Monday, July 1, 2013

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? July 1, 2013

It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme began by Sheila at Book Journeys as a way to share what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and what is in store for the upcoming week. It's also a great chance to see what others are reading. I first learned about it at Teach Mentor Texts. 

This weekend was all about family for me. My OLDER sister, came down and we all headed over to my younger sister's house for special time with my mom. We even got mom set up with her own Facebook account. I am not much of a Facebook person and doubt she will be either, but it was fun. The only issue was I would laugh and reference the latest children's book I had read and they would get this blank look on their faces. I forget that not everyone loves kit lit the way I do.

These are the books I am reading this week:

I would have loved to have been at the #Coldtown party at ALA2013. It looked amazing.

My week in auidio books:
                                                                                                 My library has been bustling with activity this week so I didn't even get to hang out much with Tess and Tobias this week. Sad.

 What I will soon be reading:

 Next up will be a Texas Bluebonnet nominee Glory Be by Augusta Scattergood

Glory Be Discussion Questions

 Listen to this wonderful NPR interview with Augusta Scattergood

I like a little motivation to keep me jazzed up about reaching goals (like most kids do) so I signed up for the #summerthrowdown Reading Challenge. Read about it here at Heise Reads and Recommends 

Come on! Join in and let me know how you are doing. I love to buddy read with folks on Twitter. Find me here. @JuleeMurphy

Now tell me, what ARE you reading? I want to know. 


  1. Oh how I adored Glory Be! We purchased a copy for our library after we read Lions of Little Rock with our student book club. Enjoy!

    1. Lions of Little Rock was an excellent read and great resource for a Lit Circle. Thank you

  2. That Holly Black book looks interesting - quite the cover! Loved Insurgent! Can't wait for the third!

    1. I am very excited for Allegiant to come out.

  3. Great books!
    Insurgent is amazing though you are going to be on the edge of your seat with the rest of us when you finish :)
    Also, Blood Red Road is one of the most overlooked dystopian books out there and it is majorly brilliant- ENJOY!
    And Doll Bones is on my TBR as well :)

    Happy reading this week! :)

    1. This is my Dystopian summer re-reads. I am building up to the release of Allegiant. Glad to know you have read Blood Red Road. I haven't found anyone to book talk it with me.


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