It's Monday February 17th
It's Monday - which means it's time to share a reading update. Don't forget to head to Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers for more fabulous posts.
I also have exciting news posted over at Nerdy Book Club today - come join Kathy Burnette and I for a fun experiment in a virtual book club. http://nerdybookclub.wordpress.com/2014/02/17/we-want-you-batty-about-books-goes-wild-maria-selke-and-kathy-burnette/
I'm continuing to make excellent progress on my #MustReadin2014 and #CORL books. So far this year, I've read 11 of the 36 on my list!
I was so excited to borrow this book from my building librarian, who snagged it at ALA Midwinter. There were some slow spots for me, but overall I thought it was a great wrap up for the series. My students will be jumping all over me to get a chance to read it.
I loved how the unusual and arcane photographs mixed into the story. I've read that Riggs sometimes went looking for a specific type of image to fit his tale, and sometimes an image jumped out at him and altered the plot. Intriguing! I wish I could share with my older students, but this is definitely firmly young adult.
Comics and Graphic Novels:
Shhh... I shouldn't have this one yet! Actually, my son scored a copy at ALA Midwinter. The staff person at the booth was lovely. The stories are GREAT! Be sure to put this one on your "Must Buy Multiple Copies" list.
My students, sons, and I all adore this series. While Hades is still my favorite (mostly due to how he handles Persephone), Aphrodite is a worthy addition. O'Connor manages to take a deity I often detest and craft a sympathetic story. He should go into PR!