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Week in Review


Good morning. I hope you had a nice week. Mine was pretty good. I started a literature circle with a group in M's 2nd grade class. We're reading Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo. The kids seem to like it so far.

Reviews and Blog Posts
Last week, I wrote two reviews:
Palmetto Moon by Kim Boykin
A Dangerous Fiction by Barbara Rogan

Both were quite good so be sure to check out my reviews!

I read Palmetto Moon last week, and then started reading Divided: The Perils of Our Growing Inequality edited by David Cay Johnston. I'm reading this one in preparation for Blog Action Day, which is this Thursday, October 16th. On that day, bloggers from over 100 countries around the world will all be blogging about the same topic: inequality. I'll be reviewing Divided, and sharing my thoughts on inequality. If you feel strongly about inequality of any kind, consider signing up to blog with us!

Kids Reading
Last weekend, we watched the movie How to Train Your Dragon. C then discovered that there is a series of books related to the movie, so we bought the first one, How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell, and we've requested the next couple from the library. When we were at the book store, M bought Thea Stilton Special Edition: The Secret of the Snow: A Geronimo Stilton Adventure by Thea Stilton, which she is enjoying.

What are you reading this week? It's Monday! is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, so hop over there if you'd like to see what others are reading too. You can also check out the younger version of It's Monday!


  1. I love Because of Wine Dixie! I hope your lit circle group enjoys it. I haven't seen or read Howto Train Your Dragon, but both the books and movie should like fun. I don't think I'll have a post to write about inequality by Thursday, but I look forward to reading your post and others. It is certainly a concern these days.

    1. I hadn't read Because of Winn Dixie before - and am trying to read slowly so I can read along with them. It's good so far!!

  2. What a great thing to do with your daughter's class! And excellent choice of book, too.

    We completely missed How to Train Your Dragon - my kids had outgrown kid movies by then! How sad. We did still watch Despicable Me 2 this winter, though - gotta love those minions.

    I hadn't heard about Blog Action Day so thanks for the heads up.

    Enjoy your books this week!


    Book By Book

    1. How to Train Your Dragon is very cute. And C is really into the books. He's read the first three already! I guess there are 11 in the series. Have a great week!

  3. I've never seen the How to Train Your Dragon movie, but thanks for reminding me that I need to make sure I have the whole series. Have you nominated for Cybils? Nominations close on Wednesday, and I'd love to see more nominations. Any shout out or lists of things you'd like to see nominated that you're comfortable with would be great, too!

    1. I need to nominate! I do that every year but haven't this year yet. I did register though. I don't think I've read a lot of children's books published in the right time frame, but thanks for the reminder to do that!

  4. When my daughter was younger, she was deeply into Geronimo Stilton novels. Really quite popular with young kids. :)

    1. Yes! My son read a few of the Geronimo Stilton books. I let her read one recently and that's what drew her to the Thea Stilton book at the book store. :-)


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