It is official... Today is the LAST DAY OF SUMMER. <tears welling in our eyes>
Yesterday, the Boys and Mom discussed our summer reading blog and its destiny. Should we stop, now that summer has officially ended? Are the Boys finished, tired of books and blogs and nagging Moms?
To Mom's great surprise and glee, the Boys said, "NO!" They LIKE blogging about their reading.
What is that again?
blogging about their READING?
think it is COOL
to recommend books to their friends?
Yes, yes, YES!!!
We want to continue with our reading and book recommendations throughout the school year.
Mom's wildest dream has come true.
The Boys want to carry on. So, here we go....
Carry on, Boys!
Here is our rating system, as written by P.J.:
This week, C.J. read:
Author: Gordon Korman
Goodreads Summary: Here's one for every reader weary of being assigned novels in which the dog dies. For expressing his true views of "Old Shep, My Pal, " eighth-grade football hero Wallace Wallace earns a detention that takes him off the team and plunks him in the auditorium, where his English teacher is directing a theatrical version of "Old Shep, My Pal."
What I think:I think that No More Dead Dogs was a awesome book! It was basically about a football player that has to do a report about a book called "Old Shep My Pal." He refuses to because the dog dies. Wallace (He's the guy who did the report) then has to go to detention at the auditorium where the drama club is doing a play about that book. Later Wallace helps out with it and quits the football team to make the play "better". But there is someone trying to ruin the play! Who could it be? Could it be someone on the football team? Could it be someone from the Drama club? You need to find out for yourselves.
Recommended for:Ages 11-15
What I am reading next:
Schooled by Gordon Korman
Hey this P.J. and I am going to read the book The Thief Lord.
Author: Cornelia Funke
Goodreads Summary: Welcome to the magical underworld of Venice, Italy. Here, hidden canals and crumbling rooftops shelters runaways and children with incredible secrets....
After escaping from their cruel aunt and uncle, orphans Prosper and Bo meet a mysterious boy who calls himself the "Thief Lord." Clever and charming, The Thief Lord leads a band of street children who enjoy making mischief. But the Thief Lord also has a dark secret. And suddenly Prosper and Bo find themselves on a fantastical journey to a forgotten place. What they discover there will change the course of their destiny... forever.
Why I chose this book: I picked this book because I loved the movie and I love thief stories. I am looking forward to seeing how the movie is different from the book, and how they incorporated the stuff from the book into the movie.
About Average by Andrew Clements
C.J. and Mom are also still reading aloud:
It's getting exciting! Frodo and Gandalf just discovered that Bilbo's ring is the "One Ring to Rule them All!!"
Mom has just begun reading:
Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech
Happy School Year to everyone, and Keep Reading!!