Monday, April 15, 2013

Yes, It's Monday!



It's our favorite day of the week and it's time to see what we are reading.

I finished two fabulous children's books last week that had completely slipped through my (or so I thought) Amazingly Good Book Radar. I haven't written up my reviews yet (of course!) but, until then, I'll just say that both of these books would fully satisfy grownup readers with their thoughtful stories. And (just a little bit more) if you are a fan of Hunger Games, I feel pretty confident that you will love Taronga, a story set in a post-Apocalyptic Australian zoo. 


What I Read Last Week

    
Taronga by Victor Kelleher        Hitler's Daughter by Jackie French




What I'm Reading Now

    
Snapper by Brian Kimberling     This is Not a Book by Keri Smith  



Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan



Keep your fingers crossed for me. I'm off to the International Reading Association Conference on Friday in la hermosa ciudad San Antonio, so I hope to return soon with one of those unbelievable Look-at-All-the-Great-Books-I-Acquired photos.


How about you?
What are you reading today?!



It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between!  This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from! I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! As part of this weekly meme Book Journey loves to encourage you all to go and visit the others participating in this meme. Book Journey offers a weekly contest for those who visit 10 or more of the Monday Meme participants and leave a comment telling BJ how many you visited.

19 comments:

  1. Good to hear that you liked Taronga especially. It's a bit of an obscure title- it had certainly slipped past my book radar too. I'm seeing Snapper around a lot, I don't really know anything about it, but it's a very striking cover.

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  2. OOh nice! Those are new to me! Hope you have a good week!

    Here's my Monday Wrapup

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  3. I wish we knew more about the Australian titles on the 1001 Children's Books list here in the US. And the Canadian titles. And the European titles....

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  4. What's Hitler's Daughter about? Sounds interesting!

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  5. Curious about Snapper. Eager to read your comments!

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  6. Have a wonderful time at the conference!

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  7. Enjoy the conference, some good reads coming up and I'm going to check out Hitlers Daughter.

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  8. These titles are all new to me. I know my radar isn't that good. If it isn't blogged about, I often miss it. Have fun at your conference!

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  9. I love how you read and review obscure books, ones that we wouldn't always know of. Discovering new titles is always exciting.
    Enjoy your conference!

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  10. Fun books. I haven't heard of Taronga but it sounds interesting. I like the cover of This is Not a Book!

    Joy's Book Blog

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  11. I love LOVE the cover of Snapper. Gorgeous :) I hope you have a fantastic week of reading!

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  12. I would def meet you at a cupcake cafe! sweet :)
    and oooo lovely conf + location!
    Have a fab time, Deb!

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  13. Lots of great books, the only one I've read/heard of is Meet Me At The Cupcake Cafe! Enjoy your week and happy reading :)

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  14. Have a wonderful time at the conference. Snapper has been all over the place.

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  15. Hitler's Daughter is a story one character starts telling her friends at the bus stop each morning before school about a girl who is secretly Hitler's Daughter. The girl has some markings on her face and she is kept in seclusion. The friends get drawn into the story and beg to hear more. Very, very interesting.

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  16. The conference sounds like a lot of fun! I would love to see the book loot you bring home. I promise to be appropriately jealous! :)

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  17. Oh, I'm so jealous. Have fun at the IRA conference.

    I loved Hitler's Daughter as well!

    Shannon
    http://www.irunreadteach.wordpress.com

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  18. The childrens books sound like good ones; thanks for blogging about the.

    I also plan to read Snapper as well - hope you enjoy it.

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  19. International Reading Conference? Lucky you! That sounds awesome. I can't wait to hear all about it.

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