Sunday, June 3, 2012

What are you reading? *Linky Party!*

Happy summer!
In honor of summer, I wanted to share what I am reading and have a linky party to find out what YOU are reading!  Jodi in Clutter-Free Classroom beat me to it, so I'm sending people her way! :)  Join up at her site here and she even has a giveaway going!

I'm starting out with my ultimate chick lit author, the hilarious Sopie Kinsella.  I didn't even know she had a new book out until I hit up the library!  So, in case you haven't heard, here it is!  It's very cute- a fun summer read.  The plot is starting to sound a little redundant to some of her others (Shopaholic & Remember Me) but still good fun.  I read it cover to cover yesterday afternoon and enjoyed it!  Also, she had a little note in the back about liking her on Facebook.  Brilliant.  Now I'll know when her new material comes out!
Ok, these are other ones that I got from the library but I haven't had the chance to read yet: (read: I left them at home and now I'm in Arkansas on a trip and I'm kicking myself that I only brought one book which I finished in one afternoon)

 By: Stephanie Meyer

Ok, so just to clarify: I liked the Twilight books before the crazy movie fanatics and "team edward" silliness ever existed.  I like Stephanie Meyer's writing style.  My favorite book she has written was "The Host" and I would highly recommend it if you don't mind a little sci-fi with a great storyline.  So I will be reading this one:

This is the sequel to The Luxe, a very interesting novel about Manhatten socialites in 1899.  Basically it's like historic version of Gossip Girl (another absolutely ridiculous guilty pleasure) but with the same level of scandal!  Fun summer reads.

Amazon's quote: "Lacey Yeager is young, captivating, and ambitious enough to take the NYC art world by storm. Groomed at Sotheby's and hungry to keep climbing the social and career ladders put before her, Lacey charms men and women, old and young, rich and even richer with her magnetic charisma and liveliness. Her ascension to the highest tiers of the city parallel the soaring heights--and, at times, the dark lows--of the art world and the country from the late 1990s through today."

Last week I was on a 9 hour road trip alone, and I was talking to my little sister on the phone.  She's a bibliophile as much as I am, and she recommend that I stop by Cracker Barrel and pick up an audiobook.  Genius!!!!!  
If you aren't familiar with the Cracker Barrel Audio books program, this is how it works.  They charge you the full amount of the audiobook, up front (mine was $30).  You can keep it for one week, and then when you bring it back in, they refund all of it exempt for $3!!!  $3 for an audiobook!  Oh yea! Plus they are very convenient and you can return it to ANY Cracker Barrel location.  Your library probably has audiobooks as well, but this on works in a pinch.
I got Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, which I've been wanting to read as a teacher but it hasn't been at the very top of my list.  The Greek Mythology in this one was interesting, but it was VERY childish.  Granted, the target audience is for 12 year olds.  My sister says the third one gets much better, so I'm hanging in there with it.  I rented the next two from the public library.

As a teacher, I recently purchased Teaching for Comprehension and Fluency.  I was really proud of this one, because it's my first Fountas and Pinnell book that I actually own.  This one comes with a whole DVD of guided reading lessons and about 150 pages of printables on a CD.  I paid waaay too much for it @ Barnes and Noble because I needed it "that day".  It's about $20 cheaper on Amazon (don't tell my husband!).  

Last week I re-read:

See a book study post on this from last summer

I can't wait for this summer's book study from TBA!  

Also, a great reference is the World Cat site.  It can tell you which bookstores/libraries around you carry a particular book.

Now I want to hear what YOU'RE reading this summer!  Post about it and link up (click "add your link" in the bottom left hand corner of this post), or just leave a comment!  Spread the word so we can get a great list going!  

*All photos are from the Amazon site and copyright their respective owners.  All are linked back to Amazon as well.


Oceans of First Grade Fun

So fun! I'm joining your linky party. You have some interesting titles.
Ms. A


Thanks for the info about Cracker Barrel--I had no idea!
You have chosen many great reads. I finished "I've Got Your Number" a few weeks ago and I completely agree with you. I still enjoyed the premise!

I linked up with this party :-)!

Bethany McClure

I LOVE Sophie Kinsella! She is my absolute favorite! I'm reading Mini Shopaholic right now. So sad that it's the last one in the series!

Learning is a Journey
Polka Dot Parlor

Mrs. L

I love Rick Riordan. I am always waiting for his next book to come out. I am reading The Serpent's Shadow this summer (3rd in the Kane Chronicles.) The Lightning Thief is so much better than the movie.
Life with Mrs. L

Sara {Miss V's Busy Bees}

Even though Jodi beat you to it, I love that you came up with this idea! I'm always looking for new books to read, and now I've found a place to look for books that might interest me!

Miss V's Busy Bees

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