A less productive reading week this time, but I still fit in some great books while on vacation!
It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys and then refocused onto KidLit by Jen of Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee of Unleashing Readers. It's a fantastic way to reflect on your reading and discover great new titles by connecting with the other bloggers that link up.
What can I say about this book? It came so highly recommended that I was worried I'd be disappointed. Not at all! And I'm really looking forward to participating in the 2015 Global Read Aloud this year featuring this book. Ally is a character every teacher should know.
I think I actually screeched in the library when I discovered this graphic novel version of one of my favorite childhood series - by RAINA! Win-win! I've only delayed reading it because I couldn't pry it out of my daughter's hands. :-)
This collection is amazing and oh so WEIRD! While it includes some familiar stories - Snow White, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, etc... each tale has a strange little twist to it. And my daughters' favorites were the bizarre obscure stories like The Prince and the Tortoise (DON'T ASK!), The Boy Who Drew Cats (quietly creepy for sure...), and The Small Tooth Dog (in the words of my daughter: "Wait. WHAT?!!") We've had LOTS of laughs reading these out loud before bed this week.
I wanted to really like this book and while it was okay.... it was... JUST okay.
I tried prompting my 8 year old to read it (she loves pink! this book is pink!) but she gave up 1/3 of the way through. Meh.
Such a great series! I am always intrigued by alternative histories, and I have a soft spot for the Tudors. However... in the midst of the story, I had forgotten the brutality that those fascinating Tudors were famous for. I hate it when awful things happen to my favorite characters, so that was a rough listen, but the ending redeemed the earlier difficult spots.
I am currently reading:
Less on my plate since I just got back from a fantastic three day trip to Hersheypark in PA. My oldest daughter is now tall enough to ride most of the coasters - my stomach is STILL recovering - ha! Here is me reading on 81 North while my sweet husband drives.
AND.... at first I was psyched to see hundreds of books in the lobby of our hotel! THEN I noticed they were all selected because their covers were blue. Not cool, Sheraton. Not cool...
What was your reading life like this week? Comment below or link up!