Mondays with Megan: Middle School Musical

It’s Monday! Time to check in with me…tired Megan. This whole time change business can be tough. Heading to work in the dark this morning felt like a dirty trick! But now I’m here and have lots to report. First, I would like to congratulate all the middle school students who were in the musical revue Pirates. I went to the Friday evening performance and it was 30 minutes of rip-roaring pirate fun. The show was laugh-out-loud funny and the music and singing was awesome. There are some very talented students over at the middle school. I know a lot of time and work went into the show and it really paid off. Hats off to the pirates!

Moving right along. Tomorrow is another video game day. Stop in after school for snacks and video games including the new Wii Resort game pack!
I still have to reschedule the CD Disco Ball craft and there is space available so if you are interested please contact me! I have been working on a practice/demo disco ball and I must say, it’s a bit tedious, but the end result it totally cool.

As for the reading, when I wasn’t at the theater or snipping old CDs into little pieces, I managed to meet all my reading goals for the week. I finished the audiobook Curse of the Blue Tattoo by L.A. Meyer and had to wait for the next one in the series, Under the Jolly Roger. I LOVE this series! It has been the greatest find of 2010. The library has all of the books and I have recently added the audiobooks. I highly recommend the audiobooks. The narrator is phenomenal. While I am waiting for book 3 I checked out The Hunchback Assignments by Arthur Slade. So far I am enjoying this new steampunk offering. Modo is a deformed orphan who is adopted and trained as a spy in Victorian England. His first mission is to learn more about the Clockwork Guild, a secret group that threats the government with its scientific discoveries and machines. I should finish this week and then it’s back to Bloody Jack! I also finished The War at Ellsmere, a manga-inspired graphic novel by Faith Erin Hicks. I enjoyed this “Mean Girls” meets fairy tale story. The ending made me think there were/would be more, but I have yet to find a sequel. It’s too bad, I would like to see more of Ellsmere. I also finished Ann Rinaldi’s The Letter Writer,a historical fiction novel about Nat Turner and his slave Rebellion. Finally, I spent all weekend reading my secret advanced readers copy of a much-anticipated book. I can’t tell you what it is yet, but I am bursting at the seams to talk about, so hopefully soon!

To read this week:
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
The Hunchback Assignments by Arthur Slade (audio)
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson (debut author)
Dirty Little Secrets by Cynthia Jaynes Omololu (debut author)
That should keep me busy!

Happy Reading!

˜Megan

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