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.
Today is a special day, as the American Library Association announced their 2013 youth award-winners! So exciting, especially because we have read many of them. Congratulations to all who won awards and honors today!
On to our updates!
I have finished the book Cherub: The Recruit by Robert Muchamore, and I thought it was a great book with lots of twists and surprises. I am now reading the first book in The Cloak Society by Jeramey Kraatz and I like it so far.
"I have told the truth."
When I began reading Code Name Verity, I did not know what to expect. Raw and cold, the story begins as a narrative written by a female enemy agent (spy) caught by the Nazis during WWII. It was difficult for me to connect with this character at first, and when I was a third of the way through, I considered abandoning it. I am very glad I didn't, though, because quickly the pieces came together, and by the time I was halfway in, I was fully engaged. I read the second half of the book in one afternoon, and I was sad when it ended. It is one of those rare books that nagged me to start over and re-read it immediately with my newfound understanding from an alternate perspective. Its Prinz honor (received today- yay!) is absolutely deserved.
I am currently on Chapter 6 of Pathways. Writing! Yay!
Now, on to an Alex Award book! I am starting this one tonight:
Happy ALA 2013 Awards Monday! What are YOU reading?