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!
Our rating system, as written by P.J.:
Hello! This is C.J.- 60% of the time, this is book report time... all the time.
Author: J. K. Rowling
Right-now Review: I am currently reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix, so far it is bombastic. I haven't finished it yet, but so far, this is what's happening: Harry, Ron, and Hermoine have created the D.A. ( Dumbledore's Army) and are teaching people how to defend themselves from Voldemort and his followers. I have seen the movie before, and I believe that the movie is very accurate to the book. The movie picked up most of the details of the book. Like when Harry saw how Mr.Weasley was attacked by the snake, Harry was in the perspective of the snake just like in the book.
Recommended ages: 10-70
Rock Rating (So far): 4-5
Hey, this is P.J., and I'm reading Insignia.
Author: S. J. Kincaid
Review (so far!): I think that this book is very good and I love how the main character has developed over time as a person that I would want to be friends with. What I mean is that he is the kind of person who sticks up for what he believes in and won't back down when the odds are against him. This book is about a boy named Tom Raines whose dad is addicted to gambling and his mom is married to a man who is a recruter from one of the richest companies in the world. This book takes place during World War III, but it is not fought on earth. This war is over precious minerals on other planets, and Tom gets drafted to be a combatant, the people who fight the war. The rest you will just have to read for yourself.
Recommended for: People who like adventure, action, and people who like video games.
Rock rating: 5/5
I have recently read:
Eye of the Storm by Kate Messner
Insignia by S.J. Kincaid
I am currently reading:
Horten's Miraculous Mechanisms by Lissa Evans
(for my students)
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
(for my own enjoyment)
Pathways to the Common Core by Calkins, Ehrenworth, and Lehman
(for my professional development)
Coming up soon: The 25 Days of Book-mas!
Both C.J. and P.J. will choose 1 book each day in December up to the 25 that they would recommend for kids their age (11-15) to read (and Moms and Dads and Santa too!) Stay tuned for the Book-mas AWESOME-NESS!!