It’s Monday! What are you reading?

Laura 24 March, 2014 It's Monday! What are you reading? 2 comments

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Hi, everyone! I used to love this meme because I just love sharing the books I’m reading. I’ve decided I’m going to start doing this one again. I’ll share links to last weeks reviews, descriptions of my current reads and my thoughts about them so far. I’ll also mention what I plan to read or listen to next. Maybe I’ll introduce you to something you’ve never seen, or you can always leave comments with your thoughts on the same books.

Reviewed Last Week

Currently Reading/Listening To

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Willy Wonka’s famous chocolate factory is opening at last!

But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are: Augustus Gloop, an enormously fat boy whose hobby is eating; Veruca Salt, a spoiled-rotten brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger; Violet Beauregarde, a dim-witted gum-chewer with the fastest jaws around; Mike Teavee, a toy pistol-toting gangster-in-training who is obsessed with television; and Charlie Bucket, Our Hero, a boy who is honest and kind, brave and true, and good and ready for the wildest time of his life! [Amazon]

I was actually really put off by some things in this book when I began. I took a break from it, but I really wanted to write about what was bothering me. I decided to listen to the whole thing to make sure I thought about my issues in context. I listened to most of it one day last week, and I just haven’t taken the time to finish the last bit yet. I am looking forward to writing about my issues with this book, though.

Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

While flying an Allied fighter plane from Paris to England, American ATA pilot and amateur poet, Rose Justice, is captured by the Nazis and sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious women’s concentration camp. Trapped in horrific circumstances, Rose finds hope in the impossible through the loyalty, bravery and friendship of her fellow prisoners. But will that be enough to endure the fate that’s in store for her? Elizabeth Wein, author of the critically-acclaimed and best-selling Code Name Verity, delivers another stunning WWII thriller. The unforgettable story of Rose Justice is forged from heart-wrenching courage, resolve, and the slim, bright chance of survival. [Amazon]

loved Code Name Verity, so this was a must-read. It would have been nice to listen to the audio, but I wanted to count it on my Hub Challenge, so I’m reading the print version. This is also out book club read this month. We’re talking about it tomorrow. I should have already finished it, but I don’t have as much time as I would like to read print right now. I’m planning to finish it up tonight.

Up Next

The Shepherd's Grand-Daughter Tropical Secrets

The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson Beyond Magenta

I’m planning to read these this week, as well. I know it looks like a lot, but most of these are quick reads. The Anderson book is an audiobook.

 What are you reading this week?

Laura

About Laura

Hi there! I'm Laura Ashlee. I'm a Library Media Specialist at a high school. I'm an avid reader and an edtech dork. Here, I post critical reviews of books I've read (mostly YA). I also post about some of my favorite tech tools and what kind of work I'm doing at the high school.


2 Responses to “It’s Monday! What are you reading?”

  1. Myra from GatheringBooks

    I’ve read many good things about Code Name Verity. Enjoy Rose Under Fire, I’ve heard it’s a pretty good read. :) Margarita Engle is a personal favourite, and Tropical Secrets is brilliant.

    • Laura

      I met her at a conference a couple of weeks ago, and we talked about some of her other books at length. She’s amazing.

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