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Monday, July 23, 2018

It's Monday What Are You Reading? 7/23/18

There has been so much reading going on this week.  I'm excited to be linking up with Kelly Moye of Unleashing Readers and Jen Vincent of Teach Mentor Texts, It's Monday! What Are You Reading?  I know this is supposed to have a kidlit focus, but I am going to sneak in an adult book or two I read/am reading into this post. 




Picture Books 

The Huff & Puff version of the three little pigs has an interactive element that made it fun and different than other books.  L.T.  thought the hole in the page for him to blow into was so fun and he liked getting to pretend he was the big bad wolf.   


We also read Food Truck Fest which was a fun book with colorful illustrations.  I'm hoping to take the kiddos to a local food truck fest so this was helpful in explaining what a food truck fest actually is.   




Last year C. Bear and I studied all things Statue of Liberty including going on a trip to visit the statue.  While we were browsing the library this week C Bear actually picked out Lady Liberty's Holiday for his little brother (and secretly himself) and L.T. enjoyed it. 





We already did a post about some of our favorite dragon books.  You can check that out here.  We still had quite a few dragon books on our TBR list so we are working on part II of that post to be up in the next week or so.  Dragon Stew will be part of that list.  We read this several times this week and it's still going strong. 





 And rounding out the books we read this week was A Walk in New York.  I loved the random little facts they had about some pretty famous NYC landmarks.  L.T loved the fold out page about the Empire State Building.  Maybe that is some place we will visit this summer.




Adult Books  

I finished reading Sorority.  You can read my review on it here.  





 I also finished Ghosted which actually surprised me.  I had read about fifty pages and was debating if I should even read anymore.  It was about a woman named Sarah who spent seven days with a man named Eddie and then after going on separate holidays (already planned before they met) Eddie ghosts her.  The first few chapters are her being obsessive on why he hasn't called and just reacting in a way I totally couldn't relate to.  I felt like if this was what the whole book was going to be about I should just stop now.  I am glad that I continued on because the story really developed and I grew to love the characters and it was more than a love story.  It was a story about deep grief and how it impacts a family.  It ended up being so much more than I expected and I was pleasantly surprised with how much I liked this book. 




 I just started Class Mom.  Looking forward to some laughs with this book. 




16 comments:

  1. Most of the picture books you read this week are new to me. I'm looking forward to checking out Food Truck Fest.

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    1. Food Truck Fest was a good read! I hope you enjoy it.

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  2. I just love all the versions of The Three Little Pigs -- I need to pull all mine out and get some of the newer ones to do an updated study with my kiddos. I'm definitely adding Huff and Puff to my list. Food Truck Fest looks good. Where I used to live, in the south, food trucks were more common. I think my kiddos have only seen one since we moved further north. Come to think of it, I don't think they've ever even seen an ice cream truck. My, how times have changed!

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    1. No ice cream truck? I have to say the ice cream truck used to come every single day when I was younger. Now if we see it a handful of times over the summer it's a big deal.

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  3. We have a Food Truck day near, so I will love Food Truck Fest! Thanks for Huff and Puff, too. What fun to have another Three Little Pigs story. Your review of Ghosted is interesting, will put it on my list! Thanks!

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    1. I really liked that Huff & Puff was a little different than your typical 3 Little Pigs story.

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  4. I keep seeing people talking about Class Mom. I might have to see if my library has it. I also remember really enjoying A Walk in New York.

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  5. There are not enough books about people being parents, although Class Mom looks like it would just make me feel old! (My daughters are in college.) Might have to look at the food truck one, since I am still struggling to understand the concept!

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    1. Food Truck Fest does a really good job of explaining what a food truck fest actually is.

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  6. Hurrah for food trucks! I think I've eaten some of my most memorable meals from them - especially the raw vegetable pad Thai salad. I salivate just thinking about it. Food Truck Fest is on my must read for sure list!

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  7. I am definitely adding Huff & Puff to my list! My kids will LOVE the concept. Thanks for sharing it!

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  8. I don't know any of these! For shame, Kellee! :) Class Mom looks great! And my son loves dragon books, so we'll need to get Dragon Stew.

    Happy reading this week :)

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    1. That's why I love this link up. I have added so many books to my TBR by seeing what other people are reading.

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