It’s Monday, What Are Your Reading? 1/25/16

25 Jan

I had all the plans in the world to do a TON of reading this weekend as we got hit by Winter Storm Jonas which dumped over two feet of snow on us in 24 hours.  But, shoveling takes a lot of time and we’re not even done yet.  So between the shoveling and just the physical tiredness form shoveling, I read far less than I expected to.

But, I did get a chance to read The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club by Phillip M. Hoose.  This book, about the daring ways in which teenage boys fought against Hitler’s regime was awe-inspiring and would make a great discussion book for middle school and high school students.

I also finished up Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War by Steve Sheinkin.  I know very little about the Vietnam War and learned a lot by reading this book.  It was definitely very interesting and unbelievable at the same time.

And finally, I’m smack in the middle of Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Summer Sword by Rick Riordan.  It’s Riordan’s new series about Norse mythology which I know very little about, so it’s been an interesting read and completely necessary in that I have a program planned about Norse mythology at the end of February.

This week, I want to try and read On the Run by Tristan Bancks and maybe get to both novels about Calpurnia Tate, since I can’t remember if I actually read the first one and want to read the second.  And I also want to flip through the National Geographic book about Norse mythology that hopefully will give me some insight into Riordan’s new series.


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Join Jen from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers and share all of the reading you have done over the week from picture books to young adult novels. Follow the links to read about all of the amazing books the #IMWAYR community has read. It’s the best way to discover what to read next.

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