Summer Throwdown continues, and so does the extreme reading! I'm going to continue the image snippets this week, to make it easier to share.
Comics! I was trying to finish up with some comics I'd borrowed from a friend. This week was devoted to the friendly neighborhood crime fighter - Peter Parker.
Historical Fiction (sort of). My son insists on reading all of these books, and it was sitting in the car when I had a "book emergency". I'm fascinated with Abraham Lincoln - thanks to the recent movie. This book, though, was not very good. Not nearly up to the standard of many of the others.
Newbery: I was able to snag some audio books for my drive to Connecticut for my conference. Yes, I purposefully chose some short ones so I could add to my Summer Throwdown count! I enjoyed Joyful Noise more than I expected to, and I really loved the Lincoln book. It was a "photobiography", so I'll have to get a hard copy of the book so I can check those out. My Nerdbery Challenge continues to go well. I need to do an official Nerdbery post at some point...
Poetry: I write some poetry, but don't read a lot. I even had to add this shelf on my GR site for this week. I think these would actually work as mentor texts to show kids about writing poems to nontraditional topics.
Science Fiction - SciFiSummer!
I didn't do star ratings for Obsidian Blade because Kathy (@thebrainlair) and I are using that as our latest Batty About Books chat... I wait until we're done chatting to rate it. I will do an official SciFi Summer post soon to discuss these books.
Next week will be shorter, as my conference will take up a ton of time this week.