Monday, June 24, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

This meme was started by Sheila at Book Journey.  The kid's version was started by the lovely ladies at Teach Mentor Text.

I can't believe it is Monday again already!  It seems to me that times speeds up during the summer!!  I've been doing some reading, which has been great.  But I've also been sick since last Monday, so I haven't been able to start any of my summer "school plans" that I talked about last Monday.  I think I'm going to take a break until July.  I always find that work better on a schedule, so I'm going to create a summer schedule for me.  I'm going to allot time for my "school plans", exercise, really cleaning my house (meaning moving furniture so I can vacuum and dust behind it), reading and finish scrapbooking my vacation from 3 years ago.  I will have a set amount of time for each activity and set a timer, to make myself stick with it.

National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of SpaceNow on to my reading!   I have read National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space by Catherine D. Hughes.  Click here for a summary on Goodreads.  As I was reading this book, I realized how much I didn't know about space!  I was fascinated by all the neat facts that I learned.  For example I didn't know there were five dwarf planets!  I loved how this book was broken down into five "chapters":  Looking Up From Earth, Earth's Neighborhood, Earth's Other Neighbors, Far Far Away, and Exploring Space.  I really liked the parent tips at the end so that parents can extend their child's knowledge about space.  

A Tangle of KnotsA Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff is the second book I read.  Click here for a summary on Goodreads.  This was a very interesting book because of the way it is set up.  Each chapter is told from a different characters perspective.  I did have to go back and reread a bit in the beginning until I had the charachters straight in my mind.  I think that I really liked this book because I love puzzles and that's what I felt this book was.  Here is a little tease about the book if you haven't read it, cakes are very important.  The best part is:  there are many cake recipes included.  I can't wait to try a few out!  A few friends on Twitter have made some of the cakes and they said that they were wonderful!  

I've started The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens.  I'm enjoying it so far, very interesting read.  I keep wanting to find out what happens next.  I will have to put it to the side for a bit, because I've got some books due to the Public Library and I can't renew them.

Since I read a space book, I thought it would be a nice touch to post a picture I took on Saturday night (June 22nd) of the super moon.

Happy Reading!!

Stacey (@libraryjo92)


  1. I still marvel that there are so many fantasy books published when not as many of my students seem to be interested in it! Some years I have a lot, but I've gotten pickier about fantasy over the years. I did have a student really like A Tangle of Knots, though.

  2. I was just completing book orders and wondering about Tangle of I know that I should get it !

  3. Hi Stacey, The Emerald Atlas is intriguing. I really enjoyed A Tangle of Knots. Have a great week and hope you are feeling better soon.

  4. I love your space picture! I enjoyed Emerald Atlas and A Tangle of Knots. The space book looks fun too. Have a great week! Crystal Reading Through Life

  5. Emerald Atlas and A Tangle of Knots are both so great! FYI--Emerald Atlas is really great on audio (Jim Dale narrates) if that is ever an option for you. I got that very National Geographic Kids book for my nephew for his birthday recently. It's been a big hit in conjunction with their home telescope! Happy reading!


  6. I enjoyed The Emerald Atlas and Tangle of Knots. Thanks for sharing the moon photo. We has rain that night so we missed out.

  7. Thanks for sharing! The National Geographic book looks fantastic! I will have to get that one!