Monday, October 1, 2012

Weekly Reading Recap


Good morning. It's been a little crazy around here this weekend because I was participating in Bloggiesta, which was a lot of fun. You can read a recap of what I accomplished here.

One of the great things about Bloggiesta is that I managed to write three reviews over the weekend! I published a review for The Hero's Guide to Saving your Kingdom by Christopher Healy. The other two are scheduled for later this week.

In addition to Bloggiesta, it is now officially Banned Books Week. I have a giveaway going on right now so be sure to enter here. I am planning a post about a very popular children's book series that has been challenged over the years: Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park. That will be up on Saturday. Until then, I'm not sure how much I'll be talking about banned books. I do have a post in mind related to a recent experience with my son and the school library. So hopefully I'll have time to write that up.

As you probably figured since I wrote the review, I finished reading The Hero's Guide to Saving your Kingdom this past week. It was a very entertaining middle-grade book. Very funny.

My husband is reading Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins now. He still complains often about Katniss being whiny and indecisive. But I think he's enjoying it overall.

My son finished the Underland Chronicles series by Suzanne Collins. He really liked it! Now he's back to reading book two of the Septimus Heap series: Flyte by Angie Sage and Mark Zug.

Currently Reading
I'm now reading Truth Be Told by Larry King.

Up Next
Next up will be Leaves by Michael Baron.

What are you reading this week? This meme is being hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, so hop over there if you'd like to see what others are reading too.

4 comments:

  1. Hey. I love the new look!

    Sounds like your whole family is doing a lot of reading this week. So glad your son enjoyed the Gregor series.

    Junie B Jones has been banned?? Why on earth?

    I am hoping to write some posts for Banned Books Week this week, too - hoping things go a bit more smoothly than recently!

    Enjoy your books this week -

    Sue

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    1. Crazy, isn't it?! The series has been banned because she uses words like "stupid" and her grammar is terrible...

      Hope you have a great week!

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  2. I always look forward to the banned books chosen, it just amazes me on how many get banned, ridiculous.

    Great new look Julie.

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  3. I am finally getting around to some of the Monday posts! It has been pretty crazy with the Banned Book Week festivities and hosting all the giveaways... fun but crazy. I wanted to tell you happy reading this week :)

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