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It's Monday! What Are You Reading?



Happy Monday morning! I had another slow reading week. I did write several reviews though. Most of my reviews last week were for children's books. I've been finding some good ones lately now that I've discovered the New Books shelf in the children's section at our local library!

Currently reading:
Lunch at the Piccadilly by Clyde Edgerton ~ a humorous story set in a southern nursing home

Book completed last week:
Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore

Reviews written last week:
Robot Zot! by Jon Scieszka and David Shannon
Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore
The Frogs and Toads All Sang by Arnold Lobel
What My Children Are Reading This Week:
  • The Big Fat Cow that Goes Kapow by Andy Griffiths
  • The Sleep Over by Grace Maccarone
  • If Kisses Were Colors by Janet Lawler
  • Lights! Camera! Wubbzy! adapted by Lauren Cecil
Up next:
The Long Wait for Tomorrow by Joaquin Dorfman ~ a YA book with a touch of science fiction
What Difference Do It Make? by Ron Hall, Denver Moore and Lynn Vincent ~ a follow-up to Same Kind of Different As Me

Upcoming reviews:
Lunch at the Piccadilly by Clyde Edgerton
The Faith Club by Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver and Priscilla Warner
Pouch! by David Ezra Stein

Visit J. Kaye's Book Blog to see what others are reading.

Comments

  1. Love the titles, have a great week!

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  2. Lunch at the Picadilly sounds like a good book... happy reading this week. ;P

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  3. Great reading week. I need to get to Same Kind of Different.

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  4. Have a wonderfully fun reading week. My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/01/what-are-you-reading-mondays-18-january.html

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  5. That's quite the list. Looks like you got quite a bit accomplished last week !! Good work ! Enjoy this week !

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  6. Lunch at the Piccadilly by Clyde Edgerton does sound like a funny book. Even the title made me laugh.

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