Monday, January 27, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 1/27

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? --From Picture Books to YA is a weekly meme started by Jen at Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee at Unleashing Readers. This is a chance for bloggers to recap their week of reading and share their plans for the next reading adventures they will take. Visit the host blogs for a list of great blogs participating in this meme and a whole bunch of titles to add to your to-read lists.

This winter, it feels like we live in the North Pole.  I am at home today and tomorrow AGAIN because of dangerously cold weather.  I was not expecting to have a day off today because it was a teacher work day for most of our district, but who am I to argue with the powers that be...I am happy to have the opportunity to catch up on some blogging and some grading.  

I just finished watching the ALA youth media awards.  I have some great books to add to my TBR!  I also was super excited to see that Amy Timberlake won a Newbery Honor for One Came Home.  She was the first author that I arranged to have visit my school.  Now, I can't wait to get back to school to share this news with my students!  Many of them have signed and personalized copies of that book!  

My reading was a little slow this week because I was bogged down both with the fact that I was catching up from being absent for Key West on Thursday and Friday of the week before and the interim report cards that were due on Friday.  

Books I Finished This Week:

I FINALLY finished The Clockwork Prince.  I did a lot of listening in the airport and on the plane so that I could finish with this audiobook.  I am a bit heartbroken right now and need to pick up the story in The Clockwork Princess to see what will happen with these characters.  I really enjoyed the narration of this audiobook and I have the audio of the next book as well.  

I have the galley of this book because I will be hosting Ilsa Bick at my school in a couple weeks.  I thoroughly enjoyed this creepy, thought-provoking book.  Watch for my review of this book later this week.  I was captivated by the horrifying events happening and the mystery of how these things are going on.  I am a little disappointed that the mystery is not resolved completely by the end of the book, but I guess that is to be expected when the book is the first in a series.  I highly recommend this book!  

Books I am Currently Reading:

I just started listening to The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon.  This is a really complex and interesting world so far.  I also started reading Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King.  

What's Next?

I have so many books on my shelves and on my Kindle that it is really difficult for me to decide what will be next.  Lately, I have just been going with my gut when choosing the next book.  I will probably continue to do that.  I may actually have time to finish a couple books because of these unexpected days off.  

What are you reading this week?  Any suggestions for me?  I would love to hear from you in the comments!  Have a great reading week!


  1. Yes, this is the winter of the North Pole! Neither of the books you read are familiar to me, but One Came Home is. Hooray for its Newbery Honor!

  2. I've always wanted to read The Clockwork Prince! Happy reading to you this week! =)

  3. I really enjoyed One Came Home and was so pleased when it won an award today. I have heard of Clockwork Prince, but have no idea what it's about.

  4. I am excited for you to listen to Clockwork Princess - it really is good. Tweet me @georgettenairn when you are done and we can compare notes. I also listened to the series and found I really liked the narrator in this last one, though Ed Westwick's impression of Magnus is probably my favourite. Such a great series!

  5. Everybody Sees the Ants is fantastic! I adore everything A.S. King but really loved the main character in this book. I too am thrilled about One Came Home! Loved that title.

  6. I had a fun time reading One Came Home and was happy it got an honor. I too was home from school due to weather so got to spend the morning basking in ALA award fun. Have a great week of reading.

  7. I was happy about One Came Home, but the copy I had in my classroom disappeared, so not many students got to read it. :-( I'll just have to purchase another copy! :-)