Monday, October 8, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 10/8/12

After 2 weeks of whirlwind mayhem...

We're baaaaccckkk!

While our blog waited patiently for us, we continued to read.  Finally we are here, catching up with you, dear readers, on this dreary rainy (for us) holiday (for some) Monday.   

Today the Boys and I are linking up to a meme hosted by Shelia at Book Journey as well as Jen and Kellee at Teach Mentor Texts.  It's called: It's Monday!  What Are You Reading?  Check out both of their blogs for many, many, more wonderful book recommendations and links to others who are doing the same!
Rock on!

Our rating system, as written by P.J.:  
  • For every "rock" it means something different, like 1 rock is not very good, 2 rocks is OK, 3 rocks is good, 4 rocks is great, and 5 rocks is amazing! Well now that I got you up to speed, let's get into these book reviews.

Hey this is P.J. and this is my update.
I have been reading the Agitha Christie book The A.B.C. Murders and so far it is good.  My favorite thing about this book is that you can't really figure out the mystery on your own, and you have to read to figure it out. This has been the weekend update with P.J.

Hello this is C.J.  Harry Potter's scar is makeup and this... is book report time
Title:  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Author:  J.K. Rowling
Goodreads summary:  The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he's packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike.
And strike it does. For in Harry's second year at Hogwarts, fresh torments and horrors arise, including an outrageously stuck-up new professor, Gilderoy Lockhart, a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girl's bathroom, and the unwanted attentions of Ron Weasley's younger sister, Ginny.
But each of these seem minor annoyances when the real trouble begins, and someone - or something - starts turning Hogwarts students to stone. Could it be Draco Malfoy, a more poisonous rival than ever? Could it possibly be Hagrid, whose mysterious past is finally told? Or could it be the one everyone at Hogwarts most suspects... Harry Potter himself?

What I think:  I think this is a tremendous book. It is the second book in the Harry Potter series. In the beginning, Harry's Uncle Vernon has Harry's other aunt come over. She is extremely mean too Harry and super nice to Dudley, Harry's Cousin. While his aunt is over, Harry has to stay in his room and gets visited by a mysterious man, or should I say thing...

Recommended for:ages 9-60
Rock Rating:4/5

What I am reading now:  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. (So far it is Sirius-ly awesome.)

Here are the books that Mom has read over the past two weeks (click on the titles to link to Goodreads reviews!)

This one was every bit as good as I had hoped it would be:

Necromancing the Stone by Lish McBride

I snagged this one at our school's Book Fair this week.  It's  A-dorable,  and I wish my Boys weren't too old for me to read it to them at bedtime (but maybe I will anyway and they will indulge me???):

Nighttime Ninja by Barbara DaCosta

Here's what I am actually reading to C.J. at night.  We are finally on Chapter 4, having just eaten a fine meal with the Elves:

The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

I am currently reading:

Every Day by David Levithan

Happy Reading!

Mom and the Boys

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