Part 1.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling - hoping to read the whole series and watch each movie this summer.

In The Future
This Friday, June 8, 2012 starts the 48 Hour Book Challenge and Summer #Bookaday! I'm so excited that once again these start at the same time for me! Last year I met my goal of 15 hours. This year I hope to do 20 hours! I'll post about both on Friday but in case you can't wait - here's my post from last year - NO Summer Slide and 48HBC.

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  1. I just finished Chomp last night! Seems like I've been reading it was a read aloud with my 2 kids. It kept being put aside as my daughter was busy reading on her own. So, will this be your first time reading the Harry Potter books?! I'm shocked! You'll love them and pairing them with the movies will be lots of fun. :)

    1. NO! I've read Harry Potter a few times, except book 7! I want to re-read ALL THE BOOKS and watch each movie as I go. My personal idea of fun!

  2. Starters sound creepy and good. I'll add it to my queue. I'm currently reading The False Prince. I just finished The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Beautiful illustrations!

    1. I enjoyed both The False Prince and the Invention of Hugo Cabret! I hope you enjoy the False Prince! I'm looking forward to book 2.


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