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Mondays with Megan-School is in Session and I am Back on the Blog! 8/31/15

Hello and Happy Monday! As you may have noticed my two weeks of vacation turned into three weeks of not blogging. Now that school has started again and I have packed my weekly schedule with tons of after school programs this seems like the *perfect* time to turn some attention to my neglected blog. *Sigh*

I am super excited about all the new after school programs we are offering this year. On Tuesdays I will be hosting an open lab in our state of the art computer training center. The large screen computers are perfect for playing games and Minecraft! This Wednesday will be the first meeting of the Library Literati, a new group for fans of all things bookish. Thursdays will be the Teen Scene. I’ll be flipping pancakes and have a casual activity available each week. This week’s activity will be Lego building challenges. No need to register, just stop in after school!

I had an amazing trip out west to visit my sister and her family (including my adorable new nephew). I woke up every morning to mama cows yelling outside the windows. We camped in Custer National Forest, did a day trip to Yellowstone, and spend many hot afternoons sitting in the creek on the farm. It was so relaxing and busy at the same time. I hardly did any reading, which was fine, but it turned into a slump when I returned home. In three weeks I have only finished six books and three of them were audiobooks!

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Finished:

unhinged chamber of secrets among rocket girl mistborn

  • Unhinged by A.G. Howard- ♥♥♥. This second book in the Splintered trilogy has Alyssa trying to deal with Morpheus on her own turf. Wonderland is in trouble, but if Alyssa returns she will be in danger. If she stays Jeb and her family will be in danger. I am enjoying this series, but was disappointed to find that the last book is not available on audio. I suppose I will have to use my eyes to find out how things end!
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling-♥♥♥♥♥. Three of my nephews are finally old enough to be reading Harry Potter for the first time! I am loving revisiting these beloved books.
  • Among the Ten Thousand Things by Julia Pierpont-♥♥♥♥. This debut novel tells the story of a family falling apart. Jack and Deb’s marriage is already rocky when an anonymous package arrives detailing all of Jack’s dirty little secrets. To make matters worse, his children were the first to discover the box. The cover quote saying it’s the funniest book ever is totally misleading. This one is not for the young reader.
  • Rocket Girl by Brandon Monclare-♥♥♥. This is the first volume of a new graphic novel series featuring a teen cop from the future who is sent back in time to 1986 to prevent a future disaster. The time line is a little wonky and hard to get used to, but the gadgets are cool and the characters are interesting. I will watching for more!
  • Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson-♥♥♥♥♥. I finally took the plunge and started a new fantasy series. In a world covered with ash and ruled by an immortal god known as the Lord Ruler, one man has made it his life’s mission to destroy the final empire. At his side is a band of rebels and a street urchin who is unaware of the powers she possesses. This is an exciting opener to the series. Strong world building, well-developed characters, political intrigue, and a unique take on magic. In the world of the final empire magic is derived from metals. I dove into book two this morning!

Current Audio:

well of ascension diviners

  • The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson. I decided to dive right into book two of The Final Empire series.
  • The Diviners by Libba Bray. I am rereading (first time listening) in preparation for Lair of Dreams.

Currently Reading:

pretending to be erica madness so discreet

  • Pretending to Be Erica by Michelle Painchaud.
  • A Madness so Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

DNF:

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  • The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. I don’t know why I didn’t click with this one. I gave up when it took a turn towards The Selection.

Happy Reading!

~Megan

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Mondays with Megan-Too Tired to Be Clever-5/11/15

Happy Monday *yawn* *stretch* *sigh*. What a busy weekend! Friday I went to a baseball game, Saturday I took myself to the Cleveland Flea, and yesterday I spent the day at my aunt’s house on the beach. Lake Erie was freezing, but calm and clear!

The school year is coming to an end and it’s time to start focusing on summer reading. We’ll be doing something new this year and I am super excited to tell you all about it soon. Also, I love shopping for prizes!

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Book Journey (she’s on hiatus right now) and Teach Mentor Texts.

I finally finished a few things that I had been working on for a while!

Finished:

soppy dissing everything i never spellmans mortal heart jetpack odd thomas

  • Soppy: a Love Story by Phillipa Rice-♥♥♥♥♥-This graphic novel is simply a collection of moments from the author’s relationship with her boyfriend. Sweet, funny, charming. I loved it.
  • Are You Dissing Me? What Animals Really Think by Simon Winheld-♥♥♥-All of the illustrations are amazing, but some of the inner thoughts miss the mark. The ones that work are very funny!
  • Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng-♥♥♥♥-This 2015 Alex Award winner is about the secrets we all keep. Lydia, the favored daughter of a mixed-race family living in Ohio in the 1970s, disappears and is later found dead. As each member of her family copes with the news, they must confront their secrets.
  • The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz-♥♥♥♥♥-On a whim, I decided to reread an old favorite. The Spellmans are my favorite dysfunctional family of private investigators!
  • Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers-♥♥♥♥♥-The final book in the His Fair Assassins series was full of surprises! Annith has lived her entire life at the convent, but when she learns she is being groomed to be a Seeress, she knows she has to act fast and prove herself worthy of going out on missions like her friends Sybella and Ismae. This was a fantastic ending to a fantastic trilogy. I will miss these ladies!
  • You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack by Tom Gauld-♥♥♥♥-This collection of cartoons written for The Guardian was my introduction to Tom Gauld. Dark, dry wit, clever literary themes, and random oddness combine with simple and often times strange illustrations. I will be going back to the shelves for more Gauld.
  • Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz-♥♥♥♥-Odd Thomas (that’s really his name) can see dead people. Sometimes a gift, often a curse, life is never dull in Pico Mundo! This was a fun start to what promises to be an interesting series.

Current Audio:

simon cure for dreaming

I am going to be finished with both of these today. I am not sure what’s on deck. Possibly these:

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Currently Reading:

messenger of fear dead girls of hysteria hall displacement

Currently Watching:

extras1  unbreakable

I actually finished Extras. It’s quite hilarious and the dvd extras are brilliant. I finally added Netflix to my life so I am enjoying Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Happy Reading!

~Megan