Monday, December 24, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 12/24/12

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Books I Read this Past Week...
This was one of those weeks where I did not read the books I had planned to. 

Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea    
(5 out of 5 stars)  

I would recommend this book. It was a fast, engaging read. I want to read the sequel Mr. Terupt Falls Again.

Struck By Lightning by Chris Colfer
(2 out of 5 stars)

I just wasn't inspired by this read. It was full of vindictive, negative characters. I much preferred Chris's children's book The Land of Stories. This one is definitely NOT for young kids. 

Books I Will *Try* To Read/Finish This Week...

Paranorman by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

Sold by Patricia McCormick


  1. Sold...sniffle.

    I think Chris Colfer's books are definitely for 2 different audiences. My 11 year old loved The Land of Stories but I won't be giving her Struck by Lightning.

    Happy reading! :)

  2. I'll get my tissues for Sold.

    I admire Chris Colfer - I think he is clearly a very talented young guy and he is a good writer. I just didn't find much to relate to in Struck By Lightning.

    Same to you :)

  3. I have not seen Sold before. Judging from Sherry's comment, I gather it's sad. I am interested in reading ParaNorman. I'll be interested in what you think. Happy Holidays!

    1. I haven't started Sold, but yes it is a pretty tough topic. ParaNorman is cute so far. Did you see the movie?

  4. I love Elizabeth Cody Kimmel's books, so I'll have to pick up Paranorman. As for the Colfer, I don't need any more negative books.

    1. It is a well-written book. Colfer is pretty cynical indeed.

  5. I have Mr. Terupt Falls Again out from the library right now. Need to get it read! So ... The Land of Stories was good? I can't usually deal with celebrity books but this is not the first time I've heard from others that it's worth it. Will have to add it to the TBR list. But maybe not Lightning.

    1. I loved The Land of Stories, yes. I have a student reading it now and he loves it. I felt compelled to read it, mainly because Chris has stated that he had the idea for the book since childhood. It wasn't one of the typical "I'm a celebrity - let me write a book" situations.