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Mondays with Megan…It’s Been Awhile Edition & Bout of Books 10 5/12/14

Hi Friends! It’s been awhile since my last post. I had some time off, both planned and unplanned and now I have to get caught up on a bunch of work. Of course, I decided to start with the fun stuff-making lists! At the top of my sort of overwhelming to-do list: blog. Despite having a week off, I really did not get a ton of reading completed. Luckily there is a readathon starting today! I will be joining Bout of Books 10 for a week-long event.

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“The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 12th and runs through Sunday, May 18th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 10 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team”

Goals:

1. Finish all Currently Reading books (see below)
2. Finish all Current Audio (see below)
3. Read The Museum of Intangible Things by Wendy Wunder and BZRK: Apocalypse by Michael Grant

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It’s also time for another It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?, hosted by Book Journey and Teach Mentor Texts

Finished:

geography of you and me  accident little brother  love life storm front stuck in neutral

  • The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith is another  cute romance added to her collection of works. It was just what I had expected and I enjoyed it very much.
  • The Accident by Chris Pavone was a thrilling book about a book!
  • Little Brother by Cory Doctorow is a complex cyberpunk tale. It is the story of a teen hacker who finds himself in trouble with Homeland Security. Despite the complex computer concepts that were totally over my head, this was an awesome and disturbing audiobook.
  • Love Life by Rob Lowe is the follow-up to his previous autobiography. This is another moving, insightful, and entertaining offering from Lowe. His writing has made me a bigger fan and I highly recommend the audio, as it is read by the author.
  • Storm Front by Jim Butcher is the first book in The Dresden File series. I needed a new series to dig into and this was the perfect book for me. I can tell that Harry Dresden, the slightly sexist, sarcastic, and oddly gentlemanly wizard and I are going to become pals. Lucky for me there are plenty of books to catch up on!
  • Stuck in Neutral by Terry Trueman is my middle school book club selection for May. It tells the story of a boy with Cerebral Palsy who believes his father wants to kill him.

Current Audio:

chocolate war rosie project

I am really enjoying the controversial classic by Robert Cormier, The Chocolate War. I am loving The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Currently Reading:

i am the messenger rebel belle rules enchantment

I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak is a reread for book club and I am enjoying as much as the first time through. Rebel Belle is the incredibly fun new book by Rachel Hawkins. The Rules for Breaking is the sequel to The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Easton. It is sitting abandoned on my Nook, just waiting for me to jump back on the elliptical machine. Enchantment by Orson Scott Card was a Teen’s Choice pick and I am really struggling to get into it.

Abandoned:

dear killer

That’s right. I totally abandoned one of my most highly anticipated books of the year. I quit when I got to the part where she describes her first kill at age 9. With her bare hands. Nope, not buying it.

On Deck:

museum  serpent bzrk 3

Happy Reading!

∼Megan

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Monday With Megan: Need To vs Should vs Want To Read 2/24/14

Good morning friends! I am coming off a few days of time off. I really thought I would have a relaxing few days lounging around, hitting my favorite coffee shop and working on my ever-growing TBR list. Instead, I spent an amazing three days hanging out with family and friends and eating my way through Cleveland. I squeezed some reading and listening in, but nothing like I had planned. All of this got me thinking about my reading goals and expectations. It’s early in the year and I am already struggling to find a balance between the reading I need to do (books for book club, books I have requested to review), the reading I should do (new teen releases to talk up, adult titles) and the reading I want to do (apparently that would be anything but the need to and should read books!). I may have overextended myself…Anyone else have this problem? How do you juggle all of your reading? Any input would be appreciated! Ready for a list? Me too!

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

Hosted by Book Journey and Teach Mentor Texts

Finished:

broken hearts this is what happy looks like jane stories dont even think about it silver six

  • Reviews of Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn and Don’t Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynoski will be coming soon. As an adult reader, I did not really enjoy either book, but they sure do have great teen appeal.
  • This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith was cute and simple and I enjoyed the easy listening while I shoveled myself out of a blizzard.
  • Jane, the Fox, and Me by Fanny Britt is a beautifully illustrated graphic novel. The story is a familiar one-mean girls, bullying, and distorted body issues.
  • Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe was surprisingly enjoyable autobiography. Lowe provides a thoughtful glimpse into the life of a young teen idol and describes all of the ups and downs of creating a successful and meaningful career as well as a satisfying private life. Lowe is charming, intelligent, and quite hilarious.
  • The Silver Six by A.J. Lieberman is a fun little sci-fi action/adventure graphic novel. Max, the robot is the best part of the entire story.

Current Audio:

cuckoos calling call the midwife

I am finally getting around to The Cuckoo’s Calling (from the should read category) and I am sticking with my autobiography theme and listening to Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth (need to read for book club).

Currently Reading:

vicious we were liars crash

I am more than half way through Vicious by V.E. Schwab. This is my Random Read for February and it is fantastic! I just downloaded an e-galley of We Were Liars by E. Lockhart and I can’t wait to dive in. Crash Into You by Katie McGarry is my current just-for-me read.

On Deck:

code name divergent brotherband house of stairs

The first two are quick rereads for book clubs and the second two are Teen’s Choices. So basically, four books I need to read. Sigh.

Happy Reading!

˜Megan