Monday, July 14, 2014

#IMWAYR July 14

It's time for "It's Monday - What are you Reading?" Link up with Jen at Teach Mentor Texts and Kellie and Rickie at Unleashing Readers. It's a great place to find books to add to your Must Read Stacks!

This past week I read some golden oldies. For whatever reason, (grad school, life....) I never got around to reading them.

Gathering Blue and The Messenger by Lois Lowry

Not sure why I never read these. The Giver is one of my all time favorite books. EVER!!! Like top 5 favorite books. Neither was as good as the Giver, but definitely worth the time if you are a Lowry fan.  I'm going to have to book talk them this fall. My utopia society kids will enjoy them. Ms. Lowry answers the question about what happens to Jonas from the Giver in The Messenger, if you ever wondered.

The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan

After reading the Kane Chronicles, I have the sudden desire to read the Olympian Stories. My sixteen year old couldn't believe I hadn't read them. 5 Stars!!! I'm probably the only person in East Tennessee who hasn't seen the whole movie. I normally avoid the movie version (except for the Harry Potter's and Tolkein stories). I hate being disappointed. Really enjoyed the book. Movie - not so much. Which would explain why I haven't seen it's entirety.

My Amazon book arrived this week with a couple books I'd been wanting to read. I finished Tomb of Shadows by Peter Lerangis, book 3 of the Seven Wonders series.

He's not quite a Rick Riordan, but my students will enjoy it. This one took a spin I wasn't expecting which I guess is a good thing. I'll have to finish the series.

Keep Reading!!!  Champion by Marie Lu was in my Amazon book. I'll have to read it this week.


  1. Great book picks, Rick Riordan writes some great books. I loved every single one of the series!

  2. I love RIck Riordan and so do my students. I will have to check out the Seven Wonders series too! Have a great reading week.

  3. As an early reader of "The Giver" I have always felt betrayed by Lois Lowry and the sequels. I still prefer the ambiguity of the ending more than the idea that there are a bunch of different dystopias all on the same world. (Ok, end rant! :) )

  4. Hi there Sara, my 12 year old daughter and I just finished reading Gathering Blue aloud and she was so disappointed that there was absolutely nothing there about Jonas. I told her we would have to read The Messenger for that one. She's not too keen though. I have to get my hands on Son as well. Rick Riordan is a hit-or-miss for me, truly. But Peter Lerangis, I enjoy. I've had a chance to interview him when he visited us here in Singapore when he was launching the first book in this Seven Wonders Series. I love his energy, his enthusiasm, and his love for books and writing.


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