Monthly Archives: September 2013

Mondays With Megan-One Giant List of Books 9/9/13

I totally forgot to put up a post last Monday. It was Labor Day and I was enjoying my day off, so this week I have a giant list of books to mention. I’ll just get to it, while the caffeine is still fresh in my veins!

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 

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Check out Books Journey and Teach Mentor Texts for more lists!

Finished 8/27-9/8:

rump only the good spy young dying to meet you out of sight out of time shadows forgive me leonard let's explore 6=5th

  • Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff. Adorable middle-grade fairy tale retelling!
  • Only the Good Spy Young by Ally Carter. Book 4 in the Gallagher Girls series. More spies, more danger, more answers and even more questions! Action-packed.
  • Dying to Meet You by Kate Klise. Book 1 in the 43 Old Cemetery Road series. Very clever middle grade ghost story. It’s not spooky!
  • Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter. Book 5 in the Gallagher Girls series. Oh, the betrayals! Cammie has almost all the answers. Now what?!?
  • Shadows by Ilsa Bick. Oh, the HORROR! Must. Read. Monsters. Totally terrified to read Monsters!
  • Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick. A day in the life of a suicidal teen. Read this straight through.
  • Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls by David Sedaris. Laughed out loud like a lunatic while walking the dog and listening to this one!
  • The Fifth Wave by Richard Yancey. Slow to start book about alien invasion. The second half had me reading long past my bedtime!

Current Audio:

at home beautiful ruins

I am kind of on a nonfiction kick, which is very rare, so when it happens I must indulge. To that end, I have started listening to At Home by Bill Bryson whenever I walk the dog. In the car I have Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter. This one came recommended by my coworker. So far so good.

Currently Taking My Time With These: Nothing seems to be holding my interest, so I am going back and forth with a ridiculous number of books.

charmed coldest possibility dogs rose under fire another little piece

I am totally lacking focus right now! I need something to grab me. Until then, I’ll plug away at this stack.

Happy Reading!


It’s Dewey Time Again! 9/4/13

It is once again time to sign up for the Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon!


I had a dismal showing last time around and I have no one to blame but myself. No more cousins night out the night before the read-a-thon! The first step is signing up. Next is squirreling away books and working out a strategy. And planning snacks, of course. My favorite part of the fall read-a-thon is the abundance of apple and pumpkin based snacks and beverages. I can’t wait! Who’s in?

Happy Reading!


Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Wish Were Taught in School


This week The Broke and the Bookish asked us to either pair a modern book with a classic or compile a list of the books we wish schools would teach. While I love the idea of book pairings, I am taking the easy way out today. The really easy way out-I don’t have the energy for words today. Enjoy the pictures!

1. Books that deal with bullying

some girls are absolutely true diary okay for now

2. Books that deal with LGBT issues

winger aristotle and dante ask shine

3. Books that deal with environmental crises

ship breaker blood red road breathe ashfall

4. Historical Fiction at it’s finest

code name verity between shades of gray book thief wicked girls in darkness

5. Historical Fiction with a twist

leviathan bloody jack revolution

6. Mythology

lightning red pyramid

7. Need a lesson in Satire?

beauty queens

8. I would like to see a government class tackle this series:

knife of never letting go ask monsters of men

9. How about discussing the dangers of losing free will?

uglies feed

10. What does it mean to be human/medical ethics

jenna house double identity  henrietta

How about just for fun? (Plus there is still plenty to discuss!)

mothership ready divergent cinder gone messenger white-cat

Happy Reading!