Thanks to Jen and Kellee at Teach Mentor Texts for hosting the meme “It’s Monday! What are you reading? From Picture Books to YA”. Check out Jen and Kellee’s site to see what others are reading through their posted links. You can also find posts from folks using the hashtag #IMWAYR on Twitter.
I admittedly was off my reading game this busy and exhausting week. We had an urgent care visit for our eleven-year old, the soccer playing Tall, who is now on crutches with a possible partial tear in her Achilles and/or a fracture in her tibia. With this, everything we do takes a bit longer and she now needs a bit more of my attention to say the least. The 19-year old cat, who we swore was done getting any sort of medical interventions, went in for surgery to remove and abscessed tooth. I got in my first ever, albeit minor, car accident Friday, on a mission to get books, of course. I remind myself that in the end, all will be fine–young, growing bodies heal, ancient cats somehow keep ticking, and cars find good body shops!
Click on the cover images for the synopsis of each book.
I know that I read a handful of picture books with my youngest, Small, this week at her request instead of our chapter book . . . the titles escape me. Something comforting from our home library. Hmm . . . I may update if I remember them!
More fun with Babymouse . . .
These will be some of the first titles I share with my daughter’s third grade class when I act as the Book Fairy, delivering new-to-their-classroom library-books and book talking them to the class. The newest Babymouse is one of my favorites of the series and I love the parody on the election process. This was my first Squish title. I love Meg the super perky paramecium and the science references are fun, though I wonder if some of the vocabulary may make these books slightly less accessible to younger middle grade readers. I’ll be curious to see their reactions to both titles. (2012 and 2011)
This week’s Reading Adventures:
I’m continuing my “adult” read. I think Tana French has sucked me even faster with this title than her other titles, which made for a great read to bring along to doctor’s offices this week. The crime scene is very strange and creepy.
Continuing these read alouds with my girls . . .
Even if I didn’t get a lot of my own reading in this week, I did make some time to read with the girls. Small and I are continuing to sneak in a chapter hear and there of TMBS. We’re reading a library copy, but I just bought Capture the Flag to give to my daughter’s 4th-5th combo class, when I act as Book Fairy. They’ll love it!