Monday, April 15, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 4/15

It's Monday! What are you reading? --From Picture Books to YA--is a weekly meme hosted by Jen and Kellee at Teach Mentor Texts.  Head over to their blog for links to many great blogs and a plethora of good book suggestions.

Since this week was the first week back from break it was a slow reading week for me.  Add into that a baby shower for my sister, and my reading time was quite minimal this week.

Books I finished this week: (It's only odd!)

I enjoyed Airborn by Kenneth Oppel.  It was a fun adventure of the steampunk variety.  It is so fun to think about how airships would be different if engines had not progressed beyond the steam engine variety.  In this one Matt Cruse is the youngest crew member but feels right at home on the ship.  Then some mysterious things happen and between a pirate ship, a discovery, and a shipwreck, the whole ship goes on a big adventure.  I was swept up in the adventure and really intrigued throughout the whole book.  I would absolutely recommend this one to grades 5 and up.

Books I am Currently reading;

I am listening to Days of Blood and Starlight.  It helps me to be motivated to get in a workout.  I also started reading Seraphina, which I received from Cindy Minnich in the book swap.  I am loving the story so far.  My students are also starting literature circles so I am reading the books to be able to participate in discussions as needed.  The titles are: One for the Murphys, Stargirl, Kira-Kira, The Cay (all re-reads) and The Encyclopedia of Me, and No More Dead Dogs (which I am reading for the first time).

Books up next:

I have Requiem from the library.  I also have Outliers, which I would really like to read.  Other than these books, I will play it by ear.  I hope I can read more than last week, but Seraphina is also quite long so I will see what happens.

Happy reading!  What are you reading this week?


  1. Kenneth Oppel is written for readers older than I typically review, so I've only read one of his books, This Dark Endeavor-which I loved! Have you read that one?

  2. LOVED Days of Blood and Starlight. So heartbreaking and lovely. I enjoyed the audio of Seraphina, but you are right, it is long! Have a great reading week!

  3. I have Seraphina on my bookshelf at home, but haven't cracked it. Sounds awesome though. Enjoy your books!

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  4. YAY Airborn! The rest of the series is wonderful as well. I am a huge fan of everything Oppel writes! The exclamation points show my enthusiasm! :)

    Happy reading this week :)