This week on my blog:
- I posted some Quick Thoughts on the ALA Awards this morning (sharing my disappointment in the lack of diversity in the three major awards)
- I shared the blog posts and web articles I most enjoyed in the Sunday Salon
- I celebrated Young Adult Literature
- I wrote about how I find time and topics for blog posts
- I shared a couple of interesting Nonfiction Picture Books
- I wrote about the importance of making reading plans
As for reading:
I finished my audio book re-read of Laini Taylor’s lush, evocative Daughter of Smoke and Bone and immediately started the second book in the trilogy–though I discovered that I can’t read it before bed because I don’t want to turn out the light and end up staying up way too late reading. So. I have to ration my reading to daytime hours only.
Caitlin O’Connor and Donna Jackson’s The Elephant Scientist was informative and interesting. Definitely made me want to get some more books about elephants to read. Thinking I might try to read all of the Scientists in the Field books this year. I am a wee bit obsessed.
My younger son and I just finished reading Ramona Quimby, Age 8 aloud. The Ramona books were my favorite books as a child, and they hold up beautifully for the next generation! I couldn’t resist this older cover image. I think it’s unfortunate that the most recent reprint features such pastel covers.
I liked Jessie Hartland’s art in How the Dinosaur Got to the Museum, but this didn’t work for me as a cumulative story. I started skipping the repeating job titles after a few pages, much to my older son’s relief. My in-laws dig for dinosaur bones in Wyoming, and they always have some new great find to show off when we visit them. This weekend, it was a triceratops skull and horn!
Janet Perlman’s take on the story of the emperor’s new clothes features a vain penguin.
I have been eager to read Dragons Love Tacos, which my mom found for us at the library. I liked the art, but found the writing to be a meh. Younger son loved it. Older son bored.
I’m looking forward to seeing what others have been reading this week!