Monday, November 11, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

This meme was started by Sheila at Book Journey. The kid's version was started by Jen at Teach Mentor Text and Kellee at Unleashing Readers.

First of all, Happy Veterans Day!  Thank you to all who have served.

Second week in a row that I'm able to post about what I am reading!  I've managed to read, post on my school blog and this blog.  Now all I have to do is get back on Twitter and all will be right with my world.  I'm still reading Sidekicked by John David Anderson.  I'm enjoying what I have read so far, and I'll post a review once I finish.  

17733898This week the newest installment of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney was published.  Click here for a description on Goodreads.  I always like to read some the popular books before I put them in my library so that I can answer questions and discuss the book with the students.  I always been a fan of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.  I was a little worried about this installment of the series because the last one, The Third Wheel was not a favorite of mine.  There was not one particular reason I didn't like, I just didn't.  This book reminded more of the others in the series because I did laugh out loud at some parts.  Though I do worry that it is becoming to old for some of my younger readers and they will not be able to relate to Greg.

17465481I also bought for my school library An Otis Christmas by Loren Long.  Click here for a description on Goodreads.  I came across the Otis series last year and fell in love with them.  Loren Long is a masterful storyteller and artist!  His illustrations in each of the Otis books can stand alone without the story because there is so much depth and emotion.  This installment is a sweet Christmas story where Otis has to save the mama horse.  For my summer reading bingo sheet, I put Otis (the first one).  One of my teachers, who has a son that attends my school, came back and told me that she and the kids fell in love with Otis and had to check out the whole series.  I had to show this installment to her right away.  I'm making sure that her son is the first one to check out this book once it is processed!

I'm going to be continuing to read Sidekicked and I'm going to read the newest installment in the I Survived series:  I Survived the Japanese Tsunami 2011 by Lauren Tarshis.

Happy Reading!!

Stacey (@libraryjo92)  


  1. I had soooo many excited kiddos on Tuesday when THE BOX from Scholastic arrived. They are giving Hard Luck rave reviews. Sidekicked is literally in my pile of books to read. An Otis Christmas looks adorable. Have a great week!

  2. We don't celebrate Christmas in our house, but that doesn't mean I shouldn't know about the Otis books. That's a new series to me. Will look into it. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

  3. My 11 year old daughter is a huge Wimpy Kid fan. She's been bugging me to get this for her, but I'd probably give it to her for Christmas. She also struggled a little bit with Third Wheel for some reason. I think I have to find the Otis books soonest, this one looks adorable. Have a great reading week!

  4. I'm behind on the Wimpy Kids. Like … back at number three. SHHHHH. Don't tell!